Weddings have been hot for greenery ever since it was dubbed the Pantone color of the year in 2017. Simple and subtle but still statement worthy, incorporating the color into your wedding by way of actual plants has an organic feel and can be budget-friendly. While any form of this botanical look is just as beautiful as the next, the one we really can’t get enough of is eucalyptus.
This dreamy leaf couldn’t be more diverse—it comes in a ton of shapes and varieties, from seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus to true blue and gunni eucalyptus. Choose one or mix them together to add texture and color. Because of its wide selection, it’s also versatile when it comes to your wedding theme or style. It looks just as good as a rustic wreath on your reception barn doors as it does framing acrylic pillars in a modern, minimalist ceremony.
And don’t be afraid to get creative. The use of eucalyptus extends beyond bouquets and centerpieces—it may look simple, but there’s so much you can get away with. Replace the confetti toss with eucalyptus leaves, litter the ceremony aisle with them, create a giant backdrop from the green, or even use it as a collar for your pet or a crown for your hair. But that’s not to say its more traditional uses are to be forgotten—there’s nothing quite as gorgeous as a lush runner of eucalyptus gracing the middle of a reception table or a lavish arrangement of it towering over a welcome table.
However, there’s more to eucalyptus than it’s beauty—it also symbolizes protection and abundance, and is said to promote good health. What more could you ask for at your wedding?!
Below, we’ve rounded up 25 ways to include this fresh, pretty leaf on your big day—each one more stunning than the next.
Add Magic Where You Least Expect It
Eucalyptus will transform any ordinary staircase into something magical.
Trim Your Cake
Instead of trimming your cake tiers with icing, trim them with eucalyptus. Side note: how adorbs is this Friends reference cake topper?
Use Eucalyptus as Aisle Markers
Miniature trails of eucalyptus make for excellent aisle markers. They keep things subtle and simple without distracting from a bold aisle of Persian rugs.
Dress Up Your Dog
Don’t forget your doggo. Dress up that fur baby in a collar of eucalyptus so they look spiffy on the big day.
Make a Ceremony Entrance
Make a statement for your ceremony entrance—and exit—with a lush garland of eucalyptus.
Add Charm to a Sweetheart Table
This sweetheart table channels some serious backyard romance with a lace tablecloth, gold tapered candlesticks, and gorgeous heaps of greenery.
Dress Up Candles
Organic minimalism is at its finest in this understated centerpiece featuring a wreath of eucalyptus encircling floating candles.
With a lavish antique frame and a dash of forest green, this welcome sign takes on some fairytale vibes.
Add to a Bouquet
Mix eucalyptus with moody wildflowers and other greenery for a beautiful bohemian bouquet.
Decorate a Ceremony Arch
Romanticize your wedding arch with a cluster of peach roses, carnations, and eucalyptus.
Simple Touches Make it Special
A few leaves make a simple statement against a vintage tablescape, complete with ornate gilded details and antique lace.
Make a Cake Rustic
Tuscany meets the desert with a bed of silver dollar eucalyptus and pampas grass accents for this rustic cake table display.
Bring them Overhead
Eucalyptus chandeliers create a bit of overhead magic in a tented ceremony.
Liven Up the Bar
As if the center of libations doesn’t provide enough life, you can liven it up even more with some eucalyptus decor.
Dress Up Your Chairs
Reception chairs get a bit of swag when dressed up with fresh, springtime eucalyptus.
Adorn a Seating Chart
Adorn a wooden seating chart with an oversized bunch of eucalyptus for some refined bucolic charm.
Frame Your Vows
Altar tip: Two posts topped with lush towers of eucalyptus create the perfect frame for a vow exchange.
A towering arrangement of eucalyptus mixed with other greenery makes an elegant welcome statement.
Get Creative With the Confetti Toss
Instead of using rose petals, this couple had eucalyptus leaves picked from their own garden for the post-ceremony confetti toss.
Add a Greenery Crown
Floral crowns are so last year. Opt for a crown of eucalyptus instead, which stands out in its simplicity.
Tie Your Chairs Together
Marry your sweetheart chairs together with a festive garland of eucalyptus and matching Mr. and Mrs. signs.
Create a Dreamy Backdrop
An oversized eucalyptus wreath is the ultimate dreamy backdrop.
This Table Runneth Over
Nothing looks quite as ravishing on reception tables like a thick runner of eucalyptus. Intersperse candles and blooms throughout to heighten the effect.
Set the Table
Place settings get a unique look when they feature napkin rings fashioned out of eucalyptus.
Add Wreaths for a Rustic Touch
Adorn a ceremony or reception entrance with eucalyptus wreaths. We love them on barn doors for a sweet, rustic touch.