Ever since we found out that Stacey Soloman’s wedding style was inspired by the Fejka plant (there's an IKEA wedding hack in there somewhere), we’ve been obsessed with the idea of a botanical wedding theme. The botanical colour scheme has been around for a while in the world of weddings, and trust us when we say it's not going anywhere.
This stylish wedding colour scheme is perfect for couples who prefer more of a chic, minimalist approach to wedding styling. Whilst this theme lends itself well to simple, chic weddings, the botanical wedding style is versatile and can be used in bold, colourful weddings, romantic winter occasions and outdoor bohemian celebrations.
What is a Botanical Wedding Theme?
Whilst we’re strong believers that all themes are open for interpretation, in the simplest of terms, the word ‘botanical’ means something obtained or derived from a plant. In wedding speak, botanical is very much a green or green and white colour palette. Other colours can be woven into the theme, but for a wedding to be considered botanical, green (all shades included) will be the focal colour.
How to Style a Botanical Wedding
There’s one thing, and one thing only that will completely transform any wedding into the botanical day of dreams - and that, friends, is foliage. Foliage and greenery are what botanical décor and themes are all about. Whether it’s fresh floral décor, botanical designs on your wedding stationery, or a wall of faux foliage - adding fresh green hues to your wedding colour palette is the best way to achieve a botanical wedding style.
45 Botanical Wedding Ideas, Inspiration & Venues You Need to See
From leafy wedding décor and foliage photo booths, to botanical wedding venues and inspirational floral arches - we have everything yu need to create the perfect botanical wedding fantasy.
- Botanical Wedding Décor and Ideas
- Botanical Wedding Aisles
- Botanical Wedding Arches
- Botanical Wedding Flowers
- Botanical Bridesmaid Dresses
- Botanical Wedding Venues
Botanical Wedding Décor & Ideas
Transform the simplest of wedding themes into a botanical dream with these gorgeous décor ideas and finishing touches. The botanical wedding theme has never looked so good...
1. Peg and String Botanical Wedding Guest Book Alternative - £25.99, Ginger Ray
2. Botanical Personalised Wedding Cake Topper - £25, Sophia Victoria Joy
Transform even the simplest of wedding cakes into a botanical wedding cake with a little bit of fresh foliage and this engraved personalised wedding cake topper. You can choose from four different shades of wood finish, as well as having your names and wedding venue engraved too.
3. Botanical Foliage Wall Tiles - £18, The Best Room
If you’re looking for ways to save money in the wedding budget, consider creating your own botanical photo booth backdrop as opposed to hiring one out. These foliage wall tiles measure up at 60cm x 40cm and will look amazing with a personalised wedding sign hung atop.
4. Botanical Faux Foliage Decor Garland - £24.95, All Things Brighton Beautiful
Perfect for table décor at the wedding breakfast, or for decorating your botanical desert table, this chic faux foliage garland is the perfect way to amp up the botanics at your wedding. You could even wrap it around a metal hoop to create a DIY wedding decoration.
READ MORE: The Most Beautiful Flower Garlands
5. Botanical Wedding Table Plan - £105, Lilac & White
Those who are after a minimalist approach to the botanical theme will swoon over this modern and chic botanical table plan. Using muted colours for the leafy embellishments is a great nod to the theme without being too obvious. As styled in the picture, you can add some colour to it by hanging some faux botanicals over it - or leave the wedding table plan plain to shine on its own. .
6. Botanical Gold Foil Table Numbers - £4.99, Rodo Creative
Gold foil makes everything look elevated - we can all agree on that. Whilst botanical themes lend themselves beautifully to a rustic look, they can also be styled for elegant wedding celebrations, as showcased here. This set of gold botanical table numbers is gorgeous and come with the option of being printed double sided as well as a matching table plan option.
7. Botanical Garden Themed Wedding Place Cards - £1.25, Pear Paper Co.
To keep the theme on your tables strong, consider having botanical themed place cards for your guests at the wedding breakfast. It has a practical purpose to it - but being so pretty, your guests may even want to take their place setting home as a wedding keepsake.
8. Botanical Themed Wooden Wedding Keepsake Box - £34, Sunday’s Daughter
Speaking of keepsakes, how cute is this personalised box? Perfect for holding all of your precious wedding memorabilia, this wooden wedding keepsake box has botanical foliage engraved and gives you the option to have your names, wedding date and a personalised message added on to it.
