It is always fun to see new elements become popular for weddings. There are those things that you would never even think of using, but then you see them in someone else’s wedding, and it seems so perfect you can’t believe it never occurred to you before. For me, one of those special ideas is using cotton as a decoration. I love how the fluffy white puffs with their brown exteriors look mixed with other flowers and natural elements. Cotton accents go beautifully with a wedding style that includes a lot of homespun accents like pies, handmade jewelry for bridesmaids, and a reception in a barn. Feast your eyes on these beautiful fluffy cotton wedding accents…
I adore the look of fluffy white raw cotton in a bridal bouquet. And hey, it won’t wilt on a hot summer’s day. It is nice to add a hint of color so that the cotton doesn’t blend into a white bridal gown. The aqua ribbon on this pretty bouquet does the trick nicely.
A cotton boutonierre paired with a gingham check shirt equals pure country charm. The groom would probably prefer a boutonierre like this to a pretty pink flower any day.
I tend to think of cotton as being a rustic element, but when paired with pink peonies and tied up with a bit of lace, it is pure old-fashioned Southern charm. Notice the pretty sparkly brooch pinned to the bouquet wrap – what a great way to incorporate a little more sparkly bridal jewelry into your wedding ensemble.
Cotton isn’t just for bouquets. It also looks fantastic in centerpieces. Look at the wonderful mix of textures in the arrangement above: twigs, twine, wood, glass jars, velvety leaves, seed pods…and just enough green to enliven the natural brown and white colors. Imagine how easy and inexpensive it would be to make a DIY cotton centerpiece like this.