It's officially wedding season—which means you'll be planning, attending, and thinking about weddings for the next few months. And if you're designing one of your own, we know you're looking for that little "something extra" to make it stand apart from the rest. Luckily you came to the right place! Since you (and all your summer bride friends!) already know the big wedding trends right now—romantic blooms, outdoor settings, long tables, yada yada—we have a new, fresh idea to introduce you to: the cactus!
We know, you're saying, "What? Put a cactus on my table rather than peonies? You must be crazy!" But hear us out. You remember the pineapple trend from last summer, right? It was the hottest item on tabletops from Hawaii to Florida (not to mention: in your apartment, on your clothes, and everywhere in between). And while we still adore the pineapple, it's safe to say that it's been replaced. The cactus—and all variations of them, including the Prickly Pear, Peruvian Apple, and Bunny Ears—has officially claimed the spotlight as summer's cutest accessory. Seriously, we're seeing the prickly plant everywhere—in home decor stores, on t-shirts, in your apartment, and beyond. And now, if you're going to be an on-trend bride, it's time to embrace cacti in your wedding decor, too.
That's why we scoured the internet, called on industry friends, and liked roughly a hundred Instas to find 15 perfect examples of wedding decor featuring cacti. So whether you're getting married in an open desert (yassss!), celebrating in Tulum, or hosting a wedding in a not-so-cactus-inhabited land, that's okay. Check out these pretty inspiration pictures (in some, the cacti is obvious and in others, you really have to look for it) to decide if you want to make a serious statement or add just a dash of texture to your arrangements. So go ahead and take a look, pin whatever you like, and be the first friend to try these festive details in your bouquet, on the ceremony structure, or at each place setting—no matter where you're saying "I do." And when you do, make sure to tell everyone that you're "on trend" for 2017 wedding season!