Romantic Trend Alert: How to Use Pressed Flowers in Weddings

pressed flower wedding cake

If you’ve been on TikTok or Insta lately, you know that Pressed Flowers are trending! Romantic and delicate, with fun retro vibes, pressed flowers can be used in all sorts of ways to bring the garden or cottagecore style to your wedding day. Edible cakes and cookies (like the one above from Blushing Cook | photo: Serenity Film and Pictures), floral covered invitations, backdrops, wedding dresses and even nails! The sky is the limit with these pretty petals! Perhaps the best part about using pressed flowers in weddings?? The decor and details make wonderful keepsakes!

The History of Pressed Flowers

If you think pressing flowers is a new thing, think again! This artform can be traced back to Ancient Egypt. It was a popular pastime in the Victorian Era, and again in the 1970s. Everyone from professional botanists to everyday men and women would keep pressed flower journals, and this even led to important botanical finds over the years.

With current cottagecore trends focusing on simple pastimes and a heavy appreciation for nature, it’s natural that pressed flowers would make their way into the Wedding World, and we’re loving all of the clever and unique ways vendors and couples are utilizing them!

Pressed Flower Paper Goods + Signage

Floral Invitation Suite

pressed flower invitation

photography + pressed floral details: Carol Oliva Photography | calligraphy: The Crafting Casa | via Tropical Paradise Wedding Inspiration

Show off your love of flowers from the very beginning! Pressed flower wedding invitations are a must, as well as seating charts, place cards and other fun wedding signs with pressed floral.

Pressed Flower Calligraphy Sign

pressed flower wedding sign

photography + pressed floral details: Carol Oliva Photography | calligraphy: The Crafting Casa | via Tropical Paradise Wedding Inspiration

Pressed Flowers Seating Chart

pressed flower wedding sign

Calligraphy: Goodheart Design | Pressed Flowers: Siren Floral Co

Flower Escort Cards

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Pressed Flower Escort Cards | $15.00+

Pressed Flower Wedding Guest Book

pressed flower guest book

photo + guest book: Summit and Sage

Floral Place Cards

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DIY Pressed Flower Place Cards by A Fabulous Fete’s Lauren Saylor

Pressed Floral Menu Cards

pressed flowers acrylic menu
photo: Michelle Roller | event design: Sandcastle Celebrations | paper goods: Fete and Quill | via 1970’s Wildflower Inspired Wedding

Flower Inspired Invitation Suite

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Pressed Flowers Wedding Invitation Suite | $1.30+

Etsy Invitations

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Pressed Flower Invitation Suite | $20+

Wax Seals

pressed flower wax seals

Pressed Flower Wax Seals | $17.30

Wildflower Wedding Invitations

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Herb + Wildflower Wedding Invitations | $22.72 for 10

Pressed Flower Food + Sweets

Colorful Wildflower Cake

pressed flower wedding cake

 cake: Blushing Cook | photo: Serenity Film and Pictures

Blushing Cook is credited with first creating pressed flower cakes, brownies and cookies. We just love how colorful and fun this look is!

Pressed Flower Wedding Cake

pressed flower wedding cakecake by Bee’s Custom Cake’s | photog: Casi Yost Photography | event design: Peachy Keen Coordination | florals: Wildflower Portland | via The 63 Most Beautiful Wedding Cakes

Naked Cake With Pressed Flowers

pressed flower cake

cake: Blushing Cook | photo: Hannah Adams Photography

Edible Floral Cookies

pressed flower cookies

Organic Pressed Flower Shortbread Cookies | $48.00

Pressed Flower Fashion

THAT Floral Dress

Dress: Oscar de la Renta | Inspired by Modern Pressed Flower

It’s the dress that ruled over 2021! If you love florals and want to truly WOW on wedding day, consider bringing the pressed flower trend to your attire. Think wedding dress, veil, and even mask a la Taylor Swift!

Embroidered Floral Wedding Dress

Blue wedding dress with colorful embroidered flowers

Dress: Marchesa | Photo: Love to the Core Photo | via Trending Now: Embroidered Floral Wedding Dresses

Wildflowers Inspired Wedding Gown

Embroidered wedding dress with wildflower pattern

dress: Natalie Wynn Bridal | photo: Megan Robinson | via this “You Belong Among the Wildflowers” Wedding Inspiration

Pressed Flower Cocktail Dress

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Oscar de la Renta Fiore Mini Day Dress

Floral Garden Party Dress

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Oscar de la Renta Silk Fiore Long Sleeve Cocktail Dress

Floral Bridal Accessories

Pressed Flower- Inspired Face Mask

pressed flower mask

Pressed Flower Inspired Face Mask | $35

Bring the garden vibes to your look with these fun accessories. Pressed flower earrings and necklaces also make great gift ideas for your bridesmaids, or the floral lovers in your life!

Wildflower Wedding Veil

wildflower bridal veil

Wildflower Wedding Veil | $93.71

Pink Pressed Flower Veil

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photography: Wilma Towell | event design: Elysian Creative | bridal accessories: Jeanne and Co | via This Pretty in Pink Boho Elopement

Pressed Flower Nails

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Pressed Flower Nail Decals | $4.00

Resin Garden Earrings

Pressed Orange Blossom Earrings | $15.84+

Cottagecore Necklaces

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Gold Forget-Me-Not Necklace | $18.75+

Pressed Flower Pendant Necklace

pressed flower necklace

Forget-Me-Not Pressed Flower Necklace | $34.60+

Pressed Flower Wedding Jewelry

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photo: Handmade by Toia | Shop her Etsy Store

Pressed Flower Wedding Backdrops

Wildflower Tapestry Backdrop

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Pressed Flowers Tapestry | $49.00

We’re wanting to see couples bring large-scale pressed flowers to their weddings! Think a gorgeous floral tapestry ceremony backdrop, or a fun photobooth idea for a garden wedding.

Acrylic Backdrop With Pressed Flowers

pressed flower backdrop

Blooming Wildflowers Acrylic Screen by Sasha Sykes Studio

Flower Wall Mural

pressed flower backdrop

Pressed Flower Wall Murals by Modern Pressed Flowers | $25.00

Pressed Flowers After Wedding Day

Bouquet Preservation

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Pressed Flowers Bouquet Preservation | $169.00+

A piece of pressed flower art is a great way to preserve your bridal bouquet after wedding day!

What do you think about using pressed flowers in your wedding? Would you jump on the latest trend?? We’d love to hear your other ideas for fun floral attire, decor and details! Drop your comments below!