I’m so excited to feature this cool cactus styled wedding shoot with a rock ‘n’ roll vibe. Cactuses are being featured all over the place right now, including in wedding styling, and I for one love them. They are a quirky alternative to traditional wedding flowers, and perfect if you’re looking for ways to add botanical touches to your wedding.

These styling ideas are such fun. The botanical garden of Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover is a fabulous backdrop for this shoot, with the greenhouse bursting with vibrant cactuses in all shapes and sizes. A variety of cactuses displayed in an eclectic mix of vases and cans grace the tablescape, which also features a simple place setting set with a beautiful orchid. And with all the cacti and succulents surrounding the sweet treats, the dessert table looks like something straight out of the ‘desert’ (sorry). The cupcakes with iced cacti details look amazing.

Bride and groom in greenhouse full of cactuses

The bride and groom are totally epic too, with their rock ‘n’ roll vibe… pink hair, tattoos galore, beards, man buns and a whole lot of love!

Diana Frohmueller tells us more about her inspiration behind this crazy, loved-up shoot…

Crazy Cacti

“Rieke from Milles Fleurs and myself wanted to do something different. More crazy. More fun. Something without lots of planning, uncomplicated, and without having a big storyboard. A bit different from the weddings you usually see in the summertime!

“Because we both love the light, smooth cactus green and the cacti themself we decided to ask the City if we could do a styled shoot in our botanical garden of Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover, Germany. We thought about a crazy Las Vegas style shoot, but that is not possible here! So, the crazy cacti love shoot was born.

“I knew already the male model, John Wolf, and told him about the shoot. He felt in love with it right away. When I asked Nati if she could imagine being part of this shoot she was also straight in! Every vendor we asked was on board within seconds, and we had such a fun time!”

Small wedding table in greenhouse full of cactuses

Table with cactus wedding styling

Pots and vases of cactuses on wedding table

Orchid on wedding plate

Hanging baskets of foliage in greenhouse

Potted cactuses on wedding table

7 - Cactus Wedding Styling with a Rock 'n' Roll Vibe

Cactus tree

Large display of flowers, greenery and cactus

Cactus buttonhole

Wedding ring on cactus leaf

Bride with pink hair holding hands with groom in white suit

Groom with tattoo on hand with arm around bride

Bride holding bouquet in greenhouse full of cactuses

Bride with pink hair holding bouquet

Bride with half up half down hairstyle

Groom in white suit holding bouquet

Groom doing devil horns hand gesture

Wedding ring on groom's finger

Wedding ring on cactus

Bride and groom sitting at wedding table in greenhouse

Bride touching orchid on her plate

Bride with pink hair wearing wedding dress with ruffle layered skirt

Bride and groom in greenhouse full of cactuses

Bride leading groom by the hand through greenhouse full of cactuses

Groom hugging bride from behind

Groom with sunglasses holding sign saying Crazy Love

Groom wearing white suit

Wedding ring on tropical leaf

Wedding dessert table in greenhouse full of cactuses

Wedding cakes and desserts on table with cactuses

White wedding cake and cactus

Cactus cupcakes

Cactus in nag and cactus cupcakes

Cactus iced biscuits

White semi-naked wedding cake and green macarons

Kaktus spelt in string

White wedding cake with cactus topper

Wedding ring on cactus

Bride with pink hair and groom in white suit and hat

Bride taking hat off of groom's head

Bride and groom in greenhouse of cactuses

Bride with pink hair in greenhouse full of cactuses

Bride holding wild bouquet

Bride holding groom's hat in front of their faces as they kiss

Tattoo on groom's hand

Groom holding bouquet and bride holding crazy love sign

Bride and groom laughing

Creative Team

Photography: Diana Frohmueller Photography

Concept, Flowers and Decorations: Milles Fleurs

Shoot Location: Berggarten Herrenhausen, Hannover, Germany

Hair and Make-Up and Styling: Ria Saage

Wedding Dress: Cosmopolka

Suit: Lo and Go Hannover

Cakes and Biscuits: Mundus FineArt Bakery

Rings: Trauringstudio Braunschweig

Models: John Wolf and Nadja Nati