The super on-trend botanical wedding theme is the perfect way of creating fresh, clean wedding styling. A botanical theme is perfect on its own, mixed with touches of vintage, or combined with a more contemporary look. Here are seven botanical wedding styling ideas to help make your day unforgettable…
Opt for Pots of Herbs
Nothing says botanical than individual plants and herbs. Choose a variety to decorate your reception tables and venue. If you choose wisely you can introduce subtle hints of colour, such as the soft blue of rosemary flowers, the deep, dark red of peppermint stalks and the vibrant greens of fennel. Of course, they will all look beautiful and smell amazing!
If you are holding your wedding reception in a marquee, consider using a botanical print fabric as a backdrop, or suspend lengths overhead to lower the ceiling. Add colour and interest to your tables by using botanical print fabric as table runners and complement with small pots of plants and herbs as simple table decor.
Style your chill-out area with potted plants and ferns, adding some botanical print cushions to soften the look.
Excite the Senses
Using botanicals that smell wonderful as well as look great is the perfect way of introducing sensory details to your day. Plant lemon verbena and other sweet smelling herbs in old-fashioned terracotta pots and place them on crisp white tablecloths to make the colours stand out. If you can source old terracotta pots, they have their own beautiful patina and coral tones; simply stunning!
Create a magical botanical wedding ceremony aisle to walk down. Use potted ferns to create height, placing them in a line to form a path for you to walk between.
Creative Table Plan
Botanicals are really on-trend at the moment, so there is a huge choice of botanical print wallpaper available. Choose a print that suits your wedding styling and create a table plan board by pasting wallpaper to MDF. Complete the look by attaching fern leaves and herbs in bunches to decorate your table plan.
Mini Botanical Gardens
Terrariums are perfect for using as table centrepieces, and they are the biggest botanical styling statement around right now. Essentially, they are mini greenhouses, so use moss or sand to sit live plants in, such as air plants or succulents, to create a mini botanical garden for the centre of your tables. Get creative by mix and matching the plants used inside each terrarium.
Styling a botanical wedding really gives you the space and opportunity to get creative. Make some Pinterest boards with botanical ideas to get an idea of how your big day could look.
Guest post by Katie Hart of Get Knotted
Pots of Herbs: Debs Ivelja Photography
Pot of Rosemary: Kevin Greenfield Photography
Terrarium with Succulents: Amanda Karen Photography
Wedding Ceremony with Draped Greenery: Style Me Pretty, picture by Diana McGregor Photography
Botanical Escort Cards: Tulle and Chantilly