Contemporary black wedding cake with white and gold flowers

Black is one of the hottest new wedding colours, and it’s surprisingly perfect for every style or palette (everyone knows black goes with everything). A black wedding cake feels ultra-luxe and sophisticated—and a dusting of gold trim will infuse some glamour too.

Some people may scoff at the idea of a black cake at a wedding, but recent trends would disagree.

Brides and grooms are showing a growing appreciation for the absence of colors, particularly as it relates to wedding cakes. When done well, a black wedding cake can emphasize any color scheme, accommodating pastel palettes or enhancing rich royal colors.