Lush greenery and a wide variety in foliage are one of 2017’s wedding trends we can’t get enough of! With so many stunning varieties available, providing a huge range of textures, colors, configurations and looks – this trend is one we hope is here to stay! Check out some of the up and coming wedding greenery looks, trends and uses that are taking the wedding world by storm in 2017.
Let’s talk greens! Get to know your wedding foliage
Before we get into some of the unique and breathtaking ways you can use foliage in your wedding décor, let’s talk leaves – after all, that’s what it’s all about!
Strong architectural leaves – think silver dollar eucalyptus, Salal, and Magnolia – are some of the most popular foliage options, and a growing trend this year. Their attention-grabbing size, strong lines, and rich colors add a modern touch to other popular styles, such as vintage and garden style floral décor.
Tropical looking foliage, particularly a wide variety of ferns or leaves with fern-link textures, are also big in 2017 – their wispy, soft look adding a feminine air, softening the harsher edges of larger leaves and foliage.
Vine-like foliage – such as smilax – are another big player in the greenery game changer! Smilax boasts a stunning rich green color, with smooth shiny leaves, in an artistically perfect leaf arrangement – making it a natural favorite for garlands, climbing wall’s, wreaths, and runners!
It’s no joke – wedding wreaths are blowing up this year, with everything from delicate wreaths floating in air, to oversized picture frames (and everything in between) featured in weddings all over the country – and with good reason!
These show-stoppers are not only timeless, but lend that hard-earned and timeless effort of elegance to your wedding décor in the moment and forever in your pictures.
Wreaths can be used as table centerpieces, wall hangings, chair backs, or even as a standalone ceremony design features for an unforgettable backdrop!
Wedding Garlands Macon Florist
Garlands in all shapes, sizes, configurations and placements are not only extremely popular, but absolutely stunning! Although most commonly used as centerpieces for the dining area, garlands really have so much more to offer – and brides are figuring that out as well.
Delicately draped on the Bride and Grooms chairs, lining the aisle, hanging over head a ceremony, complementing draped lines or effortlessly draped over the entrance – these beautiful foliage features are easily adapted to a variety of looks and styles, from vintage, to bohemian or modern.
A seeded eucalyptus runner makes a minimalistic, elegant décor option for your dining area.
If you’re going for a vintage floral look, try a garland with a variety of textured foliage, interspersed with floral classics, designers can create a stunning shabby chic, or vintage look.
Going for a Bohemian Forest feel? Try a mix of textures, greens, berries, and seed pods – the possibilities are literally endless!
Wedding Foliage – Indoor Wall Climbing Greenery
Another stunning foliage trend is bringing the outdoors in, and wall climbing foliage is one amazing way to do just that! Whether you feature a full wall of green, or spots of greenery magically sprouting at intervals, this feature will be one for the books!
Mimicking climbing vines, this look is perfect for brides who would love an outdoor wedding, but aren’t too keen on trusting Mother Nature to be kind.
Hanging Tablescapes – Wedding Foliage Décor
Hanging tablescapes are another wedding greenery trend that is hard not to love! These elaborate hanging arrangements can be adapted to almost any wedding style, from country garden, rustic, elegant or vintage.
Hanging tablescapes can be used over the tables at your reception, or event as a feature to decorate your ceremony area!
Hanging tablescapes are not only a stunning addition to your reception, and another way to add greenery to your wedding – but they can also be functional, help your large venue feel more intimate and comfortable for your guests by lowering the ceiling, and reducing vertical space.
Foliage is definitely king in 2017, and can add an effortless, luxurious air to your wedding ceremony decor and reception. Regardless of your chosen wedding style, wedding greenery can add another layer of beauty to an already magical day.
Delicately scented, frilly as a tutu, and available in every shade imaginable, carnations – the world’s most underrated blooms- are taking back their rightful place, as a flower not to be missed, one petal at a time.
And why not?
After all, the carnation is one of the most versatile flower choices, thanks to its durability, as well as its availability in almost every color and size.
