One surefire way to up the ante at a destination wedding reception: feature the foods, flowers, and other ephemera that make the special spot where you’re saying your “I dos” famous. The pièce de résistance (aka your wedding cake) is the perfect moment to showcase seasonal elements like fruit and fresh blooms that are native to the region. Whether you’re exchanging vows by the ocean at a Caribbean resort or walking down the aisle at a mountaintop chalet, do a little research about the area where you’re getting married (taste-testing, anyone?) and let your creativity run wild!
Romantic Amalfi Coast
Fresh lemons (a mainstay of this picturesque, Southern Italian coastline) are a perfect accent to this elegant cake. Make sure to spotlight tangy citrus notes in the flavor profile by using lemon curd or blood orange-infused filling, or feature a light, herbaceous flavor like rosemary in the cake itself.
English Garden Soirée
Overflowing with berries and roses, this naked layer cake has a luscious, handmade (and dare we say—delicious) look and feel. Go with a subtle rose flavoring or a berry-studded fresh cream to accentuate the fresh-from-the-garden vibe.