‘Living Bars’ Are the Cocktail Hour Trend of Dreams

If you’re looking to make your wedding #extra (but like, in the classiest way possible), consider the latest trend in reception fabulosity: Living cocktail bars.

As the name suggests, this literally means tricking out your bar in lush greens, over-the-top blooms or wild vines—so much so that it looks like the thing is indeed living. Get Pin-spired by the lavish ideas below. Then call your florist. 

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Photo: Jenny DeMarco Photography


Ooh la la. We love this minimalist approach of silver dollar eucalyptus "emerging" from the rustic wood bar. 

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Photo: Rachel Red Photography; Event Design: Samantha Anderson Events


For elegant garden party vibes, consider adding boxwood panels like these. 

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Photo:Nine Five Photography; Florals: Intrigue Designs; Planner: Heather Benge

Leafy Blooms

How chic is this combo of wild tree leaves and bold, jewel-toned florals? 

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Event Design: Unveiled Hawaii; Photo: Jenna Lee Pictures; Florals: Mandy Grace Designs

Lush Foliage

Remember: In a tropical setting, there is no such thing as too many palm fronds. 

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Photo: Nicole Adele Photography; Florals: Black Creek Flowers; Rentals: Paisley & Jade


BRB, swooning over these enchanted forest vibes. 

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Event Design: Bridal Bliss; Photo: Mosca Studio; Florals: Blum Floral Design


Go big (bloomed) or go home. Right? 


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From 2014-2019 Grace Beuley Hunt held the role of Home Editor covering interior design, styling, trends and more.