Pressed flowers may have had their heyday in the 1970s, but they are back along with dried flowers. The latest revival sees the pretty, papery blooms—as well as greenery like ferns and vines—incorporated as wedding décor. And trust us, these pressed flower wedding decoration ideas are chic and stylish (not dusty or fuddy-duddy—we promise!).
Pressed-flower wedding details are a wonderful way to help bring Mother Nature indoors, especially if you are not able to have an alfresco celebration. Choose your favorite flowers or match blooms that your florist is planning on featuring in your wedding-day arrangements. Or, for a more modern feel, try drying out ferns and more architectural flowers like Queen Anne’s Lace and astrantia.
To preserve your own leaves and blossoms for these pressed-flower decoration ideas, take an encyclopedia or another heavy book. Line a page with parchment or wax paper and arrange the flowers face down so they don’t overlap. Close the book and leave it untouched for seven to ten days. Once all the moisture is gone and the flowers have a papery texture, display these beautiful, preserved blooms between panes of glass or in picture frames as table numbers or seating charts at the reception. The options are endless!
To help get you inspired, we’ve picked out our favorite ideas that are making us want to grab our heaviest, thickest books and start drying flowers, stat. Read on for 19 stunning wedding details with pressed flowers to inspire your own.