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Wedding moodboard: 'Greenery' ideas for your day

Wedding moodboard: 'Greenery' ideas for your day

Written by Katie Byrne

It's been dubbed Pantone's Colour of the Year - so here's how to theme your day around gorgeous shade Greenery


Colour authority Pantone has announced its Colour of the Year for 2017: the luscious, uplifting 'Greenery'.

Pantone Greenery wedding ideas

Love the shade and want to incorporate it into your wedding day? We feel ya! From a subtle pop of green to an all-out Greenery-themed celebration, here's how...

Think green with your accessories...

From your jewels to your shoes, your nails to your headpiece, there are plenty ways to add a finishing pop of Greenery to your bridal look. For example: wear a crown or wreath in your hair (matched with your favourite fresh blooms for an added zing of pretty)...

greenery wedding ideas pantoneImage, left: Wohh Wedding; image, right: Wedding Sparrow.

...And consider vibrant greens for your make-up. Perhaps now's not the time for an electric green eyeshadow, perhaps; but a smoky green eye, a dash of apple-bright eyeliner under the lower lash lid or a neon manicure all work perfectly.

Pantone green wedding ideasPalm Tree Paint Pot, £9, Ciate; Pinterest; Eye Pencil in green, £15.50, Urban Decay.

Likewise, your footwear: put your best foot forward with heels or flats in a zesty, uplifting shade of green.

greenery pantone wedding ideasDaria 65, £495, Jimmy Choo; Even & Odd Heels, from £8.70, Zalando.

And don't overlook the gems! Adorn yourself in pretty green stones - alternatively, these make beautiful keepsake gifts for your bridesmaids.

Pantone Greenery wedding ideas

Large ‘Sealed with a Kiss’ 18ct Gold Vermeil Clover & Green Garnet Pendant (left), £175, available to buy here; 18ct Gold Vermeil & Peridot Bead Orissa Bracelet, £98, available to buy here; both Dower & Hall.

Your groom will love an understated, foliage-rich buttonhole; added points for him if he can find a tie and pair of socks that match your colour scheme, too. 

green pantone wedding ideasImages, left to right: Flower Design Events; I Take You; Style Me Pretty; MOD Wedding.

...And your bridal party!

Dress your bridesmaids in shades of green: whether it be one colour for all or an ombre graduation of hues.

greenery pantone wedding ideas

From left: Dessy; Belles & Bubbles; Dana Cubbage Weddings; twoBirds Bridesmaid.

Kids and pets will look adorable in simple garlands or wreaths, FYI. 

greenery wedding pantone Image, left: Colin Cowie Weddings; image, right: Borrowed & Blue.


On to the flowers!

Florist Joanne Truby has shared a few of her ideas for effortlessly incorporating the on-trend shade in your wedding plans: starting with sophisticated décor for your reception.

"Opt for foliage heavy designs with minimal or no flowers," suggests Joanne. "You can create interest by adding a mix of seasonal varieties as opposed to having just one variety".

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Image: Frances Sale Photography

"Incorporate ferns for a more boho inspired feel to your wedding day decor or Olive and Eucalyptus if you’re looking for a more paired back natural and organic feel, inspired by the Scandinavian/Hygee trend which is currently very popular."

wedding Pantone Greenery

Image: Frances Sale Photography

Says Joanne: "Foliage can add a wow factor to your reception décor, particularly in a marquee as they offer a blank canvas which means they are versatile to lots of different options. You could have a hanging foliage backdrop behind your top table or you might want to opt for a hanging chandelier or even a foliage arch for your ceremony."

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Image: Frances Sale Photography

And when it comes to the bouquet? "Opt for foliage heavy designs with minimal or no flowers," advises Joanne. "You can create interest by adding a mix of seasonal varieties as opposed to having just one variety."

Pantone Greenery wedding ideas

Image: Carey Sheffield Photography

And for the finishing touches...

On the subject of luscious green foliage, talk to your florist about using it to adorn available spaces and surfaces.

greenery wedding ideasImage, left:; image, right: Kristine Marie Photography

Peg name cards to foliage for a beautiful tablecentre; fill glass jars and vases with single branches and lush sprigs.

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Images, left to right: Tulle & Chantilly and Sarah Gawler.

Psst: for a pretty escort card idea, why not write names on leaves?

greenery wedding ideasLeft: invitesweddings; right: Colin Cowie

For your cake, decide whether you want a flourish of Greenery, or an all-out green-iced bake. 

green wedding cakesImages, left to right: Colin Cowie Weddings; Cake CentralThe Natural Wedding Company.

Equally, adorn a plain cake with olive or eucalyptus leaves.

greenery Pantone wedding ideasPhotography: Danielle Bohane; see the rest of Ria and Andrew's wedding here.

And pick pretty (and practical!) green favours for your guests to enjoy, too.   

green Pantone wedding ideas

Images, left to right: Boho Weddings; Style Me Pretty; Blupla.

And finally: do something like this in place of a photobooth!   

Greenery wedding ideas

Image, left: Confetti Day Dreams; image, right: 100 Layer Cake.

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