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.
Naked Wedding Cake With Fresh Flowers
A country-chic naked wedding cake by Sprinkle & Dash, blooming with pink-hued flowers and greenery.
Wedding Cake Wrapped in Vines
A three-tiered wedding cake crawling with woodland vines and flowers by Amy Swann Cakes.
Naked Wedding Cake With Jam Filling
A rustic naked wedding cake by Cakewalk Bake Shop with a dusting of powdered sugar and dripping with jam filling.
One-Tiered Wedding Cake With Decorative Acorns
A rustic fall wedding cake embellished with autumnal leaves and metallic acorns by Nine Cakes.
Four-Tiered Black Wedding Cake
This four-tiered black wedding cake by Artistic Bites is adorned with fall foliage in red and green hues.
Buttercream White Wedding Cake
A three-tiered white wedding cake covered in blush blooms by Virginia's Cakes, sitting on a tree stump cake display.
Wedding Cake Topped With Fruits and Florals
A beautiful buttercream wedding cake by Felicia's SweetFace Pastry Shoppe, topped with florals and fall fruit.
Single-Tiered Wedding Cake With Fresh Flowers
A single-tiered wedding cake by Quintessential Cakes, served on a wooden round for a country-chic vibe.
Four-Tiered Wedding Cake Topped With Flowers
A nearly-naked rustic wedding cake by Sweet Thought Cakes with flowers and foliage.
Three-Tiered White Wedding Cake With Flowers and Greenery
A classic floral wedding cake made rustic with decorative eucalyptus leaves by Edelweiss Bakery.
Buttercream Wedding Cake With Decorative Florals and Pinecones
A three-tiered white wedding cake by Elise Cakes with texturized frosting, lush blooms, and rustic pinecones.
Nearly Naked Wedding Cake With Florals
A thinly-frosted white wedding cake topped with pale petals by Angel Delights.
Four-Tiered Wedding Cake With Greenery
A thinly-frosted white wedding cake garnished with greenery by The Cake & I.
Birch-Tree Inspired Wedding Cake
A birch tree inspired wedding cake adorned with a chalkboard monogram by Alliance Bakery.
White Wedding Cake Topped With Fruit and Caramel
A three-tiered white wedding cake dripping with caramel, rustic fall fruits, and torched marshmallow fluff by Miss Ladybird Cakes.
Lavender and Eucalyptus Wedding Cake
An autumn-ready wedding cake topped with sprigs of lavender and eucalyptus by Nine Cakes.
Blue, White, and Gold Wedding Cake
A modern-meets-rustic wedding cake by Rachel at Elise Cakes.
White and Gold Wedding Cake With Flowers
A three-tiered white wedding cake adorned with a flourish of deeply-hued, country-chic blooms by d'Elissious Cake Studio.
Wedding "Cheese" Cake
An alternative big day dessert consisting of four tiers of delicious cheese from West Country Cheese Co.