Monday, March 7, 2011

Floral Spotlight: Succulents

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I've been holding off on this post because I just love these so much, and I keep finding more and more images for inspiration.  Though not technically a "flower", succulents are defined as any plant with fleshy, thick tissues adapted to water storage.  Examples of succulents include aloe vera, agave, and cactus {yes, cactus!}, to name a few.

Succulents can be found year-round and are an easy and affordable addition to your wedding-day florals and decor.  Additionally, they are a perfect, eco-friendly decoration as they can live off very little water and make a perfect take-home favor for guests.  For more information on this unique {and pretty} plant, click here for a handy PDF with more facts.

And now for the fun part - the gallery of these unique plants in action!

Stephanie Williams Photography

Doesn't this bride look a tad bit like Mandy Moore?
Sarah K Chen Photography

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Linda Chaja Photography

Sarah Kate Photography

Stephanie Williams Photography

Mike Cunningham Photography

Kira Grinberg Photography

And in decor...

This Modern Romance Photography

This Modern Romance Photography

This Modern Romance Photography

Jenny Ebert Photography

Cunningham Photo Artists

Laura Christin Photography

Stephanie Williams Photography

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Succulent-shaped candles...
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How about this Mason Jar Succulent Place Card DIY from WeddingChicks {click here for the DIY post}?
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And boutonnieres...

{side note, Pat almost wore a similar burberry tie on our wedding day} Ryan Jensen Photography

Jasmine Star Photography

Heather P. Moore Photography

Linda Chaja Photography

For all Floral Spotlights, click the tab on the top of the blog or click here.

Happy Monday, everyone!

37 comments:

  1. such lovely bouquets! very original floral compositions!!!GREAT!!

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  2. if I had used green in my wedding theme, I would have definitely used succulents. love them!

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  3. LOVE! We are having cactus and mason jars at our wedding. This is great inspiration!!!

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  4. That is great inspiration! We have a desert styled event coming up soon and I just adore how the succulents look all tied up for a celebration.

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  5. Very mandy moore haha!

    i love these, the possibilities are endless and each one is more beautiful than the next.

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  6. Love succulents! I particularly love it with oranges and yellows, so gorgeous!

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  7. that very first image is STUNNING. LOVE that bouquet!

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  8. Gosh, so many amazing photos! I love the succulent/flower combo in a bouquet!!

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  9. I love succulents too! Great succulent round-up!

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  10. What a fun "flower"!! I love the bouquet on top of the trunk and also the one next to all the colorful soda bottles! So pretty!

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  11. i love succulents! our groomsmen had them in their boutonnieres & the bridesmaids had a few in their bouquets! i've since sprouted them into plants - a great little reminder of our wedding we get to enjoy everyday :)

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  12. Who doesn't like succulents...they are so sustainable and so darne cute! I love those floating candles. I went to A Soolip Wedding {you should check it out in SF} and they gave away tiny succulents. Great post!

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  13. I first learned about succulents just a few months ago, and I have fallen in love! I still can't get over their colors and natural beauty. I especially love the bouquet from Stephanie Williams photography.. these might be real contenders for our flower selection!

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  14. succulents are so charming! i never realized how great they look mixed with other flowers until this post. fun, fun!

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  15. I love! I'm going to save some of these images for my florist!

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  16. Amazing round up of succulents!

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  17. These are great! The boutonniere is too cute!

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  18. That pastel bouquet is GORGEOUS! What a stunning round up of succulents! Who cares that they're not a flower-they're absolutely amazing!

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  19. Really really pretty! I love succulents too! I know you're loving the mason-jar set up!

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  20. Succulents = my frills and floof, love'em to pieces.

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  21. succulents + billy balls + blue mason jars? I die! (And yes, she totally looks like Mandy Moore... agreed!)

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  22. AMAZING, AMAZING images! Love the bouquets and candles! ♥

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  23. Gorgeous! Love the place cards, cake, planters and candles. Seems you can use them for just about anything.

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  24. I love the succulents with the yellows and oranges, so stunning together. Great collection of photos! Hope you had a wonderful day.

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  25. oh my gosh these succulents are so beautiful - i actually think i love every single picture! (but especially the bouquets :)

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  26. Love succulents in any shape or form!! The bride with one in her hair is so cute!!

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  27. Wow, what an amazing way to use succulents ♥ !

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  28. Yay! What an awesome roundup. I love succulents SO much and I wanted them in my wedding so bad, but unfortunately they don't grow as profusely in Seattle as they do in warmer parts of the country :( Oh well, I can live vicariously thru these beauties!!

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  29. i love love succulents too. i did an inspiration board awhile back and i wish i had waited. i just keep finding more and more amazing uses of them. i wish i had used them in my wedding!

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  30. Whoa! I don't think I've ever seen succulents in someone's hair before but I really really like it!!

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  31. I love succulents! Thank you so much for the inspiration!!
    I will be using them in my next wedding and I am so excited!

    Laura xo

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  32. Love the succulents on the light pink cake & dessert table. Love floral spotlight day!

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  33. love love love the succulent boutonnieres!

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