In our previous blog post, we discussed how you could bling up your bridal bouquet with classy embellishments. Visually, adding elements in addition to the flowers lends more layers of style and texture to your bouquet. In this post, we’re going to discuss several more ways to personalize your flowers.
Natural accents for your bridal bouquet:
4. Succulents and Air Plants: Succulents and air plants are two of the most on trend additions to wedding this year not only because of their affordable price tag but also because of their structural diversity—they come in a wide variety of colors and Dr. Seuss-like shapes. With their unique colors and shapes, succulents and air plants bring a rustic, desert-inspired style to your bouquet.
Here are several of our favorites:
- Echeverias maintain a flower-like appearance because their leaves grow in tight rosettes.
- To add a cascading shape to your bouquet, consider sedum burrito with their vinelike stems.
- Air plants (or tillandsia) add a wild, whimsical, Dr. Seuss-like look to your bouquet. (Great news: because they need very little water and can withstand a range of weather conditions, they still look beautiful after hours on a sunny Sedona Sunday or Saturday.
- Added bonus: many succulents and air plants can be propagated or repotted as home décor after your wedding. Can’t say the same for the daisies…
5. Seedpods: Seedpods can add some serious intrigue by building your bouquet up (adding height) or out (adding volume). Poppy pods, lotus, and scabiosa are great for creating a fuller shape for your bouquet while trumpet pods, okra, and dried protea can add height to your arrangement because of their slender, taller construction.
6. Grains & Grasses: As more couples opt for barn, country, beach, woodland, and garden weddings, organic straws of grains and grasses are a natural addition to the bride’s bouquet. Add blue lyme or tufted hair grass for a wispy, tall addition to your bouquet’s shape. A big elephant ear can amp up the ambience of a tropical-themed wedding. For a ranch, barn, or country-themed wedding, consider lavender, wheat, and barley tied together with a floppy gingham ribbon.
In our next Sedona Sky Weddings blog post, we’ll share more of our favorite bridal bouquet embellishments. Come back and learn more!