9. Botanical Leafy Ribbon Wedding Backdrop - £26.99, Ginger Ray
Another excellent DIY photobooth idea is hanging something like this leafy ribbon backdrop up. The texture of the hanging foliage will photograph beautifully and you’d only need one or two to fill quite a large space. This could also be used to make your dessert table or wedding guest book area really stand out.
10. Botanical Balloon Arch With Foliage - £15.99, Ginger Ray
A perfect partner to the leafy hanging backdrop is this beautiful white balloon arch. The wedding balloon arch pack comes with 45 balloons and 6 sprigs of faux eucalyptus foliage to nestle between the balloons.
11. Botanical Wedding Party Cards - £3.50, Here’s To Us
If you’re looking for cute cards to use in order to thank members of your wedding party - we may have just found the perfect product for you. These botanical thank you cards are so sweet and come in a range of different options and offer you the choice of 5 different envelope colours.
12. Botanical and Floral Faux Garland - £16.99, Ginger Ray
Those who want to add some florals into their botanical wedding theme may opt for something like this blush pink and foliage garland. The faux wisteria flowers have a real essence of romance to them - it always amazes us just how real and beautiful faux florals can look.
13. Personalised Botanical Wedding Ring Box - £20, Sunday’s Daughter
A botanical wedding accessory you’ll want to keep forever is this sweet personalised wedding ring box. You can have yours and your partner’s name engraved on the lid, as well as your wedding date. It’s adorned with an engraved botanical leaf sketch which is done in a pretty green hue.
READ MORE: 17 Sweet Wedding Ring Boxes
14. Bespoke Botanical Couple Bunting - £4, Daisyley Designs
Bunting is perfect for a summer wedding and this botanical white and green design is one of our faves. Personalise this bunting with yours and your partners names, or opt for something more generic if you want to use it as signage for your wedding dessert table, photo booth or drinks station. .
15. Botanical Leather Napkin Rings - £22, Studio Lowen
Keep the botanical theme running throughout your wedding breakfast with these leafy leather napkin holders. The quality is high as they’re made from recycled leather and fasten with the gold pin on the top.
16. Golden Foiled Botanical Temporary Tattoos - £8.10
Perfect for boho or summer weddings, these golden botanical temporary tattoos are the perfect wedding entertainment for your guests. So long as no one is allergic to temporary tattoos, wedding guests of all ages can enjoy these gorgeous semi-permanent accessories and it’ll leave a lasting memory of your wedding (only for a few days - mind you).
Botanical Wedding Aisles
Another way to embrace the botanical wedding theme is with your venue décor, and one trend that has really boomed over the last few years is botanical wedding aisles. Florals have always been a popular choice for wedding aisle decor, but opting for more greenery and foliage will really help to achieve your desired botanical fantasy.
17. Floral Outdoor Botanical Wedding Aisle - The Manor House
Why get married indoors if you have an outside option as pretty as this? This magnificent aisle staircase at The Manor House has been completely transformed with tonnes of foliage and a few pastel florals to break up the greenery.
18. Green and White Botanical Wedding Aisle - Botleys Mansion
Botleys Mansion is a botanical lover’s dream. Their pastel, minimalist reception rooms are the perfect backdrop for a botanical theme and this staircase aisle is no exception. The stairs are adorned with foliage and white ponies which continue further down the aisle.
19. Rustic Greenery Botanical Wedding Aisle - Grangefields Cripps & Co
For a botanic-meets-rustic feel, consider re-creating this beautiful wedding aisle at Grangefields Cripps & Co. The hanging greenery and large entrance foliage complement the rustic brick walls and charming wooden beams perfectly. This is also a great example of how beautiful greenery looks when paired with romantic fairy lights.
20. Botanical Wedding Aisle With Hanging Plants - Healy Barn
Healy Barn showcases another rustic and botanical pairing, but this time in a lighter and more modern way. The hanging foliage makes the high ceilings and airy space feel more cosy and intimate and again, we just love when greenery is paired with fairy lights. Healy Barn has them adorning each and every wooden beam.
