When we think of ivy, images of picturesque rural cottages blanketed in vines or leaf-strewn garden lattices come to mind. But what about wedding décor? Our clients are always surprised to learn that ivy can be used as greenery, complementing just about any type of flower. Available all year round, the evergreen climbing plant looks wonderful on its own, or combined with other foliage to add texture and dimension. Its verdant tendrils catch the eye while bringing a sense of natural elegance to a room. From bouquets to reception tablescapes, we have rounded up beautiful ideas for incorporating ivy into your special day.
Wedding Bouquet Ideas With Ivy
Ivy is an ideal choice for the bride who wants her handheld florals to have an organic feel. A loose bouquet of seasonal blooms and foliage accented with cascading ivy tied with a trailing ribbon is perfect for a romantic countryside wedding. For her timeless white floral and greenery wedding, Real BB Bride Emily carried an arrangement that combined ivy with willow eucalyptus, Italian ruscus, garden and spray roses, clematis, and baby’s breath. An asymmetrical bouquet pairing textured white flowers, bountiful greenery, and berries emanates effortless grace and beauty.
Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Ideas With Ivy
What is so great about using ivy in a ceremony backdrop is the versatility it offers. Ivy complements just about any wedding style and looks amazing in both indoor and outdoor settings. Tianya and David married at Liberty Warehouse in late March when it was too cold to have their ceremony on the venue’s terrace. The couple created the feeling of being outside with a secret garden inspired chuppah of chiffon draping embellished with ivy vines. A setting featuring copper piping adorned with asymmetrically placed ivy and raw cut fabric radiates modern romance. A colorful, woodland archway of lush foliage and blooms expresses nature’s romantic side.
Hanging Ivy Installation
Whether dangling above a ceremony backdrop or hanging over the dance floor, a canopy of ivy draws attention to areas you want to emphasize while bringing an enchanted mood to your weddingscape. Crystal chandeliers dressed with a wreath of lush greenery and white florals create an atmosphere of a luxe garden heaven. Leafy vines can also be strewn along overhanging beams in the dining room or wrapped around unsightly poles of a tent reception.
Centerpieces & Table Decor
From garlands to elaborate centerpieces, ivy enhances a tablescape, adding a sense charmed of romance to the room. Real BB Couple Anuca and Deepak celebrated their New York Botanical Garden Wedding with high centerpieces of white roses, dendrobium orchids, snapdragons, and stock complemented by silver dollar eucalyptus, Italian ruscus, lemon leaf, and trailing ivy. A garland mixing ivy with various types of greenery illuminated by candlelight conjures a mood of intimate allure. An arrangement of butter and cream hued florals, leafy greenery, and taupe tapered candles encapsulates antique romance. Dress up gauze linens with sprawling ivy vines that extend from table to floor. Gold candelabras wrapped in ivy creates mesmerizing contrast that flirts with the eye and heart.
Surprising Touches With Ivy
Thinking beyond the primary decor elements, ivy can be used to add unexpected flourishes throughout your wedding day. A leafy sprig adds a natural touch to an elegant wintry place setting. Draw attention to your petite and oh-so-pretty wedding cake with an ivy table wreath. A floral and greenery wall provides a ‘living’ canvas to show off a personalized neon sign for newlyweds. Make your guests feel extra special by weaving ivy into ceremony and reception seating.
Natural, elegant, and beguiling are just some of the ways to describe wedding decor with ivy. It can be fashioned to create key focal points such as a hanging dance floor installation and ceremony canopy or blended with other greenery to complete a floral recipe. We hope these ideas inspire you to think about how ivy may be the ‘must-have’ element for designing the wedding of your dreams.