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30 Stunning Ways to Infuse your Wedding with Greenery

At the start of this year I rounded up some of the key trends for weddings in 2016, and ironically one of the biggest floral trends was the no flower trend – greenery! A modern take on the greenery (fern) obsession of the 1920s, it is great for creating a lush look without costing the earth; and is the perfect trend for the vintage, eco-conscious, boho or budget-limited brides. So, being loved by so many, it’s no surprise this trend is only expected to get bigger in 2017, especially after Pantone named ‘Greenery’ their color of the year! If you want to know how you might incorporate this trend into your celebration, here are 30 beautiful ideas…..

30 Stunning Ways to Infuse your Wedding with Greenery

30 Stunning Ways to Infuse your Wedding with Greenery

It is all about the organic, botanical style; creating an oasis whether indoors or out. And being both versatile and relatively inexpensive (compared to flowers) you can go a little crazy with it! Get imaginative and talk to your florist about bring your more grandiose ideas to life: think greenery garlands, table runners, floral walls and hanging installations.

To help with more ideas I’ve pulled together 30 stunning ways you can use greenery at your wedding…..

1. Bouquets

Starting with the most obvious way, but also easily one of the most beautiful…and best! Especially for any bride who thought a cascading bouquet was out of her budget – trailing ivy or jasmine will giveyou the look, but at half of the cost of the floral alternative. And jasmine would be a wonderfully scent-filled choice too!

Greenery Filled Bridal Bouquet

Floral Design ~ KKfloral // Photography ~ Tamara Gigola via Once Wed

Greenery Filled Bridal Bouquet

Floral Design ~ Studio Mondine // Photography ~ Meghan Mehan Photography via Wedding Sparrow

Greenery Filled Bridal Bouquet

Floral Design ~ Serendipity Designs // Photography ~ Live View Studios via Chic Vintage Brides


2. Invitations

And whilst it may not be from the florist, it is possible to incorporate this trend into your wedding stationery too and give your guests a glimpse from the start of the greenery-filled delight you have planned for them…..

Greenery Wedding Stationery


Greenery Wedding Stationery

Arelor on Etsy

Or your stationery can feature an organic greenery inspired design, without actually being green!…..

Greenery Wedding Stationery

Stationery ~ Written Word Calligraphy // Photography ~ We Are Origami Photography via The Wedding Playbook


3. Aisle Decor

Whatever your venue your style, dress your ceremony space with greenery for a lush, romantic look that will give you goosebumps as you walk down the aisle…..

Greenery Adorned Wedding Arch

Floral Design ~ Flowerwild // Photography ~ Jose Villa

Greenery Adorned Wedding Ceremony

Floral Design ~ Flowerwild // Photography ~ Jose Villa Photography 

Greenery Adorned Wedding Aisle

Floral Design ~ Heirloom Design House // Photography ~ Diana McGregor Photography via SMP 


4. Chair Decor

Carry your floral theme through to your reception with some greenery on the back of the newlyweds chairs – add signs too for a super cute look!

Greenery Wedding Chair Decor

Floral Design ~ Fisher’s Flowers // Photography ~ Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Weddings via SMP

Greenery Wedding Chair Decor

Floral Design ~ Max Gill // Photography ~ Jen Huang via Snippet & Ink

Greenery Wedding Chair Decor

Photography ~ Brushfire Photography via Grey likes Weddings


5 Centerpieces

Larger than life greenery-filled floral centerpieces are guaranteed to add romance and wow your guests, as well as fill your chosen reception area with the most glorious scent! (if you choose the right greenery)

Greenery Floral Wedding Centerpiece

Floral Design ~ Florette Designs // Photography ~ Jose Villa Photography via SMP

Greenery Floral Wedding Centerpiece

Floral Design ~ Serendipity Designs // Photography ~ Live View Studios via Chic Vintage Brides

Greenery Floral Wedding Centerpiece

Erich McVey via Magnolia Rouge


6. Wedding Cakes

A touch of greenery is the perfectly pretty finishing touch to any butter cream iced wedding cake, whether it is jasmine, olive branches, fern or something all together darker…..

Greenery Decorated Wedding Cake

Southwell Cakery // Photography ~ Jess Petrie via Love My Dress

Greenery Decorated Wedding Cake

Brushfire Photography via Grey Likes Weddings

Greenery Decorated Wedding Cake

Decadence Fine Cakes & Confections // Photography ~ Jose Villa Photography via SMP


7. Reception Decor

Not only perfect for your centerpieces, greenery also looks beautiful adorning signs, as hanging installations, or the finishing touch of a rustic or elegant place setting…..

Greenery Place Setting

Photography ~ Jose Villa via Now Kiss the Bride

Greenery Hanging Floral Installation

Photography ~ Kikitography via Junebug Weddings

Greenery Wedding Seating Chart

Photography ~ Julie Paisley via SMP


8. Hair

Adding greenery to your hair is the new flower crown! More understated and chic than its floral counterpart, it gives your look an elegant touch of olde world charm…..

Greenery Bridal Crown

Floral Design ~ Wessex Flower Company // Photography ~ Jessica Davies via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

Greenery Adorned Bridal Braid

Hair ~ Grace Lin // Photography ~ Ether & Smith via SMP

Greenery Bridal Updo

Alison Jenner Hair // Floral Design ~ Vaas // Photography ~ Jess Petrie via Love My Dress


9. Boutonnieres

This is a trend your groom & his men will love! Giving them the ideal opportunity to shy away from feminine florals, and opt instead for a more masculine touch of greenery! best of all, it works on ALL looks – formal tuxedos, rustic tweeds, relaxed shirts and braces….

Greenery Boutonniere

Floral Design ~ Flowerwild // Photography ~ Jose Villa Photography 

Succulent Boutonnieres

Clayton Austin

Greenery Boutonnieres Succulents

 Eucca on Etsy

10. Or if none of those have inspired you to embrace this gorgeous trend, how about:

Sweet florals for your flower girls…..

Greenery Flower Girls

Florals ~ Max Gill Design // Photography ~ Josh Gruetzmacher via Once Wed

A floral necklace…..

Greenery Necklace

Floral Design ~ Magdalen Hill // Photography ~ Toni Larsen Photography via Chic Vintage Brides

Or a greenery adorned vintage car? Because if you want to incorporate greenery throughout your wedding, you can’t forget your exit!…..

Greenery Adorned Wedding Car

Car ~ EOS Transportation // Photography ~ Jose Villa Photography via SMP

It seems in 2017 wherever traditionally you think of flowers at a wedding, think greenery instead: the aisle, the reception tables, the bouquet and even the cake! And when it comes to this trend, more is more!, so when you think there’s enough, add a bit more!

I have been feeling quite sad of late at the thought of waving goodbye to 2016 and Rose Quartz, Serenity, and Victoriana; but now…. I am looking forward to seeing all that 2017 will bring 🙂