Major Cake Inspiration for Your Fall Wedding


There are countless reasons why fall is one of the prettiest seasons to host a wedding — from gorgeous foliage and clever décor (have you seen our favorite ways to use pumpkins at your wedding?) to colorful seasonal hues and the perfect temps for both an indoor or outdoor bash, you can't go wrong if you decide to tie the knot in the autumn. And for girls who have already settled on a fall wedding date, we're here to help you master those last finishing touches. Namely, your wedding cake.

While a pretty white cake will work any time of year, consider decorating your tiered confection with in-season blooms, like mums and asters, or in varying shades of burnt orange, yellow, and deep red.

See More: Want Even More Fall Wedding Inspiration? Check Out Our Favorite Seasonal Bouquets!

If decorating with color isn't quite your preference, then choose a cake with a style that screams fall. We found cakes inspired by carved trees, those adorned with delicate leaf details, and rustic naked cakes in the perfect tones for the season. Prefer something more formal? Glamorous and elegant all-white options get an autumnal upgrade by way of gilded twigs, luminous sugar flowers, and gold dusted berries.

Or offer up a dessert that's bursting with the flavors of fall. Apple, pumpkin, and salted caramel are all delicious flavors that are practically synonymous with the season. And, of course, you can go for a rustic vibe by using burlap details and rough-cut wood cake stands.

Ready to pick out your fall wedding cake? Then click through to see 25 more beautiful options in the full slideshow!

Give a Subscription to Brides Magazine as a Gift

Get personalized planning advice, exclusive offers and must-read wedding news.

Thank You
for Signing Up!

Check your e-mail inbox for the latest updates from