30 Wedding Cakes We're Loving for Fall Wedding Season

Time to get inspired!

Updated 10/18/19

Photo by KT Merry; Styling & Design by The Nouveau Romantics; Florals by Jenya Flowers

Finding a fall wedding cake that is seasonal and stylish is surprisingly simple! In selecting our favorite cakes for the season, our editors were honestly thrilled by the options available. We found designs that felt quintessentially rustic, and others that felt romantic, modern, and even traditional. And while we admit that we may be partial to a white cake dressed in the season's best—from fresh foliage to berries and branches—we're just as into the more unexpected designs. From pretty cakes with seasonal touches to styles with modern metallic accents and unexpected shapes, we found autumn-inspired wedding cakes for every style couple.

What to see what we're talking about? Keep reading for 30 wedding cakes that feel perfect for the fall season. Scroll through, save your ideas, then tweak the designs to match your wedding style, whether it's modern, rustic, romantic—or a combination of them all! Because, moral of the story: It is possible to have a wedding cake that feels perfect for fall and right for your wedding's aesthetic, whatever that may be.

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 Photo by Shannon Von Eschen; Cake by Wildflower Cakes; Floral Design by Bare Root Flora & Banks + Leaf

Wildflower Cakes created this tiled confection that was hand-painted in shades of blue and orange and finished off with delicate fall leaves.

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Photo by Carley Jayne Photo 

Saltadena Bakery made this beautiful burnt orange cake, proving that colored icing can be chic. We especially love how this was done in a mini size and decorated with coordinating blooms (by Calibri Blooms).

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Photo by Kate Preftakes Photography; Cake by Autumn Nomad

Autumn Nomad—fitting name, right?!—dressed this plain white cake for the season with dried flowers, petals, and textured grasses.

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Photo by Kyle John Photography; Cake by Flourish Cake Design; Planning by LOLA Event Productions; Floral Design by Intertwine Flowers

Flourish Cake Design used a fondant printer to print a pattern designed by this stationer bride, then draped it over the square wedding cake. Says the bride, "It was one of the most talked-about details of our wedding—many guests didn't believe it was real!"

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Photo by Bright Bird Photography; Cake by Susie Cakes Bakery; Design by Bash Please

This buttercream confection, made by SusieCakes, was decorated with fall leaves, berries, and dried grasses.

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Photo by Clary Pfeiffer; Cake by Alliance Bakery; Floral Design by Kelly Lenard; Design & Coordination by Camryn Brooke Events

As another take on the simple white cake, Alliance Bakery created this pretty confection with a layer of textured stripes and a plain base accented with a delicate floral design. A handful of fall leaves completed the look and also added just a touch of color.

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Photo by Tryn Photo; Cake by Hey There, Cupcake!; Planning & Design by Amorology

This genius from Hey There, Cupcake! combined our favorite elements from fall, including metallic accents, fall foliage, and—of course—that hanging display.

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Photo by Rachel May Photo

This simple white cake was decorated with a bundle blooms off-center.

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Photo by Jeremiah & Rachel Photography; Planning by Greenwood Events; Cake by Miss Patticakes

At this Montana wedding, Miss Patti Cakes created a simple buttercream cake that was decorated with peach roses, golden leaves, and a statement pink dahlia. A wooden based completed the rustic yet elegant look.

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Photo by Mallory Carlson; Cake by The Solvang Bakery 

Hello, chocolate! The Solvang Bakery dreamt up this romantic cake with two tiers of chocolate frosting and an abundance of blush blooms.

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 Photo by James x Schulze

For this wedding in Boulder, Colorado, Shamane’s Bakeshoppe created a three-tiered caked decorated with delicate illustrations of mountains and trees. It was further decorated with roses, berries, and digs.

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Photo by Jon Schusteritsch; Cake by Sugar Lane Cake Shop

This semi-naked cake by Sugar Lane Cake Shop was wrapped in delicate branches, proving that rustic can be done in a chic, even romantic way.

