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12 Sunflower Ideas for a Rustic Wedding

12 Sunflower Ideas for a Rustic Wedding

From simple to traditional to showstoppingly gorgeous, here are twelve sunflower wedding ideas to help you include this happy flower in your big day.



Bold, bright and always cheerful, sunflowers are a perfect pick for your wedding — especially if you’re planning a rustic or summer celebration.








Sunflower Ceremony Arch: It’s true that baby’s breath is the wedding flower trend that will probably never stop, but the sunflowers and simple wooden structure here are the real stars of the show. This arch is just the place to say your vows, and the backyard wedding vibes it gives off are kind of wonderful.








Hanging Sunflower Pomanders: These sunflower pomanders are a fun way to brighten up your reception decor — and as you can probably already see, they look particularly amazing in a barn venue.









Sunflower Boutonniere: Great with classic, summery suits, a colorful boutonniere with sunflowers and greenery is just the finishing touch a groom needs.








Sunflower Wedding Invitations: The combination of brown paper, ink illustrations and just a hint of yellow makes this rustic invitation suite a fantastic choice to set the tone for a summery, outdoor wedding day.








Sunflower Signage: Speaking of setting the tone — cheerful flowers plus cheerful wedding signs equals decor fit for one of the happiest days of your lives together.








Sunflower Escort Cards: So, the escort cards themselves aren’t actually sunflowers, but the flowers serve as a pretty wonderful stand for each guest’s card. Another pretty option would be printing an illustration or sunflower pattern on each card, but we’re partial to this idea.








Sunflower Aisle Decor: Sunflowers? Check. Raffia? Check. Tree stumps? Check. Could these arrangements be any more rustic? We think not.








Sunflower Wedding Bouquet: When in doubt, choose sunflowers. After seeing this pretty yellow, white and blue bouquet, that might be our new motto. We love the fact that there are only three huge sunflowers in the arrangement — a decision that only allows the yellow blooms to stand out even more.







Flower Crown: This bride’s sunflower bouquet is also pretty, but what we’ve really fallen for is her earthy, foraged-style sunflower flower crown. What do you think? Would you wear a flower crown on your wedding day?








Naked Cake: One word — yum. This naked cake is a rustic wedding idea in a nutshell, from its beautifully imperfect layers and frosting to the asymmetrical cake ‘topper’ on its side.








Sunflower Favors: The only thing better than covering your wedding reception in sunflowers is sharing the love (and the seeds) so your guests can go home and plant their own. The fact that these packets of sunflower seeds are personalized with the couple’s names and wedding date is the icing on the cake.








Sunflower Field Photo: Okay, we’ll admit it. We absolutely saved the best for last. So, if you happen to be getting married near a sunflower field and if you could possibly convince your photographer to help you create your own version of this breathtaking photo, well, first, you’d be our heroes, and second, you’d have the prettiest wedding photos in all the sunflower-filled land.




Basically, go forth and put sunflowers everywhere. We think you’ll love it.




Credits: Kristin Sweeting   |   Weddings By Lilly   |   Janelle Brooke Photography   |   Ann’s Paperie   |   Lisa Poggi   |   Averyhouse   |   Ulysses Photography   |   Morgan Bayard Photography   |   Kristina Curtis Photography   |   Two Blue Shoes Photography   |   Erika Rech Photography   |   CJK Visuals