Ballrooms aren't for every bride, you know. In fact, more and more nearly-weds are opting for naturally beautiful nuptials just as effortless as their love. From country-chic ceremonies to barn receptions, rustic weddings have been an "I do" trend for quite some time now, with brides going crazy for countrified details and touches of subtle elegance. And as any true southern belle or country girl can appreciate, a rustic bride knows that homestyle comfort foods are a must at any country-inspired affair — the most essential of which is a big day dessert that fits the countryside aesthetic. Rustic wedding cakes are the yummiest end to any country-chic wedding day and are definitely deserving of a spot on that reclaimed barn wood dessert table.
With berries, blooms, and other nature-inspired details, rustic wedding cakes are the countryside confections of choice that have guests scrambling to score a slice. In lieu of traditional tiers and classic fondant, brides are opting for subtly stylish wedding cakes with an earthier aesthetic. These simplified sweets are dripping with woodland details and natural touches, like crawling vines, twigs and twine, gorgeous greenery, and faux-bois frosting designs. Sounds deliciously dreamy, right?
Rustic cakes are also fabulous for fall weddings, as they are the perfect canvas for autumnal accents such as candied acorns, dark frosting hues, seasonal flowers, and fall fruit. And, remember, rustic confections can be just as decadent as any traditional big day dessert. Subtly glamorous glided details and lush florals adorning simplistic naked cakes allow a bride to showcase her glitzy side in a way that's still totally on theme. In short, these cakes really put the chic in country-chic.
So grab a mason jar of rosé and start browsing through this slideshow of countrified confections, because we've found 36 rustic wedding cakes just perfect for your lovely laidback wedding day.
Photo: A two-tiered white wedding cake with a rustic faux-bois design by Crisan Bakery.
Photo: Keira Lemonis Photography