Pressed flowers may have had their heyday in the 1970s, but dried flowers are back. The latest revival sees the pretty, papery blooms — as well as greenery like ferns and vines — incorporated as wedding décor. And trust us, the latest takes on this idea are chic and stylish (not dusty or fuddy-duddy — we promise!).
Pressed-flower wedding details are a wonderful way to help bring Mother Nature indoors, especially if you are not able to have an alfresco celebration. Choose your favorite flowers or blooms that your florist is planning on featuring in your wedding-day arrangements. Or, for a more modern feel, try drying out ferns and more architectural flowers like Queen Anne's lace and astrantia.
To press your own leaves and flowers at home, take an encyclopedia or other heavy book. Line a page with parchment or wax paper and arrange flowers face down so they don't overlap. Close the book and leave untouched for seven to 10 days. Once all the moisture is gone and they have a papery texture, display the pressed flowers between panes of glass or in picture frames as table numbers or seating charts at the reception.
To help get you inspired, check out these six stunning pressed-flower wedding decoration ideas — they're making us want to grab our heaviest, thickest books and start drying flowers, stat!