Whether you have an outdoor wedding or an indoor event, greenery can be used to infuse your décor with character. Leafy branches can lend a rustic touch, while manicured shrubs impart elegant sophistication. Even simple garlands of ivy can convey a romantic ambience.
Greenery can also be used as camouflage, covering up wiring or blocking behind-the-scenes equipment from sight. Whether you’re looking for dramatic impact or simply something to suspend decorative elements from, get inspired to use greenery as wedding décor by reading the list of ideas below.
1. Wind it around your ceremony structure.
Give a chuppah or canopy a touch of lushness with garlands of greenery wound around the frame of the structure. Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Bridal Gown by Monique Lhuillier
2. Display your initials with it.
A topiary designed to reflect your initials or monogram makes for excellent statement décor with extra impact. Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Event Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants and Revelry Event Designers
3. Create a solid backdrop.
Make a display table pop by having your florist place a green wall of shrubbery behind it. Photo by Carasco Photography
4. Drape it on railings.
Leafy swags accented with flowers add a romantic touch to galleries, balconies, verandas, and porches. Photo by Aaron Delesie Photographer; Aisle Runner by The Original Runner Company; Consulting by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants
6. Lace it overhead.
Hide unsightly wires and riggings with strings of leaves, or simply weave leafy garlands overhead for effect. Photo by Elisabeth Millay Photography; Consulting by DFW Events; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events
7. Arch it over reception tables.
Add drama to your reception space with luxuriant archways of branches or shrubbery. Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Consulting by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers
8. Fashion a canopy.
Invoke a magical effect by suspending leafy branches overhead and stringing them with lights, hanging votives, or bunches of grapes. Photo by Elisabeth Millay; Consulting by DFW Events; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events