21. Woodland Botanical Wedding Aisle - Marshwood Manor
If you’re dreaming of a chic, bohemian ceremony surrounded by nature, this is the wedding aisle inspiration for you. At Marshwood Manor, they have a stunning outdoor wedding aisle with wooden beam borders - the perfect backdrop for this botanical and pampas grass aisle display.
22. Wintery Botanical Wedding Aisle - Talhenbont Hall
Are you planning a wedding in winter? If so, this is how to create the perfect botanical winter wedding aisle - the team at Talhenbont Hall certainly know what they’re doing, right? Adding in some darker blooms and using foliage with a deep green hue creates the ultimate romantic and wintery feel.
23. Botanical Wedding Aisle Backdrop - The Oakwood at Ryther
Think outside the box and consider having your botanical aisle decoration at the end of the aisle in lieu of a wedding arch or along the walkway. We love this example from The Oakwood at Ryther. They’ve combined botanic foliage displays with candles, industrial caging and a gorgeous metallic neon wedding sign. It’s a modern display that exudes romance.
Botanical Wedding Arches
As well as botanical wedding aisles, wedding arches are also a great way to maximise on the botanical theme. Whether you have one at the end of your aisle during the ceremony, or place one in your wedding reception area as a photo opportunity, we’re sure one of these styles will inspire you.
24. Simple Round Botanical Wedding Arch - Roundthorn Country House
We’re obsessed with this botanical wedding arch display at Roundthorn Country House. The setting is perfect for having your wedding pictures with your partner, and could even double up as a photo booth area for your guests to get some gorgeous shots as memoirs of your special day.
25. Romantic Botanical Wedding Arch With Fairy Lights - The Oakwood at Ryther
This gorgeous botanical wedding arch at The Oakwood at Ryther is yet another example of how botanical displays can complement an autumnal or winter wedding theme. The additions of deep red blooms, along with the draped foliage and stunning fairy lights are a match made in heaven. We’re officially obsessed.
READ MORE: Stunning Christmas Wedding Ideas
26. Rectangular Botanical Wedding Arch With Draped Fabric - East Afton Farmhouse
We love how unique this rectangular wedding arch is. This botanical display at East Afton Farmhouse has nailed the botanical-meets-boho theme perfectly by pairing leafy foliage with draped muted fabric. The stunning arch looks even more beautiful against that charming brick backdrop.
27. Round Floral Botanical Wedding Arch - Hayne House
For those who want to inject some colour into their botanical theme, consider adding bright florals to your foliage like Hayne House have done with this pretty circular wedding arch. It’s the perfect focal point for your wedding ceremony and makes for the most beautiful backdrop as you say your vows.
28. Blue and Green Botanical Arch Walkway - Hedsor House
Combining botanical wedding arches with botanical wedding aisles - the team at Hedsor House have taken our breath away with this leafy arched walkway. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the botanical wedding theme than walking through three stunning arches of foliage, adorned with candles and blue florals.
29. Minimalist Round Botanical Wedding Arch - Roundthorn Country House
If three arches of extravagant blooms is too much for you, consider celebrating the botanical wedding theme in a more minimalist way. Roundthorn Country House showcase how this can be done with a dainty circular arch frame and just a few trinkets of leafy foliage. By concentrating most of your display at the bottom of the arch, you’re arch becomes less ‘out there’ - perfect for a more paired back look.
Botanical Wedding Flowers
Is it really a botanical wedding theme if it’s not incorporated into your wedding bouquet and flowers? We think not… These beautiful botanical bouquets show how versatile this theme can be.
30. White and Green Botanical Wedding Bouquets - Tony Dunn Flowers
We love this selection of wedding party flowers by Tony Dunn Flowers because they perfectly showcase the variety of foliage you can have in a wedding bouquet. The different green hues add depth to each bouquet and the crisp white roses add a fresh and modern touch which perfectly complements the white in the wedding dress.
31. Botanical Green and Orange Wedding Bouquets - Larkspur and Lavender
White botanical wedding themes are all about greenery, there’s nothing wrong with adding a splash of colour to your botanical wedding flowers. In fact, it can look absolutely stunning - just like these floral designs by Larkspur and Lavender. They have combined muted green guest with a selection of oranges, peaches and pastel pinks to form them most beautiful bouquets.
