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:
- Lemon Trees
- Fresh Herbs – such as Rosemary, Basil or Lavender.
Popular flowers for botanical weddings:
- Sweet Peas
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!
MULTI-LEVEL PLANTS FOR YOUR TABLESCAPES
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.
PLANT & FLOWER INSPIRED STATIONERY
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.
POTTED PLANTS AS WEDDING FAVOURS
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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