Wedding Cake Ideas for Your Fall Wedding

If you are having a wedding in autumn you may want to consider a wedding cake that fits the season. Even if your wedding isn’t a fall-themed event, you may still want to have a wedding cake that reflects the season.

As you decide what you want your fall-themed wedding cake to look like, you may want to consider one of these three themes for your special cake.

Pumpkin Theme
Woodsy Theme
Fall Foliage Theme

The pumpkin is a quintessential fall symbol. As shown below, there are many ways you can incorporate pumpkins in to your wedding cake from making them the centerpiece of the cake to having them serve as a cake topper. Pumpkin-themed cakes often include fall foliage as well.
Wedding Cake Ideas for Your Fall Wedding - Pumpkins

If you don’t want a wedding cake that “screams” fall but yet want one that fits the season, you might want to consider a woodsy-themed wedding cake. A woodsy-themed cake uses natural elements such as various ferns and acorns along with colorful leaves. As you can see in the first cake on the second row, there are fall leaves with acorns along with woodsy elements. And while this cake definitely works perfectly for autumn, it is a subtle approach to the season.
Wedding Cake Ideas for Your Fall Wedding - Woodsy

Fall foliage is a natural for a wedding cake. And it combines perfectly with flowers, as shown in the second photo on the top row. There are many ways you can use seasonal foliage/leaves in a fall-themed wedding cake, as shown in the collage below.
Wedding Cake Ideas for Your Fall Wedding - Folliage


Collages created by Sher Silver.

Other Exclusively Weddings’ blog posts to help you with your fall wedding are Let Mother Nature Decorate Your Fall Wedding, Orange Color Combinations For Your Fall Wedding, White Pumpkins for Fall Wedding Decor, and Autumn Wedding Decor.

More fall wedding ideas on our Pinterest Board – Fall Wedding Ideas

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Photo Credits: Pumpkin – Nicole Benitez Photography, The Knot, Tasty Fusion, NA, Lovin Oven Cakery – Woodsy – Rustic Wedding Chic, NA, Cake Central, Wedding Clan – Foliage – NA, NA,’s Amazing Cakes/Joshua Gene Photography, Bridal Guide


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  • Debra

    Could you please tell me how you made the letters fall in love ? The one with the leaves and pumpkins. Is the lettering fondant? A friend of my daughter wants this for her wedding cake but I’m clueless on how to do the writing. Thank you for your help.

    September 22, 2015 at 11:31 pm
    • Exclusively Weddings

      Hi Debra, Exclusively Weddings is not a bakery, so unfortunately we can’t help you with your question. I was unable to find a source for that cake. I hope you can figure it out, Debra! Best wishes!


      September 25, 2015 at 7:47 pm
  • Anita

    Great and very sensible article on decorating wedding cake.

    August 16, 2016 at 6:12 pm