If you're saying "I do" in a tropical destination, go ahead and embrace the local flora. Well, that is if you want to stick to any kind of budget! And why not? We love tropical blooms and leaves—think palm fronds, monstera leaves, elephant ears, and more—on a beach, in lush mountain terrain, in the rice fields of Bali, and beyond. The best thing about this plant (among the many reasons to love it) is that because of the size, it can be used as a ceremony backdrop, in a flower installation above your head table, or even as a fun photo prop. We found palms—and all of its tropical leaf friends—as small as your hand and others taller than a person (see the ceremony backdrop below). Another secret: it holds its shape, something your florist will absolutely thank you for.
But that's not all. Palm wedding décor works in so many situations thanks to the leafy green hue, a neutral in the flower world. It's the perfect base for a big installation where you're adding in tropical blooms in pinks, oranges, and yellows, tying together an otherwise interesting mix—or even as the back of a bouquet! A single monstera leaf or pair of palms can give your bridal bouquet an asymmetrical shape, all the while fusing different textures together. And don't get us started on palms on wedding cakes. See below, but they can add texture in the form of a sugar flower, dimension as the real thing, or even an artistic touch when watercolored.
Needless to say, we're loving this trend in any and all forms. Take a peek at the photo inspiration below and start pinning what you like for your big day. And remember: You can use this trend even if you're not marrying in the tropics! We included a few pics below that took place in venues as far flung as as the mean streets of New York City. Proof that the palm is in style—anywhere.