8 ways to rock your wedding greenery #Sponsors#decor#greenery#non-floral bouquet#non-floral centerpiece Updated Jan 7 2021 (Posted Sep 11 2020) Offbeat Editors This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Bride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. Photos by Ciera Wedding greenery looks fresh, smells great, and costs a lot less than flowers! From eucalyptus and ivy to elephant ears and succulents, foliage can be just as beautiful as blossoms. Greenery is less likely to trigger allergies, too. We love how herbal and forest themes can support pagan and medieval fantasies, but vines and leaves can also really suit an urban architectural vibe. Here are eight places greenery can add to your wedding decor and general vibe. Decor Photos by Fotografamos The most obvious way to bring in wedding greenery is in the wedding decor. Just choosing the right venue can be half the battle. We've seen weddings in gardens, parks, forests, and farms. Check the natural features when you visit venues, and count the plants and trees as part of your decor. Add potted plants, silk vines, or even branches and slices of tree trunks to carry on the look. Greenery decor lends itself to the DIY, but if you're working with a florist, make sure you share your vision before you make your choice. Some florists love the offbeat outside the box nature of looking beyond the blossoms, and some just don't. Check out the fern wreaths at this Tennessee wedding for an example of creative use of greenery! Bouquet Bouquet by Bouqs Co Weddings A loose, hand-tied bouquet is usually less pricey than a more formal, structured one. Go with a high greenery-to-flower ratio for serious savings. The example here from our pals at Bouqs Co Weddings includes some blossoms, but the filler foliage gets a much more important role. The effect is natural and relaxed, but also gorgeous — just like the bride. We love the folks at Bouqs Co Weddings because their experts work with couples to choose the right flowers and greenery — each couple gets a dedicated wedding expert who will be there for every part of their floral journey. With years of experience, Bouqs Co Weddings experts act as your personal guide to get picture-perfect wedding flowers… with all the greenery you need! From answering questions concerning our various collections, providing different quotes so that you can stay within your budget, or helping with the logistics of placing orders, Bouqs Co Weddings team is never more than a email call away. Boutonniere Photos by April Maciborka, Olive Studio Herbs often include small, special flowers along with intriguing greenery. In a boutonniere or corsage, they make a statement. They'll dry nicely, too, and provide a keepsake. The lavender has a subtle unisex scent of its own. Favors Photos by Tiny Human Photography Send guests home with greenery they can plant. They'll remember your wedding for years! Choose plantable pots for maximum convenience. Centerpieces Photos by June Photo & Films Leaves, seedpods, and the rest of the parts of plants can be as lush and lovely as flowers… but they cost much less. Use the classic formula: thriller, filler, and spiller. That means you start with a few gorgeous blooms, fill in with greenery, and pick some plant materials that will cascade down the front of the arrangement to finish it off. Take a completely different tack with a DIY succulent terrarium. We have the full instructions right here!. Food Photo by Amanda Photographic Greens are always a welcome addition to a meal. When your decor is based on greenery, those pretty leaves reinforce the look. From arugula to kale, there are so many different shapes and colors in greens raw or cooked that this one detail can make guests catch their breath when they see the table. Cake Natural flowers on cakes are trendy — and can be less pricy than molded sugar paste flowers. Take it a step further and use fresh greenery. This example takes a traditional multi-tiered fondant-covered cake and dresses it up with elegant foliage sprays. If you DIY your cake, double check to make sure the leaves and other plant material you use are non-toxic. Clothes Photos by Fotografamos Okay, this is a stretch. But how sweet is this leafy wedding shawl? Checkout a moss cape for another take on this idea. Photos by June Photo & Films We can't resist including these charming shoes, either. Once you pick a wedding greenery theme, it can inspire many more leafy elements. And again, if you're looking for wedding experts to help you assemble your flowers, chat with our friends over at Bouqs Co Weddings. They make it easy to make your wedding green AF! PREVIOUS After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime NEXT A stunning blue dress and animal ambassadors at this zoo wedding in Baton Rouge Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] These are great. I love those shoes! I'm also a huge fan of the greenhouse wedding. Haven't done too many but they are always super special. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. 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