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We are thrilled to welcome visitors back to Lake Tahoe after the recent Caldor Fire. Thanks to the tireless work of all the front-line heroes and agencies who worked to protect our town and forests, Tahoe South is open and thriving. It’s the perfect time to secure your wedding date!

Are you planning a rustic Lake Tahoe wedding? If so, prepare to have a ton of fun choosing your wedding cake toppers. With so many design options, the field is wide open for creativity. Whether you’re going with a timeless rustic motif, a kitsch vintage ski lodge look, or something in-between, your cake can carry the theme to the extreme.

For example, we’ve seen wedding cakes embrace the rustic setting with themed elements like pine trees, cut wood, “rusty” motifs, and even scattered stones. Sound crazy? Well, keep reading, and check out six of our favorite local designs to see how cool “crazy” can be.

chocolate trees wedding cake toppers

Photo Courtesy of Flour Girl Wedding Cakes, South Lake Tahoe

“Chocolate Ponderosas”

What could be better for a Lake Tahoe rustic wedding than chocolate Ponderosa pine wedding cake toppers? A snowy backdrop of white frosting gives this gorgeous cake an especially majestic feel without compromising on rustic charm—a feature that makes this a great cake design for a range of rustic themes.


wood stump wedding cake toppers

Photo courtesy of Cakes by Grace, South Lake Tahoe

“Lovely Stump”

This super cute cake captures the sweetness of young romance better than any we’ve seen. You can almost imagine stolen kisses in the shelter of towering pines. And, after all, nothing brings the heart and mind back to the beginning like declarations of love carved in a tree. The pinecones placed on the sides add the perfect touch of forest-y wonder.


rustic wedding cake toppers

Photo Courtesy of Flour Girl Wedding Cakes, South Lake Tahoe

“Stacked Aspens”

The “carved” heart in this decadent chocolate cake captures that same rustic romance. But its Aspen tree theme and towering height add a touch of elegance to the mix. The real pine base and agrarian flower motif round out this wedding cake’s undeniably delightful charm.


sprinkled daisies wedding cake toppers

Photo courtesy of Cakes by Grace, South Lake Tahoe

“Sprinkled Daisies”

When it comes to rustic wedding cake toppers, you simply cannot lose with dainty daisies. We love how the lightly frosted backdrop and deep-hued flowers create a strong seasonal contrast. There’s a definite snowy-spring feel that draws the mind to sweet spring romance. What’s great about this design, too, is its versatility; the daisies could be any color imaginable.


birdies rustic wedding cake toppers

Photo courtesy of Flour Girl Wedding Cakes, South Lake Tahoe

“Love Birdies”

A list of “best rustic wedding cake toppers” would not be complete without some forest birdies. We love this cake’s combination of earth-toned lovebirds and white lace-like motif. The adorable combo makes for an ideal blend of rustic romance and easy elegance. You can almost imagine these little lovebirds placing the string-of-pearls around the base before landing on the cake. Sweetness extreme!


Stacked wood wedding cake toppers

Photo courtesy of Cakes by Grace, South Lake Tahoe

“Stacked Wood”

This gorgeous cake tells a story of magical rustic romance—almost as if it’s the product of a little girl’s summer playtime in the woods. You can imagine her creating the “wedding” cake using old pieces of cut driftwood, then adding the finishing touches of a few well-placed lilies and smooth stones. This cake’s element of childlike innocence would add a rustic elegance to any ceremony.


So, what about the rest of your rustic Lake Tahoe wedding? To make sure the place you choose is well-versed in rustic romance, check out these local venues: Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, The Ridge Tahoe, The Landing Resort and Spa, Lake Tahoe Cruises / Zephyr Cove Resort, Edgewood Tahoe, Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe, and Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe.

For more information about planning your South Tahoe dream wedding, you can also visit Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority (LTVA) website.