25 Stunning Eucalyptus Wedding Decor Ideas

We’re coming in hot for this green

Updated 04/15/18

Photo by Melissa Marshall

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, this bloomless bounty has an organic feel and is 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 a of shapes and varieties, from seeded eucalyptus and silver dollar eucalyptus to true blue eucalyptus 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 works just as well 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 in 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.

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Add Magic Where You Least Expect It

The Curries Photography, The Wedding Collective planning, The Golden Letter Stationary, Ruby and the Wolf florals

Eucalyptus will transform any ordinary staircase into something magical.

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Trim Your Cake

Courtney Smith Photography

Instead of trimming your cake tiers with icing, trim them with eucalyptus! Side note: how adorbs is this Friends reference cake topper?

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Use Eucalyptus as Aisle Markers

Darina Stoda Photography

Miniature trails of eucalyptus make for excellent aisle markers. They keep things subtle and simple without distracting from a bold aisle of Persian rugs.

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Dress Up Your Dog

Sarah Carpenter Photography, Wild Bloom Floral Studio, Callista & Company Events

Don’t forget your doggo! Dress up that fur baby in a collar of eucalyptus so they look spiffy on the big day.

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Make a Ceremony Entrance

Marta Guenzi

Make a statement for your ceremony entrance—and exit—with a lush garland of eucalyptus.

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Add Charm to a Sweetheart Table

The Family Films

This sweetheart table channels some serious backyard romance with a lace tablecloth, gold tapered candlesticks, and gorgeous heaps of greenery.

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Dress Up Candles

Lauren Louise Photography

Organic minimalism is at its finest in this understated centerpiece featuring a wreath of eucalyptus encircling floating candles.

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Welcome Signs

Aperture Photos

With a lavish antique frame and a dash of forest green, this welcome sign takes on some fairytale vibes.

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Add to a Bouquet

Sarah Joy Photo

Mix eucalyptus with moody wildflowers and other greenery for a beautifully bohemian bouquet.

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Decorate a Ceremony Arch

Michael & Carina

Romanticize your wedding arch with a cluster of peach roses, carnations, and eucalyptus.

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Simple Touches Make it Special

Jonnie + Garrett

A few leaves make a simple statement against a vintage tablescape complete with ornate gilded details and antique lace.

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Make a Cake Rustic

Birds of a Feather Photo

Tuscany meets the desert with a bed of silver dollar eucalyptus and pampas grass accents in this rustic cake table display.

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Bring them Overhead

Gagewood Photography, Elise Events, B & B Flower Designs

Eucalyptus chandeliers create a bit of overhead magic in a tented ceremony.

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Liven Up the Bar

Megan Welker Photography

As if the center of libations doesn’t provide enough life, you can liven it up even more with some eucalyptus decor.

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Dress Up Your Chairs

Anna Delores

Reception chairs get a bit of swag when dressed up with fresh, springtime eucalyptus.

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Adorn a Seating Chart

Justin Demutiis Photography

Adorn a wooden seating chart with an oversized swag of eucalyptus for some refined bucolic charm.

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Frame Your Vows

Rachel Pearlman

Altar tip: two posts topped with lush towers of eucalyptus create the perfect frame for a vow exchange.

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Welcome Guests

Brandon Kidd Photography

A towering arrangement of eucalyptus mixed with other greenery makes an elegant welcome statement.

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Get Creative With the Confetti Toss

Pear & Bear Photography

Instead of using rose petals, this couple had eucalyptus leaves picked from their own garden for the post-ceremony confetti toss.

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Add a Greenery Crown

Rachel Solomon Photography

Floral crowns are so last year. Opt for a crown of eucalyptus instead, which stands out in its simplicity.

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Tie Your Chairs Together

Kristen Marie Parker

Marry your sweetheart chairs together with a festive garland of eucalyptus and matching Mr. and Mrs. signs.

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Create a Dreamy Backdrop

Vicky Baumann

An oversized eucalyptus wreath is the ultimate dreamy backdrop.

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This Table Runneth Over

Jessie Schultz Photography

Nothing looks quite as ravishing on reception tables like a thick runner of eucalyptus. Intersperse candles and blooms throughout to heighten the effect.

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Set the Table

Andrea & Federica

Place settings get a unique look when they feature napkin rings fashioned out of eucalyptus.

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Add Wreaths for a Rustic Touch

Simply Sarah

Adorn a ceremony or reception entrance with eucalyptus wreaths. We love them on barn doors for a sweet, rustic touch.

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