Are Vegetables & Fruits a New Wedding Flower Trend?

Kale, radishes, baby carrots, fennel…. Did I just order a side with my entrée or a wedding bouquet?

Today’s post is a bit, well untraditional but I came across this trend putting together inspiration photos for last week’s post Dried & Preserved Wedding Flowers.  What are your thoughts on Vegetable and Fruit wedding “flower” bouquets and arrangements?

Vegetable and Fruit Wedding “Flowers”; fall gourd bouquet & pumpkin bouquet-brendasweddingblog.com; artichoke bouquet- rootedinloveweddings.wordpress.com; boutonnieres- gourmetfury.com; apple bouquet-blovedweddings.com

Fall is the perfect time of year to incorporate seasonal pumpkins and gourds into flower arrangements.  But have you ever thought about taking it a step further?  Perhaps incorporating vegetables or fruit items you could find any night on your dinner table?

I have to say after pulling together some of these photos for inspiration, there are interesting and beautiful arrangements you can create with non-traditional items like artichokes, asparagus, apples, radishes, carrots, fennel ect.

Each fruit or vegetable items brings with it, its own unique shape, and texture and in some cases vibrant, natural color.  Paired with the right greenery and wedding flowers the arrangements create a stunning juxtaposition.  A great example is the deep red captured in the roses and apples from the full wedding flower bouquet from blovedwedddings.com featured in the bottom right of our inspiration collage.  The bouquet would be a unique and beautiful take on the bounty of the fall, autumn season without using traditional fall hues like oranges and yellows.

Vegetable and Fruit Wedding “Flower” Arrangements; Fennel centerpiece- gourmetfury.com; asparagus centerpiece- projectwedding.com

Foodie or non-foodie you have to say these arrangements are tasty to the eyes and the mouth.  I love the beautiful and yet romantic centerpiece from projectwedding.com using traditional romantic roses and hydrangea surrounded by asparagus stalks.  The use of vegetables is a creative take on a traditional wedding flower centerpiece container and arrangement.  Guests will surely remember their table decorations.

Will vegetables and fruit in arrangements give you a unique look and save you money at the same time?  With the right forethought using either should save you some cost on your arrangements.  Vegetables and fruits would need to be purchased within the right time frame so not to spoil before your special day, but found in season they should typically run less than you would pay for a variety of real flowers to fill your arrangement.  Granted most size vegetables and fruits are also great fillers, leaving you needing fewer materials to create your look.

Incorporate them into your theme.  Vegetables and fruits can be used for more than their color and texture.  Play with ideas how to add them into other areas of your special day, most obvious your reception menu, how about a signature drink item at the bar or used in your wedding favors for guests.

So what are your thoughts?  Do vegetables and fruits need to stay on your dinner menu and out of your flower arrangements?  Or are incorporating a few non-traditional items into your wedding flowers a fun way to make a unique statement with your arrangements?

6 comments

  1. Some of those are so funky… like the asparagus centerpiece. I like the idea of this… I think fruits/vegetables add a whole new dimension and texture for florals It’s neat! 🙂

    1. Susanna the play of textures between vegetables like the asparagus centerpiece and artichoke bouquet are just beautiful. They are both very natural yet so different.

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