Succulents are showing up everywhere in the world of weddings—from bouquets and centerpieces to take-home favors and even the wedding cake. The hardy plants are a refreshing alternative to flowers and come in a surprising variety of colors, ranging from shades of green and grey to soft pink and purple. Succulents are available year-round but are especially great for summer weddings since they can stand up to the heat and won't wilt. Best of all, they're eco-friendly and can be replanted at home after the wedding. To get you inspired, we've rounded up of our favorite ways to feature succulents in your wedding day.
All-Succulent Bouquet (Above)
A bouquet entirely comprised of succulents, like this one by Devynn's Garden, is modern, stylish, and perfect for an outdoor setting. This bride planted all of the succulents from her bouquet in the couple's garden after the wedding.
If you're concerned that succulents may look too casual for your black-tie nuptials, this bouquet will prove you wrong. When combined with elegant flowers like black-and-white anemones and scabiosas, succulents add just the right amount of texture to the overall look.
In Your Hair
Instead of a flower, why not incorporate a succulent or two into your updo? It's such a chic and unexpected look.
Have your florist make a succulent boutonniere to pin to your groom's lapel.
For a major wow factor, create a giant wall of succulents to stand in front of as you exchange "I dos."
Seating cards staked into mini succulent pots direct guests to their reception table.
A Centerpiece of Succulents and Ranunculuses
The combination of sage-green succulents combined with coral ranunculuses and cream-colored astilbe is modern and fresh (love the cute table-number idea, too!).
A Centerpiece of White Flowers and Succulents
Mix in succulents with lush, creamy blossoms for a subtle pop of color and texture.
Long Succulent Centerpiece
For a more rustic look, combine succulents with wildflowers and display them down the center of long farmhouse tables. These wooden vessels are actually antique gutters the bride had ordered from France!
Bowl of Succulents
If your style is more Palm Springs-mod, how about these centerpieces? Succulents were planted into concrete bowls and accented with bright-yellow craspedia and a table number.
Ask your florist to create a textural table runner made entirely of different succulent varieties.
Send guests home at the end of the night with a mini succulent and note instructing guests to re-plant them at home.
Wedding Cake With Pricky Pear Topper
This unique confection by Ruze Cake House in Scottsdale, AZ, is a fresh take on the popular succulent wedding cake trend. The white-on-white herringbone-patterned tiers are topped with a flowering prickly-pear topper that's actually fashioned from sugar (and the cactus needles are made from broken spaghetti noodles!).