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Can grasses look beautiful in wedding flowers and bouquets?

Charlie / 19 January 2012

natural wedding flowers with grasses

For a while now I’ve been squirreling away images specifically for this blog post, which if you are looking for something a bit different in your wedding bouquet or your wedding flowers in general might provide some inspiration.  Grass.  Yes, really, I haven’t gone mad – I think grass (not the stuff from your lawn) can look utterly beautiful in wedding flowers, and I set out to prove this by collecting some utterly gorgeous examples.

Whether dried and paired with deep coloured flowers and a bright pop of yellow…

wedding bouquet with dried grasses

Soft and green and paired with blousy peonies and hedgerow flowers…

wedding bouquet peonies and grasses

Featured prominently in a ‘height-of-summer’ bouquet with a scattering of bright prairie style flowers..

wedding bouquet summer wildflowers and grasses

Provides height to a summery bouquet of yellow ranunculus and orchids…

summery wedding bouquet with grasses

Perhaps it is barely-there delicate and trembling amongst cottage garden favourites like scabious…

English summer garden bouquet with grasses

Maybe it’s a gorgeous spray of grasses amongst cut flowers in a beautiful table arrangement…

wedding flower arrangements with grasses

Or a bold wedding bouquet of grasses in neutral earthy shades…

wedding bouquet of grasses

However grasses might be used in bouquets or floral arrangements for weddings, I want to see more of them.  Don’t you think they are overlooked and that these pictures show how beautiful they can be?  When I first saw grasses used amongst flowers it got me searching for more examples, and yet they were difficult to find – this collection has been pulled together over a few months of keeping my eyes peeled.

I hope you have been inspired and might consider incorporating grasses into your wedding flowers!

What do you think?  Have you seen any other beautiful examples of grasses in bouquets or arrangements?  It would be lovely to hear from some of the flower businesses listed on the directory and who follow the blog on your thoughts – are grasses easy to grow or source?

Images: (1) Kristin Korpos via Ruffled; (2) Gemma Williams Photography via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings flowers The Real Cut Flower Garden; (3) Agnes Lopez Photography via Style Me Pretty; (4) Photography by Catherine via Rock My Wedding; (5) Jennifer Kathryn via Elizabeth Anne Designs; (6) Debs Ivelja via Rock My Wedding flowers Green and Gorgeous; (7) Kristin Korpos via Ruffled; (8) Jessica Peterson via Ruffled

Comments

Lucy Stendall on 19. January, 2012

Most definite yes from me! Lovely examples here. I have some pinned to my Pinterest account, just can’t get enough of this natural country vibe at weddings x

Charlie

CharlieB on 19. January, 2012

Hi Lucy, I’m so pleased you like the examples I found and delighted you are sharing them on Pinterest – I must find you and follow your boards :) I really hope we see more brides asking for grasses in their wedding flowers xXx

Susanne on 19. January, 2012

i love grasses in bouquet and in arangements. they give an airy, naturell feel.as you can see on my site, i do use them a lot. Pennisetum cream falls, foxtailbarley or panicum frosted explosion for example are all beautyfull and very easy to grow

Charlie

CharlieB on 19. January, 2012

Yey – thanks so much Susanne for replying, lovely to have one of the flower businesses from the directory give their thoughts :) Much more knowledgeable than me who just think they look lovely. I will definitely be having a good search around your site for pictures, wish I’d known before – I will have to share more over the year as inspiration. Also great to hear that grasses are easy to grow xXx

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