Wedding Decor Obsession Alert: Boxwood-Hedge Walls

Check out 8 ways to use the lush modern trend

Updated 12/28/17

Photo by Tec Petaja; Design by Calder Clark

It’s no surprise that we love the look of greenery at weddings—all-greenery bridal bouquets, greenery ceremony backdrops, fresh garlands lining the reception tables, just to name a few favorite décor ideas.

Our newest greenery obsession? Boxwood-hedge walls. They’re a creative way to bring the look of nature and the outdoors into your wedding decor—the vibrant greenery is reminiscent of a secret garden with high walls, and the dense, leafy look is the perfect blank canvas for other decorations, like fresh flowers or personalized signage. Use a pair of boxwood hedges to form a lush-green ceremony backdrop or incorporate them into your escort-card display.

Want more fresh, greenery ideas? Keep reading for our favorite ways to feature boxwood hedges and walls in your wedding celebration.

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Modern-Minimalist Ceremony Backdrop

Mango Studios

For a more pared-down ceremony look, opt for a single vertical boxwood hedge to exchange vows in front of; add your monogram or initials to serve as a focal point in the space (choose a sans serif font to complement the clean and modern aesthetic).

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Wedding Walkway

Desi Baytan Photography

Build anticipation and create a sense of drama as guests arrive by lining the path to the wedding site with lush-green boxwood walls. Decorate them with framed photographs of yourselves, fresh flowers, or even a quote to welcome guests and get them excited to celebrate (this one reads “no admittance except on party business”—love!)

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Ceremony Backdrop

John & Colette

A pair of boxwood hedges served as the ceremony backdrop and focal point amid the rooftop venue’s 360-degree views. The couple’s initials were fashioned from fresh pink and white flowers; the greenery walls were flanked by pedestal vases filled with pomanders of hydrangeas and roses. Later, the rooftop was flipped for the dinner reception and the boxwood walls became a backdrop for the wedding cake.

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Reception Backdrop

Bowtie and Belle Photography

Hosting a tented reception? Bring the outdoors inside with a large greenery wall installed on one end of the tent. You could position it behind your sweetheart table or the head table; it’s also makes a great backdrop for the toasts—invite speech-givers to stand in front of the wall as they offer their toasts (the photos are guaranteed to be fabulous!).

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Cocktail Bar

Olivia Griffin

Following the ceremony, guests made their way to the cocktail bar, which was fashioned from a boxwood hedge that was decorated with blue-and-white porcelain lamps and a framed sign listing the drink offerings.

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Escort Card Display

Matthew Moore Photography

Acrylic seating charts are very chic—perfect if you’re into a more minimal look. Have the names calligraphed onto vertical acrylic panels and hang then from a freestanding boxwood wall to ensure the names stand out.

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Mirrored Seating Charts

Sylvie Gil Photography

Before guests went inside for the reception, guests found their table assignments via a collection of gold-framed mirrors hung on an oversized boxwood hedge and adorned with flowers.

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Photo Booth Backdrop

Sketch & Etch Creative

We love this clever spin on the wedding photo booth. Have your guests post in front of a boxwood wall decorated with flowers and the newlyweds’ names laser-cut from wood.

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