With beautiful flowers now in full bloom and the glorious backdrop of the English countryside, there’s never been a better time to adopt the botanical wedding trend. Simple yet pretty, this big-day theme celebrates natural beauty and ensures a classic finish that won’t date.
While the botanical trend boasts creativity and intricacy, creating it yourself is actually easier than you might think. The key is sticking to natural materials – pairing blooms with Kraft card, paper, wood, glass and stone – and finding a good florist.
YOUR WEDDING OUTFITS
Complement your simple and clean wedding theme with outfits of a similar style. Ditch heavily structured gowns or dresses with lots of glitz and glam and opt for something softer and elegant, or a gown that’s more free-spirited instead. Also consider a pretty floral headband instead of a veil.
While your man will be able to get away with just about any suit, crisp, well-fitted suits tend to suit this theme better than tails. When it comes to colour, opt for black, grey or blue.
For your bridesmaids, choose natural colours like pale green, grey, beige or peach. If you like, you could even choose to dress them in white.
Style your table with miniature plant pots filled with herbs or succulents and add some colour and interest with glass mason jars and vases in varying heights and shapes.
Don’t feel limited by just table design either. Ask your florist to create a rose or ivy chandelier and think about hanging single flowers from the ceiling. A pretty floral backdrop for your ceremony setting or your wedding photo booth is another popular idea.
For an ultra-romantic look, you might also want to team your botanicals with the watercolour trend, which will help to bring out the whimsical feel of this theme. Watercolour table runners and / or stationery are great options.
THE FLOWERS & CAKE
As this theme celebrates nature’s landscape, you can afford to opt for a statement bouquet. It pays to think outside of the box too when it comes to your blooms. Why not opt for a wildflower bouquet, statement succulents, or a rustic and romantic bouquet of roses and ivy?
When it comes to your wedding cake, there are three styles that work particularly well with this look. For brides channelling elegance, choose a simple white iced wedding cake with pretty piping or beading and a sprig of greenery. For those opting for a more rustic or free-spirited affair, why not choose a watercolour wedding cake or the popular naked cake styled with flowers?
Taste the season with a menu that embraces fresh, local fare. Make the most of herbs and seasonal fruit and veg and consider organic if your budget allows.
Floral touches can also be added to you food and drink to bring it in line with your theme – just add a few edible flowers!
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