Nine Ways To Wow Using Fresh & Artificial Succulents
A long-time favourite of florists looking for greenery with an edge, fresh and artificial succulents have been popping up in all things wedding, including as an unusual decoration on wedding cakes or in pared-back boutonnieres.
Part of the appeal is that whether it’s for bouquets or table decoration they manage to hold their own amongst all kinds of flowers because of their range of shapes, colours, and the interesting texture they have. They somehow manage to be both stylish and fun, two things all events should be in our book! If you’re not a fan already we think the gallery below might go some way to winning you over.
1. Succulent Bouquets
An unusual choice for some, three of these bouquets prove just how well succulents work even in otherwise traditional arrangements. Or you could go down the path of this all-green bouquet example, where the succulents take centre stage for a decidedly contemporary bridal bouquet.
View our agave succulents here.
2. Succulent Wedding Cake
We love florals like roses used as wedding cake decoration so it’s interesting to see just how succesful succulents can be as an alternative to more traditional fresh flowers. This trend runs from a tropical feel that would be perfect for a beach wedding, to a rustic woodland theme that would work well for a country wedding.
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View our octopus plant succulent.
3. Succulent Table Centrepieces
This collection of designs really proves how versatile fresh and artificial succulents can be. There are options here for both modern and traditional wedding table centrepiece designs, from the laid-back feel of mason jars and mismatched vases to a beachy arrangement featuring driftwood.
View our green claw succulent.
4. Succulent Wedding Hairpieces
From subtle to standout, succulents in bridal hair are a revelation paired with berries, greenery and wild flowers.
View all our florette succulent.
Succulents make a lot of sense when thinking about buttonhole inspiration – their understated colours makes them ideal for matching with suits, they pack a big design punch with just one or two stems, and they’re very long-lasting and wilt free.
View our florette succulent.
6. Succulent Bomboniere
Packaged in mini pots or small tin buckets, succulents are an attractive wedding favour for guests that will last for years.
View our red claw succulent.
7. Succulent Place Card Holders
View our starburst succulents.
Suprisingly easy to arrange, lanterns, flowers and succulents partner perfectly together – and make a big impact.
9. Succulents & Cloches
Using glass cloches to create table centrepieces is definetly celebrating the chic end of the shabby-chic look. There’s a fresh botanical feel to these arrangements that calls to mind a English-country feel, that’s both elegant and relaxed. Combining wild flowers with moss and succulents is the perfect recipe to achieve this look.
At Koch we have a range of artificial succulents which are crafted for year-round use and incredibly life-like. Of course all of these ideas are also perfect for fresh. It’s the sculptural beauty of succulents that makes them ideal for decoration.
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Cleaning artificial flowers can be done through a few methods, including using products such as Design Master Silk Flower Cleaner, which is a waterless solutions to remove dust and small particles from silk flowers and plants. These products are great for silk flowers as some colour may run if they get wet.
Other methods include spraying them with a diluted vinegar and water solution or dipping them in water made soapy with dish soap. Safely dry them through light blotting or air drying for best results.
There is a common misconception that artificial plants are only for indoors. However there are things you can do to protect them if you plan on using them outdoors. Read our blog on how to protect artificial plants outside to learn more.
Prices vary depending on the quality of the silk flower, but you can expect to spend anywhere between $20 to $300 on a bouquet. The price factors in the type, number and size of the flowers.