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.
Below, the designer of Chic Flowers Company rounded up 5 ways to include this fresh, pretty leaf on your big day — each one more stunning than the next.
Instead of trimming your cake tiers with icing, trim them with eucalyptus! Side note: how adorbs is this Friends reference cake topper?
Marry your sweetheart chairs together with a festive garland of eucalyptus and matching Mr. and Mrs. signs.
Instead of floral crown opt for a crown of eucalyptus, which stands out in its simplicity.
Eucalyptus is also an amazing decoration for the stairs. You can add some candles to add more warm atmosphere.
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?!