Believed to be one of the world’s oldest cultivars, the carnation is historically rich, with meaning and symbolism dating as far back as ancient Greece. Its scientific name – Dianthus – loosely translates to ‘Flower of Love’, or “Flower of the Gods”. Carnations were commonly used in Greek ceremonial crowns, and is tied into legends dating back 2000 years.
Although the original varieties were available in only pink, red and white, today’s carnations come in hundreds of shades – from pure white, to purple, yellow, tans, black and even various multi-color mixes.
Carnations can also be an affordable option if you’re operating on a tight budget, with many varieties and colors available for a relatively low cost. Of course, although many varieties of carnation are inexpensive, some of the new varieties sporting specialty colors, and extra frill, are definitely a luxury item!
Carnations are a perfect choice to include in your bridal bouquet, bouts and centerpieces. The blooms are not only stunning, but again durable and able to outlasting most other flowers. They also dry well, keeping their color and form, making them a perfect choice for wedding keepsakes if you are so inclined.
Many rare, vintage colored carnations have recently been added to this amazing floral masterpiece, many are seldom, if ever, seen in any other floral varieties, and can lend a sophisticated vintage air to your entire event.
With lace-colored petals gracing your bridal bouquets, centerpieces, and boutonnieres – you’ll wonder why carnations were ever considered filler flowers!
Other Uses for Carnations
Carnations are also perfect for use in floral dividers, curtains, and hanging floral chandeliers. The bright colors, large surface area and long lasting ability mean they will not only stay looking beautiful, bright and stunning, but also make a statement out of the gate and throughout your entire event, unlike many other flowers that would soon wilt or brown.
Carnations are definitely making a comeback in the wedding, and floral décor world! These often overlooked, and underrated flowers are making a long overdue revival, and for good reason! One of the oldest cultivars, these stunners are not only inexpensive and durable, but are also available in hundreds of rare, vibrant colors! It’s no wonder they have been called the ‘Flower of the Gods’.
Choosing the wedding flowers for your special day is a key part of planning any wedding! Few things have as much impact on your weddings look, feel, and ambiance as your wedding flower choices!
Beautiful blooms, breathtaking arrangements, and bold unique pairings can transform your event into a magical boho gathering, give it a touch of old world romance, or call to mind the formal elegance of a traditional Victorian-style wedding.
So what wedding flower trends can you expect to see this year?
1) Bringing The Outdoors In – The Natural Look
One of the leading trends you can expect to see in 2017 is “bringing the outdoors in”, as couples lean towards a more natural, seemingly effortless look. This look combines large, over-sized foliage accented with flowers, berries, seed pods , and branches or twigs as accents.
This trend is especially popular with couples who would love an outdoor wedding, but are concerned about the weather ruining their special day.
2) Garden Style – Informal Bouquets & Florals
Another aspect of ‘the natural’ look is one hard-to-miss trend – the move away from tight, perfectly arranged florals – towards the loose, informal, garden-style bouquets.
3) Soft Color Palettes accented with Rich Pops of Color
Color palettes featuring soft creams, pastels and light pinks – with pops of brights are growing in popularity, and you can expect to see a lot more of it in 2017!
The arrangements feature primarily light, pale flowers, accented with the occasional pop of color – fuschia, orange, red, deep green or blues create accents of color in this unique floral style.
Another commonly combined aspect of this look is the use of grays, and gray-blues, to really make the colors pop.
4) Hanging Flowers – Canopies & Chandeliers
Hanging florals, such as canopies and chandeliers, are definitely on the rise. Bringing the floral decor a up a level, with accents that provide an added layer of elegance to the space.
Not only do these beautiful florals bring the eye up, filling some of the vertical space for a more intimate feel, they also look breathtaking in photos!
5) Foliage, Foliage, Foliage!
From trailing Ivy, to laurel – large leaves, ferns, branches, and buds are all in season in 2017. The lush greens definitely add a ‘wow’ factor, not only bringing the outdoors in, but creating a magical woodland touch to indoor wedding ceremonies.
Another bonus, is that foliage can be a great way to make a wedding with a limited budget look luxurious! With a few flowers or berries as accents, this look is definitely one to look out for in the comming months!