How to Style Your Botanical Wedding

Inspired by natural greenery and stylish simplicity, botanical weddings are the biggest new trend in bridal. Hues of natural green combine with the freshness of white wedding details for an organic, ethereal ambience that will set your big day apart.

Much of the botanical wedding theme can be influenced by rustic touches and even metallic accents, if you want to add a little twist to your big day.

To help you start off your botanical-inspired wedding prep, the Beautiful Botanics collection by Ginger Ray brings you a whole host of stunning details that are designed to perfectly fit this theme. We’ve fallen in love with the contemporary calligraphy, the white and green colour scheme and the stripped back style of it all…

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Here are a few more ways to bring your botanical wedding to life…

Handmade Wedding Stationery

The invitations are your first opportunity to set the tone for your wedding so be sure to tie them into your theme. There are a variety of creative techniques that’ll be perfect for helping you embrace a little botany – from foliage features to fresh whites.

First up: wow everyone with a little watercolour!

Whether you want to create monstera, ferns, palm patterns or something with a floral flourish, just pick up your brush and start experimenting. You can find inspiration and dabble with a variety of designs before choosing your favourite.

24 Watercolour Wedding Invitations by The Overwhelmed Bride »

If you’re keen to put your own stamp on your wedding stationery, why not save time on writing out every detail and keep it consistent? Wedding stamps are a great way to capture all of the beauty of handmade crafts without the hard work of repeatedly writing out or illustrating your invitation.

Botanical and Watercolour Save The Dates by Oh So Beautiful Paper »

Vintage Fern Wedding Invitations by Oh So Beautiful Paper »

We have a selection of stamps available that are perfect for botanical wedding stationery – from ferns and foliage to your all-important info.

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To take things to the next level, you could even try the Silhouette Mint Stamp Maker. It allows you to create custom designs – perfect for big projects such as your wedding papercrafts.

Silhouette Mint Custom Stamp Maker »

Finally, as you scan Pinterest for botanical inspiration, one thing will become very clear: brush lettering and calligraphy are kind of a big deal.

Whether you use brush markers, calligraphy pens or a foiling machine, your lettering designs will leave you with an impressive invitation that your guests will treasure. Get your practicing in now!

5 Modern Calligraphy Tutorials on the Hobbycraft blog »

For those not confident in hand lettering but keen to achieve stunning lettering with shimmering foil accent details, we have just the post for you…

How to Use a Foiling Machine on the Hobbycraft blog »

Setting The Tables

The Pantone colour of 2017, Greenery is the shade of the moment. A yellow-green reminiscent of the first days of spring, it is symbolic of new beginnings and renewal – perfect for your big day. So, on that note: out go the vibrant vases of multi-colour florals and in come contemporary terrariums filled with green…

How to Make a Terrarium on the Hobbycraft blog »

DIY Terrarium Table Numbers by Bespoke Bride »

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For long tables, you may like to make the most of the added space with a stunning, nature-inspired table runner.

Intersperse plant holders and leaves with candles to add a magical glow to your venue when the light starts to fade. You can use decorative pillar candles, mini tea lights – or, if you don’t fancy the fuss of lighting candles, lay a string of fairy lights along your garland.

How to Make a Greenery Table Garland by You & Your Wedding »

Another way to create unique centrepieces is to transform our clear glass eggs and baubles into mini terrariums. You can hang these from garlands or from a decorative mini tree.

Image by Amy Fanton Photography »

If you’re celebrating a spring or Christmas wedding, it’s easy to make them seasonal – but you don’t have to!

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For a custom-made summery twist, you could create your own DIY paper plant pots to add refreshing decoration to the centre of your tables!

DIY Paper Plant: Watermelon Peperomia by The House That Lars Built »

Complement your tables with botanical place settings too…

DIY Succulent Place Settings by Ruffled »

Nature Napkin Rings by The Urban Acres »

Succulent Place Cards and Wedding Favours by The Knot »

Botanical Bakes

The cutting of the cake is one of the biggest moments of your wedding so, naturally, you want the cake in question to be a showstopper. The simplicity of the botanical theme needn’t stop you from creating – and, later, devouring – a spectacular wedding cake.

Covering your choice of delicious sponge with a thick coating of white icing and decorative green flourishes combines chic minimalism with a touch of nature.

15 Mouth-Watering Green Botanical Wedding Cake Ideas by Bridestory »

For a step-by-step on how to make your very own, check out this Great British Bake Off-inspired version:

Botanical Cake by Hannah Spannah »

The hottest new trend that falls into the theme of the day is the naked cake. Stripping things back, the naked cake has an exposed look to it that gives you a fun and fresh alternative to traditional fare.

Rosemary Lemon Cake by The Little Epicurean »

17 Naked Cakes and How to Make Your Own by A Practical Wedding »

As well as cakes, add other quirky and delicious details to your botanical wedding! Check out these adorable cactus macaroon bites for inspiration.

Greenery Botanical Wedding Ideas by Whimsical Wonderland Weddings »

Dressing The Venue

Prepare to transform your venue! Combining nature and minimalism is key. This bright and airy theme is an all-seasons kind of style, perfect for adapting to suit any time of year with light and dark wood features or seasonal greenery.

Wreaths, garlands, decorative letters and more will all help you take any old room to a wedding wonderland.

Your Cricut Explore Succulent Wreath on the Hobbycraft blog »

How to Make Photo Fillable Baubles on the Hobbycraft blog »

DIY Wedding Ceremonies Wreath by Once Wed »

Add personal touches to your big day with handpicked letters decorated to suit your theme. Spell out your names, a message like “Just Married” or something entirely unique if you’re feeling creative!

How to Make a Felt Succulent Letter on the Hobbycraft blog »

Bloom Moss Décor by Sweet Tea and Saving Grace »

And finally, in lieu of floral arrangements, vine garlands are the answer. They’re easy to display in a range of ways, instantly brighten up the space effortlessly and remain in keeping with your hues of green.

DIY Paper Leaf Garland by The House That Lars Built »

DIY Chair Wedding Garland by Once Wed »

DIY Vine Wall Backdrop by Ruffled »

 

If you’re celebrating your big day by creating your very own botanical-inspired decorations, remember to use the hashtag #Hobbycraft to share your makes!

We can’t wait to see what you dream up.

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