By Daniela Degrassi

 

If you’re wondering what flower has been trending this wedding season, you’re in for a surprise! 2019 is certainly the year of the succulents! A constant for every season, these evergreen plants have won over brides and event planners. It’s not just the fact that they make such a smart multi purpose sustainable decor, they are also irresistibly cute!

I’ve reached out to our friend Toni Sicola (who I’ve met last year and got me hooked on succulents!) of Succulents For Hire to showcase some of her latest summer decorations, because you can always expect something original from her, besides her always gorgeous bridal bouquets, boutonnieres and table centerpieces. I am sure it’ll inspire a few late-summer brides!

Photo Alex Arnold Photography

 

How adorable is this bridal bouquet? Mixed with seasonal flowers it creates a colorful yet delicate palette.

Photo Alex Arnold Photography

 

I don’t know about you, but I have yet to see cuter boutonnieres without succulents in it.

Photo Alex Arnold Photography

 

Boho brides will also love a bridal crown.

Photo Alex Arnold Photography

 

Another classic, use succulents mixed with flowers as centerpieces adds so much charm and earthness to your table. Donate them to your wedding guests to replant the succulents as a long lasting memory of the day.

Photo by Sujey Diaz

 

Now that we’ve gotten the classic covered, here’s some more original ways you can use succulents as wedding decor. Whether you’re at a venue or having a backyard wedding, you can decor your entrance or exit door with a beautiful mix of flowers and succulents. Isn’t that stunning?

Photo by Sujey Diaz

 

Of course you can use succulents to create a ceremony arch as well, it’s among the most popular trends this season. And no need to spend a fortune on covering the whole arch; here Toni has smartly created a top left center of attention with flowers and succulents adding branches and lights to create a guaranteed wow effect.

Photo Alex Arnold Photography

 

We’re getting real romantic with these bride and groom succulent initials! You can replant them in your garden and watch them grow, just like your love for each other.

Photo by Sujey Diaz

 

And how about these original bridesmaid bouquets? They can transform into aisle decor too!

Photo Alex Arnold Photography

 

Bridesmaid gifts? A bracelet and plants that will last forever!

Photo Alex Arnold Photography

 

Don’t be afraid to add some succulents to your wedding cake!

Photo by Sujey Diaz

 

And you? Have you used succulents at your wedding in an original way? Let us know in the comments!

 

The photos by Sujey Diaz were from a wedding for which Toni would like to thank:

Planner: Klo Events (@kloevents)
Photographer: Sujey Diaz (@sujeydiazphotography)
Florals: Succulents for Hire (@succulentsforhire)
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen (@latavolalinen)
Rentals: Pleasanton Rentals (@pleasantonrentals)
Cake: Cake Delight (@cakedelight)

 

 

 

 

An incurable enthusiast and independent spirit since she could remember (her childhood heroines were Pippi Longstockings and Katharine Hepburn) Daniela Degrassi found her creative outlet as a lifestyle photographer, working mainly in Northern California. Currently splitting her time between SF Bay Area and her native Italy to continue to be her autistic sister’s primary caregiver. Vegan since 2014, she found a perfect way to carry her message of compassion while celebrating her love for the wedding industry launching The Kind Bride in February 2018.