5 Ways to Incorporate Greenery Into Your Wedding

Maria Nichol     08 Nov 2017

Bohemian and rustic weddings have long fallen into favour with wedding planners over the past few years, all accentuating those easy breezy vibes with ethical styling and stunning natural locations. So how can the trend be re-imagined for 2017? Think Pantone's colour of the year- Greenery. The authority on colour said the said is described as "Bringing forth a refreshing take, Greenery is a tangy yellow-green that speaks to our need to explore, experiment, and reinvent. Illustrative of flourishing foliage, the fertile attributes of Greenery signals one to take a deep breath, oxygenate, and reinvigorate." Nature's neutral hue provides a pared back approach to wedding decorations, and what's more is it's cost-friendly quality. I mean, who wouldn't want cascading eucalyptus and ivy sprawls to adorn their wedding? After all, foliage are the new flowers! Here are five ways you can incorporate them into your big day.e the new flowers! Here are five ways you can incorporate them into your big day. 

1. AS A CENTREPIECE

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Ditch those traditional flower table decorations in favour of something a little more natural and ad hoc. Natural garlands look amazing, especially on long table set ups, and you can add character by placing them in mismatched vessels, or alternatively sandwich your plants in between candles for a romantic finish. 

If you're looking for something a little more understated, try adding sprigs of rosemary to your napkin bundles and place names. Subtle but with a cohesive nod to the theme, they're your budget-friendly option with bags of charm. 

 

2. ON YOUR WEDDING CHAIRS

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The options for greenery displays on your wedding chairs are endless. Whether you’re looking for something extra special for you and your partner’s chairs, or something that will go hand-in-hand with the rest of the signage and backdrops, garlands can be the perfect finishing touches. Think ferns tied with ribbon facing onto the aisles or palm leaves adorning the backs of the chairs for a romantic touch to your decor- cream and white flowers can be added to the piece to give it a contrast in colour. 

 

3. AS YOUR BOUQUET

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The bouquet is the single most important accessory to your dress on your big day, so why not go green and opt for a bouquet laden with stunning greenery? It doesn’t have to be intense with verdant colour, you can ask your florist if they can sprinkle the bunch with a number of subtle flowers to add a pop of colour. Alternatively, you can amp up those boho vibes with the addition of succulents or more tropical plants. 

 

4. AS YOUR BACKDROP

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Your backdrops and reception details are what brings the whole thing together, so those little extras are just as important as the bouquet and the table. Add additional loose greenery to your signage, form ceremony arches from mini sprigs or even suspend branches above the tables for an abstract quality. If your budget allows, construct small pots with plants as cute wedding favours for your guests!

 

5. IN YOUR HAIR

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The finishing touch that ties your whole wedding together, greenery hair accessories are in right now. Flower crowns are out, and organic fern halos are replacing them. Intertwine through your locks to compliment loose waves and other relaxed styles, or construct a crown of leaves on small branches for a statement look.