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30 Ways to Use Green in Your Wedding Décor & Details

Gather inspiration from nature to design a beautiful, verdant celebration.

Whether you choose to incorporate green as a primary hue in your wedding color palette, or you decide to simply use some foliage as a décor accent, you'll love "going green" on your wedding day.

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Photo: J. Anne Photography

We've seen our fair share of bold purple weddings and those with a soft palette of blush, gold, and ivory; however, one color that is vastly underrated when it comes to wedding themes is green. Green weddings may not be the most popular, but they can certainly be beautiful. Ideal for rustic weddings, garden ceremonies, or even outdoor-inspired ballroom celebrations, emerald décor complements a wedding in any season, with any theme.

Bright green invitations work wonderfully for tropical destination weddings, manicured hedges are perfect for chic outdoor ceremonies, and green centerpieces, linens, and glassware provide a unique element for unforgettable receptions. Since a number of green shades are prominent in nature, the hue complements a variety of other colors. Of course the shade best stands out when paired with vanilla florals and linens, but it can also blend seamlessly with your other favorite shades and wedding colors.

Whether you choose to incorporate green as a primary hue in your wedding color palette for a St. Patrick's Day wedding or just a beautiful fête filled with fresh greenery and the deep hue, or you decide to simply use some foliage as a décor accent, you'll love "going green" on your wedding day. Discover 28 ways to use green in your wedding décor and details in the images from real weddings, below:

1. Wedding Invitations & Paper Goods

Sage Green Invitation Suite by Lehr and Black green wedding ideas
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Wedding: The Luxury Fall Wedding of EF Collection Jewelry Designer, Emily Faith

2. Engagement Ring

Vintage-Inspired Emerald Ring green wedding ideas
Photo by Nancy Cohn Photography; From Real Wedding: Sophisticated Beach Wedding in Key West, Florida

3. Wedding Bouquet

Soft Greenery + White Floral Bouquet green wedding ideas
Photo by Rene Zadori Photography; Floral & Event Design by Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle and Design; From Real Wedding: Blue, White & Gold Wedding at Historic Ballroom in Downtown LA

4. Wedding Jewelry

Bridal Makeup and Jewelry emerald necklace green wedding ideas
Photo by John Solano Photography; Planning & Design by International Event Company; From Real Wedding: Modern Indian Wedding in Beverly Hills, California

5. Wedding Shoes

Emerald Wedding Shoes green wedding ideas
Photo by Vue Photography; From Real Wedding: Southern Lake House Wedding with Ivory and Green Color Palette

6. Bridesmaid Dresses

Emerald Green Bridesmaid Dresses green wedding ideas
Photo by Amy Arrington Photography; From Real Wedding: Hometown Winter Wedding with Gold Details & Modern Décor in Atlanta

7. Groomsmen Accessories & Gifts

Groomsmen Gifts green wedding ideas
Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Wedding: An Earthy & Elegant Eclectic Wedding with Rustic Elements

8. Flower Girl Basket

Natural Flower Girl Basket green wedding ideas
Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography; From Real Wedding: Gorgeous Tented Wedding in Texas with Neutral & Gold Color Palette

9. Groom's Boutonniere

White Flower Boutonniere with Green Leaves green wedding ideas
Photo by Troy Grover Photographers; From Real Wedding: A Romantic, Alfresco Destination Wedding with a Soft Color Palette

10. Flower Crown

Floral Head Wreath green wedding ideas
Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Planning & Design by 
Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Wedding: Ethereal Garden-Inspired Morning Ceremony + Alfresco Brunch

11. Outdoor Ceremony Décor

Cheryl Burke & Matthew Lawrence's Ceremony green wedding ideas
Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Wedding: Wedding of Dancing with the Stars' Cheryl Burke & Matthew Lawrence

12. Indoor or Church Ceremony Décor

Green & White Ceremony Décor green wedding ideas
Photo by Aaron Delesie Photographer; Aisle Runner by The Original Runner Company
Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Wedding: Elegant All-White Country Club Wedding with Natural Greenery

