Autumn Wedding Cake: Tonal Textured Inspiration

Kent Autumn wedding shoot at Chiddingstone Castle bride and groom outside the front door with the bride's autumnal bouquet

After blousy summer wedding seasons tinged with the fresh fizz of long, light days and bright and breezy design, in rolls Autumn with its unmissable signature charm. Mid-late Autumn weddings are more popular than ever, in part due to the atmospheric change in mood accompanying the change of season. We love this time of year.  The feeling of Autumn is unlike that of any other time of year.  Mother nature graces us with a natural richness of colour that makes the most incredible backdrop and inspiration. If you’re planning your celebrations and are thinking about next year’s Autumn wedding cake, we’ve got you covered; delicate drama, bold sugar flowers and a quirky display are about to be served!

Four tier wedding cake with an abundance of handmade sugar flower on the top tier in autumnal colours of oranges, yellows, ivory, green, coral pink with textured design on base tier and dusky pink marbling.

Table layout with place settings, Candles and small vases of flowers on an orange tablecloth ar hiddingstone Castle.
Embracing the warm, cosy colours of Autumn – fire and rust, tangerine and living coral.

Perfect colour for an Autumn wedding cake

We were delighted to work with Jessica of Style It Events on her photoshoot. She aimed to creatively demonstrate how layers of colour can bring a fresh take to Autumn weddings. The warm, cosy colours of Autumn were embraced; fire and rust, tangerine and living coral.  There wasn’t a pumpkin in sight. We also embraced a sprinkling of peach-fuzz pink and some brighter tones. Bringing in the colours and atmosphere of our natural surroundings is a beautiful way to embrace the season with your Autumn wedding cake.  Whether you’re lucky enough to get married under that blissful Autumn sunshine or you choose to recreate that inside a venue.

Detail of top tier of 4 tier wedding cake with handmade sugar flowers of ivory and orange roses, pink peonies, ivory filler flowers and green leaves.

Base 2 tiers of 4 tier wedding cake textured design of small sugar lowers in oranges, pinks and green leaves on a painted dusky pink marble background. A posy of autumnal sugar flowers at the top of the base tier.
Close up details of Autumn’s signature shade of orange, which radiates warmth, joy and optimism

Autumn weddings with warmth and joy

Autumn’s signature shade of orange, radiates warmth, joy and optimism – just what you want on your wedding day!  You can immerse yourselves and your guests in this feeling by curating a wedding vision that is cohesive across all elements. It’s really important to us when designing your bespoke wedding cake that we collaborate with your other suppliers, and we often ask for details of your florist and floral design as well as your bridal outfit. This ensures that your cake harmoniously becomes part of the overall look for your wedding, and is demonstrated perfectly here.

Styling your Autumn wedding cake

Texture played a vital role in this shoot, from the rugged backdrop provided by Chiddingstone Castle to the glorious embroidered wedding dress from Bowen Dryden. We designed the sugar flowers on this autumn wedding cake to echo those of the dress, and to seamlessly blend with the moody, muted florals from Bryony Mae Flowers. We also included delicate floral texturing to add depth and compliment the bold sugar flowers, on a backdrop of subtle dusty pink marbling.

Brides bouquet in mixed flowers of roses, lilies chrysanhenums and colours of deep pinks, ivory, orange and dark red all complementing the bride wedding dress.

Bride standing in her detailed textured handmade wedding dress in front of Chiddingstone Castle
We designed the sugar flowers on this Autumn wedding cake to echo those of the dress, and to seamlessly blend with the moody, muted florals

The final piece of the puzzle to make this Autumn wedding cake stand out from the crowd was the display. We’re always talking about doing your cake justice and displaying it in a way that makes it part of the day as opposed to an add-on, and this editorial style shoot really won the day as far as we’re concerned! The unique swing set up was such a focal point.  Incorporating something like this at your wedding is a sure way to make sure nobody misses your bespoke designed cake. We also included some of our gourmet macarons as inspiration for favours.

Bridge and group sitting in the grounds of Chiddingstone Castle next to the 4 tier wedding cake on one swing and a mix of colourful macarons on the other swing.

4 tier wedding cake with an abundance of handmade sugar flowers in autumnal colours placed on a swing in the grounds of Chiddistone Castle. On the swing next to the cake is a display of handmade macarons in complementary colours of orange, peach and ivory..
Cake on a swing!

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It was such a pleasure to see our Autumn wedding cake design featured on Rock My Wedding and Festival Brides. We felt so inspired creating this design. Whether you’ve seen elements of this textured, tonal beauty you love or you have ideas for a completely new design for your post-summer wedding cake, we can’t wait to hear from you.  Get in touch to start the process.

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Full supplier list:
Concept, planning & styling – Style It Events
Photography – The Bostons
Venue – Chiddingstone Castle
Flowers – Bryony Mae Flowers
Wedding Dresses: Bowen Dryden
Hairpiece: To Be Adorned
Hair & Makeup: Hannah Clare Hair and MUA
Groom Suit:
Videography: Luke Batchelor Productions
Stationery: Love Paper Co.
Table Rentals: A Touch of Vintage
Furniture Rentals: Locate to Create
Models: Sofia Mayers and Ben
Veil:Rebecca Anne Designs
Earrings: Febbie Day Ceramics, Emily Bird

Featured on: Rock My Wedding and Festival Brides

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