According to a trends report released by Pinterest, the user search volume for “greenery weddings” on the platform has tripled in the last year. And for good reason. There is something so intrinsically romantic about a garden wedding, a theme that almost instantly guarantees drop-dead-gorgeous backdrops. The Middle East, home to some of the most gorgeous flora and fauna, has a rich variety of venues and décor to offer. Symbolic of new beginnings, the photogenic green foliage celebrates nature and its surroundings, and is easy to find and style. While many couples opt for rustic finishes, greenery can also be styled to create an enchanting paradise garden, filled with white and cream-coloured flowers, or with striking gold and black structures to add solid frames.
Instead of blooming bouquets and ornate floral backdrops, look to more verdant
assortments of eucalyptus, ferns, and various herbs to decorate the venues. The flora and fauna can also be decked to create a lush natural aisle. Then, repurpose the leaves and flowers to decorate table settings and backs of chairs.
Blooms decorated with pops of lush colours makes for a stunning table runner, even in a piled up line. Look to an assortment of terrariums to add to the ‘wow’ factor. Wedding cakes don’t necessarily have to be towering masterpieces for a bohemian-style green wedding. A simple white cake garnished with fine strands of rosemary or edible flowers too make an elegant statement.
Monique Lhuillier’s latest bridal collection paid tribute to her love of colour, and the allure of gardens. As such, flowers were a dominant motif, appearing on a V-neck tulle gown with vibrant floral appliqués and a voluminous ball gown and veil scattered with florets, so a bride “would look like she’s lying in a flower bed”.
“Let the beauty of what you love, be what you do.” - Rumi