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Tips For Creating A Chic Green Wedding

Sep 17, 2015

Bouquets & Boutonnières

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.

Green Bouquet | Verde Flowers

Verde Flowers

Green Bouquet | Natalie Galasso Design

Natalie Galasso Designs

Green Boutonnieres | Studio 3 Floral Design

Studio 3 Floral Design


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.

Green Botanical Crown | Kaela-Speicher-Photography | Mt Lebanon Floral

Mt. Lebanon Floral | Kaela Speicher Photography 

Green Succulent Necklace | Passionflower | A Girl In Love Photography (2)

Passionflower | A Girl in Love Photography

Ceremony Decor

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.

Kim Starr Wise Floral Events | G. Chapin Studios

Kim Starr Wise Floral Events | G. Chapin Studios



Krista Jon for Archive | Brandon Kidd Photography

Krista Jon for Archive | Brandon Kidd Photography

Centerpieces & Reception Decor

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.

Jes Gordon

Jes Gordon





Ashley Fox Designs | Jody Savage Photography

Ashley Fox Designs | Jody Savage Photography

Ashley Fox Designs | Jody Savage Photography

Bloom By Anuschka

Bloom by Anuschka 

The Nichols | Sprout Flowers

Sprout | The Nichols

Urban Earth Design Studios | Vue Photography

Urban Earth Design Studios | VUE Photography

Forage For

Forage For

Wedding Cake

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.

Sarah Winward | Whitney-Heard-Photography

Honey of a Thousand Flowers | Whitney Heard Photography


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.

Michael Daigian Design |  Jen Huang Photography (1)

Michael Daigian Design | Jen Huang Photography (2)

Michael Daigian Design | Jen Huang Photography


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.

Creeping Fig

The Creeping Fig

Molly Wood Garden Design

Molly Wood Garden Design

  1. Kei says:

    You are the best, Amy. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. This might be my favorite post ever. And I am not even a green girl. Maybe after a season of weddings, it’s nice to see a little less more and a little more less. Stunning!!

    • Amy McGee says:

      Thanks, Danni! So glad you enjoyed the post. I agree…simplicity reigns at my house after being completely engaged all day long with incredible floral design images. Our brains need a little break every once in a while 🙂


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