28 Ideas That Prove Wreaths Aren't Just for Christmas
When you hear the word "wreath," your mind likely jumps to Christmas or, at the very least, the cold-weather season. And for good reason: Wreaths are some of the prettiest winter decorations around. If you're thinking about working these hoops into your winter wedding, know that you have our full support. But it's also important to note that the decision to decorate with wreaths shouldn't depend on your wedding date alone. Depending on their style, flower and greenery types, and accents, wreaths can (and should!) be year-round wedding accents. If you're skeptical, we're here to prove our point.
Ahead, you'll discover an inspired array of ways to work wreaths into your wedding's details, from standard wall and door decorations to more unexpected iterations, like just-married signs, place setting markers, and overhead installations. While a few of these pretty accents do give off wintry vibes, the majority don't connote a specific time of year. Crafted from greenery sprigs—this beauty by Verzaal's Florist was made from olive branches—and accented with lush blooms, the following wreaths read more like an extension of wedding bouquets. Ultimately, they're as romantic and timeless as a floral arrangement can be.
They're also incredibly appropriate at weddings, thanks to their symbolic meaning. Since most wreaths are circular, they also represent unity, strength, and infinity—by default, they're a pretty salient metaphor for your marriage. You can add that to the list of why you absolutely should include a wreath or two in your big day's floral (or nonfloral!) décor. Click through to discover a wreath that you'll want to hang at your own ceremony and reception.
Who says wreaths can't be worn? This pup, who donned a greenery circle by Jessica Sloane, was all for it.
Making wreaths smaller affords you slew of new big-day options, including escort or place cards. These little loops by Tiffany Grant-Riley of Curate and Display were marked by copper name tags and were a welcome addition to guests' table settings.
Not all wreaths are comprised of a greenery base and floral add-ons. Pampas grass, the wheat-inspired element seen in this ceremony backdrop by Sharon Duffy, made for a refreshingly bohemian swap.
Use a wreath to punctuate a just-married sign on your getaway car. This option was created by Blum Floral Design.
A greenery-centric loop brings a fresh component to flat lay shots of paper suites, as evidenced by this Crimson & Clover creation.
Romantic and Industrial
If you're looking for ways to meld romantic and industrial décor, consider this unique vignette. Branch Design Studio's rose and eucalyptus wreaths looked right at home alongside ultra-modern exposed lightbulbs by TEC—proof that the two themes can definitely coexist.
A Poignant Quote
Flower Girl Accessory
Hang a wreath in a different orientation and you'll transform it into an eye-catching chandelier. This extra-large stunner, crafted by Eventi, was the focal point of the couple's wedding reception.
If you're throwing a contemporary celebration, an exposed wreath—one that shows its wire or metallic base—might be more appropriate. Red Box Days took this approach when creating this succulent-adorned accent, which doubled as the event's escort card display.
Guest Book Table
FYI: Wreaths don't have to be fresh. A solid metal interpretation (or even a spray-painted dry variety) conveys the symbol sans the blooms. You can also pair fresh ideas with faux options. This brass wreath included a few fresh buds courtesy of Christine Cater.
If you're already considering a nontraditional cake topper—one that doesn't involve figurines, that is—let this confection by De La Rosa Cakes make the case for choosing a wreath, instead.
We love that this ceremony site incorporates two forms of circle symbolism—first, through the seating arrangement, and second, through the overhead wreath by Old Forest Farm.
Tiny Wreath Place Cards
Top each plate with a wreath-turned-place card, by creating loops out of ivy. Tara Jones added a special touch to these pretty tabletop arrangements—skinny gold calligraphy.
Use a wreath to hint at your wedding's color scheme near the entry of your ceremony space. This Munster Rose hoop did just that—atop of a sign, it welcomed guests to the pink, burgundy, and green-hued celebration.
Want to make sure that your furry friend looks just as good as you do? A wreath "collar," like this one by Tara Guérard Soirée, will elevate your pup's look.
Make like Natural Art Flowers by Rebecca Grace and suspend wreaths over reception tables to add height to your party's décor.
Mark the bride and groom's designated dinner chairs with small wreaths made of eucalyptus leaves and pods, scabiosa pods, and white Icelandic poppies. These arrangements were created by Brown Paper Design.
Getting hitched in front of a building? Give focus to your ceremony space by defining the focal point (in this venue's case, a wooden door!) with a leafy wreath.