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TREND ALERT: Living Walls & Living Bars for Your Wedding

Love all things green? Are plants your fave? Then we think you’ll love the wedding trend of using the beauty of nature to elevate your special day to the next level. Incorporating lots of lush greenery, beautiful plants, gorgeous blooms and all things living into your wedding decor is probably the way you want to go. After all, Aristotle wasn’t wrong when he said, “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” And using these live elements in go-big-or-go-home ways will make a huge impact on your guests. Everyone is used to experiencing the beauty of bouquets, bouts, and table arrangements at events, but they will be blown away if you face an entire bar or wall (or BOTH!) with greenery.

Embrace this trend by making your wedding reception cocktail bar look like it is an organic living work of art. Your guests will be transported to the wilds of nature as they step up for their refreshing drink. They’ll also want to take lots of photos in front of your showpiece, especially if you make one that combines both a living bar AND a lavish, gorgeous live wall:

Or, you can stage a live bar in an outdoor setting for a double-dose of natural beauty. We adore the matching pair of shelves that flank this spectacular three-dimensional greenery-fronted bar.

Even a small touch of living vines provides a beautifully understated buffet front.

Another way to use greenery to transform your wedding bar is to cover the front in boxwood and suspend lots of adorable, affordable carnations overhead. And, a pair of matching floral swags add an extravagant feel to the bar top.

You can even make your bar an organic statement piece with formerly live elements such as dried florals and greenery, like this incredible one that we are in love with:

Photo by Heather Waraksa; Florals by Saipua; Venue by 99 Scott

You can use the beauty of living things to create an amazing backdrop to get married in front of, to use for a photo backdrop, to decorate your reception space, or all three! For a rustic, forest wedding we are feeling this pallet wood wall stuffed with plants of all varieties.

For a romantic feel, you might consider an ombre mass of roses in shades of pink fading into a show of cheerful yellow and white daisies offset by a rich moss underlay.

This extra tall wall of grass is dotted with pretty flowers and provides the perfect backdrop for a ceremony. The majestic scale and natural elements play well against the urban feel of the distressed brick. And, hello two little chandeliers!

There is something just so glamorous about an artistic mass of plants, isn’t there? There is plenty of style going on without a single bloom in sight.

A collection of tropical leaves brings an exotic jungle feel to an indoor space. The use of concrete blocks and metallic candleholders adds a modern flair to the display. Amazing how natural elements can transform a room, you feel a sense of the outdoors even with the absence windows.

Whatever kind of wedding you’re envisioning, we hope you will incorporate a huge dose of something living and green. You will be giving yourself and your loved ones the gift of a beautiful, natural, inspiring and memorable wedding.