10 Modern Wedding Cakes to Rival What They Served at the Royal Wedding

When it comes to planning a wedding, arguably the best places to start is with a theme. That way, you can carefully select the most important elements—the dress, the venue, the food, and the music—based on one unifying aspect of the ceremony and reception. If you've opted to forgo the traditional and plan a modern wedding, you'll need a cake that follows suit as well.

"Modern wedding cakes often embrace details you wouldn't expect to see on a cake at all," explains Angela Hamilton, editor at the wedding inspiration hub 100 Layer Cake. Unexpected modern details can be anything from graphic elements and bold colors to hand-painted designs and trending flowers that deter from the traditional three-tiered buttermilk frosting culinary creations of the past.

Just be sure to communicate your one-of-a-kind vision to your cake designer to get the look you're dreaming off, Hamilton advises. In order to fine-tune your desired look for the big day, take a look at these stunning modern wedding cakes to inspire your own showstopping creation.