The humble cactus has been having a bit of a moment lately – we’ve all seen it: in fashion, footwear, prints, wall art and decorating windowsills the world over! So, why are our prickly friends so popular? They’re quirky, colourful and beautifully exotic! If you’re looking to rock a zany summer wedding, or are after a fresh take on the alternative celebration, then here are the ideas that’ll make you go crazy for cacti and roll out the succulents at your wedding!
An Authentic Tablescape
Opt for glazed ceramics, terracotta and hand crafted elements to create a look that is rustic, folksy and artistic. Take inspiration from hot, exotic countries and their traditions – going back to the colourful roots of art and decoration! Long wooden tables and benches will look brilliant dressed with a woven table runner, crocheted place settings, a display of dried or desert flowers and individually potted cactus plants for favours. Experiment with a mix of coloured glassware for an amazingly eclectic feel and, don’t be afraid to incorporate bowls of fruit for added zest! Keep it fresh, sunny and earthy.
It’s All In The Labelling
Most couples are looking for those unique, personal details and signatures for their wedding. Put a stamp on your day by coming up with bespoke design! Will you be serving wine at your wedding? Consider self-labelling your tipple with an illustrated, customised element. Graphic designers are more than happy to branch out, so, with your vision, you can work together to dream up labels for your wine bottles! We think that this is such a fabulous idea – especially when you throw a standout print into the mix! Whilst we’re showing the cactus plant some love, it 100% makes a gorgeous stylised print-come-motif!
Perfect Paper Craft
We’ve seen how stationery has come on in the past year with bold, experimental design, uniquely hand crafted elements and playful materials! We adore the trend for brilliant paper craft and all the new ways to design and deliver your wedding invitations! When it comes to cacti and succulents, get back to nature with raw paper, parcel string (or garden twine) and gorgeous inks. An added touch of creativity can come from a splash of colour to the actual invite with on-trend, watercolour brights!
A Colourful Display
Mismatched glasses, vases and bottles look fantastic decorated with a few fresh wildflowers (think luscious oranges, fuchsia and verdant greens!) – these’ll conjure up sunsets, long, lazy days and shots of tequila! For an interesting look, consider sourcing bottles or vintage cans with colourful labels. Small cacti bedded in pebbled glasses will look fabulous mingling with the other decorations and are a quick and easy way to keep to the theme! Again, these could double as favours for your guests at the end of your wedding!
You And I
If you’re looking for a statement feature, lettering is a great way to go! We love how succulents have been planted into this couple’s initials to create a truly unique garden showpiece! Burst into flower with natural lettering and give your guests something to remember!
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