Hannah Goodman
By Hannah Goodman Published 04/21/2017 16:22:00 | Views: 535
27 Ideas for Using Succulents at Your Wedding

Incorporating succulent plants into your wedding décor and flower arrangements is more popular now than ever. They're easy to maintain and add a striking accent to any arrangement or bouquet. They even look incredible on their own. With so many varieties and pretty color options, there are endless ways to style succulents for your big day. Go ahead, be the trendiest bride ever carrying a bouquet of succulents down the aisle. 

Terrarium Centerpieces

The bride used her green thumb to create these terrarium centerpieces featuring plants like moss and succulents. The terrariums were surrounded by moss table numbers, bird figurines, the couple's initials, and burlap table runners.


Succulents and Bold Blooms

This three-tiered cake, made in-house at The Club at Kukui'ula, was decorated with bold florals, succulents, and custom kokeshi dolls of the couple and their pup, in honor of the bride's Japanese heritage.


Antlers and Blooms

Silver-painted antlers and boxes filled with blooms and succulents from Bare Root Flora topped the tables at this boho-themed welcome party in Aspen. 


Natural Centerpieces

These small and simple centerpieces from Cabo Flowers were arranged to look natural and to resemble something you might find in your own home.

Bold Centerpieces

Matthew Robbins designed the tables using an embroidered fabric sourced from a shop in Guatemala City and topped the tables with mercury­ glass votives and glazed ceramic vases that were filled to the brim with lisianthus, native succulents, fuchsia orchids, and hydrangeas.


Succulent Cake Topper

A chocolate cake from BabyCakes topped with and surrounded by mini succulents was one of two cakes served at this desert wedding.


Take-Home Terrariums

These mini terrariums were assembled weeks in advance of the ceremony by nesting succulents and air plants in white sand within bud vases.


Green Tablescape

Succulents, an abundance of eucalyptus, and glowing mercury glass votives decorated long wooden reception tables at a San Francisco wedding.


Eco-Friendly Favors

These take-home escort cards were made from empty dog-food cans that held various succulents. Small tags with table numbers and guests' names were attached with miniature clothespins.


Modern Rustic

Window-box-like centerpieces from Mindy Rice at a ranch wedding in California brimmed with prickly pear cactus, echeveria, Aeoniums, garden roses, and Spanish moss.


Short Succulent Centerpiece

These long tables were decorated with bright arrangements of coral amaryllis, succulents, orange parrot tulips, roses, white freesia, tangerine ranunculus, and blush grevillea, all kept on the shorter side so guests could see each other across the table. 


Mini Succulent Place Setting

At this wedding, a tiny succulent awaited guests at place settings. It sat atop a napkin decorated with hand-dyed silk ribbon and a calligraphed favor box.


Succulent Adorned Cake

Succulents, peonies, and a topper passed down through the family decorated this organic whole-wheat cake with cream-cheese-and-berry filling and buttercream frosting from Mr. Natural at a Texas barn wedding.


Succulent Favors

Sarah and Jordan wanted to give their 41 guests something living to take home. "I thought succulents would be perfect," the bride explained. She and the groom spent the months leading up to the wedding collecting glass containers. Their florist, Lisa Anderson of Sweet Pea Flowers, filled them with the small plants just a couple of days before.


Vintage-Style Centerpiece

Succulents, thistle, scabiosa, millet, baby's breath, and garden roses made up this stunning centerpiece from Sweet Pea Flowers.


Jarred Succulents

To enliven a wedding space in Palm Springs, glass jars stenciled with the couple's initials and filled with succulents were placed on tables. Metal jars potted with greenery and flowering plants also added a special touch.


Leafy Décor

"We both love greenery," said a groom, who made these wreaths of succulents, umbrella ferns, asparagus ferns, passion vine, and tillandsia to grace the doors of the church in Upstate New York, where he was getting married. "It suited us more than the usual flowers." 


Table Number Decorations

Succulents, craspedia, and vintage metal numbers from Etsy vendor Junk Genius sat atop wood blocks to create a rustic centerpiece at a wedding in the southern California desert.


Sugar Succulents

This cake from Sweet and Saucy Shop featured sugar succulents on a snowy fondant canvas.


Succulent Ceremony Arch

The corners of this couple's ceremony arch were adorned with clusters of succulents, peonies, protea, rice flowers, and blush grevillea from Mindy Rice Floral & Event Design.


A Lush Arrangement

This large arrangement of succulents, Queen Anne's lace, and dusty miller anchored the bar at a California wedding.


Succulent Wreath

This decorative wreath combined succulents, branches, air plants, vines, and fresh blooms.


Succulent Aisle Décor

The outdoor aisle at this desert wedding was lined with succulents, coral peonies, and ranunculus from Mindy Rice Floral and Event Design that matched the event's peach-and-green color palette.


Cool Boutonnieres

The guys' boutonnieres, from Bare Root Flora, at this winter wedding consisted of brunia, seeded eucalyptus, thistle, dusty miller, spray roses, privet berries, and dry pods.


Golden Succulent Cake

"I wanted something not too sweet," said the bride of her wedding cake. So the couple went with a lemon-thyme cake made in-house at The Four Seasons and covered with gold fondant and desert flowers. 


Succulent Table Setting

For this centerpiece, succulents, lotus pods, air plants, and moss created a foundation of green, purple, and gray shades. Lighter hellebore, fritillaries, and lady-slipper orchids punctuated it.

On a Lapel

The lapel of this groom's suit was gussied up with a mint-green succulent and silvery brunia wrapped in pale pink ribbon, which pulled in the shades of his floral bow tie.



















Hannah Goodman
By Hannah Goodman 04/21/2017 16:22:00