Let’s talk about wedding trends! There are a lot of ways that we can play with your flower arrangements to create an event that’s both uniquely you and also following the trends you love for your wedding day.
While most people think of greenery as a way to accent wedding flowers and add dimension to a bouquet or arrangement, a wedding with all greenery has become the star of the show for many bridal bouquets and florists.
As one of the only decorative elements that works for almost every flower style, greenery used at weddings is truly the gift that keeps on giving.
With hundreds of different shapes and styles of greenery, the possibilities are endless for brides looking for a more bohemian or laid-back style. Here are some best greenery for weddings examples:
These are only some of the most popular options for greenery bouquets! So many to work with. Here are some of our thoughts on how to let foliage shine on your big day.
If you’re not into using colorful flowers, greenery is one of the easiest ways to add dimension and texture to your wedding theme.
For those concerned that greenery would blend in too much or appear simple, flowers like Queen Anne’s lace or baby’s breath can add a subtle but beautiful accent for your floral arrangements.
Not to mention the fact that the green hues of greenery bouquets weddings will pop beautifully against a crisp white wedding dress.
Are you wondering “Is greenery expensive for weddings?” Well, as a gorgeous option for both the bride and her bridesmaid bouquets, verdant foliage filled greenery bouquets are both naturally beautiful and have the potential to be more budget-friendly.
Here’s what Onefabday.com recommends for a show stopping greenery bouquet:
“Top Tips for Greenery Bouquets
There are hundreds of gorgeous greenery options to consider – from lush ferns, eucalyptus, lambs ear and ivy to fragrant herbs such as rosemary, thyme and sage, or how about trendy tropical leaves or chic succulents and air plants? The possibilities are endless!
Suffer from allergies or hayfever? This is a great option if you or your hubby or wife-to-be suffer from allergies without having to forgo a bouquet.
Play around with scale, go oversized for extra drama or size down if it is a more dainty bouquet you’re after.
Add a pretty velvet or silk ribbon in your wedding colours to tie the whole look together.
If you have your heart set on flowers but are on a budget, why not consider having the bridesmaids bouquets created with all greenery? Or, if you still want to add a few flowers, go for daintier options such as waxflower, gypsophila or Queen Anne’s Lace to allow the greenery to shine.”
Here are some ideas on how to have fun with your all greenery weddings:
Play with scale! Go for an oversize bouquet if you want to really turn heads—for a more romantic look you could even ask your florist to add wispy trails and tendrils cascading from the sides. If your style is more elegant and understated, opt for a simple posy containing just one or two types of greenery and one type of flower.
Green doesn’t mean boring! Succulents, air plants and more can all be used to add interest to your bouquet!
A greenery wedding bouquet doesn’t mean it should be boring, there are lots of shades of vibrant greenery to go for – from darker to paler ones.
Incorporate various textures and dimensions to give your arrangement a unique shape and look.
Add dried foliage and leaves for an interesting touch of color.
“Greenery can absolutely change the look and feel of a bouquet,” says florist Abby Daigle of Austin, Texas-based Stems.
“If a client wants a bohemian look, often we use foliages with color and a lot of natural texture,” says Daigle, “and for our modern minimalists, bleached foliages are very popular. Sometimes clients like the idea of lush greenery with varied types of tones, such as dark green and blue green, to complement the florals.”
Using greenery that is seasonal and trendy will emphasize the fresh “in bloom” look of an arrangement. See our post on spring wedding flowers for a few flowers that might compliment your green bouquet!
Here are a few of our favorite examples of the best greenery for weddings.
Flowers can make a classic and beautiful arrangement but there are lots of plant varieties where the leaves are the showstopper with patterns of stripes, speckles and swirls. Peacock plant leaves are a great example of this with their watercolor-like appearance. For an eye-catching ombre snake plants are perfect, and crotons will provide a vibrant tie-dye look.
The trend of using ferns is catching on in the bridal world with sword ferns popping up in many arrangements. While the cuttings are lovely and timeless, you can have fun with more than just the leaves. The coils of young ferns will add a whimsical, fairytale element to any wedding.
For a woodsy and rustic look opt for simple green leaves and vines. And if you do want a simple floral look, baby’s breath and Queen Anne’s lace will add the perfect complementary touch to your ceremony. They also tend to be some of the more affordable options available, perfect for a budget conscious arrangement.
Lush foliage without the flowers or with just a few blooms in the mix can take center stage not only in wedding bouquets, but also ceremony backdrops and reception table centerpieces. It’s a gorgeous option to carry down the aisle, and since greenery and foliage come in so many beautiful shades, textures, and interesting shapes, there is so much room for creativity.
Some plants have different meanings, and throughout history have been used by brides to communicate sentiments or messages to their partner! For example couples could use plants such as:
Eucalyptus symbolizes protection and abundance
myrtle, which symbolizes youth and immortality
monstera, which represents honour, respect, and longevity
If you’re searching for a way to carry a beautiful bouquet on a budget, greenery bouquets could be the perfect money-saving option. But to cut even more off your floral budget, consider looking to local and in-season greenery first.
Take a look at our blog post about wedding budgets to learn more about your many options at Foliage!
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