Pantone’s Greenery Gets the Green Light for 2017 Weddings

ON 12, January 2017


They say you can tell a lot about an era by its fashion. The mini-skirt was a sign of optimism and a strong economy. While the maxi-dress signaled turbulence and possible recession.

Turns out color can tell you a lot about a time also. Case in point -- Pantone’s Color of the Year: Greenery.

According to the Pantone website, Greenery “bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection with seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”

Kind of like weddings.

Call it nature’s neutral. Greenery is evocative of spring, birth and new beginnings.

“A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.”

True wedding inspiration. Greenery is a perfect addition to a wedding color palette. With a myriad of ways to bring it to life -- from wedding flowers to wedding favors, wedding details to wedding decor.

Here are some of our favorites, all of which have been captured by our very own Lily & Lime wedding photographers!

Hydrangeas and hypercium berries are literally Greenery come to life … and easy to include in bouquets and boutonnieres.

hydrangeas wedding bouquet

hypericum berries in wedding bouquet

mixed hand gathered wedding bouquet

green wedding boutonniere

all green wedding bouquet

wildflower wedding bouquet

mixed succulent wedding bouquet

Ferns and leaf garlands dress up your decor with a nod to nature. (We love the distressed wood table paired with green leaf “runner.”) And moss is perfect for adding depth, texture and color to glass elements. Check out Free People's blog for a great tutorial on how to make your own floral wedding garland!

greenery wedding table runner

wedding decor leaf garland

wedding ring box detail photo

natural wedding banner decor

green leaf wedding table decor

Party favors go green with gifts of succulents, fresh herbs and potted plants. They also look great gathered together in wedding photography.

potted plant wedding favors

mini succulent wedding favors

green herb wedding favors mason jars

cute succulent wedding favors

And don’t forget dessert! In case you didn’t know … frosting can be made in any of your chosen wedding colors. Gives a whole new meaning to “eat your greens.”

green frosted wedding cupcakes

wedding cake with succulent

In terms of wedding colors, we give Greenery “the green light”.

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