To coordinate with last week’s post on the Top 10 Wedding Flowers 2016, we’ve followed it up with the top 10 wedding greens of 2016!
Typically greens aren’t considered as much when it comes to wedding flowers, they’ve always been more of just an accent. I think it’s important to share trending greens and foliage as the garden-esque, earthy wedding trend has really taken off this year. Between creating an outdoor feel indoors and table garlands made of bay laurel and succulents in place of traditional round centerpieces, we think it’s important to share varieties of the most popular greens to assist you in your wedding flower decision making!
1. Hanging Amaranthus
Add drama to any of your wedding decor with hanging amaranthus – centerpieces, archways, wreaths, you name it, this green is full of dramatic style and texture. Irregardless of your style, romantic or free-spirited, we feel that hanging amaranthus can most likely have a place in your wedding vision! More good news about this fella, it’s not just limited to green. Additionally, hanging amaranthus comes in a bold shade of burgundy as well, perfect for a jewel toned wedding, a fall wedding or for adding a bold contrast to other pale pink blooms.
2. Dusty Miller
We love dusty miller and we know you do too! Dusty miller is as popular in wedding work as almost every other wedding! This dusty miller trend really started to rise last year but is still going strong as a soft accent to bouquets and centerpieces all over Columbus, Oh. Dusty miller is more grey in color with a green undertone and is consistently used almost every time with pale pink wedding themes! When pairing dusty miller with the lush and softness of pale pink and white garden roses, a very romantic floral formulation is born.
3. Seeded Eucalyptus
Not a new green for florists, but seemingly a revelation for brides, seeded eucalyptus! As with the dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus also has more of a grayish color with green undertones. Seeded eucalyptus differers from spiral eucalyptus which is a more commonly known variety of eucalyptus. It’s hangy, not a word, but you know what I mean, it’s seedy, it’s flowy and it’s fabulous! The stems with seeded eucalyptus tend to be on the thicker side and can add bulk to a hand-held bouquet pretty quickly.
4. Silver Coin Eucalyptus
Another variety of eucalyptus, we love it and so will you! This variety is called silver coin, it’s grayish green with flat round-like leaves. This green is perfect for floral garlands, wreaths, arch decor, aisle decor and an awesome greenery accent to bouquets!
5. Italian Ruscus
Ruscus is a single stem with several leaves. It’s easy to work with and adds a nice simple and clean feel to bouquets and centerpieces.
It’s fun, it’s funky and it has a mind of it’s own! Buplerum is heavily gaining popularity in wedding work this year! With garden inspired wedding themes on trend, buplerum has a special place in wedding bouquets and centerpieces: And we couldn’t be more excited, we love this stuff! Each stem has more smaller stems branching out with dainty little green bloom-looking things full of texture. Buplerum stems are a bit delicate to work with as they bend and break fairly easily.
7. Green Pitt
Green pitt is, well, it’s awesome! Green pitt is a great accent to your wedding flowers. Pitt lays nicely and the stems are thick, however they’re still pretty flexible and easy to work with. This greenery comes in solid green and variegated white and green and there’s also “mini pitt” which looks exact.y like this, just more petite.
8. Sword Fern
Sword fern appears to have come right out of a whimsical fairy garden! Ferns are a traditional and classic green that have gained popularity this wedding season. As with everything, once cool things and trends always make their way back around, think skinny jeans formerly known as “straight-leg” pants. This wedding season has been all about stylizing, texture, drama, unique and airy themes and flowers. Sword fern is a nice addition to your funky garden-esque wedding style!
9. Bay Leaf
What the heck are these garlands I keep seeing everywhere? These are a new fad for 2016 made by typically grouping bay leaf together. While green is in, consider bay leaf garlands, wreaths and accents. Please note however, these aren’t the only greens you have to choose from when it comes to gorgeous lush greenery garlands for your big day!
If precision is your thing, you will likely not want to consider ivy in your wedding flowers as it’s a very non-precise kind of green. If you want to capture a traditional essence of a garden inspired wedding, ivy is almost essential! This green is a true classic.
As always, Happy Wedding Planning!