Take inspiration from the sand and the sea for a chic beach reception.

Sand Castle

Delicate details make this sweet seashell cake sophisticated. The use of a single, neutral shade means it looks lovely with any decor. Three-tiered vanilla cake with tiramisu and buttercream fillings, covered in ivory fondant and adorned with handcrafted gumpaste seashells, serves 116, $1,160, by Anna Carreiro for Scrumptions, Inc., East Greenwich, RI, scrumptions.com.