Unusual Ways to Incorporate Green at Your Next Event

Have you ever seen something that was just so weird, so unusual, maybe so out there – that it just worked? And maybe at another point in time in the not too distant future, you find yourself looking at something that is incredibly predicable?

The later of those two thoughts happens far too often, at least for me, at events. Someone tried to be trendy by making a table full of “Greenery”, because Pantone made it the color of the year. But they just over did it. At the beginning of the year, I shared THIS post on how to include greenery into your corporate event. Like many corporate events, I took a very clean but modern approach to this decor. And I stand by it. I can think of a lot of corporate events that would do well by those concepts.

But what about the high end galas, which are counting on wowing guests for donations? Or the social event for a great cause? Or, the brand that is launching their new line and really want to make an impact at the launch party. These types of events are often burdened with the sometimes overwhelming task of what theme to channel. Sure, there are a million “Night in Paris” or casino themed events. I’ve said it a million times before, and I’ll probably say it a million more, but I continuously challenge planners, creative directors, and designers to try something new!

With shades of green, and of course greenery, being on point this year, I thought I would start to see a lot more unique and unusual green event decor circulating. But I haven’t! So to help get your creative ideas firing, I’ve put together some of my favorite unusual ways to incorporate more green at your next event. I’ve included my favorites from high impact receptions, entertainment, and clever uses of lighting. All green, and all unique.

Here’s some unusual and unique ways to incorporate more green at your next event:

Unusual Ways to Incorporate Green at Your Next Event

Unusual Ways to Incorporate Green at Your Next Event

Be sure to see where each of these great ideas were found:

Green Fern Bar with Green Lighting – shared in a roundup by BizBash

Woodsy Green Forest Patch for Photo Opps – also shared in a roundup on BizBash

Green Woods Tent and Ceiling with Green Fern Lamps – shared in a roundup post by Food52

Green Draped and Illuminated Entertainment Cube – shared in a roundup post by BizBash

Garden of Eden Themed Greenery and Foliage Decorated DJ Booth – spotted on Pinterest

Hovering Floating Land with Green Grass and Wood – created by Daniel Ost

Don’t forget to pin your favorite ideas for later:

Need more ideas for your events? Check out my Pinterest board “Entertaining by Design” for lots of big picture event ideas.

How do you incorporate unique decor into your social events?

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Spring Wedding at a Winery

I’m told that spring “officially” starts on March 20th, but I have a hard time with that date. You see, as a Floridian, our seasons, if we are even going to call them that, are limited, short lived – and rather sporadic. Spring is an occasional day that it’s in the 70’s. And I think so far this year, we are up to maybe 5 of those days, spread out and often followed by a week of low 80s. So the concept of spring, with its new life bringing and bright blossoming flowers, is a bit far-fetched sounding for this part of the world. Everything is always green here. Even when we are low on our rain quotas, the sun still shines and the palm trees just live on.

So to a native Floridian, the idea of spring is not so much the rebirth of nature. It’s more about savoring those few, previous days that bring slightly cooler temperatures, and lower humidity rates. Simple, easy, and yet so hard to come by. It’s a fairly well kept secret that Florida has a number of wineries in its growing wealth of attractions. Snagging one of the beautiful properties on a sunny spring day would make for a perfect wedding setting. Letting the natural green landscape that Florida provides be the highlight of the decor, with a few wine themed accents, and simple spring flower accents, you’ve got all the makings to a natural-elegance inspired outdoor wedding. Why not have a spring wedding at a winery?

Here’s what I had in mind:

Spring Wedding at a Winery

Spring Wedding at a Winery

Be sure to see where each element of this week’s spring wedding at a winery ideas board was found:

Wine Bottle Seating Charts with Spring Flowers – shared by Melani Lust Photography in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Outdoor Wedding in a Vineyard – shared on Martha Stewart Weddings

Oversized Champagne Bottle Ring Toss Game – shared on BizBash

Lawn Reception with Vines – captured by Katie Harmsworth

Please Don’t Take My Drink, I’m Dancing Custom Drink Coasters – available by Wedding Paper Divas

Round Wooden Barrel Bar with Vine Accents – shared by Easton Events

Wine Bottle Table Number – shared by Jessica Burke in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Don’t forget to pin your favorites for future reference:

Be sure to check out my other party and wedding idea boards featuring a wine element here, and for even MORE inspiration, check out my board on Pinterest dedicated to wine here.

Have you ever been to a Florida winery before? Which is your favorite?

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Modern White Orchid Outdoor Wedding Ideas

Are you a fan of modern or classic event décor?

I hope both! This week’s wedding idea board is all about modern. Some of the phrases I would use to describe this event décor would be: Clean shapes. Bright white. Modern elegance.Those are the inspiration words for this week’s wedding inspiration board.