13. Escort Card Table Décor

Secret Garden-Inspired Escort Card Display green wedding ideas
Photo by Nancy Cohn Photography; Planning & Design by Posh Parties; From Real Wedding: A Royal Wedding-Inspired Celebration with a Secret Garden Theme

14. Escort Cards

green wedding ideas Leaf Place Card
Photo by Roey Yohai Studios; From Real Wedding: Formal Wedding Inspired by Central Park & Springtime in New York

15. Entryway Décor

Tall Topiary Letters green wedding ideas
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Planning & Design by 
Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Event: Incredible Rooftop Rehearsal Dinner with Striking Striped Tent

16. Sweetheart Table

Sweetheart Table In Front of Cake Display green wedding ideas
Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography; From Real Wedding: Modern, Elegant Wedding with Warm & Inviting White + Gold Décor

17. Tall Wedding Centerpiece

Black, White & Greenery Reception Design green wedding ideas
Photo by Steve Steinhardt; Floral Design by Joe Mineo Creative; Planning & Design by A Charming Fête; From Real Wedding: Modern Black-and-White Wedding at The Cleveland Museum of Art

18. Greenery Table Runner

Runner of White Florals, Baby's Breath & Greenery
Photo by Emma Hopp Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events; From Real Wedding: A Classic Wedding with Modern & Mexican Details in California

19. Dinner Napkins

Formal Wedding Menu and Green Napkin
Photo by Troy Grover Photographers; From Real Wedding: Jet Setter Couple's Modern Wedding with Travel-Inspired Elements

20. Wedding Table Linens

View from Green Sweetheart Table
Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography; From Real Wedding: Vibrant Fall Wedding with Lush Flowers in Chicago, Illinois

21. Tent Wedding Décor

Tent Garden Wedding green wedding ideas
Photo by Chrisman Studios; From Real Wedding: Impressive Colorado Wedding Over an Olympic-Sized Pool

22. Wedding China

Green & Pink Place Setting green wedding ideas
Photo by Lucky Love Photography; From Event: Rustic Inspirational Wedding Shoot in a Forest with Woodsy Details

23. Low Centerpiece

White, Navy & Greenery Place Setting green wedding ideas
Photo by Jennings King Photography; From Real Wedding: Alfresco Spring Destination Wedding in Charleston, South Carolina

24. Glassware & Tabletop Rentals

Green Goblet at Summer Bridal Shower green wedding ideas
Photo by Haley Richter Photography; From Event: "Summer in the City" Rooftop Bridal Shower Inspiration in New York

25. Wedding Menu

Menu for St. Patrick's Day Wedding
Photo by Ginny Corbett Photography; Planning & Design by La Cosa Bella Events

26. Bride & Groom Chair Décor

Floral Adornments for the Bride & Groom's Seating
Photo by Yvette Roman Photography; Floral Design by The Hidden Garden; From Real Wedding: All-White Wedding at a Beach Club in Santa Monica, California

27. Wedding Lounge Area

Green + Gold Wedding Lounge Area green wedding ideas
Photo by Mary Rosenbaum Photographs; From Real Wedding: Spring Ceremony at Bride's Family Home + Country Club Reception in Nashville

28. Wedding Cake

Ombré Green Wedding Cake green wedding ideas
Photo by Donat Photography; From Real Wedding: Actress Enuka Okuma's Movie-Inspired Wedding

29. Wedding Reception Bar

Malachite Art Deco Bar green wedding ideas
Photo by 
Bob & Dawn Davis Photography; From Real Wedding: A Dream Winter Wedding at the Art Institute of Chicago

30. Wedding Favors

Champagne Wedding Favors with Striped Straws
Photo by Ginny Corbett Photography; Planning & Design by La Cosa Bella Events

For more ideas, visit our wedding photo galleries to find images from real weddings, and be sure to sort by the colors in your desired color palette! Also, be inspired by these pink, purple, and gold wedding ideas!