Creative Decoration Ideas for Your Botanical Wedding

by Bridestory [[ 1509069600000 | amDateFormat:'ll | HH:mm' ]] in Wedding Ideas  

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If you're planning a celebration with little or even no flowers, you're in luck as botanical weddings are on the rise this year. Filled with greenery, these kinds of celebrations feel refreshing yet elegant at the same time.

Leaves might not sound too exciting at first, but they actually make such versatile decorations. Style your greens loosely for a rustic celebration or pair them with modern trinkets for a more sophisticated feel. For more ideas on how to incorporate greenery into your wedding decorations, go through the slideshow below!

  • CEREMONY ARCH

    We’re sure you’ve seen wedding arches covered in flowers and fabrics or peppered with bits of leaves. How about an earthy wedding arch entirely made of greenery?

  • AISLE

    Don’t forget to enhance the aisle with greenery as well. You can pair the leafy plants with candles or just let them shine on their own.

  • PEW DECORATION

    And to complete the aisle decoration, add some lush vines to the chairs. You can put them on the sides or on the back of the chairs for a different look.

  • WEDDING SIGNS

    Welcome your guests to the reception area using wedding signs adorned with greenery. This is a great way to decorate your entrance area and introduce the guests to your botanical wedding theme.

  • ESCORT CARDS

    After the signs, come the escort cards. Go beyond simple paper cards and take some cues from these beautiful, botanical-inspired escort card displays.

  • CENTERPIECE

    Greenery make perfectly adequate centerpieces for a minimalist wedding. You can add some flowers for variety, but let your greens be the star of the show by putting them in larger vases.

  • TABLE RUNNER

    Getting bored of traditional table liners? Let green vines do the work instead. Using greens as table runners is an easy way to make your wedding table look instantly elegant.

  • ON THE PLATES

    Give your guests a complete green botanical experience by adding sprigs of leaves on their plates next to the menus and place cards.

  • ON THE CHAIRS

    Don’t forget to adorn your Mr. and Mrs. seats with some greenery! This seemingly unimportant detail can really tie the whole room together

  • BACKDROP

    Your wedding stage or head table will be the main focus of the evening, so make sure to decorate the area with greenery as well. One idea is to place vines and leaves or hang them from the ceiling as your reception background.

  • CEILING

    Ceiling decorations are predicted to be very popular in the upcoming year. Why not combine two trends and add greenery to the ceilings if you’re having an indoor or tented wedding?


Photography: A Bryan Photo

Botanical on Budget

Even with only greeneries as your focal point, there's still a possibility that your decoration spending will strike through the roof. To prevent this from happening, take a look at some of the tips below.

Go DIY
If you're having an intimate wedding, the easiest way is of course to go the DIY route. If you have the time and will by all means please do some of the décor yourself. Putting greenery and candles as runners on the tables would be a simple and easy table setting idea. As the bride though, it might be hard to find time to do it on your own. So don't hesitate to go ask for help from your crafty family and friends!

Splurge where necessary
Even without flowers, a decoration concept filled with only greens can also be expensive if not planned thoroughly. So, we're suggesting to use faux greeneries on certain areas. The key is to keep the decorations authentic on places where your guests can touch them. For main centerpieces or table setting, use real greens. For ceiling or stage decoration though, opt for fake greens to cut cost. Also, use local, in-season greens instead of imported ones to even more reduce your spending on this area.

Re-purpose your elements
Have some of your ceremony décor elements re-purposed in the reception. You can use the wedding arch as the wedding gate for your reception entrance for instance. Also, you can re-use the aisle decoration as centerpieces on the dining tables later on. Aside from re-purposing, you can also make the elements as double-agents. Prop tiny succulents as your table centerpiece, which your guests can take home as favors after the wedding has ended!

Light them up
Even when you don't have that many greens, you can cleverly use lighting to evoke a wonderful atmosphere. Use candles or string lights to complement the greeneries and see yourself how this simple trick creates wonders to your decoration.

Use what you have
Last but not least, use what you already have. If you or your family collects antique vases, it would be a great idea to use them for the decoration. Aside from cutting cost, it would also be a great way to include your personality to the occasion, creating a one-of-a-kind celebration.


Are you inspired by all these green botanical wedding ideas? Tell us which one your favorite is in the comments section below and don't forget to add your favorite shots to the inspiration board!


CREDIT TO VENDORS:

  • Photography: Winsome & Wright , Erich McVey , Jose Villa , Tamara Gruner Photography , The Grovers , Michael & Carina Photography , Jeremy Chou Photography , Ether and Smith , Clary Pfeiffer Photography , Blue Rose Photography , Eric Boneske Photography ,

    Jen Huang Photo

    , Michelle Beckwith , Julia Paisley Photography , Mariel Hannah , O'Malley Photographers

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