Botanical Wedding Ideas

During the pandemic, the popularity for houseplants and greenery in the home boomed as many sought to create a relaxing haven that not only looked stylish but offered environmental benefits too. Botanical themed weddings became a popular trend for similar reasons, with happy couples choosing natural and organic decorations to style their venues.

But what is a botanical wedding and what’s the best way to create one? Here, we share some of our favourite ideas.

Botanical wedding theme styling

What Are Botanical Weddings?

Botanical is a broad term when it comes to weddings. It can mean simply using green, white and cream tones, plus touches of other natural colours, for your decorations and décor. Or it can mean finding innovative ways to use a range of plants and flowers.

Choosing Plants & Flowers

There’s no right way to pick plants and flowers for your botanical wedding. If you aren’t sure where to start, look at your home and your favourite plants, or visit a garden centre with your wedding colours and see what flowers match or coordinate.

Recommended plants for a botanical wedding include:

  • Eucalyptus
  • Succulents
  • Ferns
  • Cacti
  • Spirea
  • Dogwood
  • Foxglove
  • Lemon Trees
  • Fresh Herbs – such as Rosemary, Basil or Lavender.


Popular flowers for botanical weddings:

  • Roses
  • Peonies
  • Tulips
  • Sweet Peas
  • Dahlias
  • Snapdragons
  • Jasmine
  • Poinsettas


Botanical Wedding Ideas

When crafting a magical, nature-rich botanical wedding, you almost can’t have too many flowers and plants. Wherever there is an empty space, odd corner or entranceway, you can find a plant or flower display. After all, for a botanical themed wedding, why not go all out!


Your dining tables, guestbook and gift area, aisles and side-tables at your reception are all places where you can pop a few potted plants. For tablescapes on long tables, choose plants of varying heights and different style pots to add visual interest. Combine them with a mixture of tea lights and low level candles for a romantic touch to your botanical wedding.


For pretty plant-inspired wedding stationery try Papier or Laura Likes. Poppy & Thistles also offer a beautiful range of stationery printed on wildflower seed paper which can be planted after the big day for a lasting memory of the occasion.


Wedding favours aren’t a must but for a botanical themed wedding, gifting your guests with a piece of the natural world will keep them thinking about your sensational wedding for years to come. Small potted succulents and cacti make the perfect favour as they are easy to transport and upkeep once guests get them home. They are currently very trendy, an eco-friendly gift and offer a decorative touch to each table setting.

Expert Tips For A Botanical Themed Wedding

Alex Hoogewerf, our managing director shares his top tips for creating the perfect botanical themed wedding.

Create Your Own Canopy

There is nothing quite like the great outdoors for a botanical themed wedding, and a stretch tent offers the ideal canopy. With endless styling options, it is easy to personalise the interior design for a bespoke look.

For a magical atmosphere use a mixture of fairy lights and festoons to line a tent or wrap around internal poles to add definition. You can decorate your space with plants to create a magical green space. Think: tall potted plants and hanging vines.

You can also have sides open on a stretch tent to bring the outdoors in and make the most of the beautiful backdrop – the natural world!

Use Sea & Earth Tones For Your Table Runners

Potted plants are an excellent way to create a table centrepiece or decorate a table runner. You can also make your tablescapes really pop by choosing natural tones for your table runners, specifically in blue hues and earth-tones, to contrast with your green plants. At the moment we’re obsessed with hessian tablecloths, Dove grey and Royal blue runners!

Talk To Us About Your Botanical Wedding

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