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I believe that my purpose is to serve others through creativity, inspiration and unconditional love – and as an Event Planner & Designer, I’m so grateful to live that purpose day in and day out.
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The 2017 Wedding Trend of The Year is Greenery and it also so happens to be the Pantone Color of The Year! Whether you want your entire event’s theme to be focused on this concept of greenery or you just want to use the color as an accent, there are so many ways to incorporate this trend in your special day. From bouquets to dresses, centerpieces, and invitations, follow along to learn more and find inspiration for your upcoming wedding or event!
Bouquets & Boutonnieres
Greenery ranges from bright and vibrant to shades of pastels, and mixing multiple types of greenery will give your bouquet a natural look. Some of my favorite greenery includes eucalyptus, dusty miller, and ferns. I also love succulents and hydrangea which will give your bouquets and boutonnieres some texture and dimension.
One of my favorite details for any event are the invitations. Some of the major stationary sites have plenty of options for your greenery theme. Here are a few of my favorites from Wedding Paper Divas:
Almost every bridesmaid dress shop or website that I’ve researched has offered dresses in a shade of green. You can either keep it simple and dress your maids in the same shade or mix it up and have them purchase different shades of green if you’re going for a more eclectic vibe. These are a few of my favorites:
Just as mentioned with bouquets and boutonnieres, there is a ton of beautiful greenery to inspire your centerpieces. Incorporating a few different types of plants will provide a more organic look to your piece & not to mention, the more greenery & less blooms you use – the lower the costs! It’s a win/win with this trend!
From Arbors to desserts, greenery is can be used to add a touch of color!
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Hope you’re inspired by the 2017 Wedding Trend Spotlight: Greenery. Comment below to let me know if you’re incorporating this trend in your next event!
Alyssa Thomas is a Wedding and Event Planner based in Pittsburgh, PA and serving clients in Pittsburgh, Columbus, and Worldwide Destinations. Her work spans from weddings and corporate events, to meetups and intimate gatherings. Contact her today for your consultation and stop by her instagram to see some beautiful events, design work, and a peek into her personal life + traveling adventures. @alyssathomasevents
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