14 Fabulously Fun Groom’s Cakes

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Considered a Southern tradition, groom’s cakes actually became popular in Victorian England. These days they’re gaining popularity all over thanks to their creativity and thoughtfulness. What better way to recognize your partner’s love of a certain sport, college pride or hobby than having an incredible custom cake made for them? Here are some amazing cakes that will have you, your guests and, of course, your groom, in awe and are certain to be conversation pieces.

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Fave food
Whether it’s tacos, hot dogs or burgers, turn tradition on its head and take that favorite food and turn it into a sweet treat. Photo: Sandy Tam Photography; Cake: Sweet Invitation Cakes & Catering

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Geek out
From Fallout 4 to Super Mario, if he clocks a lot of video game time, he’ll appreciate an appropriately themed cake. This classy Zelda one looks gorgeous. Cake: Mike’s Amazing Cakes

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Film buff
Choose his favorite movie to translate into cake form. We love this incredible Millenium Falcon which works well for Star Wars fans, too. Cake: Cup A Dee Cakes

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Sporting life
Don’t limit the cake to just one sport if he’s adventure crazy. This double-sided cake is a wonder, with ski patrol experience on one side, diving on the other. Photo: Melissa Pepin

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Toast to the groom
From bourbon bottles to chilling beer, the key for boozy cakes is all in the detail. These sugar beer bottles are nearly drinkable. Photo: Luxe, Cake: Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop

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Band man
If he loves music, there are all kinds of options to have a cake made for the occasion, from a guitar-shaped cake to one commemorating his favorite band. Cake: Pink Cake Box

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BBQ fan
From miniature grill reproductions to entire racks of realistic ribs, all these cakes are missing is a pitmaster. Cake: Michelle’s Patisserie

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Team spirit
Whether it’s a favorite NFL, college or hockey team, pay homage with an amazing logo cake. Cake: For Goodness Cakes

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Career-minded
Some occupations are just meant to be made into cakes. Military service, emergency services such as firefighting or policing, even pilots would turn into fabulous cakes. This ambulance is pretty amazing, though. Cake: Layered Bakeshop

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Sports fan
Does he spend a lot of time at the stadium? An immaculately detailed stadium cake is certainly worth a look. Photo: Thisbe Grace, Cake: Fancy Cakes by Lauren

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Card sharks
Hours spent playing poker and living for trips to Vegas mean that perhaps a card cake isn’t such a gamble. Cake: Wow Factor Cakes and Desserts

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Aspiring astrophysicist
Space out with a beautifully done astronomical cake. This is, in fact, a wedding cake but would look beautiful as a groom’s cake, too. Cake: Sweet Disposition

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Marine man
If he’s the seafaring type, make the cake nautical, like this incredibly detailed tallship cake make of buttercream and fondant.. Cake: Michelle’s Patisserie

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Golfing guy
Traditional tartan and tiers for a classy take on the sport of golf. Cake: Whipped Bakeshop

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Adorable Ways to Include Your Pup at Your Wedding

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There’s a reason dogs are called man’s best friend.  Loyal, loving, fun, it’s natural to want our faithful companions to be a part of something as special as our wedding. If you’re considering including your pooch in your big day, here are some big, small and super adorable ways to do it.

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Save the Date
Personalize your save the date or wedding announcement  by having your canine pal carry a sign with the good news. Photo + Sign: The Ritzy Rose

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Invitations
Or work your furry friend into the wedding invitations or RSVP card like this couple did with their French bulldog. Photo + Design: And Here We Are

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Getting ready photos
As you are dressing, be sure to have your puppy pop in for a photo opp! (Or maybe even a first look?) Photo: Katie Shuler

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Dressed to the nines
Outfit your dog in the perfect wedding day look which may include a tuxedo, a top hat or tutu. But if you’re having a destination wedding, why not a Hawaiian shirt or a tiny Elvis jumpsuit, like this Chinese crested wore for his humans’ wedding in Las Vegas? Photos: Meg Ruth

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Aisle escort
Have a bridal party member — ring bearers, bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls are all great choices — escort your puppy down the aisle. Decked out in a festive floral collar or leash, they’re sure to look the part. Top photo: KT Merry; Bottom Photos: Diana M Lott

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Ring bearer
Put your fuzzy friend to work by carrying the wedding rings on pillow strapped to Fido’s back or tied to the collar or a special sign, as above. Totally adorable. Photo: Carmen Santorelli

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Sign bearer
Signal to the the guests it’s time to get ready by sending a note via a very special messenger. Photo: Leila Brewster

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Grooms gift
Incorporate your loved one by gifting a custom pair of cufflinks to your groom. Boxer cufflinks: Braybrook

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Bridal escort
Instead of having a family member escort you down the aisle, have your dog accompany you. Photo: David Newkirk

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Stand guard during vows
Even if your little pooch couldn’t handle walking the aisle, you can always make sure they attend the wedding and keep careful watch over the vows. Photo: Kelsey Combe

