We love cultivated floral decor. But heading into summer, we can’t help but fall under the spell of wildflowers. Charming, colorful, and natural, they add a fresh, carefree feel to the weddingscape. Your first assumption may be that wildflowers can only be used in ‘boho,’ ‘rustic,’ ‘country,’ or ‘organic’ decorative themes. But as you will see, wildflowers can be worked into just about every wedding style from clean and minimalist to classic and elegant. The big question here is, “How ‘wild’ do you want to go?” Keep in mind, you don’t have to make a full commitment to the theme. Adding just few wildflowers to more ‘traditional’ wedding blossoms is all that is needed to bring a sense of lighthearted joy to your big day.
The list of wildflowers is long and varies by season and location. Our favorite wildflowers (and flowering plants) to use in wedding decor include sweetpeas, mountain daises, cosmos, zinnias, baby’s breath, black-eyed susans, bachelor buttons, sunflowers, foxgloves, rice flower, violets, lavender, and cornflowers – all pair well with traditional florals such as roses, ranunculuses, and even peonies. To help you in your decision making, we put together this guide to beautiful wildflower wedding decor ideas.
Wildflower Wedding Bouquet
Vibrant and Charming
Color us happy! This eye-dazzling bouquet charms with all the colors of a rainbow expressed with daisies (gerber and mountain), violets, ranunculuses, and roses accentuated with greenery.
Organic Vintage Romance
This delicate bouquet of freshly picked wild blooms tied loosely together with a frayed grey-lavender ribbon looks like something a character in Jane Austin novel would have carried in her English countryside wedding.
Mix + Match Blossoms
If you are not sure about committing to an all-over wildflower bouquet, considering incorporating more ‘traditional’ wedding flowers. Here, blush hued Juliet garden roses are incorporated into a bright, garden meadow inspired arrangement.
Take care of your ‘something blue’ by using blue thistle in your wedding bouquet. As a filler, the flowering plant adds texture and interest – we love their snowflake-like shape – to a natural arrangement of petal rich blooms and greenery.
Classic White & Green
Do you categorize your style as classic and are skeptical about how this will translate over to a wildflower wedding theme? We are here to say that white wildflowers and greenery look just as timeless as a more traditional floral recipe. Pro Tip: Start by choosing flowers with larger, silky smooth petals, layering in fillers such as baby’s breath and wax flowers, and various types of greenery and buds.
Wildflower Wedding Ceremony Backdrop
Summer Meadow Nuptials
Blooming with a mesmerizing palette ranging from pinks and yellows to greens and blues, this breathtaking ‘living’ ceremony backdrop mimics a flowering meadow in summer.
Green + Pink + White
We are obsessed with this lush ceremony archway featuring a green, pink, and white color scheme. The rich greenery adorned with vibrant pink and white wildflowers has a secret garden feel perfect for saying “I Do.”
Organic + Modernism
Organic with a modern twist, this intimate ceremony backdrop features abundant greenery and branches arranged asymmetrically, complemented by a voluminous bed of garden-inspired flowers.
It’s all in the details. Combining verdant greenery with light touches of white blooms, this floating ceremony backdrop was made for the bride who desires a clean and minimal setting for her wedding day.
Golden Herbs + Radiant Blossoms
Paring natural, romantic colored wildflowers with golden clouds of fennel blossoms, this outdoor ceremony scene is making our Tuscan countryside wedding dreams come true.
Wildflower Wedding Table Decor
Seasonal & Bright
Using mix and match bottle vases, this delightful centerpiece showcases an array of seasonal wildflowers in shades ranging from dusty peach and blush to bright pink and yellow to deep purple and berry.
Channeling boho’s softer side, this eye-popping ‘living’ centerpiece erupts in a bounty of pastel hued blooms rich in texture and movement. Elegant taper candles and pale pink linens underscore the tablescape’s intimately romantic vibe.
A Blooming Long Tablescape
Make a long tablescape pop with an assortment of vivid colored wildflowers along with more traditional wedding florals and mixed greenery (we especially love the ferns!) set in mismatched vases and bottles.
Blue + Peach + White
Feminine and airy, this wedding color palette featuring dusty blue, muted peach, and white is perfect for an outdoor summer fête. To create this look, consider flowers such as blue hydrangeas, delphiniums, cornflower, peach roses, white lisianthus, chamomile, and mountain daises.
To create an atmosphere of rustic enchantment for this relaxed summer wedding, tables were adorned with living flower box centerpieces brimming with seasonal wildflowers and herbs.
When it comes to boutonnieres, a wildflower accent is the perfect choice for elevating a standard wedding suit. Vivid colored thistle adds dapper flair to traditional groomsmen attire. For a sophisticated spin on the rustic look, pair wildflowers, thistle, and berries with the classic rose. Trade in flowers altogether in favor of boutonnieres made of forged greenery picked straight from the woods.
Wildflower Wedding Cake
Inspired by the beauty of a wildflower meadow print, this one-of-a-kind design features pressed flowers (all organic and edible!) naturally arranged on a buttercream cake.
English Meadow Sweetness
The fairytale allure of the English countryside during summer is undeniable. It’s wildflower meadows were the muse for this sweet and petite dessert.
A Vintage Inspired Confection
Encapsulating natural beauty, this 3-tier buttercream cake features artfully arranged white wild blooms and sprigs of greenery, highlighting the wedding’s vintage romance theme.
An Edible Work of Flowering Art
Bringing to mind a classic country wildflower garden, this breathtaking cake features sculpted floxgloves, cornflowers, daisies, and buttercups complemented by a dreamy, hand-painted floral design.
Tom Petty said it best when he sang, “You belong among the wildflowers… You belong somewhere you feel free.” We really can’t think of a better sentiment to have on your wedding day.