Whimsical, feathery and ethereal, pampas grass makes a real statement when used as part of a wedding. Due to its size, it frames other florals and greenery perfectly; and due to its neutral muted tones, it contrasts beautifully with wedding greenery such as eucalyptus. It fits into so many styles of wedding … rustic, boho, vintage, modern, romantic … here are a few ideas of how you can incorporate it into your nuptials.

Pampas Grass Bouquets

A couple of delicate feathery fronds can add a real softness to a wedding bouquet. Or for the ultimate in minimalist, boho chic, I love the idea of an entire bouquet made up of a mass of pampas grass.

Pampas Grass Décor

My favourite way to incorporate pampas grass into a wedding is through a jaw-dropping floral ceiling installation. And can we also talk about the pampas grass moon gate at the end of the aisle this real wedding? Just plain DREAMY. But you don’t need to go extravagant or expensive, and you definitely don’t need to be a florist to get the look. Although the huge installations in the gallery below are gorgeous and definitely the focus of the weddings, I also love the simplicity of the smaller arrangements – the clutch of grasses in a copper vase at this shoot, and a few strands in a large glass vase at this real wedding.

If you and your guests are dining on long trestle tables, intertwine pampas grass with eucalyptus and trail down the middle of the tables to make a stunning centrepiece. Or use single fronds as simple but striking table place settings. And the beauty of pampas grass (other than its actual beauty) is that it will last for years: after your nuptials, you can prop single stems in vases to create pretty vignettes in your home as a reminder of your wedding day. 

Lisa Soeno

Written by Lisa Soeno

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