It’s taken over the pages of Green Wedding Shoes and our boho-wedding-lovin’ hearts: pampas grass! The greatest floral trend that’s already happening in weddings from California to Australia, this ornamental grass is native to South America and grows 10 to 13 feet high with a six-foot wing span. We’re spotting it in every aspect of wedding decor, thanks to it’s versatility and range. Pampas grass comes in colors that range from sandy-pink to silvery-white, and it’s feather-like texture makes it especially lovely whether fresh or in dried arrangements.
Where to Buy Pampas Grass
It’s always best to source locally from your florist or flower shop, and be sure to do a bit of research before hand. Pampas grass is an aggressive plant — each stem can be home to upwards of 500 seeds! A quick Google search about pampas grass in your area should tell you if it’s a welcome plant or on the no-go list.
You can also buy pampas grass (fresh or dried!) online. Here are a few resources:
We’ve selected 21 unique examples of how to include this feathery find in different aspects of your wedding decor. From start to that sweet, sweet finish, we’re in love with this billowy bushel of goodness!
Go a little avant-garde a la this climbing installation of pink pampas grass.
As seen at this Brunch for a Cause
Get some elevation with a rustic stool and tall plumes.
As seen in this Rustic + Bohemian California Wedding in a Greenhouse
Add pampas grass to floral arrangements and BAM…instant eye catcher.
As seen in this Whimsy Wedding Inspiration in California Wine Country
Down the Aisle
Create a whimsical, countryside feel with oversized pampas grass arrangements flanking the aisle.
As seen in this Mexico Meets Oregon at This Mount Hood Wedding
Arrange the plumes in a thin-necked vase to create dramatic bushels all along the aisle.
As seen in this Modern Boho Wedding at Lombardi House
Go sky high…all the way to “I do!”
As seen in this Dreamy Malibu Winery Wedding with an Italian Twist
The Ceremony Site
Married by the light of the moon! This pampas grass moon is what dreams are made of!
Or, how about an arch adorned with garden roses and happy proteas – as well as 1,000 plus plumes of pampas grass!!
And for a more etherial take on the moon, create your own desert scene with a dusty, dreamy backdrop.
Frame the ceremony site with the illusion of an arch: two pampas grass installations, leaning toward one another just so.
As seen in this Woodsy + Whimsical Lakefront Wedding in Tahoe, California
Can subtle design still make a bold statement? We’ll just leave this here :)
Get inspired by the one that started it all…a ribbon of blooms leading all the way down to this halo installation.
As seen in this Dreamy Wedding Inspiration at Carmel Valley Ranch
Not just for filler, pampas grass looks stunning in a dusty, desert bouquet.
As seen in this Intimate Vow Renewal in the Desert of Marfa, Texas
Or, pair it with blush + golden blooms!
OR…go with berry tones! Ever versatile, pampas grass bouquets work with almost any color arrangement.
A single plume goes a long way.
As seen in this Modern Marble + Copper Wedding Inspiration
At the same time, a LOT goes a long way! This pampas grass cloud is an absolute showstopper!
As seen on Our Food Stories
Add a boho desert vibe to your dessert table.
As seen in this Earthy Vow Renewal in Magical New Mexico
Want to really make a statement? Go big and bold with a pampas grass chandelier! This one involved over 500 stems, hand-wired and lit from within. WHOA.
As seen on Signature Maui
A little bit boho, a little bit whimsical…we’re totally here for a pampas grass swing.
As seen in this Floral-Filled Geometric Thanksgiving Wedding Inspiration
And for a sweet ending, add some pampas grass to the wedding cake!
As seen in this Equestrian-Inspired Editorial at Baker Creek Farm