Stunning Succulents

by | Bride, Flowers


Succulent bouquet photo by NK Photography

With the dry weather, succulents are ‘today’s’ plant. Their fleshy leaves and lovely varied colours will enhance any table setting.

Photo by One Love Photo

The rosettes of Aeoniums are coloured a deep purple. Echeverias are small rosettes of grey ‘leaves’ sometimes with a dusty pink tinge in the cooler weather. Some are shaped like jelly beans and are bright green with orange/red tinges. Unusual colours are available, from lime green, to yellow, pink and red and bronze, as well as striped, crinkled or the tiniest, most delicate of leaves and rosettes.

Succulent centre pieces from Yes Please!

Succulent Wreath by Fiona Grubb via Design Sponge

The many and varied leaf shapes are  part of the succulent family’s particular charm. Use them in a single variety in pots along a table. They look particularly effective when in rusted or distressed metal pots or in terracotta pots that have been lime washed in a subtle colour.

Photo by Blossom Daily

Photo from Portland Bride & Groom

Succulent favors from Martha Stewart Weddings , Bouquet via The Green Vase

Bouquet via House Martin

Their varied shapes are beautifully enhanced by crowding different varieties together in low arrangements, a wreath, or wired into your bouquet to enhance the blooms’ softness and colours.

Photo via Once Wed

Bouquet via House Martin

Bouquet from Erin Hearts Court via 100 Layer Cake

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  • It's A Jaime Thing says:
    July 9, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Ooooh…those are stunning! I think the top one is my personal favorite, though I love them all – succulents are beautiful! Kind of how they say “pink is the new black”, I feel like “succulents are the new peony”…lol.


  • bridal girl says:
    July 10, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Great flower arrangements. Good photos as well…

  • Tickled Pink Brides says:
    July 10, 2009 at 6:20 am

    I love this new trend of using succulents in weddings. AND I love Jaime’s comment that “succulents are the new peony”! Too funny!

  • wedding chicks says:
    July 12, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    beautiful bouquets and arrangements! absolutely love the first image and final image!!!

  • Megan says:
    July 13, 2009 at 11:42 am

    I love, love, love succulents! These photos are amazing too! Perfection.

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    March 6, 2010 at 5:53 am

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