Roses are red and violets are blue, but poppies – well, they’re just happy. With their spindly stems and large papery petals, poppies are beautiful without ever taking themselves too seriously – which makes them a great complement for a rustic or woodsy wedding.
There’s a poppy for every occasion. Bold and vintage? Try bright red Oriental poppies. Want something more delicate? Iceland poppies (shown above in a photo by Ivy Weddings) come in colors from soft pastels to vibrant oranges and yellows. While you can’t use cut California poppies (it’s illegal to pick them) you can easily make centerpieces from potted plants and give them away as favors. Keep scrolling for some of the prettiest poppy-inspired wedding ideas.
Top photo by Ivy Weddings / 1. california poppy save the dates by Minted / 2. felted poppy hair clip by Baymut / 3. origami poppies by Nikki Cross Applesauce / 4. art nouveau save the dates by Wiley Valentine / 5. poppy bracelets by Sophia Pip / 6. poppy & succulent bouquet by Bel Fiore Design / 7. poppy wedding cake by Michelle’s Patisserie (photo by Ivy Weddings) / 8. poppy hairpiece by Feathers and Frills / 9. poppy favor tags by Ink Scissors / 10. hanging paper flowers by Whimsy Pie / 11. poppy wedding invitation by VO Handmade / 12. vintage poppies guest book by Moonscape Handmade
Special thanks to Ivy Weddings for allowing us to share their lovely work! Check out the rest of their photos from Hien and Johnny’s wedding on their blog.