One of my favorite things about spring in Texas is all the beautiful wildflowers growing along the sides of every road, and the never ending sunsets that light up the entire sky.
This week we are starting a new series on how to incorporate your state flower into your wedding decor!
As most of you know by now I am a North Carolina girl through and through. There is nothing quite like a home state and the pride that comes with being from a place you love. Texan pride is one of the strongest things I know, and what better way to show it off then to incorporate the state flower, the Bluebonnet, into your wedding?
Texas in spring is a site to see! All the Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes that line the roads and fill the hills with endless color. However, the tricky thing about Texas Bluebonnets being incorporated into your wedding is that you have to get married in the Bluebonnet sweet spot. This is not an easy thing to do, as depending on the spring they can bloom at different times, typically late March to early April and only last a few weeks.
If you are planning on getting married in the Bluebonnet sweet spot, and want to incorporate the gorgeous bloom in your wedding day make sure that you allow for a back-up. Some pretty options are Snapdragons, Brideweed, Lupine or flowers from a Butterfly Bush. You want to have the option available to quickly substitute if the Bluebonnets don’t want to cooperate. Unfortunately, that is the risk that you take with incorporating a wildflower into your wedding day.
For the lucky few that get to use this beautiful bloom, here are a few ways that you can incorporate this Texas state flower into your wedding.
- Centerpieces: By themselves, or paired with other gorgeous blooms, Bluebonnets make beautiful centerpieces. Whether placed in antique china pitchers, beautiful vases, or a mason jar these are a sure crowd pleaser. Photo from: Cedar Hill Farmhouse.
- Bouquets and Boutonnieres: You can choose to have a petite bouquet of just bluebonnets, and a single flower cluster for the boutonniere, or pair these beauties with other wildflowers for a more full look. We love the way they pair so effortlessly with any gorgeous bloom to match your southern wedding. Photo from: Ruffled- Carmel Valley Ranch.
- Wedding Favors: These fun favors come with Bluebonnet seeds, flower pots and planting instructions all rapped up in a pretty box with personalized tags for your guests. After all, we are all about southern hospitality, and what better way to treat your guests than to send them home with some pretty Texas Bluebonnets to remember your wedding day forever.
Worried about not getting married during the Bluebonnet season? Get engagements, bridals, or even post-ceremony photos done in a beautiful field of Bluebonnets. There is nothing that says Texas pride more than photos in rolling hills filled with Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes.
There is always the option of silk Bluebonnet flowers, Bluebonnet cookies or sugar Bluebonnets on your wedding cake. Get creative, and show off your love of Texas!
This is how we chose to show our love for Texas wildflowers. A beautiful sunset photoshoot with September Grace to capture our time with little Miss Whitney. It was the most beautiful spring day, and we had an absolute blast. I can’t wait to share more from this amazing shoot.
What is your favorite time of year? How would you incorporate Bluebonnets and other Texas wildflowers into your wedding decor? Shout your state pride and share with us in the comments!
Not from Texas? Stay tuned for your Southern state to be featured in our state flower wedding series.
Cheering you on,
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