Trendspotting: Raw Cotton

In my last Trendspotting post I talked about humble flowers… cotton bolls are another example of how something really simple can become unexpectedly beautiful if used in the right way. We’ve been seeing raw cotton pop up in several weddings lately and I’m loving the trend!

These puffy little blooms work well in centerpieces and small decor details…

cotton bolls as wedding decor

In bouquets…

cotton wedding bouquet

And they make the best little bouts…

cotton boutonnieres

I notice that the cotton trend has mostly been used in weddings with a natural, organic feel… I’d love to see how they would look a bit more glammed up as well. Any florists out there willing to take on that challenge?

Photo Credits:
row 1: both images: Heather Curiel Weddings via Style Me Pretty
row 2: Jasmine Star Photography via Green Wedding Shoes
row 3: Heather Curiel Weddings via Style Me Pretty
row 4: Melissa Diep Photography via Style Me Pretty
row 5: Bella Grace Studios via Ruffled | Jasmine Star Photography via Green Wedding Shoes
row 6: Jasmine Star Photography via Green Wedding ShoesAlmasy Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs

  • postcards and pretties

    June 9, 2010 at 9:28 am

    i love the use of cotton …it adds a organic and rustic feel in the weddings


    June 10, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Love the raw cotton and the rustic feel..very cool and chic!

  • Amber

    June 11, 2010 at 3:53 am

    I love this idea! Could a florist order cotton for me, or is there a way I can get it myself? I live in WA state.
    Thank you for the idea!

  • gia at betsywhite

    June 11, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    @Amber: I would imagine your florist could source it for you. Lauryl Lane is the florist who did one of the weddings featured above – perhaps you could contact her:

  • DicksonJULIETTE

    August 19, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Buildings are not cheap and not everybody can buy it. But, loan was created to aid different people in such situations.

  • Floral Cotton

    December 7, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Cotton is always availible at


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