Roots Floral Design’s Favorite Greenery for Weddings

Over the last few years, couples have been integrating greenery into their wedding day more often — and I love it! Although it may not be for everyone, nearly any wedding theme, style or setting can look absolutely stunning with the right amount of foliage mixed in.
Some couples are even choosing a more unique approach by using only greenery, and the results can be so romantic! Whether you are considering this option, or you’re interested in which elements might blend well with your other florals, here are some of my top favorite greenery choices.

Italian ruscus

This classic greenery is fantastic, especially since it can be used for nearly everything from bouquets and hairpieces to table garlands and ceremony installations. Italian ruscus has a beautiful, bold green color that works well with a variety of other florals, so it’s definitely one to consider for almost any wedding.


Looking for something to add more texture to your floral arrangements and decor? Huckleberry may be a great option for you! These little round berries typically come in colors of blue, black or red and can turn a typical wedding bouquet into something with a diverse and organic look that’ll make your floral photos “pop”!

Southern smilax

Also known as Jackson Vine, this lovely greenery blooms during summer and is another great choice for garlands down the aisle, tablerunners or winding down a grand staircase.


Huechera is one of the most unique-looking foliage plants for wedding arrangements. It’s leaves are shaped like hearts (perfect for your big day!) and can range from darker, bold colors to a more silvery green color.


The Nageia nagi, or Asian bayberry, often comes from the areas of China, Japan and Taiwan. It has a dark, glossy green color, and is a beautiful choice to combine with a variety of other florals.

Lemon leaf

This greenery has leaves that are a bit wider and lighter in color than the others mentioned in this list. Lemon leaves also grow on thicker, sturdier stems that are easy to work into bouquets and centerpieces.

Seeded eucalyptus

The color sage is all the rage these days, and seeded eucalyptus has become one of the most popular greenery elements used for weddings throughout the year. It’s a softer shade of green, which might be why so many brides love using it in their bouquets, and as garlands for their wedding day decor.

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Florals and greenery can make your special day stand out in a truly unique way that you’ll remember for years to come. Whether you already have floral ideas in mind for your wedding or you are hoping to achieve a specific look and feel, reach out to Roots Floral Design for elegant bouquets, ceremony backdrops and more for a truly romantic wedding!

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