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Beautiful Botanics ~ A Fresh New Trend


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Beautiful Botanics ~ A Fresh New Trend

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We have another brilliant and creative blog post by Karen from Darby and Joan. Karen is always ahead of the trends, and this trend, botanics is becoming very popular and here Karen tells us how you could create a botanical inspired wedding.

Over to Karen…

“Hello there!  We’ve got another inspiration post for you today, all about a trend that’s not only taking hold in the wedding industry but something we’re seeing all over the high street in both fashion and interiors. We’re talking beautiful botanical ideas; fresh, clean and organic with a stripped back, minimal colour palette with an abundance of white, green and graphical prints. We’ve got everything covered from the venue to the flowers, decor to the yummy treats, all to help you style your very own botanical inspired wedding.

Karen xx

The Botanical Wedding Style File… 

The Venue:

This wedding style is all about the colour palette, organic textures and details and could be created in any venue, tipi, marquee or even village hall. However, if you wanted to go all out for a botanical style wedding, then a show-stopping wedding venue like an Orangery or Victorian Conservatory will really add the wow factor. These stunning venues make the perfect backdrop to your big day, with natural light flooding in from the windows and often already filled with flowers and luscious plants, the decor is practically done for you.

A few Botanical Wedding Venue Ideas:
Kew Gardens – London
Wentworth Castle Gardens – Sheffield
Pavillion Gardens – Buxton
Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens – Northamptonshire
Eden Project – Cornwall

The Flowers:

The flowers for botanical themed wedding can be unstructured and a little bit wild. Opt for reems of luscious greenery like ferns, eucalyptus and consider white blooms like Hydrangeas, Roses or Peonies. If you want to add something a little different to the bouquets or flower arrangements, have a think about unusual plants like air plants, poppy heads and for wonderfully wild filler flowers, take a look at Genista, Astilbe and white Statice.

The Cake:

Like many elements of a botanical styled wedding let’s keep minimal, the wedding cake can be a simple tiered beauty. Consider a delicous white buttercream cake topped with fresh flowers and greenery, ask your cake maker to make the tiers different flavours and your florist to put aside a few blooms and foliage to add the finishing touch.

The Decor:

An array of vintage bottles in shades of green and brown simply filled with single stem flowers and varieties of eucalyptus are perfect for lining your tables with and for dotting around your venue. Fresh white linen makes the green elements really pop out and if you have the option, wooden chairs would be a great choice for pairing with the crisp white tables to add a organic contrast.

Backdrops are a great way to add interest to a large space, you could use it for the wedding ceremony, behind the top table or even for a photo booth. I love the idea of introducing a touch of white lace and hanging it or using a photography stand to position it. You can pick up large scalloped lace curtains from Ikea super cheaply and once you add some lovely foliage to the hanging or standing frame, your done. A simple, elegant but guaranteed to wow backdrop.

Collect vintage photo frames and old botanical posters/prints and seed packets to create lovely artwork to display around the venue, you can often find lovely paintings and drawing in charity shops or on car boot sales and once framed it makes for the perfect prop. I’m in love with these zinc or copper glass frames at the moment, great for displaying little treasures and pressing leaves.

Lots of couples like to create a beautifully styled area for the cards, gifts and guest book. I simply love the ideas of finding a vintage table top green house to keep your cards safe.

Consider going for an escort card style table plan and string up your guests name with jute twine, a wooden peg and a variety of leaves and white blooms to create a drop dead gorgeous botanical seating chart.

We really do love this wedding style, so simple, elegant and parred back, if you’re feeling inspired let’s queue the gorgeous pictures!


Luscious right!? Is the style right up your street? How will you be styling it, come and tell us over on Facebook.

Happy Botanical wedding Planning.”


Image Credits: Row 1 { Fern Cake: Style Me Pretty | Bouquet: Once Wed Leaf Pattern wallpaper: Pinterest | Glass bottles: Heather Bullard Dress: Want That Wedding | Kew Gardens: Steve Cadman – Kew Gardens }
Image Credits: Row 2 { Fern Wreaths: Once Wed | Brown Bottles: The Merry Thought Tiered Cake: Aisle  perfect | Botanical Frames: Femina | Envelope Liner: Etsy }
Image Credits: Row 3 { Wedding Dress: Magnolia Rouge | Table Top Greenhouse: Peony Book: Bridal Musings | Table Plan: Sarah Tucker }

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