Amazing Hanging Greenery Installations for Your Wedding

Now's the time to think green—with your wedding day décor!

Updated 08/03/17

Photo by Luna de Mare Photography

Take your wedding reception to new heights by hanging décor up above! From greenery garlands to statement light fixtures covered in vines, we love seeing how simple greenery can elevate (quite literally!) your wedding-day reception (or even ceremony) décor. And better yet: it's actually an easy way to save. The thing about greenery is that is comes in bundles, which means you're not paying per stem (like you would be doing with those pretty peonies you've been dreaming about). Plus, you'll find that greenery (whether is eucalyptus, vines, or big ole' leaves) goes a long way in covering space—and thus, lowering your budget.

Beyond the price tag, we're obsessed with this greenery wedding trend because it allows you to bring the outdoors inside, even if you're marrying somewhere without a window in sight. In order to create an indoor-outdoor feel, simply hang pretty garlands, delicate vines, or leafy branches from the ceiling of your space. You can do so with clear wire—just ask your venue coordinator about what you're allowed to hang from and how much weight it can hold—or attach cut branches to existing fixtures, like the rafters in your barn or the crystal chandeliers in your ballroom. And funny enough, even though you're adding bundles of stuff to the room, you may find that the space feels larger. Why? It's simple: The statement installation draws everyone's attention up above. (It is something pretty to look at after all!)

And as if that's not enough to get you going, we went ahead and did the work for you—keep scrolling to see examples of how you can make your greenery-inspired décor a cut above the rest.

Photo by Greg Finck

This head table feels even more intimate, thanks to the greenery and hanging tea lights up above.

Photo by Carley Rudd Photography

Now this is the cool way to hang greenery! These on-trend wreaths are filled with flowing ferns, tulips, and calla lilies.

Tables and chairs at reception
Photo by Chaz Cruz

These greenery garlands are simple but impactful, especially with the juxtaposition between the green up above and the copper chairs below. (We also love the garlands on the table, too!)

Reception at Old Edwards Inn
Photo by Harwell Photography

These guests are having a great time at dinner—and we're going to assume it's because they're dining under these statement lights. Seriously, forget the stars when you have these!

Photo by Lauren Fair Photography

Again, hanging tea lights are mixed with a greenery installation. Here, the greenhouse venue really lets the hanging greens stand out, don't ya think?!

Circle Escort Cards
Photo by Erin McGinn

For a new take on suspended greenery, incorporate it with your escort cards. Here, mini escort cards are pinned to wreaths that hang (with invisible wire!) from the top of a white tent.

Photo by Ashley Sawtelle Photography

Make that first dance photo op all the more special with a circle of greenery front-and-center.

Photo by Tealily Photography

Wispy olive branches are the perfect match for this low-key reception setup. We're thinking this wedding is def at a chic Tuscan vineyard!

Photo by Rylee Hitchner

Make your chandelier the center of attention by hanging string lights from it. It looks perfect in a tent like this—and just wait until it gets dark outside!

Photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings

Who you have ceilings this high, you have plenty of room to hang a wooden trellis installation, like this one that's decorated with a variety of pretty, textured greens.

Photo by Cassidy Carson

Yes, yes, yes to this one! We love how this couple hung their greenery installation at the entrance to their beautiful, rustic venue—plus, look how it doubles are the ceremony backdrop.

Photo by Jose Villa

If you're marrying indoors, help bring the outdoors in by decorating the light fixtures with pretty greenery, like these lush hops vines.

Photo by Cat Mayer Studio

Now this is a trellis! We love how this greenery trellis makes a statement but leaves enough room for the guests to breathe (and toast!) below.

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