Do you have an idea of what your DIY wedding theme will be, but don’t know what flowers and greens will help you achieve that look? Luckily, the Knot recently published the article we’ve all been waiting for! “The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Themes” breaks down some of the most popular wedding themes that we all know and love, but had no idea how to make a reality. We’ve taken The Knot’s article one step further, creating for-sure floral pairings for some of our favorite wedding themes!
Art Deco Wedding Theme
To conjure up an image of an “Art Deco” wedding, all you need to do is watch the Great Gatsby a time or two. Using contrasting colors is a great place to start. White paired with black is the first combo that comes to mind, but burgundy and blush are perfect too! Flower arrangements (especially bouquets) were expected to be lavish and overflowing. Achieve this look on a DIY budget by stocking up on greens and using flowers with large blooms (like wholesale hydrangeas or football mums) or lots of smaller blooms on each stem (like alstroemeria).
Flowers to try: Peonies, calla lilies, roses, orchids, anemones
Greens to try: Eucalyptus, leatherleaf fern, ivy
Fillers to try: Dusty Miller, statice, brunia silver, Amaranthus
Classic Wedding Theme
“Simple” and “elegant” are words that come to mind when you think of a classic wedding, and the flowers that compliment these ideas should be ones that stand the test of time. A toned-down palette and understated blooms are a good starting point, but a classic bouquet does not have to be boring! Take everyone’s wedding favorites, like roses, hydrangeas, and leather leaf fern, to the next level by combining garden roses, peonies, and freesia with eucalyptus and astilbe for added visual interest!
Flowers to try: Peonies, Garden Roses, Freesia, Hydrangeas
Go-To Greens: Ivy, Seeded Eucalyptus, Italian or Israeli Ruscus
Fillers to think about: Baby’s Breath, Dusty Miller, Astilbe
Rustic Wedding Theme
Like vintage weddings, rustic weddings focus on distinctive details and interesting textures. An added bonus to throwing a rustic themed shindig is that there is plenty of room for personalization! Functional elements are welcome, so grandma’s antique vases or other family heirlooms can be featured in your table arrangements and decor. Texture is most important here, so stock, thistle, and scabiosa are modern-day rustic wedding favorites.
Flowers to try: Larkspur, scabiosa, sunflowers, kale, stock, succulents
Go-To Greens: Silver dollar eucalyptus, huck, Myrtle
Fillers to think about: Scabiosa pods, thistle, curly willow tips, wax flowers
Whimsical Wedding Theme
There’s no better time to relive your fondest memories from childhood than on your wedding day! A whimsical wedding theme allows you to create a fun, inquisitive atmosphere reminiscent of your favorite fairy tales with full, free-flowing flower arrangements. The romantic, quirky atmosphere of a whimsical wedding doesn’t have to be traditional, and unique color palettes paired with unexpected additions will keep your loved ones smiling all night long!
Flowers to try: Dahlias, celosia, bright mini carnations, tulips, ranunculus
Go-To Greens: Bonsai eucalyptus, bear grass, seeded eucalyptus, sprengeri fern
Fillers to think about: Amaranthus, Billy balls, green trick dianthus, thistle, wax flowers, Queen Anne’s lace
Alternative Wedding Theme
The Knot defined this theme as unique, quirky, and creative. If you and your fiancé are taking the alternative-theme-route, there should be no wedding in history like it! From your save-the-dates to the sendoff before the honeymoon, every aspect of your DIY event should be customized to the two of you. Flowers, greens, and fillers that we recommend for this theme would include what best represents you as a couple. Are you two total foodies? Try a bouquet of Kale! Do you love scary movies? Go with Fiddlehead Fern and Black Magic Roses. The options are endless with this theme, so don’t be afraid to reach out to the team at Blooms by the Box for more unique and personalized suggestions!
Have a favorite flower, but don’t see it listed under your wedding theme? No worries! Let us know in the comments below, or send us an email, and our flower experts will help you work your to-die-for blooms into any arrangement, no matter the theme!