Finding a fall wedding cake that is seasonal and stylish is surprisingly simple. From pretty confections adorned with berries and blooms to burlap-draped tiered cakes, there's an autumn-inspired wedding cake for every type of bride and groom.
Restraint is key when it comes to opting for a thematic big-day dessert. To balance seasonal details with a timeless style you're sure to love for years to come, your best bet is to select just one or two fall-inspired accents to work into your cake. Wrap tiers in a simple burlap ribbon, top your confection with seasonal flowers like orange and burgundy mums, or incorporate autumnal berries or fruit for a festive yet elegant look.
There are glamorous gilded options, too, that will let you showcase your modern taste in a way that is still well suited for fall nuptials. Want something even more traditional for a super classic affair? We found elegant, all-white cakes that evoke just a hint of the season. Another understated idea is to fill your cake's layers with delicious flavors associated with the season like apple, pumpkin or salted caramel.
Just remember not to feel pressured to choose a rustic wedding cake if it's not your style. While these details are always associated with fall, each and every cake we found prove it's possible to still have an autumnal confection that speaks to your wedding's aesthetic.
To help you find the perfect wedding cake, we found 42 options bursting with autumnal details.
Photo: A three-tiered textured white cake, wrapped in sprigs of lavender and greenery.
A rustic three-tiered wedding cake, adorned with fruit and gilded ivy by Frost It Cakery.
A three-tiered rustic cake wrapped in burlap and twine, with a tree bark-inspired cake topper and fresh pink flowers by The Crown Room.
A naked apple cake with cream cheese frosting and a citrus glaze, decorated with fresh apples and autumn leaves by Carried Away Cuisine.
A rustic, faux-bois cake with a sprinkling of fresh ranunculus by Rich McLaughlin.
A classic white cake with golden-yellow Rainier cherries decorating the tiers.
A chocolate ganache rustic wedding cake, with white ruffled frosting and cascading sugared flowers, berries, and twigs by Sweet and Swanky Cakes.
A two-tiered white cake adorned with fuchsia and pink fresh flowers by VG Bakery.
A whimsical gray-and-white three-tiered cake, decorated with calligraphed song lyrics by Sweet Lydia's.
A naked carrot cake topped with fresh fall flowers by Mayflour Confections.
A two-tiered white and bronzed-hue wedding cake, adorned with a handwritten love sonnet and fresh flowers by Andrea Kargl.
A classic three-tiered wedding cake, decorated with a cascade of succulents.
A white, three-tiered wedding cake with gold lettering and hand-cut gelatin sequins by Melissa's Fine Pastries.
A two-tiered textured white cake, topped with ripe raspberries by Sweet and Saucy Shop.
A four-tiered classic white wedding cake with textured buttercream and red calla lilies, dahlias, and roses by Palermo Bakery.
A white, four-tiered wedding cake with cascading cherries, strawberries, and blueberries on a rustic wood slab.
A semi-naked, three-tiered wedding cake with fresh berries and flowers in shades of peach, burgundy, green, and yellow, created by Sky's The Limit! Custom Cakes & More.
A three-tiered wedding cake decorated with a white dahlia, blush roses, gold-dusted berries, and greenery, created by Elise Cakes.
A three-tiered white wedding cake topped with gold deer toppers and decorated with blush flowers, created by Corner Space Cakes.
A three-tiered wedding cake covered in toasted coconut and topped with fresh pink flowers, created by Sugar Bee Sweets.
A rustic, tree-inspired wedding cake finished with two white birds, created by Adriana's Cakery.
A three-tiered wedding cake decorated with gold leaf details, created by Anne Kathleen Cakes.
A three-tiered naked apple walnut wedding cake, decorated with fresh apples, created by Magpies Cakes.
A four-tiered white wedding cake topped with burlap-and-lace flowers, created by Sweet Beginnings by Elaine.
An elegant white-and-gold two-tiered wedding cake with a wood-grain textured base layer and topped with fresh flower and berries, created by Elysia Root Cakes.
A four-tiered wedding cake with peach and white roses and ranunculus and decorated with rustic branches, created by Creme de la Creme Cake Company.
A two-tiered white-and-gold wedding cake topped with an apple, created by Sugarplum Cake Shop.
A semi-naked, three-tiered wedding cake topped with fresh lavender and wheat, created by Johnson's Custom Cakes and More.
An all-white three-tiered wedding cake with fondant feathers and accented with greenery, created by Sweets Bakeshop.
A four-tiered wedding cake with alternating burlap wrapped and ruffled layers.
A three-tiered naked cake adored with fresh berries, orange and pink dahlias, and greenery, created by Kathy from Favorite Cakes.
A four-tiered white wedding cake decorated with blue thistle and greenery, created by Feast Your Eyes Catering.
An ombre white-and-gold two-tiered wedding cake topped with gold painted hydrangeas.
A four-tiered white buttercream wedding cake, decorated with peach and burgundy flowers, fresh berries, and feathers, created by Once Upon a Cake.
A three-tiered, carved tree-inspired wedding cake, created by Christina Banner Cakes.
A three-tiered square wedding cake topped with fresh apples and figs, created by Tod Dodson.
A two-tiered white wedding cake topped with a gold acorn, created by Whole Foods.
A three-tiered textured wedding cake decorated with white roses, burgundy dahlias, and berries, created by Simply Decadent Bakery.
An asymmetrical three-tiered naked wedding cake topped with fresh fruit, created by Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery.
A rustic, three-tiered sour cream pound cake wedding cake topped with cream cheese frosting, and decorated with burlap and a bunting topper.
A three-tiered white wedding cake decorated with burgundy calla lilies, blush dahlias, and air plants, created by The Butter End Cakery.
A three-tiered wedding cake with burlap wrapped tiers, fresh white ranunculus, and greenery accents.