Hello, Earthlings! Did you know that this Sunday (April 22nd) is Earth Day? In honor of the day, we thought it’d be fun to share some of our favorite ways to incorporate potted plants at weddings! When it comes to centerpieces, most people think of blooming bouquets, right? Well, we’re here to show you that you can forgo the florals (okay, maybe not completely — we do love plentiful posies!), and opt for greenery through and through.
And it’s not just centerpieces… We’ve seen some super creative escort cards, seating charts, and hanging greenery, too! One of the major pluses of using potted plants? They’re perfect to take home and plant after your wedding (or sit pretty in an adorable planter), and guests absolutely love them as wedding favors!
Oh, and that header image? It’s one of our most-pinned images – and it really comes as no surprise why! The terracotta color of the pots matched with that lovely light blue are a pretty perfect match, don’t you think?
from this Free-Spirited Elopement on the Volcanic Island of Lanzarote // photo by: Marcos Sanchez Photography
Ceremony + Backdrop Décor
Are you a cactus lover? Get creative with your backdrop and frame it with a collection of desert plants and your favorite cactus (or two!).
Yup, the cacti up there really set the stage.
from this Mid-Century Modern Wedding Inspiration at Howl in Long Beach // photo by: Sposto Photography
above from this Cosmic Details and Plant Love Rule this Korakia Palm Springs Wedding (also featured in our Top 26 Coolest Places to Get Married) // photo by Evangeline Lane
Dig that overgrown woodland feeling? Line the aisle with wild-looking plants, ferns, and greenery.
Bring on the bougainvillea!
Add a subtle touch of greenery by framing your ceremony space with a potted plant, which you can then transfer to your backyard or front porch!
from this Fringe-Happy Dinner Party Wedding at Big Daddy’s Antiques (also featured in our Top 26 Coolest Places to Get Married) // photo by: Martina Micko Photo
Seating Chart, Escort Cards + Favors
For those that really want to garden look — why not put your seating chart on the pots themselves?
from this Tea For Two: Garden Party Wedding Inspiration Like You’ve Never Seen! // photo by: Wisteria Photography
“Grown with love,” how sweet is that?! We really like the idea that the memory + experience from your wedding will live on with these sprouting trees.
from this Dash of Whimsy: An Eclectic Summer Forest Wedding in Ireland //photo by: The Lou’s
Who doesn’t love a mini potted succulent? Not only are these ADORABLE escort cards, but they also make sweet take home gifts that your guests will actually love.
Air plants, for the win! We adore this modern + minimalist look for these escort cards.
Reception Décor + Tablescape
Go airborne with hanging plants festooned from the ceiling.
from this NYC Meets Montreal for this Industrial + Urban Wedding //photo by: Jenn Emerling
This Italian-inspired wedding wanted a chic and pared down look for the tablescape, with just a touch of greenery. Bonus points for herbs that smell good (sage, lavender, rosemary, etc.)!
Can’t decide if you want florals or greenery? We vote to mix and match! Present your flowers in jars, with an array of potted succulents!
from this Spanish Tiles + Desert Hues: Romantic Southwestern-Inspired Wedding // photo by: Priscila Valentina
Forgo the florals and opt for an abundance of greenery with little take home plants as centerpieces.
from this On the Ranch: Bohemian + Fiesta-Inspired Wedding in Oregon // photo by: Victoria Carlson Photography
In Your Home
Home goals, right?! While we know most people don’t have the wall space or dedication to care for all these plants, they sure do look pretty! If you love this idea, but want a pared down look — perhaps opt for 1-2 shelves with an array of succulents.
from this Home Tour: Endless Greenery — A Modern Urban Jungle Loft in Atlanta // photo by: Shelby Rae Photographs
Bring the outdoors in! Whether you’re growing herbs for your kitchen, or simply love that pop of green, large plants (and their planters) can add a homey touch to any room and fill in blank space.
Clockwise, starting from top left: Charlize Gray Round Planter // Black Plant Stand // Black Mini Ceramic Planter // Nova Terracotta Planter // Pink Rigid Terracotta Planter // Colorful Mini Pot // Izzy Gold + White Dot Planter
So, how would you incorporate potted plants into your wedding or home? We’d love to hear your thoughts + ideas in the comments below! Happy Earth Day, friends!
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