More and more, brides are looking for uniquely delicious desserts to replace (or to add to) the traditional tiered wedding cake. We were inspired by the homey feel of these 6 options that are perfectly suited for a warm and rustic wedding. They remind us of the decadent delights that our grandmothers and moms would make for us, and of the tastes and flavors that make us feel welcome and like we are home. Give in to your sweet side and enjoy browsing through the desserts below! Be sure to comment what your favorite rustic-style dessert is in the comment section below, and to Ideabook your favorites!
Homemade Inspired Cakes with Flower Decor
We thought we would start it out with a twist on the traditional. Instead of the perfectly sculpted wedding cakes that have been popular in recent years, these wedding cakes are charming in their imperfectly slathered icing and homemade appearance. We love the addition of live flowers as the sole adornment.
Rustic Cookie Bars
The great thing about a cookie bar is the endless options! You can choose as many different types as you want for your guests to munch on. Cookies are also typically less expensive than the full-blown wedding cake. Don't forget the milk!
Build Your Own Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Ice cream is the perfect dessert for a hot summer wedding, just be sure to have the proper storage containers so that your sundae bar does not turn into a melty mess! Get creative with the toppings - candy, cookies, syrups are all welcome at the table! Or, hire an ice cream truck to cater sweet treats to your guests during your reception!
Perfectly Scrumptious Pies
It doesn't get much more rustic than pies! Mini or full size, fruit or chocolate - you can't really go wrong either way! No matter what the season, you can always choose a type of pie that is perfectly suited to your wedding date.
Wonderfully Nostalgic Whoopie Pies
A little more rustic than the macaroon trend, whoopie pies are a fun choice for your rustic wedding dessert! This unexpected choice is sure to bring a smile to your guests' faces and joy to their stomachs!
Pancakes or Crepe Cakes
If breakfast has always been your favorite meal of the day, opt for pancakes instead of a regular cake! There are plenty of options for you to choose from - mini pancake stacks, full pancake or crepe cakes, or the adorable pancake poppers that you can dip in syrup.