How to Freshen Your Wedding with Plants and Greenery

Incorporating fresh greenery into wedding decor elevates your venue and connects you with nature on your special day. The hues and textures of green plants bring freshness and tranquility to the atmosphere, which we love. Aside from adding an organic beauty, you and your guests will reap the many health benefits of living plants, too. You also set a meaningful intention as they represent the growth of your love and the evolution of your journey through life together. At Marco Island Weddings in Marco Island, Florida, we have abundant greenery and fresh plants to make your wedding shine with natural elements.

Install Arch Decorations with Plants and Bright Greenery

Wedding arches add large-scale drama to ceremony decor and are an excellent focal point in the venue; decorate them generously with greenery and fresh plants. Garlands of eucalyptus, ivy, or ferns can gracefully drape the arch, creating a natural and textured look. Consider adding seasonal variations that resonate with the time of year. Weave fairy lights through the greenery if the ceremony is later, casting a romantic glow over the space. The interplay of light and shadow on the leaves and the fresh colors provide an ideal setting for your photos, which you’ll remember forever!

Round wedding arch with greenery

Incorporate Lush Greenery Into Wedding Party Bouquets

Succulents and greenery can be much more than accent blooms; make them statement flowers that add commanding visual interest to wedding party bouquets. The interplay between the different types of greenery – such as eucalyptus, dusty miller, ruscus, and more – creates a freshly-picked-from-the-meadow vibe. Or, pair succulents with baby’s breath for a striking textural contrast that’s so pretty. All of these botanical elements work harmoniously in a variety of wedding styles – whether it’s the cozy charm of rustic or bohemian, the sleek lines of modern, or the elegant simplicity of minimalist.

Bride holding bouquet with lots of greenery

Create Bountiful Centerpieces and Table Runners With Potted Plants

Make reception tables lush and organic with centerpieces and table runners featuring fresh greens and potted plants. There’s a plant for every wedding style, from small succulents to Nephtytis plants to cascading philodendrons reminiscent of Tulum — a plans we would love to visit. They come in all shapes and sizes, so you can choose the options that best fit the tablescape. Put large potted plants around the whole venue as well — by the entrance, near the bar, and in the corners where people dance — to keep the natural theme going. This way, the whole venue feels fresh and harmonious, just like you dreamed it would.

Wedding reception tables with greenery

Decorate Cakes with Fresh Green Accents

Decorating with fresh elements like succulents and other greenery naturally contrasts with wedding confections. Succulents, in particular, add a natural splash of color against the rich and delicious hues of yummy cakes and sweet treats. These hearty plants, with their distinct rosette shapes and muted tones, also add height, texture, and organic energy. Place them delicately on top or cascade down tiers for added drama if you’re a little bit extra. Decorating with fresh greenery connects your wedding desserts to the broader theme of nature-inspired celebration.

White tiered wedding cake with succulents

Give Green Plants as Wedding Favors For Guests

When the festivities end, gifting green plants as party favors gives guests a memento they can nurture for years – just like you will your marriage. You can choose from a variety of options to match your wedding theme or the season. Opting for green plants also aligns with eco-friendly wedding trends, which is such a nice bonus. Unlike traditional favors that may be consumed or forgotten, plants provide a lasting and tangible memory. Guests can nurture their keepsake at home; every time they see it, they’ll be reminded of your special day — what a nice way to keep the love alive for everyone! 

Wedding favor succulents on windowsill

At Marco Island Weddings, we have an abundance of elegant greenery and plants that can bring the fresh beauty of nature to your wedding venue. We promise that your special day will be an enchanting and unforgettable experience.

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