Wedding Decor Ideas to Steal From Interior Designers
Ditching Flowers for Funky Plants
Everyone expects flowers to get almost the same attention as a dress or cake, but Gianacakos likes to flip the script by using more exotic plants as centerpieces. As with many of the aforementioned objects, show-stopping greenery can also be brought home after the wedding and serve as a living, breathing reminder of your special day.
â€śA potted orange tree, for example, can bring a statement-making pop of color, especially if planted in a fabulous decorative planter,â€ť he says. â€śLike a home, you want these pieces to be conversation starters. I can also see a Mazari palm tree to add drama with scale, height, and unforgettable details.â€ť
Another plant design fad, especially in this post-pandemic world, is the purchase of inexpensive and easy-to-care-for cacti and succulents. â€śThere are so many fun shapes, textures, colors, and even flowers with these beauties,â€ť says Gianacakos. â€śJust hope your guests are smart enough not to touch some of them.â€ť
Ultimately, the overall look and feel of your wedding day is an extremely personal decision, but taking some of the design ideas you see in your favorite homes may be a fantastic starting point when sitting down with a planner or, most importantly, if tackling your event in a DIY fashion. Think of the space as one gigantic living or dining room and what you want it to say about your love story, interests, and personal taste. One thingâ€™s for certain: Authenticity will never go out of style.