As some of you may have noticed across many a wedding blog, succulents seem to be popping up all over the place. Personally, I couldn’t be more thrilled as I absolutely adore them. I think they’re such a fun and unusual plant and they seem to go with so many different wedding styles.
For those just learning about these little gems, succulent plants are “water-retaining plants adapted to arid climate or soil conditions. Succulent plants store water in their leaves, stems and/or roots. The storage of water often gives succulent plants a more swollen or fleshy appearance than other plants, also known as succulence.” – Wikipedia
The most well-known succulents are probably the cactus and various versions of tender succulents such as aloe. Here’s a look at some of my favorites that are a little more unusual.
Ok, but now on to the good stuff! “How do these desert-dwelling beauties make their way into my wedding,” you ask? The options are endless! Centerpieces, boutonnieres, bouquets, favors, escort cards, bouquets, these are just a few ideas. Here is some inspiration to get you started!
Check out these gorgeous centerpieces below! I love the look of different succulents potted together, especially with the 3D table number! The purples and blues in the second row would be amazing for a fall wedding and the mixture of tiny plants with white and orange roses is just too sweet for words.
Photo Credits: Top Row: Yes, Please Blog; Michelle Warren; MarthaStewart.com; Caroline Tran (taken from Style Me Pretty);
Bottom Row: Linda Chaja (taken from Style Me Pretty); Junebug Weddings
From just this small collection of photos I think you can see how succulents would work with many different wedding decors; modern, woodsy, dramatic, romantic, the list goes on and on!
While centerpieces may be the first place one would think to use succulents I think they’re equally fabulous in bouquets and boutonnieres. Look at the amazing colors in the first bouquet and how cute is the combination with billy balls?
Lastly, I’ve seen more and more options lately using succulents as favors/escort cards. What a sweet way to show your guests to their tables!
Since succulents are used to thriving in tough conditions they can be grown just about anywhere year-round. I can picture succulents as cake decoration, in the bride’s hair, lining an aisle, as I said earlier, the possibilities are endless! Thanks for reading and letting me share one of my newest obsessions!