This modern white orchid idea board would be perfect for an outdoor wedding this summer. Orchids generally hold up well in most temperatures, and their clean lines really feed into this modern styling.

The pops of green floral here and there help add a bit of color, while their unusual uses and shapes help add depth and dimension to this event. I opted for several unusual centerpieces, because I like to have several interesting pieces in my design. It helps keep the eye interested and wandering to discover the next stimulating element in the event décor.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Modern White Orchid Outdoor Wedding

Modern White Orchid Outdoor Wedding

Be sure to see where I found each of the images used in this week’s modern white orchid wedding idea board:

Modern White and Green Orchid Wedding Altar Pillars – spotted on Pinterest

White Orchids and Green Accent Flower Modern Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest

Crisp and Clean White Orchid Bouquet – shared on Southern Weddings

Tall White Orchid Escort Table – shared in a roundup post by MODWEDDING

White Orchid, Hydrangea, and Calla Lily Centerpiece with Pops of Green – shared by Elizabeth Anne Designs

Tall Modern Centerpiece with White Orchid and Green Floral Sphere – spotted on Pinterest

White Shimmery Wedding Cake Adorned with Orchids – created by The Pastry Studio

Large White Floral Wall Wedding Altar – created and shared by Floral Art

Are you a fan of modern or classic event décor?

Blue + Gold Agate Wedding Ideas

Refined, but natural. Elegant, but effortless. Those were some of the words I kept in the front of my mind when putting together this week’s idea board. It had to be a wedding, no doubt about that, but it had to be something easy spirited, relaxed even. Having said that, here’s what I ended up with:

Blue + Gold Agate Wedding Ideas

Blue + Gold Agate Wedding Ideas

Be sure to check out where I found all of these inspirational wedding photos:

Gilt Agate Invitation – shared by Kaydi Bishop on Minted

Gilt Agate Invitation – shared by Kaydi Bishop on Minted

Gilt Agate Invitation – shared by Kaydi Bishop on Minted

Green and Floral Tent – shared by Aaron Delesie on Style Me Pretty

Green and Floral Tent – shared by Aaron Delesie on Style Me Pretty

Green and Floral Tent – shared by Aaron Delesie on Style Me Pretty

Agate Tablescape – styled an shared by Rae Marshall on Swoon

Agate Tablescape – styled an shared by Rae Marshall on Swoon

Agate Tablescape – styled an shared by Rae Marshall on Swoon

Blue Ombre Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Blue Ombre Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Blue Ombre Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Printable Agate Blue Wedding Table Numbers – made by RigbyAndFable On Etsy

Printable Agate Blue Wedding Table Numbers – made by RigbyAndFable On Etsy

Printable Agate Blue Wedding Table Numbers – made by RigbyAndFable On Etsy

Beautiful Blue Bridesmaid Dresses – shared by Jennifer Wilson

Beautiful Blue Bridesmaid Dresses – shared by Jennifer Wilson

Beautiful Blue Bridesmaid Dresses – shared by Jennifer Wilson

 

Do you get a free spirited, relaxed vibe from this wedding idea board?

Mint Green + Gold Wedding {Inspiration}

When I was getting this week’s inspiration board ready to share with you, I ran into some trouble.

I KNEW I wanted to share an inspiration board with mint green, white, and light gold’s. Naturally, the first thing that came to my mind was a wedding, because I love wedding design. But as I was working on the inspiration board more and more, I knew this week’s post could be for more than just weddings.

I’ve been envisioning spring baby showers, perhaps an afternoon luncheon or even a birthday party with aspects of this week’s inspiration. Maybe even a bridal shower party?

So with that in mind, enjoy this week’s inspiration board:

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Mint Green + Gold Wedding {Inspiration}

Be sure to see where these images were found for more information:

Mint Green, Gold and White Dessert table – shared on Kara’s Party Ideas

Mint Green, Gold and White Dessert table

Mint Green, Gold and White Dessert table

DIY Wedding Invitation – Mint Green Antique Lace – made by diyweddingsprintable on Etsy

DIY Wedding Invitation – Mint Green Antique Lace

DIY Wedding Invitation

Sea-foam Green and Gold Cake – made by Madison’s on Main and shared on Pinterest

Seafoam Green and Gold Cake

Seafoam Green and Gold Cake

Gold and Green nibble favors – seen on this pin here, OR check out the official page for Madison’s On Main here.

 

Gold and Green nibble favors

Gold and Green nibble favors

Gold Lace with Pops of Green and White Tablescape – seen on this pin here

Gold Lace with Pops of Green and White TablescapeGold Lace with Pops of Green and White Tablescape

Gold Lace with Pops of Green and White Tablescape

What type of event do you think would suit this inspiration board best?