Trending Now: Dried Florals for Your Wedding (And All the Cool Ways to Incorporate Them!)

The feathery plumes of pampas grass took over the pages of GWS last year (and there’s no sign of the trend stopping anytime soon!). Well, to complement the ornamental grass, we’ve noticed another trend emerging (or should we say an old trend that’s resurfacing?): dried florals! Yep, these blooms don’t require any maintenance at all, so you can definitely keep them as a momento after the big day.

While the trend of dried florals is not a new one, there’s definitely an abundance of fresh takes and new ways to incorporate the preserved blooms into your wedding, home, and all sorts of accessories. We’ve been seeing everything from dried baby’s breath to preserved leafy greens and even larger bouquets of aged proteas…without further ado, let’s bring out the florals!

{above photo by Sara K Byrne + florals by florals: Tess Made  // more from Mad Maven Style’s Marie Antoinette Meets Southwestern-Inspired Wedding  wedding below} 


As a hair comb, a sweet boutonnière, on a hat, or even a dried floral cuff—we’re all for these darling accoutrements!

dried florals boutonnière

dried floral boutonnière by Love Her Madly // photo: Joe+Kathrina

dried floral cuff

dried floral cuff by Amy Nicole Floral // photo by Elizabeth Wells Photo

boutonnière available here // hair comb available here

dried floral boutonniere

dried floral boutonnières by Atelier Prairies

Lovers Society x Green Wedding Shoes Wyatt Wedding Dress with a floral hat

on a hat as seen in this fashion editorial (looking to DIY your own dried floral hat, check our DIY Floral Hat!)

Afloral Dried Floral Cuff DIY

As seen on GWS from this DIY Dried Flower Cuff


Dried baby’s breath and wispy flower arrangements for the tables add such a refined yet rustic touch, don’t you think?

As seen on GWS in this Earthy + Autumnal: Burnt Sienna Hues Inspired This Modern + Free-Spirited Editorial

photography: Evangeline Lane // event design: Layne Kula for Rosé Events // florals: Best Day Ever Floral Design

As seen on GWS in this Natural + Earthy Design Meets Modern Minimalism in this Editorial Inspired by Dried Florals

photography: Stefanie Keeler Photography // florals: The Wilding Collective

Dried Floral Tablescape

dried floral bouquets for the table by Atelier Prairies

dried floral place setting by A Fabulous Fête

Bouquets + Wreaths

Touches of autumnal-looking dried leaves, punches of aged protea, and of course, bushels of pampas grass—the dried floral bouquets + wreaths are so good…plus, you can display them in your home after the big day!

As seen on GWS at This Southwestern Meets Bohemian Palm Springs Wedding Was Inspired by a Certain California Boutique…

photo by Kaylee Chelsea Photography  // bouquet by Layered Vintage

dried floral wreath

dried floral wreaths by Atelier Prairies

As seen on GWS in this Dried Textural Florals + Sleek Stylings: Winter Inspiration for the Modern Bride

photo by The Kismet Collective // bouquet by Linnaea Floral

Dried Floral Wreath

florals: Moon Canyon Design // photo: Brittany Wood Photography


When it comes to backdrops, dried grasses and palm fronds take center stage, though baby’s breath is coming in hot (I mean all that pink goodness from Mandy’s Moore’s wedding was an absolute DREAM!). Our philosophy when it comes to dried florals and backdrops: the more the merrier…and that includes a profusion of pampas grass.

As seen on GWS in this Irresistibly Iridescent: Winter Wedding Inspiration That Seriously Shimmers

photography: Sarah Glick Photography // event design: Rosewood Weddings // florals: Posies & Pine

Dried Floral Pink Baby's Breath Backdrop Arch Mandy Moore Wedding

As seen on GWS from Our Favorite Moments from 2018 Celebrity Weddings!

photographer: Kelly Brown Photographer // planning: Sara Simmonds Design + Events // florals: Of the Flowers

As seen on GWS at this Nude + Rose Gold Wedding Inspiration in the Desert

photo: Nicola Dixon Photography // florals: Best Day Ever Floral // event design: Fawn Events

As seen on GWS at this Bountiful Rustic Boho Meets Tropical Harvest Wedding Inspiration

photo: Miesh Photography // event design: Gatherist // florals: La Fete Floral

As seen on GWS in this We’re All About the Modern Monochrome in this Wintry Wedding Inspiration

photo: June Cochran // event design: Hey! Party Collective // florals: Lalé Florals

As seen on GWS at Mad Maven Style’s Marie Antoinette Meets Southwestern-Inspired Wedding 

photo: Sara K Byrne // event design: Mad Maven Style // planning: Fawn Events // florals: Tess Made

Dried Palm Leaf Wedding Backdrop

florals by Nectar and Bloom

Hanging Installations

Hanging installations have been having a MAJOR moment recently (see this Love is in the Air! Hanging Floral Installation Ideas for the Wedding), so it’s no surprise to us that an array of dried foliage would be used for these glorious displays.

Hanging Dried Floral Pampas Grass Installation

photog: Kismet Visuals // event design + rentals: Antiquity Rentals // florist: Old Slate Farm // candles: Creative Candles

Dried Floral Hanging Installation

photo: Matthew Land Studios // florals: Bleedfoot Florals // planning: Gather Events // linens: BBJ Linen // venue: JM Cellars + Weddings in Woodinville

dried floral hanging installation

photo: Renata Stone // florals: Soil and Stem

photo: Sarah London Photography // ceramics: Febbiday Ceramics // florals: Lotus Floral Art

Pampas Grass Dried Floral Installation

photography: J Wells Photography // florals: KoKo Mod // stationery: Elegant Paper Co // calligraphy: Scribble & Script // rentals: MacFarlands Events // table: Halifax Harvest Tables // rock candles: Indie Home // venue: Halifax Citadel National Historic Site // planning + design: Elegant ProductionsSelena Marchand

So, what do you think? Do you LOVE this dried floral trend or are you all about fresh blooms? What kind of ways could you see dried foliage being used…and what kind of aged florals are you peepin’ at? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Oh, and we’ve got a few questions about where to find dried florals! We love afloral for the best selection of dried florals! You can also check your local flower mart.