Wedding Trend: Using Anemone Flowers in Décor

Browse photos of bouquets and centerpieces from real weddings to see if this trend is right for you.

Choosing wedding flowers for your décor is an exciting process that typically results in the selection of the following blooms: roses, hydrangeas, peonies (if they're in season!), and orchids. While all of these florals are beautiful, many couples have the desire to incorporate more unique blossoms. One such perrenial is the anemone flower. 

Anemones have over 150 species and come in a variety of shades, but the types most commonly used for weddings are white with a blue- or purple-hued center, though purple anemones are also becoming popular. Since the blooms have a bit of personality, they look great in bridal bouquets, bridesmaid bouquets, and also reception centerpieces! Brides who love roses and hydrangeas need not worry that their beloved traditional florals will fall by the wayside; anemones look best when paired with other blossoms!

Take a look at the images from real weddings below, all of which feature anemones. From vintage-inspired soirées to modern fêtes, the anemone complements a variety of motifs, themes, and color palettes! To see more from these celebrations, be sure to click on each photo.

wedding bouquet with anemone flowers how to use anemones in wedding decor
Photo by Kaylie Plummer Photography

bride in champagne wedding dress with white anemone flower bouquet
Photo by Maya Myers Photography 

Melissa Egan wedding portrait holding purple anemone bouquet
Photo by Next Exit Photography

Groom holding white bouquet with anemone flower and dusty miller
Photo by Donna Von Bruening Photographers

Light pink blush wedding bouquet with anemone flowers
Photo by Milton Photography

wedding flowers boutonniere designed with anemone flowers
Photo by Jess + Nate Studios

Wedding bouquet white garden rose succulent anemone flowers
Photo by This Modern Romance

White anemone bouquet for fairy tale wedding
Photo by Switzerfilm

bride in lace wedding dress holding bouquet of anemone flowers and ivory blooms
Photo by Wollwerth Imagery; Planning & Design by Kelli Corn Weddings and Events

Engagement ring and wedding rings in vibrant bouquet with anemone flowers
Photo by Paige Jones; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events

Pink peony and garden rose bouquet with anemone flowers
Photo by B&G Photography

Pink rose and white dahlia bouquet with anemone flowers
Photo by Switzerfilm

Wedding ceremony decor mirror riser with anemone flowers in vase
Photo by Ryan Phillips Photography; Planning & Design by Sterling Engagements

Centerpiece with anemone flowers reception
Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography

Vintage styled shoot wedding with anemone flowers and pink roses centerpiece
Photo by Milton Photography

wedding reception lounge area centerpiece anemone flowers and greenery
Photo by 
Jennings King Photography

Purple anemone flowers on chair for wedding reception Melissa Claire Egan
Photo by Next Exit Photography

single anemone flower on place setting at wedding reception how to use anemones
Photo by Michael Segal Photography; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events

Blue two layer wedding cake with gold rope white anemone flowers
Photo by Krista Mason Photography; Planning & Design by Sterling Engagements; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

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Authored by: Kelcy Christy