When planning a wedding, the choice of colors and flowers are two of the most prominent decisions brides need to make. Traditionally, greenery has played a support role, providing accents or details to floral bouquets. But in 2015, the inspired use of green foliage in weddings is everywhere, from verdant bouquets to creative centerpieces. Ivy in particular symbolizes fidelity, commitment and strong affection, and would be a meaningful addition to your wedding.
The generous implementation of greenery can result in atmospheres that range from homespun to romantic. Rosemary, kale, and mint leaves are popular greens for this year’s floral bouquets, often completely replacing flowers – the natural result is striking. Cascading arrangements made up entirely of ivy, fern and even succulents are making their way to the aisle. Some brides, not ready to go completely green, scatter a few vibrant colors among the leaves for a dramatic effect. Speaking of walking down the aisle, greens can be incorporated in unique and contemporary ways – we’d love to help you with ideas.
The blank canvas of your venue can converted from neutral space to a garden oases by employing ample greenery. Vines or garlands winding elegantly around vintage lighting elements will create an extravagant woodland setting, and candlelight looks fanciful when offset with a backdrop of green. For a truly special effect, a moss runner combined with other natural details – wood, cork or metals – is a surprising and gorgeous touch.
The expert bridal consultants at Eastern Floral are waiting to assist you with planning a wedding that expresses your distinct personality. Whatever you envision, we have the flowers, greenery and plants you’ll need, making Eastern Floral of Grand Rapids your one stop wedding shop.