36 Rustic Wedding Cakes We Love

No country-chic wedding is complete without mason jars galore, beautiful burlap details, and of course, a wedding cake with a romantic rustic feel

Updated 09/09/16

Photo by Keira Lemonis Photography; Cake by Crisan Bakery

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.

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Naked Wedding Cake With Fresh Flowers

Mallory Renee Photo

A country-chic naked wedding cake by Sprinkle & Dash, blooming with pink-hued flowers and greenery.

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Wedding Cake Wrapped in Vines

Tobiah Tayo

A three-tiered wedding cake crawling with woodland vines and flowers by Amy Swann Cakes.

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Naked Wedding Cake With Jam Filling

Photo by Sara and Rocky; Cakewalk Bake Shop

A rustic naked wedding cake by Cakewalk Bake Shop with a dusting of powdered sugar and dripping with jam filling.

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One-Tiered Wedding Cake With Decorative Acorns

Judy Pak

A rustic fall wedding cake embellished with autumnal leaves and metallic acorns by Nine Cakes.

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Four-Tiered Black Wedding Cake


This four-tiered black wedding cake by Artistic Bites is adorned with fall foliage in red and green hues.

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Naked Chocolate Wedding Cake

Struth Photography

A naked chocolate wedding cake, dusted with powdered sugar and sitting atop a rustic wooden tree stump.

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Buttercream White Wedding Cake

Mustard Seed Photo

A three-tiered white wedding cake covered in blush blooms by Virginia's Cakes, sitting on a tree stump cake display.

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Wedding Cake Topped With Fruits and Florals

Summer Street Photography

A beautiful buttercream wedding cake by Felicia's SweetFace Pastry Shoppe, topped with florals and fall fruit.

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Single-Tiered Wedding Cake With Fresh Flowers

Katherine Schultz Photography

A single-tiered wedding cake by Quintessential Cakes, served on a wooden round for a country-chic vibe.

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Four-Tiered Wedding Cake Topped With Flowers

Ali Paul

A nearly-naked rustic wedding cake by Sweet Thought Cakes with flowers and foliage.

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Two-Tiered White Wedding Cake

Kristyn Hogan

A simple two-tiered white wedding cake on an ivy-covered wooden cake stand.

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Three-Tiered White Wedding Cake With Flowers and Greenery

John Schnack

A classic floral wedding cake made rustic with decorative eucalyptus leaves by Edelweiss Bakery.

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Buttercream Wedding Cake With Decorative Florals and Pinecones

Lindsey Gage

A three-tiered white wedding cake by Elise Cakes with texturized frosting, lush blooms, and rustic pinecones.

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Single-Tiered Wedding Cake With Rosette Frosting

Jeffrey Sampson

A glam wedding cake goes country-chic with frosting floral details.

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Nearly Naked Wedding Cake With Florals

Shauna Veasey

A thinly-frosted white wedding cake topped with pale petals by Angel Delights.

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Four-Tiered Wedding Cake With Greenery

Teneil Kable

A thinly-frosted white wedding cake garnished with greenery by The Cake & I.

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Wedding Cake Featuring Gold Foil Detailing

Brianna Wilbur

A gold and white wedding cake covered in a forest of florals and topped with fall berries.

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Birch-Tree Inspired Wedding Cake

City Savvy Imaging

A birch tree inspired wedding cake adorned with a chalkboard monogram by Alliance Bakery.

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White Wedding Cake With Sugar Flowers

Lisa Howard Photography

A woodland-inspired wedding cake crawling with sugar flowers.

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White Wedding Cake Topped With Fruit and Caramel

Courtesy of Miss Ladybird Cakes

A three-tiered white wedding cake dripping with caramel, rustic fall fruits, and torched marshmallow fluff by Miss Ladybird Cakes.

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White Wedding Cake With Flowers

Purple Tree Photography

A single-tiered wedding cake topped with lush fall-hued flowers.

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Gold and White Wedding Cake

Sally Pinera

A simplistic-chic wedding cake with metallic gold foil and a floral cake topper.

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White Wedding Cake With Wood Motif

Troy Grover

A tree-inspired wedding cake, perfect for summer or fall nuptials.

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Lavender and Eucalyptus Wedding Cake

Isabelle Selby

An autumn-ready wedding cake topped with sprigs of lavender and eucalyptus by Nine Cakes.

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Nearly Naked Wedding Cake With Roses and Greenery

Mariel Hannah Photo

An almost-naked white wedding cake topped with blush-hued roses and rustic greenery.

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Blue, White, and Gold Wedding Cake

Kristina Adams

A modern-meets-rustic wedding cake by Rachel at Elise Cakes.

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White and Gold Wedding Cake With Flowers

Rachel Havel

A three-tiered white wedding cake adorned with a flourish of deeply-hued, country-chic blooms by d'Elissious Cake Studio.

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Wedding Cake With Decorative Eucalyptus

Photo by Katy Gray

A three-tiered naked wedding cake trimmed with vines of eucalyptus.

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Cloche-Covered Wedding Cake

Sara Lucero

A single-tiered white wedding cake complete with a laser-cut cake topper.

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Chocolate Wedding Cake With Gold Foil

Diana McGregor

A rustic chocolate wedding cake gets a touch of glam with gold foil detailing.

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Wedding Cake Topped With Succulents

Allegro Photography

A four-tiered rustic wedding cake adorned with green succulents and a tree-inspired carving.

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Wedding "Cheese" Cake

Courtesy of West Country Cheese Co.

An alternative big day dessert consisting of four tiers of delicious cheese from West Country Cheese Co.

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Nearly Naked Chocolate Wedding Cake

The Colagrossis

An almost-naked chocolate wedding cake adorned with a bushel of grapes and a modern decorative branch.

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White Wedding Cake With Decorative Greenery

Rebecca Arthurs

A traditional wedding cake goes country-chic with rustic greenery.

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Naked Wedding Cake With Garden Roses and Branches

Purple Tree Photography

A naked wedding cake topped with a straight-from-the-garden bouquet of greenery.

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