Do you have an affinity for the outdoors? If nature is part of your personality, you will be thrilled to know that nature weddings are trending this year. It is now fashionable to include elements of nature in your wedding. Branches, berries and bark oh my!
Natural Color Choices
Earthy colors are in for nature weddings! From browns to ivories to grays and blush pinks, neutral shades bring out the natural elements as do soft faded colors. Popular color combinations include blush pink with ivory or shades of the same color in degrading color tones such as light blue, dark blue, purple and lilac. Another idea is to use one monochromatic color for your bouquet, for example red roses with reddish brown berries. You could also use a neutral earthy color like taupe or ivory mixed with a bold color such as orange or red.
Succulent Centerpieces and other Centerpiece Ideas
Wedding Succulent centerpieces are very popular this year and look great in mini terrariums and the best part is, you can make them yourself at home. Simply get clear containers such as 6 inch or larger rose bowls. Place a layer of activated charcoal at the bottom, then a layer of succulent or cactus soil. Now comes time to plant your succulents in an appealing manner in the soil. Top off your succulent centerpieces with sand and brush away any stray dirt with a dry paintbrush. Finally mist your work of art with water and keep in the shade in a cool area until the big day and keep misting periodically. Other natural centerpiece ideas besides wedding succulents include using birch bark, feathers and twigs in your floral arrangements to bring nature indoors. Speaking of centerpieces, gone are the days of every table having to look exactly the same. You could vary the size and shape of the containers and use natural elements in different combinations along with the flowers such as river rock, grasses and mosses.
Natural Bouquet Ideas
Although most combinations of live flowers would be well suited to bring nature into your wedding day, certain bouquet choices work best. All rose bouquets with the addition of berries or grasses would work well for a natural theme. Green and white mums with roses and hydrangeas along with green hypericum berries and looped lily grass would also blend beautifully with your natural theme. Roses with callas and berries would also be perfect. Mini callas, statice and lily grass with feathers is another idea to bring nature into your life. As for the ribbon and accents you can use on and in your bouquet, satin ribbon wrapped around the stem is a favorite as is wrapped and looped shear ribbon. You could also use burlap, cloth or lace to wrap your bouquet stem. Fancy pins, vintage broaches and flower jewelry would also add a natural flair to your wedding flowers.
If you want to bring nature in with succulent centerpieces, Bella Wedding Flowers has a beautiful selection. You can choose one specific type such as frosted gem or eggplant, or choose a succulent flower mixed package: Wedding Succulents
For other floral ideas and inspiration to bring nature inside at your wedding, go here: Nature Wedding Flowers