Happy Thursday Friends!
It is finally getting warmer here in SoCal and we are getting excited for the summer with all the loveliness wedding season brings. Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that California is smack in the middle of a pretty serious drought! It is kind of a big deal. For those of us living in the region, conservation is a part of daily life and for the past five years or so, incorporating succulents into weddings have been all the rage. We absolutely love this trend and pray to all that is holy that it is here to stay! Today, in the spirit of pairing fabulous design with California friendly plants, we are taking a moment to highlight one of our favorite floral design elements: gorgeous, sexy succulents! There are so many places you can utilize these beauties that can help make your day all kinds of swoon-worthy. So without further ado, here are some ways to incorporate these little southern California native plants into your big day…
Bouquets & Boutonnières
If you want to really embrace these water-conserving plants, succulents can enhance or even replace flowers in your bouquet or boutonniere. For boutonnieres, the substitution of a small dessert plant for a single flower can create a fresh and exotic look. With bouquets, you can choose to swap flowers for succulents, or even better, pair them with soft, delicate florals such as garden roses or peonies to a fab contrast. The color and texture that can come from a succulent is quite unique, and can look breathtaking next to a variety of soft, big ruffled flowers and/or textured pieces.
If you are opting for a simple hair-piece on your big day, a succulent might just be the answer! Not that we don’t love a beautiful veil or a jeweled headband, but the incorporation of something natural can have the same awe-factor and will leave you looking as beautiful as ever.
We are begging you to introduce succulents into your tablescapes. And here, the rule of thumb is the more the merrier! There is just something super special about a succulent that can transform a floral arrangement from good to gorgeous. Whether it is a large arrangement or a myriad of little ones, these are easy-to-tend-to plants that can make a great addition to any guest table.
We love sweets and we love succulents, so why not let the two go together!
We see them being bought at farmer’s markets, the grocery store, and countless other places, so why not send your guests home with a sweet little something to care for? Just a bit of water once a week and you are giving them a charming gift that won’t get thrown away and will last. It is something you can buy assembled or DIY. The possibilities for how you can display these little treasures are endless.
Any job a flower can do, succulents are equally equipped to do as well! An entire backdrop of succulents is not only visually stunning, but serves as a beautiful background for your ceremony or sweetheart table. Give me a wall of dessert flowers to design with any day!
Details, Details, & More Details
They can be hanging in glass bulbs, planted in boxes, or placed individually however you choose, but we truly do want you to go crazy! We believe in the importance of detail, and these durable, manageable plants can be the perfect way to add natural and organic details to your wedding.
The list of where and how you can incorporate succulents into your wedding aesthetic can go on and on, so we encourage you to try and find even more fun and fabulous ways to add drought friendly floral details and plants into your décor!