A Wedding Trend We're Loving: Living Walls
There are several good reasons why living walls have become one of the most popular (and statement-making) wedding design trends: They make a major visual statement, they're a fresh décor alternative, and they're an awe-inspiring way to dress up bare walls, hide an eyesore at a venue, or reimagine an otherwise simple backdrop. In short: They're bound to catch the eye of every single guest in attendance at your wedding.
No matter your wedding aesthetic, there's a way to incorporate a striking living wall into your big-day design. From a boxwood escort card installation at a tented celebration to a monochromatic floral wall at a black-tie bash, the photos ahead prove that living décor has a place in any type of celebration. They also work well for every part of your big day: While we love living wills as ceremony backdrops and photo booths, they also look lovely as a step-and-repeat or a focal point during the reception. From your ceremony and cocktail hour to your reception and after-party, the versatility of these greenery- and flower-centric designs know no bounds.
The living wall seen here marked the entrance guests used for the reception. Blossoms Events worked with Mariée Ami to create an on-trend ombré flower wall that tied in elegant draping and greenery garlands. This décor moment was a particularly effective showstopper since it gave attendees a hint of what was to come inside the reception tent.
Ahead, you'll find plenty of ingenious ideas for featuring a cool living wall—made from flowers, greenery, or some combination of the two—at your own wedding. From a wall of boxwood decorated with Champagne flute escort cards to a lounge backdrop studded with hundreds of pastel blooms, you'll soon find that there are so many inventive ways to freshen up your party with a live décor.
This couple's loveseat was backed by a wall of lush greenery accented with countless flowers. In the mix were purple, green, and white hydrangeas; pink, peach, and white roses; and pink lily, peach amaryllis, white iris, and green amaranthus. The epic display lent a verdant, jungle-inspired vibe to the party.
Please Be Seated
Ornate gilded mirrors were given a foliage upgrade for this escort display. With so many mirrors on display, the living wall served to both ground and unify the entire Snow White-inspired installation.
A living wall doesn't have to take over your entire space—a look similar to this half-wall, which served as a ceremony backdrop, would make a statement, too.
A contemporary neon sign that read "Love on the Rocks" completed this textured wall of ferns and other greenery.
An installation of monstera leaves and palm fronds hanging in front of a white brick wall made a striking ceremony backdrop for this industrial-meets-tropical wedding.
Best Day Ever
A neon sign commemorating this couple's wedding date was incorporated into their living wall. Th entire display made for a great guest photo op.
A boxwood and greenery living wall provided a refined background for the escort card display at this black-tie wedding in New Orleans. Gilded frames, gold wax seals, and handwritten gold calligraphy contrasted beautifully with the wall's deep greens.
To border the dance floor, this couple created a lattice and greenery wall and completed it with some song lyrics that reminded them of each other. The laser-cut quote from "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley helped get the party started.
Don't be afraid to incorporate colors beyond green or white in your living wall design. White roses dotted a slate gray wall that served as a ceremony backdrop for this contemporary celebration.
In lieu of a traditional shelf bar back, a boxwood living wall with the quote, "They broke bread in their homes and rejoiced and were glad in it," anchored the drink station in this reception tent.
This couple honored their Chinese heritage by adding a custom neon sign to a tropical-inspired living wall. The best part? They repurposed the sign as apartment décor following the wedding.
Bold and Bright
Faux Living Wall
Although it's nearly impossible to tell, this all-white floral wall from Please Be Seated Rentals was actually made from faux flowers. Photographer Amilia James notes, "I love that the wall looks like living flowers with the added durability of being faux flowers." The whole look was designed by Cedarwood Weddings.
Wall of Vines
Pink and White
Blue and Orange
This couple embraced a bold color palette and the end result was a striking living wall by Deplan V. Coral charm peonies and blue hydrangea were just some of the many flowers used here.
A quote from this couple's ceremony reading doubled as a décor focal point on the living wall at their reception. The laser cut quote said, "I'd choose you in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I'd find you and choose you."
on this tri-panel wall.
The individually placed pieces of foliage on this couple's living wall by Amy Lauren Floral Design looked almost like pressed leaves. Claire Duran Weddings and Events cleverly chose to place a cocktail table close to statement décor piece so guests could mingle and take in the foliage details up close.
In recent years, a boxwood blight has compromised the health of many plants, making it harder for event designers to source. Thankfully, faux boxwood is a great alternative that is both appealing and durable. Elegant Designs, NK Productions Wedding Planning, and MMD Events teamed up to create this faux boxwood masterpiece.