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Unique Color Palette: Emerald Green Wedding Ideas

Though not often chosen for weddings, dark greens are wonderfully romantic for your big day.

Incorporating dark or emerald green into the color scheme of your big day can make quite the impact.

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Photo: Jonathan Connolly Photography

When it comes to choosing your wedding color palette, you have a plethora of options. All-white weddings are classic and timeless, blush and gold is surging in popularity, and jewel tones are ideal for fall and winter nuptials. However, one hue that seems to be few and far between when it comes to wedding colors is dark green. 

Though greenery is prevalent in nature and therefore seen at countless outdoor ceremonies and receptions by way of freshly manicured lawns, trees, and hedges, incorporating dark or emerald green into the actual color scheme of your big day can make quite the impact. The shade works best for colder-weather celebrations or festive Christmastime events; however, when paired with lighter florals, linens, and drapery, the deep color can be a romantic addition to a spring or summer wedding.

Take a look at 22 ways to incorporate a dark green color palette into your wedding day below. For more inspiration from these real weddings, click your favorite photo to see the entire celebration!

Emerald cut diamond engagement ring in velvet green The Mrs. Box
Photo by Briana Moore Photography

Emerald wedding engagement ring with side stones in grey velvet ring box
Photo by Bonnie Sen Photography

Green emerald earrings marquise shape dangle earrings bridal look wedding day jewelry
Photo by Vue Photography

Dark green wedding color palette invitations invites
Photo by Briana Moore Photography

Green and white wedding paper goods itinerary welcome bag
Photo by Vue Photography

Strapless mother of the bride dress in dark forest green mermaid gown
Photo by Aaron Delesie Photographer; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

Dark forest green bridesmaid dresses mismatched necklines
Photo by Briana Moore Photography

Dark green suede Christian Louboutin shoes wedding rustic ceremony
Photo by Vue Photography

Bride holding greenery bouquet for wedding styled shoot
Photo by Lucas Rossi Photography

Flower girl with flower crown green leaves with burgundy red roses
Photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography

Wedding ceremony program with dark green script tied to white chair with ribbon
Photo by Vue Photography

Dark green wedding ceremony program with attendants wedding party palm frond motif design
Photo by KT Merry Photography; Invitations & Calligraphy by Ceci New York

Church wedding ceremony with aisle runner dark green carpet and greenery on pews
Photo by Aaron Delesie Photographer; Aisle Runner by The Original Runner Company; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

Bridesmaid in dark emerald green dress holding wedding ceremony fan "I'm a Fan of This Wedding"
Photo by Vue Photography

White directional sign arrow ceremony and reception dark green calligraphy wedding signage
Photo by Vue Photography

Dark green wax seal escort cards on green board wedding ideas
Photo by Vue Photography

Dark green calligraphy escort cards on wood pieces
Photo by Briana Moore Photography

Personalized emerald green cocktail napkins for wedding swan design
Photo by Vue Photography

Dark green and white cocktail straws striped and napkins with monogram wedding
Photo by Briana Moore Photography

Dark green china plate rim at place setting dark wood table
Photo by Lucky Love Photography

Green calligraphy script on menu with green tree design at top
Photo by Roey Yohai Studios

Emerald green striped pillows on white bench seating lounge area outdoor reception cocktail hour wedding
Photo by Ryan Ray Photography; Planning & Design by EverAfter Events

For a different shade of green to influence your big day, discover décor inspired by Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year. For more advice, find out how to make an informed engagement ring purchase, get tips on adding customized details to your wedding, and gather inspiration for your ceremony program.