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.
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.
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.
Add to a Bouquet
Mix eucalyptus with moody wildflowers and other greenery for a beautiful bohemian bouquet.
Adorn a Seating Chart
Adorn a wooden seating chart with an oversized bunch of eucalyptus for some refined bucolic charm.
Add a Greenery Crown
Floral crowns are so last year. Opt for a crown of eucalyptus instead, which stands out in its simplicity.
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.