10 Botanical Wedding Inspiration Boards

Hello lovelies! We’re about half way through our ‘Greenhouse’ month, and I’ve been looking through some of the botanical themed boards we’ve featured in the past and just loving every single one of them so much! I honestly think this is one of my favourite wedding trends/looks of all time. And, while many of these palettes use green as a base, you’ll see there’s no reason to limit yourself, which is great news if you’re loving the look of floral prints or botanical table details, but already have your heart set on a different colour or season. The main point is to get your creative juices flowing – get ready to be inspired!

Top row (l-r): Bride with fern {Heather Roth Photography/Simply & Forever}; fern table arrangements {Erin Grace Photography/Fieldwork Floral Operation}; cake {Heather Roth Photography/Simply & Forever}; bride in blush dress {Landon Jacob/Parkside Wedding Studio} | Row 2: Fern wedding invitation suite {Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria}; blush patent shoes {Aaron Snow Photography/Gibson Events}; table setting {Leo Patrone/Honey of Thousand Flowers} | Row 3: Fern wreaths {Leo Patrone/Honey of Thousand Flowers}; place setting {Anneli Marinovich Photography/Branco Prata -Sofia Ferreira}; chair {Jose Villa /Laurie Arons Special Events}; bouquet {Katie Stoops Photography/Events in the city}.

This one has always been a favourite – punchy greens combined with the softest of pinks, to create a mix of natural and romantic. Ferns also make a great motif for any botanical wedding, and are super versatile – I adore how they look on a white table with gold flatware and gold calligraphy, as pictured here. And why not go ahead and wear a blush wedding dress too? You know you want to! Pure romance.

Top row (l-r): Dress {Eric Kelley Photography/Beehive Events}; table setting {Odalys Mendez Photography/Virtu Floral and Event Design/The Funky Shack/Southern Flair}; leaf place cards {Annabella Charles/Haute Horticulture/Kristin Wolter} | Row 2: pie table {Kellan Studios};bridesmaids {Sarah Hasstedt/Pink Champagne Events} | Row 3: Flowers and calligraphed envelopes {Annabella Charles/Haute Horticulture/Kristin Wolter}; bouquet {Alea Lovely Photo/The Bridal Tree};dessert table with bell jars {Odalys Mendez Photography/Virtu Floral and Event Design/The Funky Shack/Southern Flair}

Let’s punch that colour up a few notches shall we? I love the hothouse tropical feel of fuschia, orchid and bright green – in this case the botanical aspects keep things elegant and natural, and don’t let the strong colours overpower things. So pretty, right?

Top row (l-r): Bouquet {Millie Holloman}; bridesmaids {Jose Villa Photography/MAP Events}; cake {Nikole Ramsay Photography/Victoria Keith Cakes} | Row 2: Place setting with lavender {Sugokuii Weddings Capri/Simply Bloom Photography}; boutonnieres {Erich McVey Photography/Kelly Kaufman}; groom | Row 3: Print wedding gown; invitation suite {Elisa Bricker/Mimi Nicole Events/Brown Linen}; ceremony area {Leo Patrone/Honey of a Thousand Flowers}; lavender champagne {Jen Fariello/Easton Events}

Lots of botanical brides not only enjoy the natural aspect to the style, but the vintage one, in that they can incorporate beautiful botanical prints in their invitations, day-of stationery and even their wedding or bridesmaid dresses. This floral print bridal gown is an absolute showstopper and sets the tone for this whole scheme.

Top row (l-r): Bride (Jose Villa); dried sage (MaryJane Photography); stationery (Elisabeth Millay); windows (Public Image Photography) | Row 2: Dried rosemary (MaryJane Photography); flower girls (Elisabeth Millay/Jonathan Young); green shoes (K. Holly Photography); keys (39 East Photography) | Row 3: Couple (Andrea K Photo); spoons (Hammermann); pie (Michèle M. Waite); table setting (Shoot Lifestyle)

I went pretty far back in the archive for this one, but I still love this inspiration board as much as ever. I also remember the wedding that first inspired it, where the couple had a ‘herb confetti bar’ concept – guests could pick different dried herbs with different meanings to express their wishes for the bride and groom and they showered them with gorgeous smelling herbs. The earth and leaf palette is elegantly rustic – and it really never goes out of style.

Top row (l-r): Invitation {Wedding Paper Divas}; bridesmaid dresses {Jose Villa/Style Me Pretty Weddings}; boutonniere {Caro Hutchings Photography/Scarlet & Violet
} | Row 2: Cake {SpectacularSpectacular/Ikonica/Bobbette & Belle}; blue and green glass containers with white flowers; lavender arch {SpectacularSpectacular/Ikonica/Todd Kjargaard}; pansy lollipops {SprinkleBakes} | Row 3: Table setting {Cassidy Carson/12th Table/Kelly Lenard}; table plan {The Wedding of My Dreams}; candles in teacups {Georgica Pond}; portrait back wedding dress {Pepper Nix Photography/Claire Pettibone}

Here’s another palette that proves you don’t have to just use organic greens to create a botanical feel. In this case, I was inspired by a single bloom type (and colour) – the purple pansy, and mixed it up with soft blue, green and purple pastel shades. If a floral print wedding dress is too much for you, then how about a floral portrait lace back? Orange Blossom by Claire Pettibone is just such a beautiful botanical touch.

