29 Wedding Cakes We're Loving for Fall Wedding Season

Time to get inspired!

natural themed cake

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 couple's style.

Want to see what we're talking about? Keep reading for 29 wedding cakes that feel perfect for the fall season. Scroll through, save your ideas, then tweak the designs to match your own 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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Artistic Accents

Fall themed wedding cake with hand-painted tile design

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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Seasonal Colors

Single tier burnt orange cake with floral accents

Photo by Carley Jayne Photo; Cake by Saltadena Bakery; Floral Design by Calibri Blooms

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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Natural Elements

Tiered white wedding cake with leaves and dried floral accents

Photo by Kate Preftakes Photography; Cake by Autumn Nomad

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

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Prominent Pattern

Square tiered wedding cake with hand-painted details and wedding date

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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Autumnal Details

Tiered fall-themed wedding cake with leaves and dried grass accents

Photo by BrightBird 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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Subtle Texture

Tiered white wedding cake with floral and textural accents

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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A Daring Display

Hanging tiered wedding cake display

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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A Focus on Florals

Simple white cake with blooms
Photo by Rachel May Photo

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

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Pretty Palettes

White tiered wedding cake with leaves and floral accents

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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Unexpected Colors

Black tiered wedding cake with blush, red, and cream floral accents

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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A Cascading Cluster

White tiered wedding cake with fruit and bright floral accents

 Photo by James x Schulze; Cake by Shamane's Bakeshoppe

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

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A Rustic Look

Semi-naked tiered wedding cake with fall-inspired twigs and florals

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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Something Sweet

White tiered cake with sliced pears

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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Full of Fruit

Semi-naked wedding cake with colorful fruit and floral accents

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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Tall Tiers

Elongated tiered semi-naked wedding cake with floral accents and strawberry filling

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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Striking Metallics

White single tiered wedding cake with metallic geode-inspired finish and fern accent

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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An Unbeatable Backdrop

Four-tiered white wedding cake with brushed gold accents displayed on a wooden swing

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 crumbles and almond cake with raspberry compote and buttercream.

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Abundant Foliage

White textured three-tiered wedding cake with fall-inspired floral accents

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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Elevated Simplicity

White two-tiered wedding cake with citrus accents

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 dressed 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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A Marble Moment

Two-tiered marble wedding cake with floral accents

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

A marble marvel by Frost It Cakery is a great example of how just a little textural or dimensional interest can instantly elevate any cake. The dusty-hued floral accents are the cherry-on-top to this fall-worthy treat.

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A Semi-Naked Base

Four-tiered semi-naked wedding cake with greenery

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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Elegant Layers

Textured tiered wedding cake with greenery and floral accents

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. Elegant, effortless, and elevated all rolled into one, there's simply nothing that we don't love.

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Vibrant Blooms

Two-tiered naked carrot cake with fall florals

Photo by Chad Hansen for First Mate Photography Co.; Cake by Mayflour Confections

This naked carrot cake was topped with fresh fall flowers by Mayflour Confections. Talk about the perfect combo!

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Fresh Features

White tiered semi-naked cake with apricot accents

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. We love how these fresh details add an unexpected yet striking autumnal flair.

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Moody Hues

Elongated dark purple wedding cake with floral and fig accents

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. The dark, deep, and moody shades of this sweet treat are pure fall magic.

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Mix-and-Matched Details

Three-tiered white wedding cake with gold and floral accents

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. Seriously, you can't go wrong.

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A Classic Design

White tiered wedding cake with pink and green floral accents

Photo by Meg Smith Photography; Planning by Madix & Co.; Floral Design by Lauras Floras 

This tiered white cake was paired with a navy base for an added pop of color. This is a classic choice to add a subtle fall-flavor to your seasonal nuptials.

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Modern Minimalism

Three-tiered white wedding cake with gold leaf detail

Photo by Paperlily Photography, Cake by Anne Kathleen Cakes

Seeking a focal point that is both bold and minimalistic? Look no further. Anne Kathleen Cakes took this tiered white cake to the next level by adding gold leaf details and a textured base.

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Monochromatic Texture

Three-tiered white wedding cake with textured feather detail

Photo by Jeff Loves Jessica Photography; Cake by Sweets Bakeshop

This wedding cake was accented with fondant feathers and greenery by Sweets Bakeshop. It's almost too pretty to eat!

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