Beautiful flowers will always be in style, but if you're looking for wedding arrangements that are more unusual and unexpected, consider going green. Using a bunch of greenery in your wedding decorations is a seriously cool and trendy alternative to fresh flowers.
Lush foliage without the flowers or with just a few blooms in the mix can take center stage not only in ceremony backdrops and reception table centerpieces but also in wedding bouquets. It's a gorgeous option to carry down the aisle, and since greenery and foliage come in so many beautiful shades, textures, and interesting shapes, there is so much room for creativity. Think plants like eucalyptus, which happen to symbolize protection and abundance; ferns, which are super versatile; and succulents, which not only look darling in a bouquet but are also long-lasting.
Play with scale and opt for an oversize greenery bouquet if you want to really turn heads—you could even ask your florist to add elegant, wispy trails and tendrils cascading from the sides for a more romantic look. Or, opt for a simple posy containing just one or two types of greenery and one type of flower if your style is more elegant and understated.
If you're searching for a way to carry a beautiful bouquet on a budget, a greenery bouquet will be the perfect money-saving option. But to cut even more off your floral budget, consider looking to local and in-season greenery first.
If you're concerned that foliage will just blend into the backdrop, rest assured: A verdant, greenery bouquet is guaranteed to turn guests' heads and have a major impact. Not to mention the fact that green hues will pop beautifully against a crisp white wedding dress.
To get you inspired, we've rounded up 16 of the prettiest greenery bridal bouquets we could find.
Eucalyptus and Ferns
Skip the brightly colored blossoms and carry a lush bouquet of fresh leaves and foliage down the aisle instead. This emerald-green beauty includes various ferns and whimsical silver-dollar eucalyptus (the round-shaped version).
Sage and Greenery
Go all green for everyone in the bridal party! We love this real wedding look, with bouquets made up of natural greenery paired with stunning olive dresses.
Lively Greenery and Lavender
Go for an effortless country vibe with long stems. We love the look of these handmade bouquets made up of sage, succulents, and wheat with just a touch of lavender.
Go truly tropical with this look. Mix multiple textures and different shades of green to pull off a design that's perfect for any destination wedding or a stateside soiree inspired by the tropics.
Organic and Boho
If you prefer a loose, organically shaped bouquet, you'll love this cascading arrangement. The free-flowing shape feels unfussy and totally fresh, and the deep-green hues are a dramatic juxtaposition against a creamy white wedding dress.
Dusty miller is such a beautiful option for those looking for a subtle, greenery bouquet. We love the understated elegance of the soft, silvery-green leaves. Utilize dusty miller to create a complete bouquet for a winter wedding or incorporate a few sprigs to add texture and a lighter color to a spring or summer design.
Clean and Simple
Sometimes all you need are two elements to make an elegant bridal bouquet. This pretty posy combines fresh bay leaves (they smell amazing too) surrounding clusters of white astrantia.
Hoop of Greenery
A hoop-shaped bouquet is the perfect option for going green! Choose olive branches, rosemary, or eucalyptus for a gorgeous boho vibe.
We love the fresh design of this bouquet. With big, bold leaves and wispy additions of lighter greenery, the combination is a great fit for any style of wedding. On top of that, the tight, natural ribbon ties the look together beautifully.
This leafy bouquet features various greens and textural elements—assorted ferns, viburnum berries, hellebores, and variegated caladium. It's organic, modern, and totally eye-catching even though there's not a flower in sight.
Even more proof that all green can be gorgeous: This bouquet features succulents as well as many plucked-from-the-forest-floor plants like sword ferns and fiddlehead ferns.
A Touch of Thistle
With bold ferns and other wispy additions of greenery, this bouquet makes a statement. We love the way greenery creates the bulk of this beauty, with just a few blooms dotted in between and a touch of dried purple thistle.
Skipping the traditional shape of a bouquet but still want to go for green? We love the unique choice of incorporating a cascading wristlet, with ferns, silver brunia, and poppy pods for a fun pop of texture.
Almost Entirely Eucalyptus
There's such an effortless look that eucalyptus brings to a bouquet. We love the way this real wedding bride paired a natural bouquet of eucalyptus with just a few tiny white and purple blooms.
Lovely Lily of the Valley
Carrying lily of the valley is such a classic, elegant choice. But what most don't know is that it's actually a flowering plant rather than a cut bloom. Opt for plenty of greenery with just a few delicate white florals in the mix.
Take it to the tropics! This bouquet is nothing short of show-stopping, with palms, giant monstera leaves, and anthurium in a beautiful and natural green palette.