It’s easy being green

Going green isn’t always a walk in the park when weddings are involved. God forbid anyone think a bride and groom are trying to push a certain ideology — guests appreciate unobtrusive touches like organic wines, but they don’t usually want to know about the finer details of composting outdoor toilets. Greening up your floral selection? That’s a lot easier…you can use local flora, fill your bouquet with verdant shades, or both!


When I was thinking about my own bouquet, I knew I wanted to include at least a touch of green in the florals themselves. Of course, my friend Carla and I just winged the designs using the massive piles of silk flowers I’d bought, but I realize that’s not for everyone. If you’re looking for the perfect green bouquet and don’t like what you’ve seen so far, why not try making your own using the easy to follow instructions in Wedding Bouquets: Over 300 Designs for Every Bride or Creative Wedding Florals You Can Make?

2 Responses to “It’s easy being green”

  1. Twistie says:

    Hmmm…on Friday you praised orange and today your pushing green…sounds like an Irish ballad! LOL!

    I took a similar approach to bouquets, NtB. My matron of honor and I went to the local open-to-the-public discount florist’s supply the day before the wedding and bought some of whatever was cheap, long-stemmed, and kind of pretty. Then we added a few long-stemmed red roses (the flower my guy always gives me), and tied sheaf bouquets at the rehearsal.

    They were easy as could be and looked fantastic.

  2. Never teh Bride says:

    Ah, so you noticed, Twistie? I’m an interior design kick, and color is so much fun to play with!