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Okay, we know, lame pun for the title. But seriously, what is a wreath but a leafy ring?  It's a fitting wedding day detail.  And fall is the perfect season to display them. Handy for everything from altar backdrops at outdoor ceremonies (above) to charming aisle decor, we love how wreaths can add to your theme.

Think wreaths are for rustic or vintage weddings, and certainly not for your modern event?  Well, you'd be wrong. The latest trend for wedding greenery is thin, wide wreaths wrapped in moss and ferns, and these are all right at home in any decor (below).

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Want an alternative to a traditional welcome sign?  Say it with a gigantic ivy wreath (below) positioned against an easel or hung from a gateway.

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Place a wreath like the one below to the side of the aisle to greet guests as they are seated. They will love the banner message, and you can give the wreath to your parents for their front door following the wedding.

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Little flower girl who hasn't fully developed her coordination skills yet?  She'll probably find a wreath far more manageable on her parade down the aisle (below) than a basket of petals.

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This horseshoe-shaped wreath below makes a great chair decoration for the bride and groom, especially if they don't have a sweetheart table to set their places apart from the rest.  Bay leaves, which is the type of leaf in the wreath below, are very pretty and also have a delightful herbal scent (a good alternative to fragrant flowers for those who have allergies).

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Another wreath display technique we like is this "deconstructed" example on the wall below. Use swags of greenery and pin them in a circular shape. If you need to fill a large blank wall, the center is a beautiful place for framed photos of the couple or family keepsakes.

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Of course, with fall officially here, we couldn't leave out our autumnal favorites.  Make your own bittersweet wreath (below, left) and decorate with a silk ribbon in your wedding colors. Or find a wreath and add some sprigs of fall berries to the mix (below, right), and hang behind the bar or sweet table.

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If there are double doors at your venue, try hanging one on each door. This traditional display instantly reads classic and elegant.

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If you prefer, tuck your monogram into your entryway wreaths (below).

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Love the romance of flowers and think that a wreath might be too minimalist for you?  Wreaths aren't just branches and greenery. Go English countryside with a heart-shaped wreath filled with pastel blooms (below).

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Even though this floral wreaths won't stay vibrant as long as their all-greenery or herbal counterparts, they will be beautiful while they last!

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Credits:  Arina B Photography   |   Birds of a Feather Photography   |   de la Barra Photography   |   Rylee Hitchner   |   Feather & Twine Photography   |   Carlie Statsky Photography   |   Hudson Nichols Photography   |   Haley Sheffield   |   Frolic   |   Wrap It Up Parties   |   Powers Photography Studios   |   Heather Roth   |   Brooke Images   |   Andy Gaines Photography   |   Once Wed   |   Greta Kenyon