Flowers, move over! Succulent wedding bouquets are all the rage right now, and it’s easy to see why. Succulents come in a wide array of colors and textures and make beautiful, unique bouquets. They’re the perfect choice for brides who want something a little different than the standard rose, tulip, and peony arrangement.
Summer is the season for weddings, so we thought we’d share the best succulents for wedding arrangements with you today. If you’re getting married soon and you need some bouquet inspiration, or you just want to admire some beautiful succulent arrangements, then keep on reading!
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Echeveria have beautiful rosettes that make them look similar to flowers. They’re one of our favorite succulents for bouquets because they’re super elegant and classy!
Echeveria come in a wide variety of colors, including blue, pink, purple, black and green, so they’ll match any color scheme. Find them on Amazon, here. Some Echeveria even have different shapes and textures, so you can make a bouquet with just this one succulent and still end up with a visually interesting result.
See the wavy succulents in the photo below? Those are ruffled Echeveria! Aren’t they beautiful? We think they kind of look like peonies and add lots of texture to that bouquet.
Echeveria look great on their own and mix well with flowers too, which is why we think they’re the perfect wedding succulent!
We think Aeoniums are the perfect addition to any fall bouquet. You see that gorgeous dark maroon/purple succulents in the photo below? Those are Aeoniums— get your own here, from Amazon! It has a dark, rich color that adds a little extra drama to any fall bouquet.
If that beautiful Bordeaux color won’t mesh with your color scheme, don’t worry! Aeoniums come in other colors that might suit your fancy. One of our favorite Aeoniums is pale yellow with green stripes and pink tips— check them out in the bottom of the bouquet in the photo below! It’s called Sunburst and looks gorgeous with other pastel succulents or flowers!
Read on, here, and learn more about the beautiful Aeonium succulent!
OK, so air plants aren’t technically succulents. But they look so good mixed in with succulents and flowers that we had to tell you about them— buy your own here for your home!!
Air plants are epiphytes that grow on other plants and trees. They’re native to tropical rainforests and don’t need to be planted in soil to survive— check out our ultimate guide on how to care for air plants, here. Isn’t that amazing?
Air plants are really hardy and will hold up nicely in any wedding bouquet. They’d also do great as center pieces for receptions! Put them in beautiful terrariums, like this one. We’ve all heard horror stories of a bride’s flowers wilting right before her wedding—with air plants, that won’t happen!
In addition to being hardy, they’re pretty beautiful too! See the palm-looking plants in the bouquets, below? Those are air plants! We think they adds an unexpected touch of lush greenery and texture to that otherwise conventional bouquet of flowers. It’s definitely the star of the arrangement!
Air plants play nicely with flowers, but they can also be used by themselves to make a truly special, unique wedding bouquet. That’s why they’re one of our absolute favorite plants for weddings!
Are you just loving the idea of having a succulent bouquet? We found this faux bouquet of succulents! It’ll give you an inexpensive way to test out which varieties will make the cut of your final bouquet.
Burro’s Tail is such a gorgeous succulent! It’s a trailing plant, so its long stems cascade down whatever pot or planter you put it in. Each stem has lots pale green, teardrop shaped leaves. It’s one of the most visually interesting and beautiful succulents out there, so it’ll look amazing hanging down from your bouquet! Check them out in the photo below!
If you’re lucky, your Burro’s Tail might even be in bloom on your wedding day. This succulent doesn’t bloom often, but when it does it sprouts gorgeous pinkish red blooms that will add some extra prettiness to your arrangement!
Learn more about the glorious Burro’s Tail in our article here!
String of Pearls
String of Pearls is another trailing succulent that looks a lot like Burro’s Tail. It has leaves that are shaped like pearls instead of teardrops, so it looks like a long, beautiful strand of pearls. This plant is elegant and delicate, just like the real pearl necklace you might wear on your wedding day as your something old or borrowed!
Take a look at the arrangement below—doesn’t the String of Pearls look absolutely stunning in that bouquet?
Take a look at our Top 5 Hanging Planters that you can beautifully display your String of Pearls in, in your home!
And aside from a bouquet, they’d look beautiful as decor for your reception. Check out these cascading faux String of Pearls. Drape them over wherever you see as best fit!
Pachyveria is another type of succulent that has beautiful rosettes. This plant has plumper leaves than an Echeveria, though, so it gives a slightly different look to bouquets. Small Pachyverias would even look great on your groomsmen. Test them out with these faux Pachyverias.
Pachyveria come in colors from pink to blue to green, so you’re sure to find one that matches your color scheme. Our favorite Pachyveria is called Jeweled Crown. It has pale, bluish green leaves that are tinged with red around the edges. It would look gorgeous in a spring or summer bouquet!
Haworthias are an unexpected addition to a bridal bouquet, but we think they look great! Just take a look at the Haworthia in the photo below (it’s the pointy, spotted plant in the top- center). We think it really shines in that bouquet! It adds some beautiful texture to the arrangement and makes it more unique overall. Try out your own from Amazon, here.
Haworthias come in a lot of different shapes, though, so if pointy leaves aren’t your thing, you’re sure to find one you love! Check out our article about the Zebra Plant, a variation of the Haworthia. Some look a lot like Pachyveria and have plump green leaves arranged in a rosette. Others look a lot like Aloes and have triangular leaves. Any Haworthia you choose will add something special to your bouquet, so you really can’t go wrong!
There you have it! Those are the best succulents for wedding arrangements according to us here at Succulent City. Which one is your favorite? We’re partial to the Aeonium and Burro’s Tail, but let us know which one you love in the comments section below! And if you’ve had your own succulents bouquet, share your photos with us! Share them in our Facebook group— Succulent City Plant Lounge.
Did this article inspire your inner succulent- fanatic? Check out these additional articles— Summer vs Winter Succulents- What’s the Difference, 8 Blue Succulents You Need in Your Garden, and How to Water Air Plants.
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Happy planting, friends! ?