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Photo by Maria Mack Photography; Cake by Whipped Bakeshop

Whipped Bakeshop lined this two-tiered cake with dried pears, and we're simply obsessed. The result is modern, organic, and totally sweet.

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Photo by David and Kathrin; Cake by Kuisine; Event Styling & Floral Design by Tabea Maria-Lisa

Baker Kuisine took this cutting cake to the next level (literally!) by piling fruit on the top tier and around its base.

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Photo by Olivia Rae James; Cake by Edible Art; Planning by La Fête; Floral Design by Kelly Odom

At this fall wedding in North Carolina, Edible Art filled this semi-naked cake with strawberry filling, then topped it off with antique hydrangeas. “Cutting the cake was the only time Ed and I left the dance floor,” recalls the bride.

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Photo by Ivy Road Photography; Cake by The Cake That Ate Paris; Floral Design by The French Petal

The Cake That Ate Paris completed this confection with a metallic geode-inspired finish—and, as a final touch, added a fern spray painted gold!

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Photo by Anna Shackleford; Cake by Sugar Cloud Baking Company;Planning & Design by Mariée Ami; Floral Design by Floressence Flowers 

The couple's four-tiered, hanging wedding cake was wrapped in white fondant and brushed with gold, then displayed on a wooden swing in the garden. Inside, Sugar Cloud Baking Company hid two unexpected (but yummy!) flavors: apple hummingbird cake with cream cheese icing and ginger cookie crumble, and almond cake with raspberry compote and buttercream.

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Photo by Rebecca Yale Photography; Cake by Poetry in Motion; Floral Design by Laura's Floras

Poetry in Motion put a unique twist on our go-to favorite—blooms and buttercream—with this cake by lining each tier with red-hued foliage, then adding blush blooms to achieve a look that feels like a romantic take on the fall season.

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Photo by Rebecca Yale Photography; Cake by Belmond Hotel Caruso; Planning & Design by Amorology; Floral Design by Siloh Floral

We've talked a lot about white cakes dress up with seasonal accents, but let this cake by Belmond Hotel Caruso's in-house caterer serve as one last reminder. Here, this simple cake was decorated with mini citrus fruits, proving that citrus, when paired accordingly, can work for any season...even fall!

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Photo by Michelle Beller; Cake by Frost It Cakery; Florals by Rockrose Floral

A marble marvel by Frost It Cakery.

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Photo by Carlie Statsky; Cake by Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes; Planning by Allison Smith; Floral Design by Christine Cater

This semi-naked cake by Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes was made with vanilla and lemon flavors and raspberry filling. It was then topped with ferns, eucalyptus branches, and greenery.

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Photo by Laura Gordon; Cake by Favorite Cakes; Planning by Easton Events; Florals by Beehive Events

Favorite Cakes decorated this textured confection with vines, white booms, and a dose of lavender up top.

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This naked carrot cake was topped with fresh fall flowers by Mayflour Confections.

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Photo by Lacie Hansen Photography; Cake by Paper Cake Events; Planning & Design by Bash Please

Fresh figs and ivy completed this semi-naked cake by Paper Cake Events.

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Photo by Gabrielle Desmarchais Photography; Planning & Styling by Le Cœur Bohème; Florals by Hellébore Créations Florales

Another fig favorite, this cake was decorated with textured icing and a drip finish.

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Photo by Lexxi Smith Photography; Cake by Bridal Bliss

This wedding cake was made for fall with details such us semi-naked frosting, gold specked accents, and vibrant blooms.

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Photo by Meg Smith Photography; Planning by Kaella Lynn Events; Floral Design by Lauras Floras 

This white cake was paired with a navy base for an added pop of color.

Paperlily Photography

Anne Kathleen Cakes took the white cake to the next level by adding gold leaf details and a textured base.

Jeff Loves Jessica Photography

This wedding cake was accented with fondant feathers and greenery by Sweets Bakeshop.

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