Trending Now: Honeycomb-Inspired Wedding Details
There's just something about honeycomb that makes us think of the summer. Maybe it's that the bees that make these naturally-occurring hexagons are most active in the warmer months, or that they instantly remind us of summer flowers. Whatever the case may be, honeycomb motifs have been working their way into wedding ceremonies and receptions for years now, but as the summer approaches, we're seeing this hexagonal pattern everywhere.
From invitation suites and day-of paper goods to place settings, wedding cakes, and even signature cocktails, couples are using honeycomb patterns (and the real thing!) throughout their wedding days. Even better, while the idea of using a honeycomb motif throughout your wedding might sound juvenile or overly-themed, you'll be surprised at just how stylish and understated these ideas can be. Add texture to your envelope liners and escort cards with a subtle hexagonal overlay, use the shape as a jumping off point for your ceremony backdrop, or make a serious statement with a hanging installation above your reception tables. The options are endless.
Want to make a buzz at your summer nuptials? Then think honeycomb! Click through to see 22 ideas we're loving right now, then make the idea your own.
Textured Wedding Cake
This gray confection from Nine Cakes proves that a monochromatic dessert doesn't have to look boring. The honeycomb motif, which is used sporadically around the cake's two tiers, matches the rest of the dessert for a tone-on-tone look that really pops.
If you're not ready to commit to a full-blown honeycomb motif, start small instead. The envelope liner on this Miss Wyolene invitation suite is a perfect example of how to incorporate the pattern in an understated way. The couple also carried the subtle pattern to the invitation inserts, but inversed the colors for an even more understated effect.
What better way to display your honey wedding favors than on a honeycomb-shaped shelf? By stacking hexagons in a variety of different sizes, this couple was able to create a natural-looking honeycomb set up at their outdoor celebration.
Say goodbye to flower walls and hanging greenery installations (okay, maybe not goodbye, but definitely move over) and meet this unique honeycomb display. Saucy and Kitsch created this hexagonal display in color-coordinated shades of yellow and white. The final result is absolutely eye-catching.
If you and your husband-to-be are major dessert buffs, you should definitely highlight your sweet reception display. We love this towering honeycomb installation, which was filled with extra cupcakes in case the table ran low.
Ceremony Aisle Decorations
Whoever said wedding cupcakes were over was definitely wrong, especially when it comes to honeycomb-topped confections. Get the look by asking your baker to create pieces of honeycomb made out of fondant or white chocolate.
Beautiful and thematic, these marble escort cards are an easy way to bring honeycomb into your wedding. Lay calligraphed hexagonal slabs out on a table in the pattern seen here for an easy take on the trend.
Whether you choose to bring the honeycomb pattern into your envelope liner or on your invites themselves (or in both places, like seen here on this suite from Paper Moss), the design is subtle enough that you're still able to work in other ideas you love. Pair your hexagonal design with flowers for a cohesive look, or try other geometric shapes for something a bit more modern.
We'll always have a soft spot for floral ceremony structures, but we especially love this honeycomb-inspired option. Dress yours up with greenery and flowers for the best of both worlds.
This seating chart does double duty! Honeycomb-shaped shelving and hexagonal table cards came together to drive this theme idea home.
Single-Tiered Wedding Cake
When your cake is this pretty, you don't need towering tiers to make a big statement. Concepted by Coley Kuyper, baked by A Bakeshop, and decorated with fresh blooms from Hoot and Hooler, this petite dessert, with a honeycomb pattern and honey drizzle, is proof that sometimes you can't have too many cooks in the kitchen.
Top each place setting with a wooden honeycomb to drive your theme home. Bonus: They make for a pretty finishing touch on a simple white plate.
Metallic Wedding Cake
Metallic details may be trendy in their own right, but when you mix metals with hexagonal shapes, you've got a modern design that will surely make guests ooh and ahh. Decorate your cake with this winning combo, like HoneyLove Cakery did here, if you're not sure about bringing both bold designs into your entire party.
Whether you use it as a ceremony backdrop, above your head table, or even as a DIY photo booth, a honeycomb-shaped installation will up your wedding ceremony and reception's cool factor. At this desert wedding, the couple decked their hexagonal installation out with king protea, but you can use any flower you love.
We can't get enough of this elegant-yet-playful wedding menu. The honeycomb motif (and a few well-placed bees!) kept this day-of paper essential looking unique.
There's nothing better than a signature cocktail that is in keep with the vibe of the wedding, but we're especially excited about the unique sip seen on the left. This creative couple paired Bullet on the rocks with a fresh chunk of honeycomb, so guests could stir in the sweet syrup as they pleased.
Ombré Wedding Cake
Now this is how you seamlessly merge two trends. Cake Life created the ombré-colored honeycomb-covered wedding cake seen here. If it tastes half as good as it looks, that must have been one incredibly delicious dessert.
This fun seating chart was created by placing hexagonal cards on a large board. To ensure the display kept its shape, the couple chose a mix of navy and white cards so that the honeycomb motif was clear even from afar.
Create a hanging installation to decorate your bar area, in your cocktail hour space, or even your reception lounges. Guests will love seeing your honeycomb inspiration throughout the space.
Single-Tiered Wedding Cake
This mini confection doesn't need tons of tiers to make a statement. Decorate your own dessert with a similar honeycomb motif (and a few flowers!) to bring the look into your own reception.
To ensure their guests understood their honeycomb inspiration, this couple used bee pins to hold their escort cards in place.