June 3, 2010

A Casual Cactus Wedding

For a wedding that is unique and earthy, opt for a color palette of green and burnt orange and choose cacti and succulent plants over standard wedding blooms. These plants come in gorgeous colors, from pale to deep green, orange, red, white and purple. Cacti have a wonderful texture and shape, and last much longer than your typical wedding floral arrangement.

Succulent Wedding

  • Decorate your ceremony and reception spaces with wreaths made from cactus and succulent plants in a variety of colors and sizes -- Martha Stewart

  • For unique bridal style, have your hairstylist add a small succulent plant to your tresses -- A Los Angeles Love

  • Tiny potted plants in neat rows on a burnt orange cloth look great and work as favors and place cards -- JuneBug Weddings

  • The bridal bouquet is sure to stand out when created from an array of succulent plants -- Green Wedding Shoes

  • For centerpieces, create contained mini cactus gardens. Use small colored stones as the base for the plants. These arrangements are not only conversation pieces, but will last for quite some time -- Green Wedding Shoes

  • Bridesmaids will look lovely in burnt orange dresses -- J.Crew

  • For the wedding cake, have your baker place mini plants in the center of bundt cakes dripping with royal icing -- Green Wedding Shoes

  • A simple pale green invitation is the perfect choice for wedding stationery -- FineStationery.com

  • Serve dishes made from actual cactus plants, like this salad with prickly pear pads -- Food Photo Blog

  • Don’t forget the groom – Dress up his tuxedo with a small succulent boutonnière -- Succulent Love Designs

  • For your signature cocktail, a Cactus Jack is sure to please -- In The Spirit