How to incorporate greenery into your wedding•
Posted on December 09 2022
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Greenery is also best suited for couples who are looking at making conscious choices when it comes to their wedding overall. Some choices of flowers may need to be imported in depending on the season that they are available, and most will be thrown away after the big day. This makes greenery a go to choice, as some can be foraged from woodland or family gardens, and plants can be re-used or given to your guests as favours.
If you are looking for something different to 'the norm' in weddings then greenery is right up there! Couples craving for a different look, a different vibe and something modern, are the couples that greenery would suit best. If you are wanting to steer clear from normal traditions that are normally associated with weddings, then alternative options will appeal to you. It's fun to be different to the crowd, so embrace the greenery!
Now onto the key areas where you can add it..
Larger decor items such as wooden ladders create the most amazing impact over the tables. A great way of filling them out is to use lots of greenery and foliage which will drape over the ladder creating an intimate canopy giving it a full and lush look.
Use plants to help decorate your display areas, whether that is your guest book table, welcome area or a relaxing lounge area for the guests to take some time out.
A little bit of extra detail using greenery can really make all the difference to table plans and welcome signs. You need to tie all the design in together, so that everything feels cohesive and finished.
Plants on the table
Plants can also be centre stage on your tables but instead of using the usual vases for flowers. Use plant pots to display them. Just like bud vases, there are an amazing collection of plant pots to choose from with different colours, shape and sizes. I have some fun wicker and terracotta pots in my prop hire collection, that you can take a look at here >>
It's important not to forget attention to detail when decorating your venue. If you are adding crates and lanterns to a welcome area, remember to add those finally flourishes of greenery.
If you are adding drapes to your chairs, they may just need a bit foliage to add that something extra. Greenery really pops on top of white, it will just help make it look more interesting and look more finished.
If you have an empty corner of the room that needs some life adding to it, all you need is a larger plant to make the space fill less empty. Plants such as Monstera, palm trees and banana leaf plants are great for adding some interest in an empty space.
Creating a backdrop of greenery is one sure way to create a statement. It will immediately draw the eye of your guests when they enter the room. Some great focal points to do this are the sweetheart table or top table, marriage signing area or a photo booth set up. You're guaranteed to have well styled photos with the perfect background.
As well as plants in pots, you could have glass terrariums instead. These are like mini gardens on the table that are a fantastic alternative.
Wedding bouquets made with lots of foliage instead of flowers is perfect for the casual bride who wants a relaxed bundle to hold on to. What about a hoop made of greenery for something different.
Down the aisle
Line the aisle with greenery instead of flowers. It can look very effective when styled in urns and attached to arches. Giving a very natural, rustic look.
If you are having a cake for your wedding, greenery is your friend. If you are having a semi-naked cake it looks stunningly simple. If you are having a pure white cake it can look very elegant and sophisticated. I absolutely adore this natural style and helps tie in all the other decor elements you have in the venue together.
Greenery in your wedding hair can look stunning. Think simple crowns using eucalyptus, or a simple hair comb made from leaves.
If you would like some help styling your wedding to add lots of touches to it you love, I offer a full design and styling service. If you would like to read more about that, you can find the details here >>
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