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Flower Power

The Idea: Swiss dots and buttercream are a cake classic that’s here to stay. But brides are now spicing up the tradition with beautiful fresh-picked blooms. Select flowers of the season (or just a few of your favorites) and embellish the top of each tier with a funky combination, such as these orchids, roses and berries.

Why We Love It: It's the perfect way to translate a little bit of you onto a classic—and typically plain—confection. For an extra creative twist, combine a few flowers you wouldn't normally credit for their matrimonial appeal, like poppies, coxcomb or birds-of-paradise. —Ashley Moore

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