Showing up in everything from flower crowns and boutonnieres to favors and centerpieces, stylish succulents have taken the wedding world by storm. Whether you use them to create a stunning ceremony backdrop, bring beauty to your bouquet or add a gorgeously green touch to your cake, there's sure to be love all around for these simply spectacular superstars.
1. Mix-and-Match Succulent Bouquet: For maximum wow factor, mix and match different sized succulents in your bouquet or centerpieces.
2. Ring Pillow With Succulents: Let your ring bearer share the spotlight by sending him down the aisle carrying a moss-covered "pillow" adorned with simple succulents.
3. Billy Ball Succulent Boutonniere: Personalized flasks make a great groomsmen gift, while succulents and billy ball flowers offer a unique spin on the traditional boutonniere.
4. Pops of Pink Succulent Boutonniere: A minty green succulent and tiny pops of pink pair well with a preppy polka dot tie.
5. Succulent Wreaths: Getting married at a church or in another indoor venue? Help give guests a warm welcome by hanging succulent wreaths out front.
6. Succulent Ceremony Backdrop: A creative array of succulents makes for a totally unique, amazingly unforgettable ceremony backdrop.
7. Succulent Escort Cards: Help guests find their seats in style by setting out these pots that also double as favors.
8. Let Love Grow Favors: A handwritten chalkboard sign adds an extra special touch to your succulent-themed favor or escort card table.
9. Egg-Shaped Succulent Centerpieces: Beautifully showcasing colorful succulents, these egg-shaped centerpieces are a reception decor must.
10. Wine Cork Planters: Planning a wine-themed wedding? These unique little planters can add a creative touch to your table displays and can also be handed out as fun favors.
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Succulent and Mixed Blooms Bouquet
Main Street Florist mixes succulents into a peony and rose bouquet.
10 Ways To Use Succulents in Your Wedding
Using succulents is a beautiful way to bring natural elements into the look and feel of your wedding day. Whether you mix it with classic decor to add a touch of modern or incorporate it into an outdoor affair to create a rustic vibe, these 10 ideas for using succulents will create a swoon-worthy affair filled with gorgeous details!
These succulents are sweet as can be and an easy and fabulous favor idea for guests to enjoy throughout the year!
Could this bridal updo possibly get any prettier?! The soft curls pinned to perfection and a touch of succulents makes for some serious hair envy!
The bride’s bouquet is one of our favorite places to incorporate succulents. Keep it simple and pair with white blooms or create a romantic look by matching them with peachy pink roses like this lovely arrangement from Bryan Butler.
We are smitten with these beautiful boutonnieres for the groom and his groomsmen created by the lovely Bash, Please!
Air plants create an unexpected beauty when it comes to decor. Why not incorporate them into your ceremony by hanging them on chairs along the aisle?
We adore the simplicity of these succulent escort cards!
We love finishing touches when it comes to wedding decor especially when they are as pretty as this succulent place setting!
This moody centerpiece made of succulents, anemones, roses, air plants and more add depth and beauty to any tabletop!
This gorgeous succulent wreath has the perfect amount of modern with a hint of rustic which we love. Plus, this pretty wreath would look lovely hanging on the newlywed’s door for weeks to come! Get the tutorial to create your very own succulent wreath over at BHG.
Create a wow factor by mixing succulents with classic details like this beautiful cake from Pila’s Pantry.
11 Stylish Ways to Use Succulents in Your Wedding
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Whether you're seeking sophisticated simplicity or one-of-a-kind style, succulents are a great place to start. The thick and fleshy plants store water in their leaves, allowing them to thrive best in warm, dry climates. But beyond the botany basics, these textured beauties add natural charm all on their own or when blended in with your favorite blooms.
Not sure how to add succulents to your special event? Here are a few ideas.
Take your greenery over the top with a ceremony backdrop starring succulents from floor to ceiling.
Combine your wedding favors and escort cards in one with small succulents to show your guests where to sit.
Loose waves are transformed into a striking 'do adorned by succulents and blooms used throughout the big day.
4. Best of Your Bouquet
Even small succulents amidst a bed of flowers can be stunning. "Succulents cost more than cut flowers, so using them as accents and focal areas in designs are best so that they shine," says Lopez.
5. Striking Simplicity
Complement the beauty of your bridesmaids and their gowns with bouquets of monochromatic succulents and foliage.
It can be hard to capture little details like your jewelry in a full body photo. But when used as props, succulents can turn your accessories into lasting memories.
7. Blooms for the Boys
Succulents make the perfect plant for a simple statement against classic menswear.
Share your first kiss beneath an arch strung with glass terrariums filled with sweet succulents and baby's breath. "Also consider hanging them from a tall centerpiece with fishing line for the illusion of them floating, or decorative wire for a more contemporary look," says Lopez.
9. Desert-Inspired Dessert
A cascade of succulents adds a desert detail to a traditional four-tiered white wedding cake.
Bring your theme to life with dots of decor and small pots of succulents in vignette-styled nooks.
11. Sophisticated Centerpiece
Succulents take texture to new depths when paired with bright blooms and fanning foliage for a tropical-inspired centerpiece.
More ways to use succulents for a wedding
6. Wedding cake – we know that flowers look fabulous on wedding cakes so why not swap blooms for succulents? These gorgeous colours work so well against a softly iced cake and they add a lot of structure too.
7. Favours – succulents make brilliant wedding favours and they’re so easy to look after that even the least green-fingered of your guests will keep their gift alive for months after the big day!
8. Hair adornments – if you’d prefer something less sparkly and more succulent for your bridal hair adornments then look no further! Unlike flowers, succulents won’t wilt during the day and you can choose the size and style of headpiece that you wear.
9. Big letters – we’re seeing more and more weddings using big letters for decorations and with good reason. This is a brilliant way to personalise your wedding and, if you use succulents, you can make these letters yourself well before the big day.
10. Buttonholes – succulents make brilliant long-lasting buttonholes for the groom and groomsmen and, as they’re a bit more robust than more traditional wedding flowers, they’ll survive plenty of hugs from elderly aunts too!
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