32. Winter Themed Botanical Wedding Bouquet - Manor Nursery Florist
This botanical wedding bouquet is a perfect example of how to add texture to your wedding flowers without having to incorporate lots of bright colours. The range of foliage is a bold choice - but they all complement each other so well. Those looking for winter wedding bouquet inspiration should certainly consider adopting some ideas from this bouquet by Manor Nursery Florist.
Botanical Bridesmaid Dresses
Whilst most couples won’t want to incorporate green hues into their wedding outfits (although there's nothing wrong with a green wedding dress), having green bridesmaid dresses and wedding party outfits are a great way to pay homage to your botanical colour scheme without having to adjust your own look. These green bridesmaid dresses showcase different hues and styles for you to consider.
33. Sage Green Botanical Bridesmaid Dress - £129, Coast
Available in sizes 18-26, this gorgeous sage green plus size bridesmaid dress ticks all the boxes for us. The pastel hue is versatile and will complement any style of wedding, the empire line silhouette will keep your crew comfy all day and the chiffon skirt will move beautifully as they walk you down the aisle. What’s not to love?
34. Bardot Green Botanical Bridesmaid Dress - £75, Chi Chi Clothing
For a slightly bolder shade, consider these bardot green bridesmaid dresses. The off-the-shoulder neckline is so flattering and gives ample opportunity to showcase your crew’s bridesmaid jewellery. This style is available in sizes 6-18 and won’t break the bank.
35. Flutter Sleeve Forest Green Botanical Bridesmaid Dress - £139, Coast
Bold and beautiful, we are obsessed with this forest green bridesmaid dress from Coast. Stocked in sizes 8-18, this deep shade is the perfect fit for an autumn or winter wedding. We love the ruffled skirt and angel flutter sleeves - oh so pretty!
36. Pleated Sage Botanical Bridesmaid Dress - £38, Boohoo
How unique is this silhouette? We love the cut out detail and satin belts. Available in plus size and as part of their main collection, this botanical bridesmaid dress is both flattering and budget-friendly at just £38 each.
37. Ruched Sage Midi Botanical Bridesmaid Dress - £99, Coast
Pastel greens really are a beautiful shade for a bridesmaid dress and this design by Coast is no different. Coming in at just under £100, this midi bridesmaid dress pays a subtle not to your botanical theme without being too bright and bold and is stocked in sizes 8 - 18.
Botanical Wedding Venues
To achieve the ultimate botanical wedding theme, you need a wedding venue that allows you to embrace the greenery. Whether that’s your own back garden (Stacey Solomon style…), a gorgeous orangery, a country house venue or an outdoor space, where you say ‘I do’ is really important. Here are some of our favourite botanical wedding venues.
38. Kew Gardens - South West London
Kew Gardens is the perfect venue for couples considering a botanical wedding theme! You're surrounded by lush green nature and beautiful architecture, meaning you don't need to invest too much in botanical wedding décor. It's also a favourite celebrity wedding venue!
39. Marshwood Manor - Dorset
Marshwood Manor is a botanical fan's dream come true! Look at the incredible greenery surrounding their outdoor wedding ceremony space - talk about picture perfect.
40. The Ventnor Botanic Garden - Isle of Wight
Here's a tip if you're planning a botanical wedding - look for a botanical garden wedding venue! It'll do lots of the work for you. We're big fans of the Ventnor Botanic Garden - just look at all that incredible greenery.
41. Temple of Minerva & Botanical Gardens - Bath
We are simply in love with the Temple of Minerva & Botanical Gardens in Bath - just look at the gorgeous pictures you can get there!
42. The Oakwood at Ryther - North Yorkshire
Couples looking for a contemporary style botanical wedding venue will adore The Oakwood at Ryther - the wood panelling echoes all the lovely elements of nature that surround you.
43. Treseren - Cornwall
This gorgeous wedding venue provides the perfect backdrop to a botanical themed wedding - the historical architecture and dramatic stone exterior of Treseren are made for pairing with rich green tones.
44. Talhenbont Hall - Gwynedd
Get married in the midst of nature by choosing a botanical wedding venue like Talhenbont Hall - just look at that incredible outdoor scenery!
45. Matara - Gloucestershire
If you want a more country garden vibe at your botanical wedding, consider Matara in the heart of the Cotswolds. With grounds that pretty, you'll want to spend all day in them!
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