While ferns may conjure images of lush and verdant forests and jungles, we have a feeling they're the next big thing in the weddings world. The leafy, emerald-green beauties are a great accent to your bouquets and centerpieces, but they are also showy and stunning enough to take center stage and stand on their own. Ferns come in a ton of different varieties and looks, from the feathery and delicate maidenhair ferns to the whimsical, curlicue-shaped fiddlehead variety. And, best of all, they're available all-year-round, though they're especially great for late-summer, fall, and winter weddings.
Check out our favorite ways to incorporate beautiful ferns into your wedding.
Bouquet of Ferns and White Flowers (above): This pretty emerald-and-cream bouquet combines a variety of lush ferns with ivory lisanthuses, garden roses, ranunculuses, and veronicas.
Photo: Amy Merrick
Summery Fern Bouquet: This sweet arrangement would be perfect for an outdoor wedding. We love the combination of textured ferns with cheerful daisies, hydrangeas, and feverfew.
Photo: Braedon Photography
Green-and-White Bouquet: There is something so classic and pretty about simple shades of white and green. The emerald-green ferns add a touch of texture to balance out the creamy-white roses, lisanthuses, and pieris.
Photo: Studio 306
All-Greenery Bridal Bouquet: For a bold bride who wants anything but flowers in her bouquet, consider one filled with ferns, poppy pods, dianthus, fiddlehead ferns, celosia, and green hydrangeas like this newlywed's arrangement.
Photo: Meg Perotti
Woodsy Bridal Bouquet: The long, delicate ferns give this bouquet by Honey & Poppies and wonderful woodland feel that's perfect for autumn or winter.
Photo: Onelove Photo
Botanical Bridal Bouquet: This lush arrangement by florist JL Designs features delicate maidenhair ferns, bay leaf, pieris, double hellebores, anemones, veronicas, and astilbe and is tied with caramel-colored velvet ribbon.