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Bold Blooms

The Idea: Throwing a garden wedding? Do like Lisa Baumrucker and Matt Hanneman, who jazzed up their traditional white wedding cake by Robert Elliott of Elliott's with fresh, colorful flowers (they used orchids, chrysanthemums, roses and hydrangeas). "I wanted the cake to look beautiful without being over the top," says Lisa. "It reflected the simple, elegant, outdoor-garden theme of the wedding. Plus, it was the most delicious cake I've ever had!"

Why We Love It: Fresh flowers in both bright and rich tones make white wedding cakes pop. Have your baker use the leftover blooms from your bouquets, but just be sure the flowers you choose are edible and haven't been sprayed with harmful pesticides.

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