The Most Unique Ways to Use Eucalyptus Throughout Your Wedding

large eucalyptus wedding bouquet
Kay + Bee

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.

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ceremony aisle with greenery and leaves
Kristina Adams Photography

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.

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Eucalyptus Toss

eucalyptus leaves individual bags wedding toss
Samantha Davis Photography

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.

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Modern Display

eucalyptus wedding wreaths bride pose
Star Noir Photography

You'll be hard pressed to find a photo backdrop idea that's more modern than this one. To bring this contemporary display to life, Custom Love Gifts, Events & Prints hung hoops of various sizes from fishing wire and decorated each with lush eucalyptus from LB Floral.

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roses and astilbe around wood chair back
Alicia Lacey Photography

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.

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Ceremony Chairs

green eucalyptus with distressed wooden chairs outdoors
Alexandra Wallace

Lush green eucalyptus contrasts beautifully against distressed wood chairs. Bowties and Bubbly Events tapped the San Francisco Flower Mart to provide this arrangement, which was the perfect natural addition to this outdoor ceremony.

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eucalyptus garland table centerpiece
Kenzie Victory Photography

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.

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Chair Backs

eucalyptus-centric lined outdoor seating
Anna Delores Photography

Think beyond the traditional "his" and "hers" chairs and opt for something natural and fresh to line the back of your seats. XOXO Bride Events and Idlewild Floral worked together to create this eucalyptus-centric element.

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Place Setting

greenery to accent laser-cut place card table centerpiece
Allison Jeffers Photography

Need proof that this plant looks great even in small capacities? Just look to this muted place setting by Wolf Weddings. The pros used the greenery to accent laser-cut place cards created by Everlaser and tie the whole look back to the table's centerpieces.

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Sweetheart Table

eucalyptus garland arrangement outdoor sweetheart table
Brooke Borough Photography

Although eucalyptus works well enough on its own, it also pairs prettily with blooms of any hue. Take this Peony & Plum garland arrangement, for example. Orange Blossom Special Events anchored this celebration's sweetheart table from A Rental Connection with similar mixes for a dramatic look.

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Cake Topper

Eucalyptus wedding cake decor table centerpiece
Charissa Magno Photography

Eucalyptus can also be used to decorate your wedding cake. Laura Marie's Cakes topped this confection off with a few leaves and roses that tied it back to the table's garland centerpiece by Blue Ladder Botany. It's a great wilt-free option for a warm-weather wedding.

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Escort Cards

eucalyptus lame tag table number white lettering
Jessica Burke Photography

Get creative with your escort cards by writing each guest's name onto single eucalyptus leaves. Mandolin Flowers created these iterations, which were calligraphed by Studio Luzance.

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couple eucalyptus hairpiece
Christian Gideon Photography

Take notes from Stacey Ford at Prima Salon and secure your half-up, half-down hairstyle with a few leaves of eucalyptus (these are from Erin Howe) for a bohemian look.

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soft green eucalyptus under clear plates table setting
Charissa Magno Photography

Add a dose of color to your minimalist dinnerware by making like Kelsey Rae Designs and pressing soft green eucalyptus branches underneath. Blue Ladder Botany provided the sprigs that brought this look to life.

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Donut Cake

eucalyptus wedding donut cake
LisaAnne Photography

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.

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Table Number

chic wooden table numbers eucalyptus tablescape
Emily Wren Photography

Minimalist couples should take note of this modern set up by Sara Rea Design and Ram Floral. Sprigs of eucalyptus were paired with wooden table numbers and driftwood accents for an understated tablescape.

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Seating Chart

eucalyptus branch above listed seating chart
Lauren Carnes

Top off your big-day seating chart with a vibrant branch of eucalyptus. Catherine Kelly Events called on Leen Jean Studios and Vine & Branch Floral Design to create this earth-toned display.

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Dessert Table

eucalyptus branches on treat table with donuts
Natalie Broach

There's a good chance a number of your wedding guests will congregate around your dessert table, so make it a display worth looking at it. Verdue Florals and Good Dough joined forces to design this spread full of donuts and eucalyptus.

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Naked Cake

eucalyptus naked wedding cake garnish wrap
Simply Sarah Photography

The best way to dress up a naked cake? With vibrant florals. Carrot Tree Kitchens used two types of eucalyptus from The Proper Petal on their confection.

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Ceremony Program

Ceremony Program Eucalyptus Garland
J. Layne Photography

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.

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Bride Holding Ivory Wedding Bouquet
Allison Kuhn Photography

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.

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white stationary with letterpressed text and custom eucalyptus wedding logo with watercolored designed blush envelope
Sylvie Gil Photography

Eucalyptus doesn't have to be in its fresh form in order to make an impact. In fact, it translates beautifully onto paper, as evidenced by this invitation suite from Aerialist Press.

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eucalyptus wrap wood chair darling wife sign
EE Photography

Dress up your chair at the head of the table with a lush garland of eucalyptus. This arrangement from Without Wax, Katy framed Yuling Designs' mod sign perfectly.

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Photo Backdrop

eucalyptus photo backdrop copper pipe gray fabric
Kerry Diamond Photography

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.

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eucalyptus succulent cacti rose cake decor
Ether and Smith

Here's proof that eucalyptus can work seamlessly with your desert theme. Exquisite Desserts paired the plant with cacti and roses on top of this petite treat.

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Flat Lay

eucalyptus branch with flat lay stationary
Kim-Trang Photography

A delicate eucalyptus branch is an appropriate addition to a modern flat lay, like this one by Gatherings Floral Design, Skylar Arden Events, and Suite Paperie.

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delicate eucalyptus floral creation
Figlewicz Photography

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.

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Silverware Accent

eucalyptus silverware tire table place setting
James & Kerrie Photography

Searching for an unexpected way to feature eucalyptus on your reception table? Try securing your silverware with a sprig, like Grace & Violet Floral Design did here.

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