ELM Events

Looking for a great alternative or supplement for your floral displays? Go with gorgeous greenery like boxwood, olive leaves, eucalyptus, or ivy. This look works especially well for weddings with a rustic style or garden setting, but it can truly be incorporated into any type of aesthetic.

Here are a dozen fabulous ideas for using greenery in your wedding decor.

welcome sign with greenery
Kristen Jane Photography

Signage Embellishments

Welcome your guests with signs framed in simple green garlands.

DIY ceremony backdrop with greenery garland
Nicolette Moku Photography

Altar Adornments

Drape leafy greens around your altar, chuppah or ceremony backdrop for a lovely, natural look.

eucalyptus and baby
Tyler Lindsey

Aisle Markers

Accent the aisle with this fresh alternative to flowers!

railing with greenery swag
Erin Wilson Photography

Festive Railings

Spruce up your staircases with swags of lush leaves. For winter weddings, seasonal evergreens are especially beautiful!

church entrance decorated with greenery
Christina Pugh Photography


A halo of greens ensures that the entryway to your venue is a grand one!

greenery wreaths at venue
Erin Wilson Photography


Use romantic wreaths to dress up the doors of a major entryway, suspend them from trees at your outdoor ceremony, or display them on a prominent wall in your reception space.

long banquet table with greenery runner
Heather Wilkinson

Table Runners

Long rows of leafy greens make a statement that's elegant and timeless.

chiavari chairs with greenery and signs
The Story Photography

Chair Decor

Festoon the happy couple's dining chairs with fresh foliage. Gorgeous!

sailcloth tent with greenery chandeliers
Endless Wave Studios

Lush Chandeliers

Create an enchanting, whimsical atmosphere with cascading greens overhead.

buttercream cake with fresh greenery
Lev Kuperman Photography

Cake Garnish

Touches of greenery turn a simple buttercream cake into a boho chic dream.

place setting decorated with fresh rosemary
Amanda K Photo Art

Place Settings

Use sprigs of fragrant greenery, such as rosemary, eucalyptus or bay leaves, to create an inviting tablescape for guests.

rustic greenery centerpiece
Shutter Sam Photography


Mixed greens bring texture and dimension to leafy centerpieces.