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Bridal portraits
If you do include your dog, be sure to have them pose for a few post-ceremony bridal photos. They are sure to become a cherished memory. Top photo: KT Merry; Bottom photos: Jose Villa

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Wedding favors
Whether you go with dog-themed people treats or treats for guests with dogs at home, favors are a wonderful place to get whimsical and include your dog. Left photo: Taylor Lord; Right photo: Amalie Orrange

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Cake topper
Customize your cake topper to include your best friend and you have an instant keepsake. Photo: Joyelle West, Cake topper: Concarta Studio

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Table seating chart
Chalkboard seating chart or traditional escort cards, both of these examples incorporate names of dogs instead of wedding table numbers. Photo: Love Me Sailor; Bottom: Caroline Tran

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Cocktail Napkins
Cute, fun and totally customized. Just how wedding cocktail napkins should be. Photo: Cassidy Carson

 

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18 Delightful Doughnut Displays

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Today’s post is one you do-nut want to miss. You’ll want to read the hole thing! Okay, puns aside, if you are looking for an alternative to a wedding cake, doughnuts are a delicious dessert option. And as you’ll see, they can be every bit as pretty as a traditional wedding cake table or candy bar. From doughnut towers to midnight milk and doughnut shooters, be ready to be inspired by these gorgeous ways to display delectable doughnuts at your wedding.

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Powdered pretties mixed with edible flowers make this doughnut tower shine. Photography: Courtney Jade Photography, Styling: Modern Moments Designs

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Upscale rustic decor turns this cable spool into a gorgeous doughnut display. Photography: Christina Karst

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We can’t get enough of the palette of lilac ombre in this cascading doughnut tower mixed with real flowers such as dahlias, roses and orchids. Photography: Meaghan Elliott Photography

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Classic Krispy Kreme favorites close out the night in a sweet way … complete with custom napkins! Photography: Lindsey Shea

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This country-inspired shabby chic doughnut market is multi-tiered and oh-so-tasty. Via: 100 Layer Cake

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Your wedding guests will go nuts for these doughnuts. We love that the couple still included a cutting cake (seen on top.) Photography: Elizabeth Henson

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If you don’t want to do full doughnuts, just the holes will do. Paired with adorable paper cones, these are a great option for a going home favor. Photography: Cami Takes Photos

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Perfect signage will glam up and complete your doughnut display. Silver trays don’t hurt, either. Photography: Scarlet O’Neill, Planner: Ashley Lindzon

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Tiny doughnuts in perfect bags create unforgettably tasty favors and would look so pretty lined up on a table waiting to go home. Photography: EverMine

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A doughnut wall? Yes! Wedding dreams can come true. The handlettered sign makes this display pop. Photography: Troy Grover

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This doughnut pyramid is almost too pretty too eat. Almost. Photography: Woodnote

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Drooling over this lavish, luscious doughnut tower masterpiece. Photography: Emily Sacra

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Your guests will not refuse a midnight snack when it’s as perfect as milk shooters in miniature bottles topped with tiny doughnuts. Photography: Betsy Blue/, Styling: Paiges of Style

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Luscious cake doughnuts with a custom cake topper will make sure your guests don’t miss the traditional wedding cake. Photography: Love Me Do Photography

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Minimal and gorgeous, powdered doughnuts simplify your display. Photography: Heather Baird/SprinkleBakes 

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Blush glazed doughnuts with gold flecks are wedding perfection. Photography: Heidi Lau

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Sprinkled with love! This pale yellow palette would be oh-so-lovely for a spring wedding. Photography: L Photographie

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Finally, we end on this super sweet note. Do-nut break this couple up. Photography: Lisa Mark Photography

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7 Fun Wedding Portrait Ideas

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Are you ready to shake up your bridal party portraits at your wedding? Wave bye-bye to awkward groupings and say sayonara to “jumping” shots. Try some of these unique wedding poses and portraits on for size!

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Record Memories
Have your bridal party members write down where they first met you on chalkboard, telling the story of your friendship in the resulting picture. Photo: Wedding Photography by Vince and Carla

 

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Keep It Classy
A refined Annie Leibowitz-style portrait (think: Vanity Fair) is a nice twist on the group shot and will remain timeless. Photo: Robert Evans

 

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Groomsmen vs Bridesmaids
Any two cities with a great sports rivalry will love this one which works well for hockey, football, basketball and baseball. Photo: Tanya Plonka Photography

 

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Turn, Turn, Turn
For a real twist on an action shot, get everyone to twirl. This style of photo works especially well with colorful bridesmaids gowns that flare out. Photo: Sean Marshall Lin 

 

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Frame The Bride
Perfect for larger groups wearing the same color, the symmetry and way the bride is framed in this photo is perfection. Photo: Sam Hurd Photography

 

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Take To The Balcony
Use architecture to your advantage while getting a really cool vertical group shot. Photos: Marlayna Photography

 

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Sparkle On
Use sparklers to capture a long exposure message from your bridal party. Hearts, “LOVE” or initials are all options. Photo: Beyond the Well Photography

 

 

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