My wedding would be totally different if Pinterest was around back then. For one thing, I would have carried a succulent bouquet. I love the contrast of soft and structured that many of these succulent bouquets have.
As an added bonus, after the wedding or event, the succulents can be replanted for a memento that potentially lasts a lifetime. A family friend gave me a succulent when my father passed away, and that succulent has propagated so that it’s all over my yard. When I look at it, I think of him.
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How to Make a Succulent Bouquet
Most succulents don’t have long stems like flowers do.
You’ll need to actually create a fake stem to allow the succulents sit at the same level as the other flowers and greenery in the bouquet. What you’ll need is:
- floral tape
- floral wire (at least 20 gauge unless your rosettes are tiny)
Cut the succulent you’d like to use from its stem. Or pull it out of the pot if using a baby. Dust or rinse off the dirt.
Grab the floral wire and run it through the stem. You have to use a little bit of judgment as succulent stems vary in width and sturdiness.
For most, simply pierce the stem with the floral wire until the stem is threaded halfway through the wire. Loop the wire around the stem and wrap the wire’s ends together.
Repeat, if it’s a big rosette or heavy succulent.
To give you an idea, I used two wires around the stem of this rosette which is about 4″ in diameter. I left its roots intact so that I can plant it later.
Once you have the floral wire situated. Hide the wire with floral tape from the stem down to the end.
Arrange as you please with other flowers in a vase or bouquet.
Be sure to pull the succulents out before they start to wilt if you’d like to reuse them elsewhere in your yard or home.
Succulent Bouquet Pinterest Inspiration
For more inspiration, pin these pretty bouquets (posted with rights from Bigstock) for later.
And, be sure to follow my very favorite Pinterest board: Succulent Bouquets
Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).
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