Trending Now: Floating Wedding Cake Tables
Your wedding cake is easily one of the most anticipated parts of your reception. While your confection's taste certainly has something to do with its appeal, your guests will also be paying attention to its aesthetics—namely its presentation. There's just something about a perfectly-curated dessert table that makes everything on top of it somehow taste better. If a pretty cake display is high up on your priority list, you'll want to bookmark the latest in big-day décor trends. Enter suspended wedding cake tables, which display your confection mid-air.
The best part? There are multiple ways to achieve this floating effect. While some of the following tables are attached to your venue's rafters with sturdy ribbon (so dramatic!), others are much more contained. If achieving a hanging installation doesn't work with your reception location's architecture or layout, consider building a swing set-style table and hang your cake from the highest pole. Getting hitched outside? Loop rope around a secure tree branch to safely suspend a slab of reclaimed wood in the middle of the grounds.
Where and how you choose to integrate your suspended wedding cake table into your party's landscape isn't the only element of customizable facet of this trend. Get creative with how you decorate the table once it's up. Transform it into a floral display by disguising supportive ropes with lush floral vines or get creative with the type of textiles you use to actually hang it (we're loving macramé!). Click through to discover all of the ways to make this dessert table style your own.
Make like White Cat Wedding and Events and give an old door or piece of farm wood a sheer wash of white—don't go opaque!—for a table that strikes the right balance between distressed and rustic. Celebrating outdoors? Use rope to hang your perch from a tree or pergola for another country-inspired touch.
Not all of these cake displays involve a supportive base. Take this completely suspended iteration, for example. A Couture Cakes confection was (somehow!) hung by its top tier. Trailing greens and richly-hued blooms only added to the mystery.
Copper and Macramé
We love how Vintage Garden Weddings painted the legs of this dessert tee-pee rose gold to match the Lucky & Co. confection, which hung from the top of the structure.
All the Sweets
A Cut Above the Rest
A smaller suspended cake table doesn't necessarily make a smaller statement than its larger-than-life counterparts. The Hello Sunshine Cake Studio cake on this little ledge hovered above the rest of the dessert table and also served as its focal point.
Looking for a cake display that doubles as a major floral moment? You've found it. This epic floating floral cake table was suspended by chains from an equally-dramatic flower arch. With lilac, hydrangea, and andromeda bushels around the base of The Frostery's confection, the setup felt like more of an art display than a dessert table.
Natural Meets Glam
Take notes from C&D Events, who added natural elements to a glam city venue by hanging a rich oak dessert table from rope you'd find on a boat.
A cake swing is pretty all on its own, but that doesn't mean that décor should be an afterthought. Notice all of the cohesive details in this display, which was put together by Mullers Floral Art—the hand-painted flowers on the Sugar Lips confection perfectly matched the peonies that were fastened to the ribbon.
If you're really looking to make a statement with one of these floating details, consider placing it in an isolated section of your venue. This swing suspension from Oaktree Wedding Rentals dominated the center of a patio, which both filled the unused space and helped the blue and gold Plumeria Cake Studio wedding cake stand out.
Though you'll find that cake swings are typically held up by rope or ribbon (typically bolstered by wire!), a gauzy, unexpected fabric is also an option, as evidenced by this romantic table, which was engineered by planner Greta Betton (she also designed the bloom-covered three tier!).
Love this cake display idea but are worried that a not-so-gentle breeze will knock over your wedding dessert? Weigh it down with plenty of goodies, like a robust three-tier (like this Hayley's Piped Dreams creation), single-serving cakes, and bowls of macarons.
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