Summer and spring weddings might be more popular, but autumn is actually a wonderful season to get married in. It offers a wealth of rich colours and natural beauty that isn’t available at other times of the year. If you’re planning an autumn wedding and you’re looking for some seasonal inspiration for your wedding cake and topper, look no further.
Autumn is a season of warm, saturated tones and rustic vibes. If you want to reflect the season when choosing a design for your wedding cake topper, you have plenty of options to choose from.
Kate Elford makes wedding cake toppers for Atop of the Tier, and mused on the styles of wedding cake in Autumn:
“I love adding the little leaves and conkers to make the cake toppers really seasonal. Autumn is becoming a really popular season for weddings and is almost as busy as summer. The weather can still be lovely, and the natural sunlight can make a beautiful backdrop. Autumn also provides some wonderful natural colour schemes; natures pallet is very rich at this time of year. I think it also provides a great mix for your day, a bright autumnal day and then a lovely cosy evening with your guests. Perfect for a snug night with an open fire, and that is always a great excuse for toasting marshmallows.”
Toppers personalise your wedding cake. Most couples like their wedding cake topper to reflect them, plus the theme and season of the wedding. Whether you’re looking for a classic topper or something a bit quirky, it’s guaranteed that there’s something out there for you. You can either go for a ready-made topper or have one specially made.
Back to Nature
For a lovely autumnal look for your wedding cake, go back to nature. There are beautiful toppers that feature animals such as a stags and does, foxes, rabbits, hedgehogs and squirrels. Etsy have some gorgeous autumnal toppers to choose from, too. An animal topper will give your wedding cake a seasonal finishing touch.
Autumn fruits are popular as toppers as they bring all the colours of autumn to your cake. For a truly rustic feel you could include fruits and berries such as figs, plums, apples, blackberries, red and blackcurrants. Not only will your cake look stunning, it will look even more delicious.
Other nature inspired toppers could be leaves, pinecones, twigs, feathers, cascading evergreens and fresh autumn flowers such as sunflowers and dahlias. The autumn palette is colourful and eye-catching. Using natural ingredients as your topper will enhance the look of your cake, giving it all the natural colours of autumn; rich burgundy, deep reds, warm oranges and yellows, natural green and copper browns will give your wedding cake a beautiful final touch. Serve your wedding cake on a rustic wood slab or tree slice to complete the natural autumn look.
Frosted toppers look great if your wedding is at the end of the season. A transitional autumn/winter look uses all the autumnal ideas but adds a dash of winter charm. A few sugar frosted holly sprigs, cranberries and pine cones would all work equally well.