Few things are as impactful to a wedding bouquet as adding succulents. No matter what your wedding's theme, you can use succulents to enhance your flowers. Here are some beautiful succulent wedding bouquets to inspire you!
A Rainbow of Succulents
Did you know that succulents come in an array of muted hues? Design a bouquet filled with succulents in different shades, from minty green to dusty lavender. If you love this monochromatic look, simply add greenery throughout the rest of your bouquet.
We love this highly textural succulent bouquet above. Featuring cotton, berries, and branches, the succulents pop out and take center stage. This is a terrific arrangement for a bride looking to blend rustic and modern elements together for her theme.
Soft & Pretty
You've heard of statement jewelry (such as this bride's cocktail ring bauble, above). But have you considered a statement succulent? In this bouquet, one large, lone succulent reigns over this otherwise soft bouquet of roses, peonies, anemones, and brunia berries.
Dark & Moody
Another large succulent is added to this rich, jewel-toned bouquet for an entirely different effect. The purplish-hue of the succulent blends in well with the vibrant dahlias and citrusy ranunculus.
Full & Radiant
This enormous succulent bouquet (seriously, how is this bride managing to carry it with one hand?) is a joyful combination of pinks and peaches. The structure of the succulents juxtapose beautifully against the soft, ruffly petals.
Bright & Vibrant
The two bouquets above feature plenty of bright, sherbet-colored flowers. The succulents provide a neutral element to allow the colors to really pop, and to give each arrangement more texture and shape.
A Popular Palette
One of the most popular wedding palettes for spring and summer events is mint and coral. Feminine without being to girly-girl, this classic color scheme is a tried and true wedding winner. Use minty succulents and coral roses as a way to extend your palette through to your bridal bouquet.
Planning on a forest wedding with lots of natural elements? Create a succulent bouquet with mossy greenery and fern fronds for a stunning detail that will really stand out against your white gown.
A Little or a Lot
The above two succulent bouquets demonstrate how bouquets in a similar palette can look very different depending upon how many succulents you use. On the left, there is a bouquet filled with succulents with just a few roses dotting the arrangement. On the right, is a bouquet filled with varying flowers and greenery with only a couple of succulents. As you can tell, how many succulents you use can drastically effect the look of your bouquet.
Most of the bouquets shown here have featured large, impressive succulents. But succulents are available in all sizes, including the more demure ones above, that are the same scale as the other flowers in the arrangement.
For summer's garden weddings, wildflower bridal bouquets generally dominate. Make your wedding bouquet stand out by adding succulents to your billy balls and yellow roses (above, left) or white ranunculus and daisies.
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