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10 Ways to use Greenery as Wedding Decor

You are newly engaged and starting to plan your wedding. You begin to search Pinterest, reach out to vendors, and start to decide on the look you want for your wedding. If your wedding planning involves using greenery (and lots of it!) here are a few ways brides have used (and reused!) greenery to get the most out of their wedding budget to inspire your dream wedding.

 

  1. Aisle Runner doubles as Table Garland

We all love greenery and flowers for wedding arches, but what about lining the entire aisle with greenery? The best part about doing this is that the greenery can double as table garland for dinner later. Greenery is easy to use and reuse throughout your wedding day without breaking the bank.Waterfront Venues in Michigan

Design and coordination: Juniper and Lace Events

Venue: Black Star Farms

 

     2. Mixing long table garland and centerpieces 

Not all venues have room for long farmhouse tables and often weddings are set up with round tables. You can incorporate greenery on the round tables by having a centerpiece that is mostly made up of greenery. This bride opted for a mix of farmhouse tables adorned with garland and round tables with tall greenery in clear vases for one amazing reception look.

Floral and Design: Melissa Ann Floral Co

Venue: Downtown Market Grand Rapids

 

     3. Garland with linen

Using greenery on your tables might allow for more room in your budget to use coordinating decor. This summer bride complimented her table greenery with a light pink table linen and grey napkins. These colors matched her soft, organic natural palate (and bridesmaid dresses!). 

Design and coordination: Juniper and Lace Events

Floral: Linnaea

Venue: The Leelanau School

 

     4. Place setting decor

For an extra touch, consider adding a sprig of greenery to place settings. (Only the head table in this wedding had a sprig of greenery at each place setting.)

Design and coordination: Juniper and Lace Events

Floral: Linnaea

Venue: The Leelanau School

 

     5. Bride and groom chair decor

So now that you are sold on using greenery throughout your wedding, how else can you creatively use it? Some brides like the idea of special chairs for the reception, but what about decorating your chairs with an extra touch of greenery? At this private estate summer wedding, this couple opted for custom made signage and a bouquet of greenery to adorn their chairs. They also used a garland of greenery for each farmhouse table with a sprig at each place setting.

Design and coordination: Juniper and Lace Events

 

     6. Greenery to enhance signage

Greenery isn’t just good for decorating tables. An easy way to add a unique touch to your wedding signage and make your overall wedding cohesive is to add greenery to your signage. It doesn’t take much greenery to transform your signs and the results are stunning. Check out these unique and gorgeous ways to use greenery (and maybe florals) to add a unique touch to your wedding decor.

Design and coordination: Juniper and Lace Events

Floral: Linnaea

 

      7. Hanging hoops with accenting greenery

Still want more greenery at your wedding? One way to transform you head table is to hang greenery. This bride’s use of greenery and hoops with signage is truly spectacular and unique.

Design and coordination: Fox and Fern Events

Floral: Sweet Water Floral

Venue: Cherry Basket Farms

 

    8. Bar decor

Another way to use greenery to transform your wedding is to decorate the bar. Everyone knows that the bar is the hot spot for weddings and taking the extra time to add a little ambiance to your bar will go a long way. This bar is covered in greenery and adorned with an extra touch of the hanging carnations. Carnations are an inexpensive way to add more florals to any wedding!

Design and coordination: Juniper and Lace Events

Floral: Linnaea

 

     9. Loose greenery around lanterns and candles

Many brides are now using large lanterns or candles as wedding decor, and adding greenery around these items is an easy way to add an extra touch and bring a cohesive look to your wedding.

Design and coordination: Juniper and Lace Events

Floral: Linnaea

 

     10. Fake greenery is perfect for budget savvy brides

So you love greenery but you are trying to stick to your budget right? You are worried how fake flowers or greenery will look in photos but love the idea of not splurging? This fall bride used fake greenery throughout her table decor and the results are stunning! 


Wedding Coordination: Events by Tanya

 

No matter how you plan to use greenery in your wedding, it is the perfect compliment to all color palettes and will enhance your wedding decor! 

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