Pantone Greenery Wedding Ideas
Every year, Pantone (considered THE authority on color), chooses their Color of the Year. Each year’s color is chosen based on understanding cultural trends and influences. For 2017, Pantone has announced “Greenery” as the color of the year, drawing on our need to incorporate nature into our modern lives. Already, we are seeing tons of Greenery being used throughout wedding decor. This gorgeous wedding trend allows nature’s beauty to shine in a very simple and organic feel. The most obvious ways to use Greenery are in literal greenery – leaves, vines, and other plants — but not always! Here are 10 ways to use Pantone Greenery in your wedding — both natural greenery and otherwise.
Pantone Greenery Wedding Idea #1: Wedding Locations
Perhaps the best way to incorporate lots of Greenery at your wedding is to simply get married somewhere green! Check your local gardens, parks, and marshes. Consider a ceremony at the golf course or country club. Or, if it doesn’t fit your timeline or location to go green on the wedding day, go on a day-after session with your photographer and explore beautiful fields and meadows a bit further from your ceremony site.
Pantone Greenery Wedding Idea #2: Groom Fashion
Add some subtle touches of Greenery to the Groom’s and groomsmen’s style with accessories like the tie, pocket square, socks, or even cufflinks. Looking for actual greenery? Take a look at Idea #3: Boutonnieres below.
Pantone Greenery Wedding Idea #3: The Boutonnieres
Traditional wedding boutonnieres are small floral displays pinned to the groom and groomsmen’s coats. To add an influence of Greenery, consider using unbloomed white flower, seeded eucalyptus, or for a surprising twist, air plants or succulents. Here are some of our favorites:
Pantone Greenery Wedding Idea #4: The Bouquets
The most popular floral color to combine with Greenery in a bouquet is white. The simplicity of the white flower really lets the Greenery shine through. To add complexity and depth to your white-and-greenery bouquet, consider using multiple types of white flowers in different sizes, shapes, and stem lengths. You can also use green flowers, like the green hydrangea shown below. Hydrangea leaves, dusty miller, hypericum berries, and seeded eucalyptus are modern 2017 updates to the traditional fern greens. Want a little more color in your wedding bouquet? Try faded or lightly colored florals like a pale blush Sahara rose.
Pantone Greenery Wedding Idea #5: Ring Bearer & Flower Girl
Don’t forget your tiny wedding party members when adding your greenery. While your full-grown attendants will often have bouquets and boutonnieres, your younger members tend to have special items to carry like flower baskets and ring pillows. Give these the greenery treatment as well! Moss is a great choice, since there are no trailing vines or loose leaves to worry about in the hands of little ones. Moss looks great paired with natural woods and jute twine, or fancy it up against painted white and ribbon.
Pantone Greenery Wedding Idea #6: Ceremony Decor
Your wedding ceremony is another place to incorporate some greenery. Go minimal with simple floral arrangements as aisle markers, or go big with chair bows and parasols! You can even include greenery in the small details, like your unity candle or sand ceremony.
Pantone Greenery Wedding Idea #7: The Centerpieces
Centerpieces are a great way to add Greenery to your wedding decor! Whether you’re using Greenery as a color theme or simply as “Nature’s neutral”, there are lots of ways to go green. Of course, actual greenery is always one way to go. Or you can use other green items — green apples, limes, napkins, and tablecloths are all great green centerpiece ideas. For a look that’s very on-trend, consider using green hydrangea in your vases, or trailing the table with seeded eucalyptus or vines.
Pantone Greenery Wedding Idea #8: Guest Favors & Escort Cards
Wedding guest favors, seating charts, and escort cards: these are all slightly different variations on helping your guests find their seats and offering a little thank you gift for their presence. Pin sprigs of eucalyptus to your escort cards, or drape your seating chart in vines. Tiny succulents are a very hot trend, and something really unique that your guests will likely not toss in the trash when they get home. For a different variation, tiny potted herbs like mint, rosemary, and thyme are simultaneously pretty, useful, and fragrant.
Pantone Greenery Wedding Idea #9: The Wedding Cake
Let’s not forget the wedding cake! When considering wedding cake ideas with greenery, you can again go with live greenery and flowers, or even green frosting!
Pantone Greenery Wedding Idea #10: Use Pretty Green Vines
One of my favorite uses of greenery at a wedding is incorporating trailing vines. This gives your wedding a little bit of a wild, loose feel. Vines can be naturally occuring; or you can work with your florist and wedding designer to pin vines to a wall or fence behind your head table or your ceremony. Another idea is to trail vines around your centerpieces. This looks especially great on long banquet-style tables to run the vines down the length of the table.
Pulling it all together
The 2017 Greenery trend adds a much-needed natural feel to weddings. While most commonly incorporated as live greenery with white flowers, the color Greenery can be included in non-live items like clothing, cakes, and linens as well. The key is to be consistent with the type of greenery you use throughout your wedding day for a unified look. If you love the loose feel of eucalyptus in your bouquet, consider also using eucalyptus in your boutonnieres and other florals, in your centerpieces, and in your ceremony decor. Your Greenery can be understated or overt… make it your own style!
What’s your favorite use of Greenery at weddings? Tell us in the comments below.