I’ve Got a Fever, and the Only Prescription is…

…no, not more cowbell – more succulents!

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I’m addicted to these fat little plants. They are gorgeous, modern, and rustic – which is exactly the look and feel I want for our winery wedding. The best part is, this hot little trend is popping up everywhere – even Martha Stewart has the Fever! She has posted numerous gorgeous examples of how to incorporate these plants into your parties, including centerpieces and even favors.

http://www.weddingbee.com/Images via Martha Stewart

In all honesty, this isn’t a Martha-stolen idea – I actually received my inspiration from the R.H. Phillips Winery itself. The landscaping is comprised of many beautiful flower beds, as well as several wine barrel planters filled with assorted flowers and – you guessed it – succulents. They were everywhere! So I figured, why not work with what’cha got?

http://www.weddingbee.com/A couple of the gorgeous wine barrel planters from R.H. Phillips Winery.

Of course, this idea was cemented when I attended a wedding show and found that succulents were sneaking their way into bouquets. I loved this idea! I decided that my bridal bouquet, my bridesmaid bouquets and the groomsmen boutonnières will all have elements of succulents in them.


This beautiful succulent and white rose bouquet was found at a booth at the Four Seasons Wedding Fair.


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What I love best about these plants, is that you can ask your loved ones to graft pieces from their own plants and grow your own. If you used these plants in your wedding flower arrangements, they would also include a little bit of love from each of your friends and family members. Does anyone else have the Succulent Fever?


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    sarahbe, Guest @ 5:13 pm

    Oh, I do! I live in Socal so they are everywhere. I’ve been here for 3 years and when people ask me why I like California – I say succulents.
    I wanted to have them apart of my wedding by my florist (who I could not change) said that she could not do it. She was not my favorite vendor….

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    RachelD, Guest @ 5:15 pm

    I adore them. There’s this new store created by the Anthropologie / Urban Outfitters group called Terrain which is based in Philadelphia. It has beauuuutiful arrangements of succulents. If I had an enormous budget, I would be all over them!

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    mrsbee 3235 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:16 pm

    i love succulents. my dad is a very avid succulent gardener! :)

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    Jenniferb, Guest @ 5:18 pm

    OOH! Me! I do! I’m using them in my bouquet and my groom’s bout. too! They are very abundant here in the desert!

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    mandy, Guest @ 5:23 pm

    I love them and being form west Texas they grow so well. I was already planning on them being in some of my centerpieces. But bouquets? Hell yeah!

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    Emily@oncewed, Guest @ 5:24 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring Once Wed, Miss Pomegranate. Isn’t April Joy’s(http://www.apriljoyevents.com) bouquet incredible? She has quite a few more arrangements filled with succulents on her site if you are looking for more wedding inspiration and ideas.

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    KateMW 2704 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:32 pm

    I love succulents! They are about the only thing I can grow!

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    clarita 54 posts, Worker bee @ 5:49 pm

    I love them! I used them in my centerpieces and ceremony decor!

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    Luxe 102 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:04 pm

    I just saw the most adorable succulent candles in clay pots at Crate and Barrels. And it was on sale.

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    greentea 765 posts, Busy bee @ 6:16 pm

    i heart them, and i hope someday i’ll be able to talk someone into letting me do florals for their wedding that includes succulents!

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    avocado 1538 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:40 pm

    I am going to look like such a copycat now (but thanks for giving me all kinds of juicy inspiration to show my florist)

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    goodvoile, Guest @ 7:03 pm

    Yep! My wedding in two weeks will include succulents in my bouquet, centerpieces, and favors (like Martha Stewart’s on the right above). Basically everywhere! We are having a southwest theme, so it fit right in (even though we live in KS)!

    In fact, the first bouquet I ever saw was right here on Weddingbee, posted by Mrs. Bee herself (thanks so much) (http://www.weddingbee.com/2006/12/24/cactus-centerpieces/)! I have carried that picture and showed it to florists, who all seem to salivate at the idea of doing a wedding with succulents! 😀

    We are getting married at a ranch, so it does kind of fit. Good luck with yours!

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    chibride, Guest @ 7:36 pm

    I love me some succulents. They look so, I dunno, friendly.

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    indy 91 posts, Worker bee @ 7:43 pm

    I used them for some of my centerpieces and I did succulent favors. All my guests love them!

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    espresso 1308 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:51 pm

    If our wedding was down the mountain- then we would definitely be including these! I love them! I need them! Oh baby Oh baby- Ya… a little “10 things I hate about you” love coming your way :)

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    CarolineG, Guest @ 10:14 am

    I live in Phoenix and I have a black thumb, so succulents are pretty much the only plant I can keep alive : )

    These are a great idea for favors, as they are very hardy and would travel well.

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    SFBride2Be 8 posts, Newbee @ 12:30 am

    I have really gotten into the succulent look recently too. I figured they’d make awesome centerpieces b/c they, unlike flowers, will be around for a looong time after the wedding. In the end I still decided to go with flowers, partly b/c I knew searching succulents that looked just right for so many tables would be difficult. Also, if we owned a house with a yard, we could plant them, but we’re only in an apt now and getting enough sun for the ones I already have is hard enough. =(

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    lovebug 712 posts, Busy bee @ 3:07 pm

    We’ve got some potted succulents on our patio – I love how neat and pretty they are. But I’ve never seen them used in weddings – very cool and original. Can’t wait to see pics!

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    My, Guest @ 10:49 pm

    Ohhh, I love succulents. The bouquets are gorgeous.

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    kelly, Guest @ 9:41 pm

    I adore succulents. My wedding cetnerpieces are succulent terrariums. Ahh…my new addiction, succulents.

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    kangaroo, Guest @ 5:00 am

    Our favours are succulents in cute little pots – doubling up as placecards too.
    They’re SO easy to grow, it’s the easiest DIY project I’ve done so far!

    I’m also having them in my bouquet and FH’s bout :)

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