Styling Dried Botanicals

A guide to styling your wedding ceremony and reception using artfully arranged dried botanicals

There’s poetry to be extracted from the layers nature discards. Beauty immortalized in fallen leaves sculpted into peculiar shapes, dried blooms frayed with textured edges, and weathered stems stripped bare.

Stained in beautifully desaturated tones of mint, oat, tobacco and burnt rose, dried botanicals lend beautifully to celebrations held in blank canvas locations with facades in light palettes – dry desert surrounds, ancient stone walls or industrial concretes that compliment but don’t overwhelm their rich earthy tones.

Image: Meta Flora

When choosing arrangements, play with size – add drama to a reception entrance or ceremony with oversized sculptural installations like giant palm fronds, pampas grass or branches. Weave the look through to tablescapes with clustered vessels holding single specimens. Draw eyes to the intricate detail and delicate nature dried botanicals using single leaves from mixed botanicals pinned to place cards, menus or favors.

Our biggest tip – don’t be tempted by the effortless nature of dried botanicals and go DIY. Use a professional florist to source unique botanicals and arrange artfully for a look that will never date.

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