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 trending hues like '90s-inspired brights, airy pastels, and moody wedding color schemes, green is a welcome and refreshing change. These green wedding theme 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 rustic weddings in the countryside. Get inspired for your own big day with these green wedding color ideas.
Our Favorite Green Wedding Theme Ideas
Whether you're leaning toward dark and dramatic shades of green, like emerald and forest, or envisioning something more subtle for your wedding decorations, like sage and mint, here are a few dozen ways you can use the color.
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.
Wedding invitation envelope liners
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.
Emerald engagement ring
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!).
Engagement ring box
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 wedding flat lay photos.) A velvet ring box in a green hue complements rings with any metal color, whether yours is platinum, rose gold, or yellow gold.
Shoes by Bella Belle Shoes
Green high heels
Strut your stuff with a pair of colorful wedding shoes! These green satin heeled wedding sandals make a dramatic statement thanks to the gold accents and lace-up style.
Braided wedding hairstyle
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.
Green bridesmaid dresses
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.
Dress by Nicole + Felicia Couture
Green wedding dress
Not into the everyday white wedding dress? No problem. This show-stopping tulle gown has a barely-there green hue that makes it a perfect wedding dress for the bride who's determined to stand out.
Greenery flower girl crowns
Your littlest wedding attendants will look adorable in crowns made of baby's breath and greenery. This simple accessory is versatile and timeless—it fits into almost any wedding style, whether you're having a casual summer wedding in the backyard or hosting an elegant wedding at a swanky venue.
Greenery wedding bouquet
While there are some flowers that are actually green, the color is mostly reserved for foliage and other decorative botanical accents. Pile on the green by carrying a monochromatic wedding bouquet of monstera leaves, anthurium, ferns, eucalyptus, and amaranthus.
Green tuxedo jacket
If you're wearing a tuxedo on your big day, a velvet green jacket is a seriously cool option that's bound to make you feel like a million bucks and stand out from your groomsmen. Keep the rest of your ensemble simple in neutral colors (we like a classic black bow tie) for the sharpest look.
Bridesmaid wraps and shawls
If you're having an outdoor wedding in the fall or winter, matching green wedding shawls will help keep your bridesmaids warm while also looking cohesive in your portraits.
Wedding ceremony aisle decor
This should come as no surprise: Fresh greenery is one of our favorite green wedding theme ideas. From ferns to eucalyptus, there are seemingly endless options when it comes to greenery wedding inspiration, 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.
Wedding lounge furniture
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.
Wedding cocktail hors d'oeuvres
Think your food can't be part of your wedding color scheme? Think again! These mini shooters and bite-sized tacos are garnished with sliced limes for a pop of green.
Wedding escort card display
We're in love with this ombré teal wedding escort card display. Even better: It's easy enough to recreate with a simple wire frame backdrop and decorative tropical greenery.
Tartan wedding table runner
Going for a winter wedding aesthetic or Christmas theme? 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.
Green wedding napkins
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 wedding theme—the bare wood table combined with loosely arranged centerpieces and simple metal chairs are reminiscent of the English countryside in springtime.
Patterned wedding tablecloths
Instantly upgrade your banquet tables by renting intricate tablecloths like these, which are embroidered with bold Kelley green appliqués.
Decorative moss accents
Drape your reception tables with moss for a fairy-tale, woodland wedding effect. This decorative accent doesn't need much else to stand out, but white flowers and votives are lovely options.
Greenery wedding centerpiece
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.
Wine bottle table numbers
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.
Creative wedding place settings
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 theme ideas to pull off. Use pears in the brightest lime color for a pop of green that's unexpected and fresh.
Green wedding table glassware
Going the boho wedding theme route? Pair green hobnail goblets with a patterned table runner, potted succulents, and clear glass bottles table for a look that's fiesta-ready.
Greenery garland chair decor
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.
Olive oil wedding favors
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 makes for an Instagrammable moment.
Green and white wedding cake
Looking for a wedding cake that's minimalist yet on-theme? Adorn a basic buttercream cake with sugar greenery and flowers, like this delicate hoop.
Customized wedding cookies
If you're not serving cake (or you want to show your guests some extra love), treat everyone to a fancy cookie decorated with a moody botanical print and their name written in edible ink.
Green taper candles
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!).
Photo booth bus
How cute is this renovated bus-meets-photo-booth on wheels? A photo booth is a fun option to keep guests laughing throughout your wedding reception. If you can't find a similar photo bus in your area, look for a vintage truck or other rental item that matches your wedding colors and doubles as a unique photo backdrop.