I’ve never really considered using succulents in any event as the flower of choice for floral arrangements and decorations but after taking a look at the latest trend these desert flowers have found themselves being a part of, I’m 100% sold on the idea.
One wouldn’t think of succulents immediately when you start designing and putting together the plans for a wedding but as it happens, the stunning varieties of succulents, despite their hardy nature, are actually quite feminine. Even more so when paired with the right flower and color combination. Some of the floral arrangements I’ve seen beg for attention and are beyond stunning.
Actually, the succulents add something uniquely natural to the wedding bouquet (I know, I know, all flowers are natural) but the succulents just make it feel that much more earthy without being grimy. These pretty little plants come in a variety of colors – many of which are muted and perfect for events and wedding styling. This makes it super easy to add the plants to your succulent wedding theme in whichever way you’d like to. As a bonus, they’re really not too expensive, depending on where you purchase your plants from.
Succulents make for great floral details in just about every aspect of your wedding décor from boutonnieres to extravagant wedding bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids. From wedding cake toppers to wedding favors. From illuminating table settings in interesting geometric candle holders decorated with succulents to isle runners lined with a gorgeous succulent and Rose combination.
Add your bling to this theme and choose something that reflects the natural ambiance of the succulent wedding theme. I love the Rose Crystal Buttons for that purpose and they can be added to a huge variety of design and décor items. Add a succulent and one of the rose crystal buttons to a hair clip and create a pretty flower girl’s hairpin, perfect for your big day.
Get creative and have a blast. These flowers are great to work with and so versatile. They’re awesome for crafts and make excellent long-living wedding favors.
Just recently we had a guest blogger, Jenny from Craft Test Dummies, create a succulent wedding favor in under a minute for us. Take a look at the video – you’ll love it.
Geometric Lights and geometric succulent holder: Amy and Jordan Photography via Ruffled; Bouquet: Mary Costa Photography via Wedding Forward; Hanging Succulent: via Casa, Comida e Roupa Espalhada; Cake: Natalie N Photography; Succulent Table number: Anna Marks Photography via Ruffled; Detailed plate with succulents: Sarah Hannam Photography via Bajan Wed: