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 proof it’s possible to still have an autumnal confection that speaks to your wedding’s aesthetic.