This morning I came across these photos from “Darcy’s (Martha Stewarts Weddings) Wedding Idea of the Day e-mail that I receive. I wanted to share because often I express to brides to include shades of green with their color pallet when deciding their colors because it can truly make a statement without over powering the other colors. Here are a few of my favorites.

Hand-Wired Fan Bouquet

This assembly of flowers in shades of green attains its fanlike silhouette through the use of wired gladioli and santini mums.

Alabaster Tea Rose Bouquet

This early-summer nosegay of alabaster tea roses and spiky astilbe wears our latter-day version of a frill of ferns — a cuff of dark-green satin ”leaves” made of folded ribbon.

Herbal Bouquet

This bouquet has a variety of textures, colors, and scents, thanks to the mix of muscari (grape hyacinth), lamb’s ear, lily of the valley, andromeda, helleborus, thyme, rosemary, sage, and scented-geranium foliage.

Green and White Laced Bouquet

From a distance, this bouquet of viburnum and a Queen Anne’s lace look-alike appears to be a bunch of soft, puffed snowballs; a close look reveals tiny blooms.