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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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?