Back To Basics: Minimalistic Greenery Wedding Ideas

Thanks to Pantone’s 2017 colour of the year, greenery, pared back natural beauty is set to reign through every season. Beautifully versatile, foliage and leafy greens are easily adapted to any wedding theme and are the perfect decor option for the budget-conscious couple. By taking inspiration from the great outdoors, a forage through the woods during the final run-up to your wedding can prove extremely fruitful. Ferns, herbs, ivy, eucalyptus and vines are ideal plants to bring these breathtaking ideas to life.

Ceremony & Photo Backdrops

Backdrops work particularly well in large industrial spaces, for outdoor ceremonies and in rooms that act as a blank canvas. Creatively displaying wooden elements, branches, fairy lights and candles around your foliage will add a soft romantic touch.

Main Image: One Love Photography. Image Credits: Debbie Lourens via Confetti Daydreams; Brandon Werth Photography via Mon Cheri Bridal; Brian Schindler via 100 Layered Cake; Katie Harmsworth via Nouba.

Dreamy Garlands

Many hotel ballrooms and reception suites are adorned with drapery. Unfortunately, with wedding trends constantly evolving, these may not be to your taste. It’s amazing how a simple garland placed cleverly behind your top table or delicately tied around a curtain can instantly create a stylish vibe.

Damaris Mia Photography; Clementine Botanical Art; Mustard Seed Photography; Ashley Keleman Photography.

Sentimental Wedding Favors

If you’ve got green fingers and are hoping to introduce some environmentally-friendly elements to your big day, what better way to start than by gifting your guests a miniature plant or packet of seeds. They can take a piece of love from your wedding back to their own home and watch it grow for years to come.

Anna Routh Photography; Barrie Anne Photography.

Little Details

Smaller decor details can make just as much of an impact than larger foliage arrangements. If you don’t want to go ‘full on’ greenery, try introducing the trend via subtle touches from your wedding cake to your boutonnieres.

Teneil Kable Photography; Paula O’Hara Photography; Emily Scott via Apartment 34; via Bridal Musings.

Full Foliage Bouquets

Leave your dress do the talking by opting for an all-green bridal bouquet. If your wedding gown boasts a statement feature such as a plunging neckline, low back or dazzling embellishments, it’s best to keep accessories to a minimum.

Katie Harmsworth; Justine Montigney.

Chair Decor

Decorating your church pews or ceremony seats with simple bunches of greenery will look killer in your wedding photos and introduce a streak of your own personality to the more formal part of the proceedings.

Lindsay Madden Photography; via Narwall; Kat Braman; EE Photography.


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