Making a Case for Dried Wedding Flowers

For the past decade I have had the good fortune of working with one of nature's greatest gifts. Flowers bring a kind of magic and beauty which is hard to replace, and bringing them in to such important and joyful days has truly been an honor. And so you may be able to imagine the heartbreak of seeing them all go in to the trash at the end of the evening, mere hours after setting them lovingly in place.

Once I discovered dried & preserved flowers I quickly fell in love with them, because what's not to love? They have the natural beauty of fresh flowers, and they last essentially forever. Instead of being thrown out at the end of the night guests take them home as gifts and they can be kept as beautiful keepsakes by the newlyweds.

This dreamy California beach wedding used all dried flowers in a neutral palette of white & tan :

White dried flower bridal bouquet for a modern wedding

The bride wore a straw hat adorned with a white & cream flower crown for a morning photo session :

Dried flower crown for a straw hat

A dried bridal bouquet is light and easy to hold, withstands being out of water for a long day of photos and ceremony, and lasts forever as a gorgeous keepsake :

Boho white and tan dried flower bridal bouquet with pampas grass and white fern

 Dried flowers make lovely and light centerpieces which can be brought home after the evening is over to enjoy for years to come :

dried flower wedding centerpiece in white fern and natural tan flowers
This all white floral installation made of bleached hanging amaranthus floated over the head table during dinner, and was later taken down and re-purposed :
White dired flower hanging installation cloud over a wedding table
Location : Hotel Joaquin in Laguna Beach
Planning : Crowned Events
Photos : My Sun and Stars
Dried flowers were the perfect accent for this Fall wedding in California's wine country.

Dried floral bridal bouquet for a boho California wedding

Mustard Yarrow, mauve protea and bleached white ferns and foliage made up the dried floral arrangements on the tables :

Fall dried flower wedding centerpiece in mustard and white
Location : Higuera Ranch
Planning : Wild Heart Events
Photos : A Sea of Love