Succulents are more popular than ever now and have even made it into many weddings due to their high heat tolerance, sturdiness, and unique beauty. They bring a creative and fresh quality to wedding decor and their wide range of colors and shapes allow them to easily fit in with any theme or color. Perfect for any season or venue, succulents can be elegant and sophisticated or fun and charming. They last longer than flowers because they don’t need water and can be added to many different parts of the decor. For a few creative ideas on how to incorporate succulents into your big day, the wedding and floral experts at Conklyn’s Flowers have listed 5 ideas below.
Succulents in a bridal bouquet add texture, creativity, and a bit of intrigue, too. A recent trend is having one large, statement piece succulent in the bouquet surrounding by contrasting soft and delicate florals. Another one is to have a bouquet of nothing but succulents and some greenery. With a large variety of interesting shapes and colors ranging from deep burgundy to light pink, green, white, and blue, succulents meld seamlessly with any wedding color scheme or decor theme.
Succulents make spectacular centerpieces with just a few nicely displayed in decorative jars, or several distinct-looking succulents arranged in a wooden box or on a platter. Instead of just flowers decorating an arch, add a few succulents for contrasting textures and color. Hang succulents in glass bowls from tree branches and decorate place settings with them. A line of different-colored succulents makes beautiful and unique table runners, and tying succulents to chairs adds a nice touch, too.
Instead of a flower wall, have a succulent wall for a unique and colorful photo backdrop and accent piece. Succulents will hold their shape and remain fresh for a lot longer than flowers which makes them great for including them in all-day outdoor events.
Have a cake that is wild, unique, creative, fresh, and fabulous by adding succulents to it. A few colorful and well-placed succulents on your wedding cake will make it look sleek and sophisticated or natural and elegant. Since succulents go with anything, they look amazing on their own or combined with other florals.
Sending a little potted succulent home with your guests is a charming gift idea. These are hearty plants that love dry climates and are perfect for those people who lack a green thumb. Include a small “How to care for” card so your guests can keep their succulents thriving for years to come.
Including succulents in your wedding will give it a fresh, modern feel as well as a creating a unique and dramatic event your guests are sure to remember.