Top row (l-r): Table setting {Kurt Boomer Photo/Joy Proctor Design}; bouquet {Amelia Johnson/Karson Butler Events/Sidra Forman}; leaf escort cards {Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography/Knot & Pop} | Row 2: Bride with flower crown {Yolandé Marx/Anneke Roux & Nicola Pretorius from The Pretty Blog}; blue cards {Jose Villa Photography/Pilgrim’s Quill/Jenna Lam Events}; boutonniere | Row 3: Bride in red dress & groom {Emilia Jane Photography}; invitation and rings {Brett Heidebrecht/Kylie Swanson/Lindsay Letters/Juliet Grace Designs}; flowers in urn {Christian Cruz For Max & Friends/Sweet Marie Designs}

An autumn wedding can also definitely harness a botanical feel – I created this one using the current Pantone autumn shades, and one of my favourite details was the wall of leaves that not only make a great display but work as escort cards as well.

Top row (l-r): Bride & groom {Three Nails Photography/Clementine Custom Events}; cake {Anushé Low/B.loved Wedding Styling & Design/Cakes By Krishanthi}; table setting {Bryce Covey}; botanical invitations {Aubrey Renee Photography/Tiffany Collins Events} | Row 2: Botanical escort cards {Aubrey Renee Photography/Tiffany Collins Events}; rosemary cocktails {Jose Villa/Laurie Arons}; table setting {Alissa Saylor Photography} | Row 3: Boutonnieres {Onelove Photography/JL Designs & Events}; bouquet {Leo Patrone/Honey of Thousand Flowers}; gold shoes in cloche {Simply Bloom Photography}; groom in tuxedo {Trent Bailey/Inspired Bride/Daughter of Design}

It’s true that botanical lends itself to rustic and garden-style events, but if you’re dreaming of a formal affair, there’s no reason why you can’t make it work for you as well. I love the mix of emerald and monochrome in this board, as well as the glitter of gold, of course!

Top row (l-r): Invitation suite {Visual Cravings/Laura & Co. Events/Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design/Paper & Poste}; bouquet {Lime Green Photography/Statice Couture}; greenhouse setting {Lane Dittoe/Greystone Mansion/Flower Wild} | Row 2: Table decor {Lani Elias/Ashley Nicole}; greenery & chandeliers {KT Merry}; red bridesmaid dresses {Azuree Wiitala/Elizabeth And James} | Row 3: Bride with flower crown {Floral Earth/Alise Taggart/Paula O’Hara} ; botanical gardens ceremony {The Wedding Artists Collective}; candles & ferns {Ryan Ray Photo/Signora e Mare/Sprout Flowers}

This is a recent one, created just a couple of weeks ago for you, but I love it so much I had to include it here. Again, it’s a background of green and a punch of colour – in this case, from a bright scarlet. My absolute favourite element is the invitation suite – botanical envelope liners are just the best thing!

Top row (l-r): Claire Pettibone dress {Vela Images/Claire Pettibone}; orange blossoms {Mowielicious}; cake {Lewis Miller Designs} | Row 2: Centrepiece {Ngoc Minh Ngo/Nicolette Owen}; botanical orange print; chairs with garlands {Aaron Delesie/Belle Destination Weddings & Events, Inc./ Bella Bloom} | Row 3: Bouquet {Finch & Thistle Event Design/Stephanie Cristalli}; cocktail {Tim Ryan Smith}; orange stationery suite {A Day in May}; wedding dress with orange detailing {Jasmine Star/Bow Tie + Bustle}

Botanical doesn’t just have to mean flowers and greenery – fruit is a lovely element for this look too. And there’s probably no fruit element that’s more evocative of the summer sun that citrus – I love how here it’s set against crisp whites, soft orange blossoms and vintagey prints.

Top row (l-r): Bride {Hetty Rose}; wreath invitation {Modern Hearts/Katrin Coetzer}; centrepiece {Rustic White/Molly Mckinley} | Row 2: Naked cake {Stephanie Yonce Photography/Amore Events by Cody/Maliha Creations}; cutlery escort cards {Clayton Austin}; cocktail; place setting with fern {Jessica May Photography/Paisley Petals} | Row 3: Balloon with floral tie; peach bridesmaid dresses; botanical wedding shoes {Hetty Rose}.

Finally, there’s this little nugget of botanical-ness, which was inspired by the gorgeous botanical print shoes in the bottom right corner and uses quite an unusual mix of peaches and greens with a hint of purpley blue. When I researched it, it was so fun to come across other clever and sweet touches like an oversize balloon with a rose-wrapped string, and an escort card board using antique cutlery. I’m sure those aren’t the last creative touches we’ll see with this theme!

Top image: Lizelle Lotter/CreativeNook on SouthBound Bride


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