INSPIRATION - Sustainable Living Greenery Décor Ideas From Wedding And Event Hire Specialists, Whitestem

6th September 2020


Today I'm delighted to feature sustainable wedding and event décor company with a difference, Whitestem. Based in Dorset, Debbie and her team hire real plants and trees, perfect for sustainably beautifying your special occasion! Debbie tells us more...

INSPIRATION - Living Greenery Décor Ideas From Wedding And Event Hire Specialists, WhitestemAre you inspired by the natural world and would like to use leafy greenery to bring a natural green, botanical style to your wedding day?

If so, then maybe think about using real, potted greenery such as trees and living arches to style your wedding? If taking care of our wonderful planet is important to you then this a more ethical and sustainable option for adding that botanical lushness to your wedding day; not only can you reuse the trees from your wedding ceremony at your reception, but you can rest assured in the knowledge that those same trees will be used again and again to style other amazing weddings in the future.

Each wedding is extremely personal. You might like to totally immerse yourself in nature and create a wonderful, magical, leafy woodland effect where your guests can mingle amongst the trees as they sip their champagne at your drinks reception, or maybe you’d just like to add a very light botanical touch to your day with a few trees and ferns to decorate your doorways! Either way, there are so just many different effects to be created by styling your venue with real trees and plants. Include some fairy lights and they will look even more stunning as dusk falls, creating a truly magical effect as you party the night away!

Tall Trees For Lofty Spaces

INSPIRATION - Living Greenery Décor Ideas From Wedding And Event Hire Specialists, Whitestem - tall treesWhy not go big and create some leafy drama by using some tall Eucalyptus or Silver Birch trees around your wedding breakfast room, either in the corners or if you want to create real WOW and be totally unique then place them down the centre of the room or even dotted between the reception tables. This works extremely well if you have the lofty ceilings of a grand hall, a big marquee or a barn where the trees can really show off their stature. Tall trees also look magnificent in churches, where reminiscent of the recent royal weddings, they create a lush grandeur that is very difficult to replicate in any other way.

Welcome, Ceremony And Top Table Arches

INSPIRATION - Living Greenery Décor Ideas From Wedding And Event Hire Specialists, Whitestem - evergreen jasmine archesINSPIRATION - Living Greenery Décor Ideas From Wedding And Event Hire Specialists, Whitestem - evergreen jasmine archesTop to Bottom, Left to Right: Matt Hardy Photography, Will B Photography, Darren Lovell Photography

Real evergreen Star Jasmine arches just shout romantic weddings and what better way to mark your arrival at your wedding ceremony than by walking through one of these beauties, either arching over the entranceway or at the start of your ceremony aisle. They can create the most incredibly pretty backdrops with instant impact when used behind your ceremony table, and then you can reuse them later at your reception behind your top table, over your cake table or even as a backdrop to your photo booth. They come into their own during the summer months when covered in tiny, pure white star-shaped flowers, the scent of jasmine creating those all so important evocative memories. Being evergreen, they look equally good in the colder months, at a time when there’s not much local natural greenery to be found, the shiny green leaves looking amazing set off with twinkly fairy lights.

Aisle Markers And Reception Décor 

INSPIRATION - Living Greenery Décor Ideas From Wedding And Event Hire Specialists, Whitestem - aisle markersINSPIRATION - Living Greenery Décor Ideas From Wedding And Event Hire Specialists, Whitestem - venue decorTop Left: Leonie May Photography

Wedding aisle markers add some serious style to your ceremony set up and topiary lollipop Bay and Olive trees are the perfect solutions for botanically themed weddings. Not only will they help to define the space if you are not having traditional pews, but they will also add a luscious leafy ambience to your ceremony. They can come in a variety of heights so please make sure that your guests can still see YOU walking down the aisle by choosing the correct height trees for your venue.

Again, these trees can easily be reused at your reception in many creative ways. Try them edging a staircase surrounded with ferns, lanterns, pillar candles and t-lights or standing sentry either side of your doorways. They also look amazing grouped in small clusters of different height trees perhaps at either end of your top table, or your buffet table. The options are limitless.

A Taste Of The Mediterranean

INSPIRATION - Living Greenery Décor Ideas From Wedding And Event Hire Specialists, Whitestem - Mediterranean olive and citrus treesINSPIRATION - Living Greenery Décor Ideas From Wedding And Event Hire Specialists, Whitestem - Mediterranean olive treesAs weddings abroad are possibly off the cards for a while, but maybe you still really want the Mediterranean themed wedding that you had set your heart on, then why not recreate the same look and feel at home by styling your venue with olive and citrus trees. You can use taller loose crowned trees, the sort that you might see in the olive groves all across the Mediterranean to create stunning leafy focal points all around your venue and then maybe close-clipped topiary olive trees to create a wedding aisle or to add impact either side of a doorway. Mini olive and citrus trees are just perfect to use as table centrepieces instead of floral arrangements, or on your drinks table or bar (just think exotic beach bar and cocktails!), or even on windowsills and mantle pieces around your venue to continue the botanical theme throughout your day.

Say It With Greenery

INSPIRATION - Living Greenery Décor Ideas From Wedding And Event Hire Specialists, Whitestem - living topiary heartsNicky Hill Photography

Finally, for that totally memorable Insta-worthy wedding shot (very important in these social media savvy times!), you just have to have a living topiary heart!

What more can I say? Please get in touch for a chat about your own special day!


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