Three Beautiful, Unexpected Ways to Work Dried Flowers Into Your Wedding

These dried flower ideas are perfect for every step to, and on, your wedding day.

Hanging Floral Installation Made of Dried Pink Flowers
Photo: Ryan Liebe

Exuberant dried-flower arrangements take wedding décor to heavenly new heights. The preserved botanicals come in many soft, gorgeous hues—from dusty pink to midnight blue—and don't need water to stay lush. That's what makes them an ideal addition to every element of your celebration. While we'll always love fresh flowers, dried blooms can breathe new life into everything from your bouquet and centerpieces to smaller details like your wedding invitations and even on your cake. Looking for unexpected—but beautiful—ways to highlight this variety of flowers? We have three ideas guaranteed to make a splash.

Love Is in the Air

Talk about a double-duty idea: The cloudburst seen above can hover overhead at your rehearsal dinner, then drift above the head table or bar the next day. This masterpiece of a centerpiece hangs from heavy-duty fishing line. A few loose fern tendrils make it extra-ethereal.

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Bride Holding Colorful Bouquet with Dried Flowers
Lennart Weibull

Pure Prairie

Dried sprigs of Italian ruscus and fluffy bunny tails are your "something blue" in this show-stopping bouquet. For a supernatural effect, style director Naomi deMañana added fresh 'Caffe Latte' roses, pale-yellow Japanese anemones, and a barely-there halo of explosion grass.

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Wax Seals on Wedding Invitations with Dried Flowers
Ryan Liebe

Let's Stick Together

Special delivery! Invitees will experience love at first sight when they see these on-point dried-botanical seals. After stuffing your envelopes and closing them, place a piece of foliage (we chose peach-painted asparagus fern) on each tip. Cover it with a dime-size amount of hot glue, and let it stand for about 30 seconds (so it's just tacky), then lightly press with a plain wax-seal stamp (or one featuring your monogram). The glue turns translucent as it cools, letting the leaf show through.

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