flowers + reading
Sep 17, 2015
Suggest bouquets and bouts made entirely of green blooms, leaves or berries. Encourage the use of locally grown flowers and plants by offering a bouquet of foraged greenery and botanical finds such as berries, acorns and twigs.
Suggest forgoing the traditional veil for a flower crown of woven grasses studded with succulents or a botanical necklace or wrist cuff of succulents which the bride can plant in her first garden after the wedding.
Create a striking ceremony altar with a greenery garland or salvaged frames filled with moss, ferns and a few stylish blooms. The simplicity of a single color used en masse can provide a striking backdrop in photographs.
Consider centerpieces of green flowers and foliages with a few added textural elements. For a modern aesthetic, try simple glass vessels filled with leaves and grasses for architectural interest. If your bride prefers a more rustic look, try designing centerpieces in pottery, vintage bottles or wooden boxes. Suspend an arrangement of greens above the head table to designate it as a special place. Add interest to centerpiece vignettes using branches, moss or found botanical pieces from a nature walk.
Creating a chic cake display can be as simple as adding a few succulents or a delicately trailing vine to a cake resting on a silver platter, woodsy base or Lucite table.
Green up the bar area with potted boxwoods or small trees. Design a tall bar arrangement of branches and berries. Make the space memorable by creating a green wall behind the bar or adding botanical panels to the bar front using moss or succulents.
For the couple desiring a monochromatic green palette, suggest they find a venue with an outdoor area rich with natural greenery. A good alternative would be finding a venue with a neutral palette making it easy to accessorize with greens. Trying to compete with colorful surroundings would surely create a frustrating (and expensive) situation for both the designer and the wedding party.