This will call for advance planning. But here is a cool styling idea for your wedding—having your wedding invitations and your cake echo the same motif and colors! You could work with your stationery supplier or search online for customizable invitation designs that capture your wedding palette, theme, and the look and feel of the season and venue of your upcoming nuptials. Then, have your cake designer recreate those same elements on your wedding cake!
For inspiration, we’ve gathered 21 invitation and cake pairings (and had a blast finding the match-ups, too!) to show you the creative possibilities. Five each for spring, summer, fall, and winter weddings! (*this post contains affiliate links)
Spring Wedding Inspiration: Matching Invitations and Cake
This season calls for elements that celebrate freshness and nature! Think flowers and greenery and soft to bright colors for your invites and cake. But don’t hesitate to go for modern touches, too, if you wish—like geometrics and a marbled or metallic effect. See our 5 pairings below.
1 – Spring Florals
2 – Geometric / Hexagonal / Honeycomb
3 – Ethnic Motif: Korean
4 – Marble Grey
5 – Succulents + Geometric
Summer Wedding Inspiration: Matching Invitations and Cake
This sunny season also celebrates nature, but in a more outdoorsy way. There’s inspiration from a cool nautical scene in blue geometrics, or a balmy beach setting with tropical blooms. Zesty citrus and berry motifs are lovely, too—as well as the starry summer night sky!
1 – Modern Geometric with a Coastal Vibe
Watercolor Geometric Triangles Modern Wedding Invitation: Zazzle / Modern Blue Ombre Geometric Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes, via The Knot
2 – Tropical Plumeria
3 – Citrus Style
4 – Berries with a Rustic Vibe
5 – Galaxy or Starry Night
Fall Wedding Inspiration: Matching Invitations and Cake
This is the time for deep, rich hues inspired by vineyard or winery settings, as well as jewel tones like purple, magenta, amethyst, and ruby. For an autumn woodland theme, earthy tones and forest textures work best; while lush greenery evokes an elegant botanical effect. An ethnic spin like a modern Chinese motif can be captured in red and gold, with auspicious symbols added.
1 – Wine/Vineyard Theme
3 – Vintage Purple and Gold
4 –Botanical Style
5 – Modern Chinese
Winter Wedding Inspiration: Matching Invitations and Cake
The wintry season has so many sentiments you can capture in your wedding invitation and cake designs. There’s the sophistication of silver and snowy white, softened by florals; the heartwarming charm of holiday plaid and red berries; the sparkle of Christmas balls and ornaments; the luxe look of deep wine hues paired with gold and yuletide greenery. Perhaps a modern take on stained glass using geometrics, or even the exuberance of a Moroccan theme in vibrant splashes of color!
1 – White Winter Florals
2 – Plaid/Tartan Style
3 – Christmas Balls
Silver, Gold, Red Christmas Balls Wedding Invitation: Zazzle /Wedding Cake with Cake Balls: Cakes for All UK
4 – Gold and Burgundy
5 – Stained Glass with Geometrics
6 – Bright Moroccan Style
Bright Colors Arabian Moroccan Wedding Invitations: Zazzle / Colorful Moroccan Wedding Cupcakes: Sarah’s Cake Kitchen
So, are you now mentally match-making your wedding invitations and wedding cake? If you are still undecided, check out our post on how to find your wedding cake style! Enjoy!