The only requirement for achieving a Vintage Botanicals wedding look is that you must feature lush flowers and greenery throughout your ceremony and reception. Before you assume you’ll be spending a fortune on fresh flowers, take a look at this Style Story below. Although fresh flowers (or fake if you do it right) will be a large part of your look, there are other ways to showcase vintage flowers at your wedding.

Style Story: Vintage Botanicals

Put it in print.
Introduce your Vintage Botanicals wedding style right away on the wedding invitations. Find a design that represents the look and feel you’ve been envisioning and you’ll leave guests waiting with anticipation! Boho wedding invitations are a wonderful place to start your search for the perfect invite. We chose an invitation with lavish garden roses and a faded background of vintage patterns. The Boho Flowers Wedding Invitation is a beautiful representation of the look we wanted to achieve.

Nature’s finest.
Mother nature provides everything you need for creating a Vintage Botanicals wedding that’s truly top-notch. The wood slices shown here are actually coasters. Check out the Botanical Wood Slices Tutorial at Ella Claire to learn how to make these little beauties and use them as decorations throughout your wedding reception. This could be a great way to get your beau involved in a wedding decoration project of his own or go ahead and do it yourself. This project is fun whether you’re just learning how to use a saw or are a seasoned lumberjack.

Blooming with beauty!
Okay, this one is obvious — fresh flowers are key to creating this gorgeous wedding look. If you’re worried about cost, splurge on real flowers for the bouquets and maybe a few floral arrangements at the ceremony but start experimenting with silk flowers and fake greenery for decorations at the reception. Whether you’re using fake or real flowers, choose large lush blooms like the garden roses shown above. Also remember you don’t need a lot of roses to create something beautiful. Use cheap greenery as filler and as stand-alone centerpieces. Lots of greenery is less expensive and it allows the flowers to stand out even more.

Photo Credits: Bride: Kerry Jeanne Photography via Green Wedding Shoes, Cake: COURTNEY HORWOOD via Magnolia Rouge, Reception: Jana Williams via Style Me Pretty, Wood Slices: Ella Claire Inspired, Groom: Amanda McMahon Photography via Elizabeth Ann Designs, Bridesmaids: Ashley Kelemen Photography