No other flower expresses the essence of summer like the sunflower. Whether they are standing tall in a field or arranged in a vase at home, they bring brilliance and joy to any scene. It comes as no surprise then that this bloom is a favorite among couples getting married between late summer and early fall. They symbolize ‘loyalty’ and ‘adoration’ – qualities you definitely want around on a day celebrating love and commitment. While the sunflower tends to be associated with ‘rustic’ and ‘country’, it certainly works with other styles ranging from whimsical to elegant. From stunning bouquets to eye-catching centerpieces, here are beautiful sunflower wedding décor ideas.
Wedding Ceremony Backdrop
One guaranteed way to make your ceremony unforgettable is with a backdrop that pulsates with color. A moon gate adorned with sunflowers, pampass grass, seasonal blossoms, and greenery evokes an ambiance of magical charm. Imagine saying “I Do” amidst a golden flowerscape in full bloom! Embellish a wooden structure with asymmetrically arranged sunflowers, white hydrangea, and greenery to create a setting of natural romance.
Sunflower Wedding Bouquets
With their bold hue, dark center, and impressive size, sunflowers are a perfect choice for the bride who wants to make a statement walking down the aisle. Pair the flower with succulents, craspedia, berries, pine cones, white florals and greenery to capture a look of organic beauty. An arrangement featuring a single large bloom with rich florals captures that warm, romantic feeling we long for when summer turns over to fall. Rustic meets modern in a sunflower bouquet embellished with lush, cascading greenery.
Wedding Table Decor and Centerpieces With Sunflowers
Liven up the tablescape with centerpieces that put the radiant bloom front and center. Decorate a long table with garden inspired arrangements showcasing petite sunflowers, wild blossoms, and a touch of greenery. Decor incorporating recycled wine bottles and mason jars to hold simple arrangements and taper candles is eco-minded yet elegant. For a minimalist organic look, accent the bloom with baby’s breath and artfully arranged ferns.
Sunflower Bridal Hair Accessories
Everyone will remember the bride who wore sunflowers in her hair. A sunflower and daisy crown looks wonderful with a loose and flowing ‘down do.’ Add a hint of shimmer and shine to a sophisticated low bun with a gold and crystal floral hair comb.
Wedding Cakes With Sunflowers
Now let’s talk dessert! A fresh sunflower caketopper radiates sweet summer bliss. This hand-painted sunflower wedding cake is a masterpiece and reminds of Van Gogh’s bloom-filled works of art. Celebrate an intimate garden wedding with a single tier cake enhanced with delicate natural florals.
As you can see, the sunflower extends beyond the countryside barn wedding (and there is nothing wrong with a barn wedding – we love them!) It is a versatile bloom that brings life and character to any wedding décor style. Thinking of having a sunflower themed wedding? Here’s some additional information to keep in mind.
Season: May through October (Peak season is July through September)
Scent: No scent
Vase Life: Up to 2 weeks