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Our Favorite Ways to Use Greenery


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Greenery is one of the more popular wedding trends of the past few years. Whether you use philodendron leaves or succulents to accent a bouquet or centerpiece, or create a flower crown entirely of myrtle or eucalyptus leaves, you can do so much with greenery! Find out some of our favorite uses for your wedding ceremony and reception!


Greenery | Allison Kuhn Photography | As seen on

Allison Kuhn Photography

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Dana Cubbage Weddings

If you’re getting married outside, you’ll be surrounded by greenery! If outside means a garden, courtyard, patio, or rooftop, you may want to pay homage to Mother Nature with some floral accents. Lining your aisle with ferns instead of flowers is a more budget-friendly way to make an impact. Plus, you’ll have less to trip on as you walk down the aisle! Clover or boxwood hedges are extremely popular at both ceremonies and receptions right now! Say your I Dos in front of a beautiful setting and then transport it to your reception for the perfect photo booth backdrop!

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High Five for Love

If you’re getting married in a church, you may not have much flexibility when it comes to decor. Instead of lining the aisle with greenery, you can drape garland from the pews with ribbons or flowers as anchors.

Greenery | Orchard Photography | As seen on

Orchard Photography

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Genevieve Nisly Photography

When it comes to saying your I Dos, all eyes will be up front. Wow your guests by winding ivy around your ceremony arch, adorning the altar with a cascading centerpiece, or lining the stairs to a gazebo with plants. You can also add a touch of emerald by creating a beautiful flower crown for you or your party! The best part about these hairpieces is that they don’t distract or detract from the traditional veil.

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Greenery | Erich McVey Photography | As seen on

Erich McVey Photography

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Modern brides have brought back the timeless trend of classic white cakes. Using clean lines and simple design ensure that your wedding cake is beautiful throughout generations. Not only does it match any venue or style, but you can bet that such a simple, beautiful cake tastes just as good as it looks! Ask your florist or cake artist if they can incorporate a few small blossoms or thyme or sage leaves along the edges for a contemporary look.

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The reception is where decor – and the majority of your Pinterest board – come into play. Though you’ll probably choose a venue that has features you love, you may want to add a few personal touches! Greenery is one organic and natural way to do that! You can choose an arrangement that reflects your theme. From dreamy and romantic to modern or timeless, greenery goes with every style. Incorporate it into your centerpiece or drape it as a runner along your head table! Whereas floral table arrangements may be fragrant and not agree with the aroma of your meal, greenery doesn’t tend to have a scent, allowing for your guests to enjoy their meal in peace.

Greenery | Erich McVey Photography | As seen on

Erich McVey Photography

Greenery | Michael Radford Photography | As seen on

Michael Radford Photography

One of the most popular wedding trends of the moment are hanging florals. Whether draped around chandeliers or suspended from the ceilings, this trend is both stunning and impressive. We love using greenery for this trend because it draws the eye up. Plus, because it doesn’t take up any space, you can still get creative with your centerpieces, wall hangings, and other decor!

Whether your theme is tropical, industrial, garden, woodsy, vintage, or beach, greenery can be the perfect floral accent. There are affordable options for every season, too! Because of it’s beauty, versatility, and neutrality, the uses for greenery are endless. This trend is not going anywhere. Check out our Pinterest Board for more ways to incorporate it into your wedding!

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