It's not a secret that greenery is having a major moment and finding it's way into more events than I could ever tally. My love for foraged branches and leaves is long standing so much it's actually a bit of a signature.
Like flowers, the greenery you choose should reflect the time of year, too. There is a lot of attention focused on specific flowers and arrangement shapes but keep in mind the importance of the leaves and foliage in your designs. From arbors to aisle decor, signs, cakes, bouquets and more - it's pretty easy to see how the greenery can absolutely change the look and feel of the floral composition.
I am asked almost daily about how to choose the best greenery and where I find inspiration so I thought it would be fun to share a few thoughts on foliage along with beautiful imagery from a real floral plan based on a lush foundation of greens. "Enter" this wedding designed by Atlanta's Martel Events. It brings all my greenery driven dreams to life, y'all! And the fabulous Elizabeth Lanier snapped up every second. My poor little florist blog can barely do this one justice so be sure to click over to see the full gallery featured on Style Me Pretty.
When it comes to the greens a simple change in the color, shape, or quantity of foliage can make the same collection of flowers look bright and summery or cozy and warm. To give the event a sense of time and place you should mix different types of botanicals. You'll see exactly * this * in the luxurious, organic garden affair below. Look for eucalyptus, gardenia, ealeagnus, and olive. And, if you ask me, I ain't scared of no vine. I am a girl from south Georgia, after-all There's nothing more joyful than a whimsical piece of honeysuckle or jasmine tucked in at the last minute. You'll see those, too.
Unexpected plant petals and the backs of foliage like the silver tones of Russian olive can make arrangements interesting. Even when used alone. Don't say we didn't tell you, the olive leaf (with no bloom) boutonnière are stunning. Blue undertones like the hues of dusty miller and backyard eucalyptus are stunning, too. The real key is to look outside and see what is growing prolifically at the time of year, weather it is camalia or bay leaves, clip it, mix it and celebrate it.
I will leave it up to you to discover you own best greenery to add a timeless touch and overall charm to your artful creations. Don't miss the highlights below for a closer look a garden-in-bloom on a luxurious bed of natural greens.
From the Groom... Where to begin…I would say our love story starts with her smile. That’s what drew me in. Little did I know that smile was going to turn into my wife. I would see that smile from across the room and couldn’t help to smile back at her, knowing in my head one day she’s going to be all mine! Fast forward to six years later and being engaged…I know it is all cliché to call her my best friend, but there is no one in my life that comes close to the bond we have between each other. Every day I look forward to her coming home from work. As soon as she walks in we smile at each other and hug for about 4mins and then get in our comfy clothes and relax.
From the Bride... He's my best friend, my biggest supporter, and the greatest love I could have ever hoped for. He is always waiting with a smile and open arms when I walk into the door at the end of the day and it's the best feeling in the world when he holds me like he hasn't just seen me that morning! His kindness, devotion to our relationship, and fun spirited nature are only at the surface of the reasons why I love him.
If this inspires you to create arrangements using beautiful mixes of organic greenery check out the Camden Chelsea White Marble Mercury Glass Ruffled Vase Collection, Wood & Galvanized Metal Hillcrest Lanterns that we think showcase it off best!