Unique and Interesting Ways to Use Succulents in Your Wedding July 16, 2018 06:41

Los Angeles FloristEveryone wants their wedding to be beautiful, and flowers with greenery have been the gold standard for ages. Times are changing, however, as charming succulents have made their way onto the wedding scene. Have you considered succulent wedding bouquets and decor? You may want to do just that.

Succulents, which are water-conserving plants, come in vast array of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. This makes the possibilities nearly endless for use in wedding day decor and adornment. Whether your theme is desert, bohemian, or traditional, these beauties will perfectly compliment your colors and theme.

For 10 beautiful and unique ways to use succulents in your wedding, check out this lovely list.

1. Succulent Wedding Bouquets

Succulent wedding bouquets are stunning. They can be made of a few larger succulent plants or many smaller ones of different shapes and colors. They don't wilt or damage nearly as easily as flowers, so they'll keep looking fresh and gorgeous for a long time.

Succulents come in many colors, including pale and deep green, blue, purple, and pink. They can be used as the main component of your succulent bouquet or as accents for florals.

Some gorgeous succulents that work wonderfully in wedding bouquets for the bride or bridesmaids are:

  • Tillandsia (air plant)
  • Graptopetalum
  • Burro's Tail
  • Jade plant
  • Roseum
  • Aloe
  • Zebra plant
  • Hens-and-Chicks
  • Dudleya
  • Zwartkop

These plants come in many shapes and formations, including tiny rosettes, striking spikes, and small cascades.

2. Succulent Boutonnieres

Most boutonnieres are very small and simple, making them the perfect candidate for succulent beauties. A succulent boutonniere is especially charming when its centerpiece is a small rosette-shaped succulent surrounded by sprays of simple greenery or berries.

For an individualized spin on your wedding party's boutonnieres, choose a variety of compact, delightful succulents. Each boutonniere will be as unique as the person wearing it.

3. Succulent Crowns, Headpieces, and Hair Accessories

All hairstyles look beautiful with accent pieces. This includes up-dos, half-up-half-down styles, braids, loose buns, and down-dos. Succulents can easily be incorporated into wedding day styles for simple beauty.

Succulents can be arranged with other florals to make a stunning headpiece for the bride. For a more whimsical look, they can also be pinned and woven into crowns. Depending on your taste, these can be intricate or subtle.

For effortless yet gorgeous hair accessories, consider a single succulent tucked into the hair as a sweet accent.

4. Favors for Guests

Everyone loves to leave an event with a memento or gift. Why not give them a living representation of you and your spouse's growing love? Consider little succulents as a symbol of thanks to everyone who was a part of your special day.

Tiny succulents in small pots, glasses, jars, or cans make lovely favors for your wedding guests. Mix and match so the guests can choose or use your favorite succulent for a darling little gift.

5. Succulent Cake Decor

Cakes make the perfect canvas for plump, pretty succulents. They can easily be nestled into colorful clusters on your wedding cake.

The cool greens of many succulents pair well with both pale and bold frosting colors. For a floral look, group round and rosette-shaped succulents at the base of cake layers and all around the platter.

6. Place Card Holders for Tables

Place cards are especially helpful for large weddings with lots of seating for guests. Small succulent pots with name tags are an interesting way to let guests know you've reserved a spot just for them.

If you'd like the guests to take them home at the end of the celebration, use cute little containers that are easy to carry.

7. Table Settings and Decor

Gorgeous table settings pull together the decor of the entire wedding reception and give your guests something pretty to look at as they eat and drink to your happy new life. Centerpieces, dish gardens, and terrariums make endearing living decorations for cake and guest tables.

Succulents make marvelous, durable table settings that won't easily wilt or go flat. Plant them in long, low boxes or group several plantings in different sized containers in the center of tables for a desert or rock garden feel.

8. Chair Decor

Chairs for the guests lend another great opportunity to show off succulent wedding decor during your reception.

Small arrangements or sprays can be fastened to the backs of your chairs. This gives each guest's chair a special touch.

Succulents are especially suitable for chair decor because they can last through a bit of rough handling and no water. They'll still look great even when the guests are waving goodbye.

9. Altar Arrangements

All eyes are on the altar during the wedding ceremony, so the altar arrangements must be exceptionally beautiful. Succulents can make wonderful additions to large sprays, vases, garlands, and candle wreaths. They're also great complements to the succulent wedding bouquets.

Many succulent plants are small and are a shade of green. When added to large, eye-catching arrangements they add contrasting color that makes the hues of larger flowers, other greenery, and filler flowers really pop.

Spiky and pointy succulents can also add a bit of edgy drama to the soft edges of traditional flowers like roses, peonies, ranunculus, and gardenias. The unexpected sprays of these hot climate wonders add visual interest to popular arrangements.


10. Aisle Decor

Aisle decor, like altar decor, is essential for complete ceremony decorations. Arrangements, garlands, or small sprays are used to dress up the path leading to the altar.

Whether used on their own or to complement other flowers and greenery, succulents look perfect for your walk down the aisle.

Succulent Wedding Bouquets and Decor for Beauty and Whimsy

Succulents are no longer for rock gardens and desert landscaping only. They're quickly becoming a popular presence in wedding ceremonies everywhere. And they've earned the right with their adorable beauty and unusual charm.

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