Poppy Appeal | Poppy Wedding Theme

Poppy Wedding Theme

poppyAs November continues to get underway and Armistice Day approaches, many people support the Royal British Legion ‘Poppy Appeal’. The distinctive red remembrance poppy (Papaver rhoeas) has been used since 1920 to commemorate soldiers who have died in war.

The significance of the red poppy is inspired by the World War I poem ‘In Flanders Fields’, and the opening lines which refer to the many poppies which were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of soldiers’ graves in Flanders. The poem was first published on 8 December 1915 in the London-based magazine Punch.

The red poppy has become one of our best loved and most popular of flowers, and translates well into a rich and vibrant wedding theme. As with all wedding themes, a little can go a long way, so it is often best to choose a few key areas of styling to focus on.

Ironically, the poppy flower itself is a difficult one to incorporate into a bouquet or table arrangements as the flowers are very fleeting, lasting in a vase sometimes only for hours. They don’t wilt, but the delicate petals can begin to fall quickly.


There are however, lots of other ideas for using this flower as part of your poppy wedding theme. We hope our moodboard will give you some ideas, including bridesmaids dresses, hair fascinators, cakes, and invitations – in fact anything with a splash of red!

If you wish to support the Royal British Legion in their aim to provide welfare, comradeship, representation and remembrance for the Armed Forces community, then please visit their website and their Poppy Shop. You could even use some of their products as fantastic wedding favors, whilst supporting a worthwhile cause!

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