Going Green: How to Use Bontanicals Alongside Your Wedding Flowers and Décor
Minnesota’s natural beauty is largely defined by its lush, green forests. One emerging trend in wedding décor is taking its cues from nature, as brides say out with perfectly manicured flower arrangements and in with informal, organically arranged fresh greenery. The vibe is whimsical botanical garden. “Two seasons ago, bouquets were tight and compact,” says Jackie Reisenauer, owner of Munster Rose and creator of the botanical arrangements in this concept shoot. “This seems to be the polar opposite. It’s following the green trend.”
Unlike delicate flowers, greenery is much tougher and does not require water to stay fresh, so it can be hung from ceilings or draped across wedding cakes and place settings. Foliage is a perfect fit for any season, from evergreen and spruce in the winter to fresh, bright leafy garlands in warmer months. Not only is greenery versatile, it’s also cost-effective. “Although greenery is not necessarily less expensive than floral, it has a bigger impact at the same price point,” says Reisenauer.
(above) A neutral set of tables and chairs from Bash Collective gets a fresh look crowned by an array of crisp green botanicals.
(above) Filling delicate white pots of different heights with green plants of all kinds adds dimension and texture to your décor.
(above) A few subtle, leafy branches and clean, white blooms dress up this classic white wedding cake from Cocoa and Fig.
(above) A simple invitation suite adorned with botanical stamps from Paper Rock Scissor gives guests a sneak peek of the fresh celebration to come.
(above) A loosely arranged white and green bouquet is the epitome of effortless elegance.
(above) Plant decorations, such as this succulent in a delicate white vase, can highlight seasonal or regional themes.
(above) Small details, like place cards adorned with olive branches, take the botanical theme to each individual plate.