Cacti, succulents, foliage, florals and a boho vibe make for some pretty awesome wedding inspiration today… This modern cactus wedding styling concept embraces everything that is cool and quirky about the humble cactus, and creates a luscious green vibe.

Splashes of vibrant colours bring the theme together, and I particularly love the bright coral in the colour palette. The styling team, led by Rock the Day, created ideas not only full of amazingly pretty details, but with an air of fun too. There are cute little cactus wedding styling details everywhere… wait until you see the cake topper!

Bride sitting at table with cactus wedding styling

The shoot also has a boho vibe, including cool bride and groom dreamcatcher chair signs, peacock chairs, floral hoops and the beautiful wedding dress with a bead and tassel top.

This modern, quirky styling is perfect for couples who want to inject some colour and fun into their wedding day. I hope you enjoy the fabulous pictures of these modern cactus wedding styling ideas, taken by Caroline Opacic Photography.

Bright Splashes of Colour

“Indoor botanical trends inspired this shoot. I’ve always had a love for cacti, so my aim was to create a luxe bohemian shoot with bright splashes of colour and greenery. I wanted a modern and bright venue, and the airy white surroundings of the Old Parish Rooms made it the perfect blank canvas for a shoot focused on details and striking decor.

Wedding dress hanging by table with cactus wedding cake and stationery

Cactus wedding stationery

Wedding rings

Wedding cake with cactus design

Pots of succulents in drawer of dresser

Wedding stationery with cactus design

“We filled Fable and Moon’s kids tipi corner with cactus activities, a photo booth and miniature cactus inspired sweet treats by Tiny Sarah’s Cakes. As well as the bite-size treats, Sarah also created a three-tiered vegan cake, complete with adorable Mr & Mrs cactus toppers. Having recently gone vegan myself, I wanted to use a cake supplier with the same ethics for this shoot.”

Children's wedding play area with tipi

Tipi in children's wedding play area

Cactus themed props in tipi

Cactus backdrop for wedding photo booth

Table of cactus themed children's activities

Cactus stickers

'Where the Cool Kids Are' sign

Wooden stick pencils

Small cactus plants and cactus shaped biscuits

Doughnuts with cactus toppers

Contrasting Looks

“Our bride, Zuzanna wore bespoke vintage inspired gowns by Poppy Perspective. We chose two contrasting gowns, one with an incredible lace cape for a soft, carefree look, and a second, gold sequinned dress to provide a more luxe, stylised feel. Knot Your Average Bride completed the contrasting looks with a loose updo hairstyle and nude make-up, followed by catwalk-worthy slick back hair and deep lips to match the colours within the florals.

“To add that extra sense of boho luxe, Zuzanna wore lace ankle boots from House of Elliot and unique handmade jewellery from Aimee Winstone. Together they added the final touches for a detail-focused bride.”

Bride holding large bouquet

Plait bridal updo

Bride wearing open back wedding dress

Green pendant on bridal necklace

Bride sitting on steps holding bouquet

Lace bridal ankle boots

Bride with plait updo and open back wedding dress

Bride wearing long open back wedding dress

Cactus Details

“Rock the Day created a stunning wedding banquet set up. Black potted cactus topped a living coral dip-dyed table runner centrepiece, with a hanging floral hoop above. The living coral, Pantone’s 2019 colour of the year, created a vibrant backdrop against the rest of the decor. I absolutely loved the dreamcatcher inspired chair backs; they added a whole new feel to the bohemian furniture supplied by Anthology Vintage Hire. I’ve wanted to work with Knots and Kisses for a long time, and their bespoke luxe stationery featured tiny cactus details and bright splashes of pink.”

Wedding table with dreamcatcher-inspired backed wedding chairs

Small pots of cacti and succulents on wedding table

Pots of cacti, succulents and cactus wedding table number

Coral table runner with pots of cacti and succulents

Wedding chairs with bride and groom hoops on the back

Fern in glass bauble and succulents

Potted cactus plants on wedding table

Pink and grey candles on wedding table with cactus plants

Wedding place setting with cactus styling

Small cactus plant and cactus name tag at wedding place setting

Wedding menu with cactus motif

Bride dreamcatcher style hoop on back of wedding chair

Foliage hoop hanging above wedding table

Bride sitting at wedding table holding bouquet

Bride with slick back bridal hairstyle

Bride sitting at table with cactus wedding styling

Wedding cake with cactus decoration

Bride and groom cactus wedding cake topper

Cactus detail on wedding cake

Luxe and Stylish Backdrop

“Our final set-up was a ceremony area with a large hoop, expertly decorated with florals provided by Bohotanical. Using eucalyptus as a stunning base, carnations, roses and Veronica clea provided pops of colour. The hoop added a luxe and stylish backdrop for an eye-catching ceremony, and then we used a vintage peacock statement chair for our model Zuzanna to create an extra sense of boho.

“This shoot was a pleasure to co-ordinate. I love how the vibrant colours contrasted with the beautiful Old Parish Rooms; I am definitely sold on cactus as alternative wedding styling!”

Wedding ceremony display with floral hoop and vases of flowers

Vases of flowers for wedding ceremony display

Vases of flowers, succulents and potted cacti

Lace bridal ankle boots

Bride wearing gold sequinned dress

Bride holding bouquet in front of floral hoop

Bridal bouquet with foliage, succulents and flowers

Wedding ceremony display with floral hoop and vases of flowers

Cactus themed wedding cake

Dresser decorated with flowers and candles

Cactus wedding invitation

Wedding rings

Crescent moon hair accessory

Succulents and flowers in bottles with potted cactus

Bottles and black tins of flowers with jewellery box

Bridal bouquet in drawer of dresser

Bride sitting in vintage peacock chair

Creative team

Photography Concept, Planning and Coordination: Caroline Opacic Photography

Shoot Location: The Old Parish Rooms, Rayleigh, Essex

Styling and Hire: Rock the Day

Flowers: Bohotanical

Dresses: Poppy Perspective

Hair and Make-Up: Knot Your Average Bride

Shoes: House of Elliot

Jewellery: Aimee Winstone Jewellery

Cake and Sweet Treats: Tiny Sarah’s Cakes

Stationery: Knots & Kisses

Model: Zanna Lagowska

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