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Using eucalyptus greenery in wedding flowers is extremely popular right now. We do a ton of weddings with it each year, and our brides love the muted blue-ish green tones of the greenery. I personally love mixing a few different types of eucalyptus with some more green foliage like ruscus or nagi. But, some brides love just eucalyptus for the greenery in their bouquets and floral arrangements. However, not all eucalyptus is the same. There are several different varieties that we love using for different reasons.
Below, I’ll show you the most common types of eucalyptus, and how they look used in bouquets or other wedding floral elements.
SILVER DOLLAR EUCALYPTUS
I’d say that silver dollar eucalyptus is the most common type of eucalyptus greenery used for wedding flowers. It is available year-round and has a “silver dollar” circular shape. Take a look at this bridesmaid’s bouquet using mostly silver dollar eucalyptus. This bouquet also includes some baby blue eucalyptus, quicksand and amnesia roses, ivory spray roses, anemones, and veronica.
Seeded Eucalyptus is another very popular type. It is technically available year-round, but can be limited or not looking it’s best in the summer due to the seeds popping and cupping. Take a look at these two bridal bouquets using seeded eucalyptus with other varieties of eucalyptus. We love using seeded eucalyptus for the added texture that the seedlings offer. You should know that this type of eucalyptus can droop or bend a little though, from the weight of the seedlings. For this reason, it’s great in cascading bouquets like these or mixed with some more stiff foliage to give it structure.
Gunni eucalyptus has small leaves on a shorter stem, and is also available year-round. I rarely use it by itself in a bouquet, but sometimes it’s small leaves can add some great texture and are perfect for smaller pieces like a floral crown or corsage.
BABY BLUE EUCALYPTUS
We use baby blue eucalyptus OFTEN in bouquets…rarely by itself, but usually mixed in with some other types of foliage and blooms. Its longer stiff shoots are great to come out of a bouquet to create a more organic non-rounded shape. Some of the pieces are perfectly straight, while others have a subtle curve. However, the leaves can be difficult to strip off the bottom of these stems, and it can be kind of sappy. Then, the sap sticks to your hands and can be hard to wash off. But if you don’t mind that, baby blue eucalyptus is a must!
Spiral Eucalyptus is very similar to baby blue eucalyptus. But, instead of one single shoot, it can have several different off-shoots on one stem. But, I don’t use it as much because I typically find that the thinner off-shoots can get wilted and sad looking. While the baby blue eucalyptus tends to stay fresh looking much longer.
Willow eucalyptus is another variety that can be a little droopy and can bend under the weight of its leaves. Its wispy thin leaves give bouquets a lighter look, and we often used other types of foliage with it for added structure. In both of the bouquet example below, we’re paring it with other types of eucalyptus and lots of white blooms like garden roses, lisianthus and ranunculus.
BRIDESMAID’S DRESSES (colors and styles to perfectly coordinate with eucalyptus in wedding flowers)
Kennedy Blue is one of my favorite bridesmaid dress resources, and I have a ton of brides used them. They have plenty of great muted grey, blue and green tones that so many brides love! Use THIS link, and the code SWATCHFREE for one free swatch. I would recommend buying several different swatches to see in person. And, you can even use THIS link and the code HOME50 to get 50% off try-at-home bridesmaids dresses!
Below is one of our most popular weddings on Pinterest, featuring white peonies with mixed eucalyptus. Try Kennedy Blue’s “DOVE” colored bridesmaids dresses for this look. Or, below are a few other shades that we think would fit perfectly with this wedding style.
FLOWERS (Eucalyptus in Wedding Flowers)
What kinds of eucalyptus is your favorite? Or, are you like me and love a mixture?
If you’re in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area, definitely check us out! We are a wedding floral studio with GREAT reviews, and love working with muted colors and modern styles. Here are a few more photos of some of our favorite uses of eucalyptus in wedding flowers.
If you aren’t in the Chattanooga area, I would still highly recommend hiring a professional florist if you choose to do fresh flowers and eucalyptus in your wedding bouquets. I write a little more on how to decide on professional or DIY flowers for your wedding HERE. However, if you’re looking for a professional florist in your area, my best recommendation is to check out their reviews online and make sure they mention not JUST the floral work, but also their professionalism or process. You want to make sure all your wedding vendors not only do great work on the day of, but are also easy to work with months before hand and have a straight forward process that is stress free for you during planning.
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