Friday, October 26, 2012

The Wedding Garden...

C and R are engaged...

 Our Daughter was engaged last April....
Soon after she decided she wanted color, 
lots of color for the September wedding.
I told her we could plant a garden
and have a lot of flowers.
So, that is exactly what we did.
We dubbed it the Wedding Garden
and it has been a labor of love....
They had some of their 
engagement pics taken in the garden.
We used bouquets for the shower.
I gave bouquets away and 
I had fresh flowers all
summer long...
Cosmos, Dahlias, snapdragons,
zinnias, bachelor buttons, celosia,
salvia, roses, hydrangeas, gladiolas.
It has been such and enjoyable 
DIY project, and saved us a 
boat load of $$$, which is always 
a great thing. The only flowers that 
didn't make it until
the end of Sept. wedding day
were my snap dragons. 
I did all the large bouquets
for the altar, and several more for other
places around the reception. We popped flowers
 into 180 or so colored glass bottles
for all the centerpieces.
We took all the flowers for the maid's
bouquets, the guy's boutonnieres,
and wrist corsages to a local florist
who made those up for us.
This morning I picked what I believe 
will be the last bouquets of the season.
I'm sure it will frost
in the next few days...
I have added the following photos
to look back on and enjoy
through out the winter months.
I hope you enjoy them too!
They used this shot for their wedding invites...

engagement shots in the wedding garden...

Rebekah set all her bottles for the reception decor in the garden...

garden shots...


Ceremony altar and flowers...

wedding flowers by the altar
trial bouquet...

flowers at the shower...

beautiful flowers all summer long...

trial bouquet...

another summer bouquet...

 Great nephew and niece wanted to hold the bouquets after the ceremony!

Beautiful bridesmaids at the reception...


Rebekah and her bouquet....

Cousin Nicole and Rebekah before the ceremony...

Bouquets on the Bridal table...

bridal table...

candlelight and flowers...

Centerpieces were colored bottles with garden and wildflowers...


Table decor with flowers and the first dance....

picked these flowers this morning...

This morning's bounty of flowers...
It's going to frost later this week...














































so, I am going to enjoy these last bouquets...













and remember to plant a flower garden next year!


































Blessings~
Leigh Ann
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