Green is one of those wedding colors that makes us wonder why it's not more popular (although we kind of like that it's a hidden gem). After seeing so many weddings filled with hues like blush, blue, and most recently, moody wedding colors, green is a welcome and refreshing change. These green wedding ideas show just how versatile the color is — not only is it one of the few colors that looks good year-round, but it also works for nearly every wedding style, from classic black-tie events to romantic garden fêtes and bohemian weddings in the countryside.
Get inspired for your own big day with these green wedding ideas.
Green is a refreshing escape from the blue and pink hues that we usually see on watercolor wedding invitations. Complete your green wedding invitation suite with vintage stamps and calligraphy for a customized look.
For a more subtle way to use green on your wedding stationery, keep the overall design basic (think neutrals and timeless details), then add patterned envelope liners like this botanical-inspired motif.
An emerald engagement ring is an excellent choice for the bride who really loves green — or any bride who wants her ring to stand out from the rest. This vividly colored gem is regal and luxurious, along with being the birthstone for the month of May (that's your cue, Taureans and Geminis!).
Emerald or not, a special box is always a good idea when it comes to keeping your engagement ring safe. (Plus, they just look pretty in photos.) A velvet ring box in a green hue complements rings with any metal color, whether yours is platinum, rose gold, or yellow gold.
Strut your stuff with a pair of colorful wedding shoes! These green flats are stylish, comfortable, and totally re-wearable after your wedding day is over.
Take your wedding day 'do to the next level by adding a few touches of greenery to the finished style. We're big fans of wedding hairstyles with flowers, but there's something about a greenery-only look that feels extra ethereal and bohemian. A braided style is perfect for weaving ferns or loose vines into your hair.
Jewel tone bridesmaid dresses are a trend that we keep seeing again and again, and we're not mad about it. These emerald green gowns are the perfect balance of sophistication and modernity with their streamlined silhouettes and assorted necklines.
Ladies aren't the only ones jumping on the green bandwagon. We're predicting that this statement color will also be one of the biggest groom and groomsmen trends this year, and a velvet green jacket is a seriously cool option for any guy who wants to feel like a million bucks. Keep the rest of your ensemble simple in neutral colors (we like a classic black bow tie) for the sharpest look.
Fresh greenery is, naturally, one of our favorite green wedding ideas. From ferns to eucalyptus, there are seemingly endless options when it comes to using greenery as decor, and it looks gorgeous both on its own and as a supplement to other florals. If you really want to play up the earthy vibes at your wedding, skip the bright flowers and go heavy on the greenery, as showcased here in this fern-filled ceremony aisle.
Creating a wedding lounge area for your guests is a great way to encourage conversation when people aren't seated at their tables. A velvet furniture set in a rich green hue screams luxury.
Tartan table runner
Going for a casual winter wedding aesthetic? Instead of pairing the traditional green and red, opt for a color combo that's more unexpected, like this blue and green tartan runner. It feels seasonal and festive without being in-your-face holiday.
Add a splash of green to your wedding tablescapes with the help of colored napkins. This is one of our favorite green wedding ideas for a garden soirée – the bare wood table combined with loosely arranged centerpieces and simple metal chairs are reminiscent of the English countryside in springtime.
Drape your reception tables with moss for a woodland wedding effect. This decorative accent doesn't need much else to stand out, but white flowers and votives are lovely options.
We'll always love traditional floral centerpieces, but greenery-only arrangements can make for a stylish alternative if flowers aren't really your thing. Consider using foliage and greenery that grows locally to your venue (like Spanish moss in the South, for example) for the most personal touch.
All you need is wooden tags and twine to transform green glass bottles into rustic chic table numbers. You can use new bottles — an excuse for weekly wine + wedding planning sessions, perhaps? — or hunt for mix-and-match styles at antique stores to create an eclectic look.
This pear place setting is just one way to embrace the fruit as decor trend, and it's also one of the easiest green wedding ideas to pull off. Use pears in the brightest lime color for a pop of green that's unexpected and fresh.
Going the bohemian route? Pair green hobnail goblets with a patterned table runner, potted succulents, and clear glass bottles table for a look that's fiesta-ready.
Adorn the chairs of the happy couple with oversized greenery swags. This is one of the most versatile green wedding ideas, since you can change the look to be more classic or relaxed, depending on the amount and type of greenery used.
Treat your guests to bottles of gourmet olive oil as wedding favors. Not only is this something they'll actually get use out of (see more creative wedding favor ideas here), but a decorative food setup like this is one of our top 2019 wedding trends.
You don't have to go overboard when it comes to using green in your wedding decor — a simple hint of the color here and there looks just as good. We're loving this dessert table with subtle hints of green through the taper candles, macarons, and painted brushstroke cake (helloooo beautiful!).