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Planning & Inspiration

Greenery Guide

Accenting your bouquet or arrangements with greenery gives the finished piece shape, body, and context for the accompanying colors.  Whether you dream of bountiful greens spilling out to give a bouquet a waterfall effect, or just a few dots of foliage to set your blooms in a natural frame, there are infinite options to accentuate your color scheme and design goals.  Here’s a quick guide to some of the greens we use most often here at Bride & Blossom for bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces.

Seeded Eucalyptus

Seeded Eucalyptus is one of the most popular and versatile options for bouquets and arrangements alike.  With both long, smooth leaves and clusters of small seeds growing freely along the stem, seeded eucalyptus lends itself well to boho and vintage-inspired looks.


Sweet Pea

With their winding tendrils and delicate petals, Sweet Pea vines give any bouquet a touch of the wild and whimsical. Sweet Pea’s petals come in many colors, allowing you to add a subtle burst of color or a gentle touch of white filling in space between bigger blooms.  Bonus: they smell fantastic!


Dusty Miller 

With its felty leaves and ethereal sheen, dusty miller can instantly transform a bouquet into something out of a fairytale. When matched with pastels, dusty miller brings out a striking, silvery softness, while matching it with bright colors gives any arrangement an instant dimensional pop.


Jasmine Vine 

This delicate, fragrant vine is perfect for creating a garden-like feel.  Jasmine is great in that it grows in unruly, organic lines, but its fragile, intricate stems help maintain an elegant look for sweet & subtle drama.



How could we ever forget succulents? A favorite across the board, succulents add a one-of-a-kind striking accent to any piece of wedding décor.  There are so many ways to incorporate succulents into your design, from boutonnieres to entrance arrangements to cake toppers.  For more swoon-worthy succulent inspo, check out our succulent round-up here.