The Most Unique Ways to Use Eucalyptus Throughout Your Wedding
Although flowers will always be a permanent fixture at weddings, it's no secret that greenery is rapidly gaining popularity with many couples. It's not hard to see why—verdant greens pair well with any big-day vibe or color palette. A key player in the greenery trend? Eucalyptus. With over 800 species available, the plant is not hard to come by, making it easily accessible for your wedding day. Another benefit? It's an evergreen plant, meaning you can incorporate it into your event no matter the season.
If its accessibility isn't reason enough to jump on this trend, the following photos just might convince you to include eucalyptus in your ceremony and reception décor. Ahead, you'll find out just how versatile this greenery really is. Whether you choose to use it in large decorative moments (such as lush aisle arrangements) or small capacities (one couple's wedding exit included a eucalyptus toss) this plant is sure to make a statement. Searching for the perfect nonfloral element to include in your wedding bouquet? Eucalyptus is a no-brainer. Just look to this dramatic arrangement by Moore Flowers. Although protea and other greenery were added to the mix, the lengthy vines of eucalyptus that cascaded from the bouquet definitely made it a stand out.
To help you figure out just how to incorporate this plant into your big day, we've rounded up some of our favorite eucalyptus wedding ideas from real celebrations. From cake toppers and hairpieces to ceremony arches and trailing garland centerpieces, you're bound to find something that will suit your event's style.
Fill your indoor ceremony space with the fragrant plant—this interior was designed by Alfred House Productions—for a serene experience that brings the outside in.
Forgo the traditional rice or petal toss and opt for eucalyptus, instead; it's a more natural alternative that's fitting for an outdoor event. These leaves were provided by D'amour et de déco.
Don't be afraid to marry eucalyptus with other greenery, à la this Blooms Reston Floral display. Blush roses and astilbe added another textural component and soft pop of color to an otherwise green mix.
A garland centerpiece this gorgeous proves that you don't need much to make a statement on your reception table. Rachael Ellen Events was responsible for curating and designing this arrangement.
The decorations for your nontraditional wedding cake should be just as unique as the dessert itself. That's why LisaAnne Photography added bright roses and eucalyptus to the donut cake she also baked and designed.
Eucalyptus can be used in practically every element of your wedding, right down to your ceremony program. The bride made this chalkboard one herself and draped a garland of eucalyptus over one side.
Adding a small amount of eucalyptus to your bouquet, like this protea and dahlia one by Nectar Floral Boutique, gives it immediate softness and color.
If you need the perfect accent for your photo backdrop, look no further than eucalyptus. This Go Wild Flowers mix complemented this copper pipe and gauzy, gray fabric display that the bride and groom made themselves.
While we love eucalyptus when it's used in tandem with other florals, it also looks great all by itself. This delicate Subrosa Floral Design creation is proof.