If you want to add character to your wedding ceremony or reception venue but don’t necessarily want to use flowers, there are a number of flora alternatives that can make the look of your wedding unique. Whether you are aiming for a rustic look, natural feel or want to add color without blossoms, thinking outside of the flower box is key and include more options than you’d think!
Go out on a vine. Vines are the perfect way to subtly decorate a larger space because they appear natural and can easily be draped over or hung from anything. Species such as Hops and Ivy are perfect for decorating bare columns or draping across a table for a finishing touch.
Think with your stomach. Fruits and vegetables are the perfect way to add color to your wedding venue without the use of flowers. Personalize your decorations by including you or your fiancé’s favorite fruits or veggies; if they’re ripe enough, they could even provide a nice, healthy snack for your guests!
Get the herbal essence. Not only would herbs bring a one-of-a-kind look to your wedding, but they would also bring an amazing aroma to your whole venue. Pick your favorite smell and place a few springs here and there throughout your decorations to create a natural perfume in the air.
Brown is the new green. For a more rustic look, try incorporating branches or shoots of plants with earthy tones that contrast traditional greenery. Curly Willow branches are perfect to achieve this look because they create texture and can cover a larger area than a centerpiece or fill an empty area in your venue.
Do you have any floral alternatives ideas? We would love to hear all about them!
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