20 Elevated Ways to Use Carnations Throughout Your Entire Wedding
Carnations are undeniably popular. They're well-known by the masses and used for tons of different occasions. That's because the flowers are incredibly versatile—have you seen the bloom's wide array of shades? Their different sizes and relative affordability only add to the appeal. Despite how commonly used they are, however, some are hesitant to spotlight them on their wedding days. That's because they've been unfairly labeled as filler flowers. While they're great for that purpose, that's certainly not all they're good for! To prove it to you, we've put together a list of creative and elegant ways to use carnations throughout your entire wedding. The following bouquets, centerpieces, and more incorporate the blooms in some truly beautiful ways.
We're big fans of using these ruffled buds in unique arrangements, backdrops, and floral installations. Why? Because their lower price tags let you buy the blooms in bulk! That means you can decorate your event space with more petals than you thought possible, which opens the doors to some impressive décor options. Take this gorgeous ceremony structure by Rosehip Flora. Those hanging floral strands are stunning, and guests likely had no idea just how affordable a display like that can be. Essentially, carnations allow you to make any arrangement feel full and lush, whether used on their own or combined with other blooms.
Click through the rest of this slideshow to get even more carnation wedding inspiration. We've included it all, from bridal party accessories to wedding cake accents. See what you like and talk to your florist about bringing your own vision to life. That being said, we think some of these ideas can easily be DIYed!
Carnation Ceremony Backdrop
Carnation Flower Crown
Carnation Pool Décor
Carnations don't have to be the main event. Here, they filled in giant arrangements by La Rosa Canina. Roses, wax flowers, eucalyptus, and more were also included in the mix.
Carnation Boutonnière for the Groom
Carnation Hair Accessory
Carnation Car Décor
Carnation Flower Bar
Carnation Boutonnière for the Ring Bearer
Carnation Bouquet for the Bride
Carnation Bouquets for the Bridesmaids
String clusters of the blooms (like this one, by Mum's) above any event space to give it an enchanted vibe.
Carnation Chair Décor
Give mom a special accessory, like this Brancoprata corsage containing pink carnations.
We love this idea for a bridal shower, but it also works for a spring wedding! These carnation Aura Design "raindrops" fell from hydrangea "clouds"—how genius is that?