If you’re looking to add something a little different into the mix for your wedding flowers then succulents might just be the perfect thing for you. These small (and sometimes not so small) fleshy little plants, which you’ve most probably seen growing in rockeries or on cliff tops, are fantastically versatile and can be a delightful addition to your wedding decor.

Although succulents have been popular for weddings for a few years now, the beauty of these plants has seen their popularity continue to grow, and with so many varieties to choose from it’s easy to see why. Available all year round, succulents come in all shapes and sizes, which makes them perfect for everything from buttonholes to table arrangements.

Wedding Bouquets with Succulents

Succulents are ideal for adding texture, structure or simply something a little different to wedding bouquets. Ranging in colour from fresh green to subtle shades of grey and purple, they work beautifully with many colour schemes. Their interesting shapes and varieties are sure to make them a talking point too.

Acting as a perfect foil to more traditional flowers, succulents are perfect for both summer and winter weddings.

Succulent Buttonholes

The bride has her bouquet, but what about the groom? Well usually the groom’s buttonhole is a very traditional blousy flower, but it doesn’t have to be. A single succulent in a buttonhole adds a more minimal masculine edge, and paired with sprigs of lavender, seed heads and berries, it makes a statement that’s in no danger of wilting in the heat.

Succulent Wedding Table Arrangements

Plants are a hugely underrated resource when it comes to wedding table decor, and succulents come into their own when dressing reception tables.

If DIY is your thing, succulents are perfect for creating garden style arrangements which you can prepare well in advance. Mixing different varieties will certainly be a talking point amongst your guests, and combined with ferns and moss creates a living tapestry in the centre of the tables. Not too pretty, but definitely structural, succulents complement other elements such as grasses, wood, metallics and glass.

Succulent Wedding Cake Decorations

Succulents may not automatically spring to mind for cake decoration, but they can do the job perfectly. With some varieties looking like miniature blooms themselves, and clustered together, a plain iced or naked wedding cake can be transformed into a thing of architectural beauty.

Guest post by Simon Nickell

Images from…

Bouquet with Succulents and Foliage: Hello Love Photography (by Dominique)

Bouquet with Roses and Succulents: Jude Middleton Photography

Buttonhole on Braces: Sephory Photography

Buttonhole on Suit: One Love Photography

Succulent in Terrarium: Amanda Karen Photography

Table Arrangement and Cake with Trailing Greenery: Captured by Aimee

Cake with Succulent Topper: Michelle Cordner Photography