Dark, moody flowers are having a major interior-design moment, showing up on wallpaper, textiles, upholstery, and tiles. The big, opulent blooms in deep, evocative shades are also making their way into the weddings world. Lately, we’ve been noticing them on wedding stationery, on the dance floor, and even on the cake.
Like a nighttime walk through the garden, these expressive prints are lush, romantic, and moody—in the best way possible, of course. The blooms set a romantic, ethereal tone for guests upon arrival at your celebration and usually work best when balanced with lighter moments. For example, if you’d like to go this moody-florals route with your wedding stationery, pair your floral-patterned invitation with a cream-colored outer envelope so the overall look is complementary and not too heavy.
Looking for some more dark and dreamy floral inspiration? Keep reading for more of our favorite ways to incorporate this look into your wedding.
Soften up the look of an industrial setting by creating a floral backdrop with a roll of wallpaper. This evocative pattern (called “Dark Floral,” obv) features peonies, roses, and daisies hand-painted by artist Ellie Cashman (and is available for purchase online). The lush florals are reminiscent of the work by Dutch masters, and the stark contrast between the dark background and white blooms creates a moody, ethereal feel in the ceremony space.
Create a romantic, moody scene with charcoal-colored table linens and a sprawling centerpiece with florals in both light and dark tones. Add wooden chairs to add texture to the overall look and loads of candlelight—extra-tall taper candles in varying shades of ivory, gray, and black.