Sunflower wedding: sunflower themed wedding invitations

Roses, ranunculus, and peonies might be the most popular wedding flowers, but there’s just something about sunflowers that seem to make everyone smile. And what better moment to feature these vibrant and cheerful blossoms than on the happiest day of your life?

A sunflower wedding theme is a wonderful way to celebrate your big day. But how exactly can you mix in these eye-catching beauties as part of your wedding theme? Glad you asked. We’ve gathered some of our favorite ideas on decor, floral arrangements, and other key elements. Plus, we’ve chosen some of our favorite sunflower wedding invites to match your theme.

13 Bright and Beautiful Sunflower Wedding Ideas 

Sunflower wedding: bride holding a sunflower bouquet

There’s no denying that sunflowers are cheerful florals. They’re associated with adoration, loyalty, and good fortune, making them a dreamy choice for any happy couple. Plus, their vibrant hue instantly adds an explosion of color. 

Because sunflowers typically bloom from midsummer to late fall, these pretty petals are ideal for summer wedding themes as well as fall weddings. Here are some of our favorite sunflower wedding ideas that are sure to brighten up your special day.

1. Celebrate With Sunflower Centerpieces

Captivate your guest’s attention with stunning sunflower wedding centerpieces. Go for glamor with metallic vases or crystal goblets displaying the sunny flowers. For a rustic wedding, display the florals in glass jars wrapped in burlap. To create contrast, mix in succulents and thistle for a rugged hint. Or try chrysanthemums and daisies, which blend well with sunflowers.

2. Choose a Cheerful Wedding Bouquet

Sunflower wedding: close up shot of a sunflower bouquet

You can work with a professional florist or DIY your own special sunflower wedding bouquet. For a monochromatic look, use only yellow sunflowers or pair them with other yellow flowers like begonias, dahlias, and snapdragons. 

For a more colorful approach, choose sunflowers in various shades like yellow, orange, and red. You can also add other wedding flowers into the mix. Baby’s breath and wildflowers are natural, romantic additions.

3. Go for Bright Bridal Bouquets

Sunflower wedding: bride and bridesmaids holding sunflower bouquets

Yellow pairs well with light blue, making it a lovely option for bridesmaids’ dresses. Soft blue or turquoise gowns pair well with large sunflower bridesmaid bouquets and you can add a hint of greenery to soften the contrasting hues.

4. Take Photos in a Sunflower Field

Sunflower wedding: bride and groom kissing in a field

Whether you’re snapping engagement photos or pics on your wedding day, a sunflower field or sunflower farm makes for a stunning backdrop. Try to time the photoshoot at sunset or sunrise for a glowing effect.

5. Opt for Sunflower Boutonnieres

Add a vibrant touch to your groomsmen ensembles with sunflower boutonnieres. While real flowers are ideal, it’s certainly not the only option. Silk flowers are a good way to save some money while still creating a beautiful design.

6. Display a Sunny Wedding Arch

Sunflower wedding: sunflower themed arc

Say “I do” beneath the sunny burst of sunflowers with a gorgeous wedding arch. Mix in some white roses or blue delphiniums for added drama. Greenery such as eucalyptus, camellia leaves, or monstera leaves create a full display while strips of burlap can take the look to new rustic heights.

7. Walk Down a Sunflower-Drenched Aisle

Greet guests with sunflower arrangements along the wedding aisle. Large bouquets make a big first impression when it comes to aisle decor. For a boho wedding, consider large wooden planters or opt for something metallic or white to complement a sleeker look. Place the flowers at the entrance of the ceremony aisle or at the end of each row for a bolder appearance.

8. Add Artistic Table Decor

Sunflower themed table setting

Sunflowers aren’t just for bouquets. Incorporate the blooms into your wedding decor by choosing table runners featuring sunflowers. For a fall wedding, add in other harvest favorites like apples and gourds to complete the look. Pair these with metallic silverware for a chic look or bamboo cutlery for a boho vibe.

9. Choose Sunflower Wedding Colors

Having a sunflower wedding theme doesn’t mean you have to just use the flowers. Draw inspiration from the sunny blooms and use different shades of yellow, orange, and brown for your wedding day decor.

10. Have a Charming Flower Girl

What’s sweeter than a little flower girl? One carrying a basket of sunflowers. Get the flower girl in on the sunflower theme and have her toss sunflower petals as she walks down the aisle. For a boho aesthetic that adds a hint of magic, pair the sunflowers with dandelion blooms.

11. Don a Sunflower Wedding Dress

For the wedding ceremony or wedding reception, don a sunflower-inspired wedding dress. You can choose a frock in a bright yellow hue to draw the focus to you. For a more subtle approach, look for lacy designs that feature sunflower shapes in classic shades of beige or white.

12. Dig Into a Sunflower Wedding Cake

Sunflower themed cake

A sunflower wedding cake? How sweet it is! For your big cake-cutting moment, consider a white buttercream cake with a sunflower cake topper and lovely greenery to tie it all together. You can also line your dessert table with cheerful sunflower cupcakes.

13. Select Sunflower Wedding Favors

Thank guests for taking the time to come and celebrate your love story with sunflower-inspired wedding favors. You can send guests home with sunflower growing kits, sunflower candles, or sunflower seed packets (labeled with your wedding date) that they can add to their gardens.

Dazzle Guests With Sunflower Wedding Invitations

At Greenvelope, you’ll find stunning sunflower wedding invitations for every mood. From rustic and rugged to chic and glamorous, there’s a sunflower wedding invite to meet your needs. All of our digital invites are completely customizable, so you can change up the typography and colors to match your venue decor. 

1. Autumn Dahlia’s Invitation

Autumn Dahlias Invitation

Design: Diasty Hardhikaputri

This gorgeous floral invite is ideal for an outdoor wedding or a fall celebration. It features vibrant yellow sunflowers and russet, red, and pink dahlias for an eye-catching look.

2. Quintessential Sunflower Invitation

Quintessential Sunflower Invitation

Design: Jessie Steury

This gorgeous sunflower invitation features a gold foil flower that exudes glamor. It’s perfect for a high-end wedding party or a whimsical bridal shower.

3. Radiant Sunflowers Invitation

Radiant Sunflowers Invitation

Design: Signature Greenvelope

This radiant invitation features a collection of sunflowers and yellow elements that will brighten up any recipient’s inbox. It’s radiant and regal, making it suitable for casual and formal wedding celebrations alike.

4. Foil Stamped Sunflower Invitation

Foil Stamped Sunflower Invitation

Design: Jen Montgomery

Celebrate summer love with this bold and elegant invite. A gold foil sunflower frames the wedding day details and there’s room on the back to include a special quote or poem for the big day.

5. Elegant Sunflowers Invitation

Elegant Sunflowers Invitation

Design: Nicole Winn

This romantic invitation is well-suited to outdoor weddings, garden celebrations, and farm gatherings. Sunflowers border the offset text, which adds a modern flair to the classic card.

Celebrate Love With a Sunflower Wedding 

A sunflower-themed wedding is a cheerful way to honor one of the most joyous days of your life. These long-loved florals can’t help but bring a smile to everyone’s faces and they just so happen to be visually stunning. 

Browse through Greenvelope’s extensive collection of wedding invitations and choose the design that’s right for you. For more wedding planning tips, continue browsing our Stationers blog where you’ll find practical tips on everything from setting your wedding budget to planning a destination wedding.