It’s official, we’ve come to a flower decision and what’s even more official is that they’ve been purchased. Another major task checked off the good ol’ wedding planning to-do list. In case you’re just tuning in, Colby and I have been
discussing figuring out if we’re capable enough to grow our own flowers for our wedding…from seed. We’re talking ceremony, reception, bouquets, etc. Call us crazy we just consider it ambition. But with a total cost of $41, I think it’s worth it. Oh yeah…and that $41 cost also includes about $10 worth of seeds for our garden and planters so it’s more like $31 for the flowers…if they decided to grow…fingers crossed, toes crossed…heck, legs crossed. So what did we decide on, check it out:
The periwinkle, dianthus, and ageratum are for our yard, not the wedding. Although if they grow and out wedding flowers don’t, we may have to pull a little switcheroo. And because I couldn’t fit the entire order on one screenshot…here’s the bottom:
Oh…and I almost forgot to mention…I ordered the seeds from Amazon. Isn’t it crazy that you can buy flower seeds from Amazon?! I couldn’t believe it! I started my search googling billy button seeds and the Amazon site was one of the first ones that popped up! Once I found the billy buttons, I just stuck with the same plant seed shop within Amazon to track down the rest of my seeds.
Here’s the game plan:
- Baby’s Breath: We’ll use this flower for the bouquets. Additionally, we’ll chop down the plants, taking the stems and arranging them in galvanized buckets to line the ceremony aisles. For the reception, we’ll just bring the buckets inside. Random shout out to Emily for recommending arranging the baby’s breath stems (using florist foam) instead of transplanting the plants…I love great tips from those who know what they’re doing, unlike us. Hopefully we’ll have a better chance of success.
- Billy Buttons: These yellow, globe like flowers are super hot for rustic weddings these days. We’ll be using them as buttoneers and probably as accent flowers in the bouquets. I’m also thinking of decorating the reception tables with single billy button stems in mismatched vessels.
- Zinnias: I love zinnias! I especially love how they look cut and clustered together in a vase. These white zinnias will be used on the reception tables. And to rustic-ize the arrangement up a little bit, I’m leaning towards making some birch bark vessels. More like hot gluing birch bark to pickle jars, tin cans, and anything I can score for free for a rustic look. I swear it will look classy/rustic and not cheesy/are-you-kidding-me.
So for all you gardeners out there, or anyone else who’s been there done that…please feel free to send us some suggestions. We’re novice gardeners at best and learning as we go. But pressure is on…I mean…these are our wedding flowers! If things should not work out we do have a back up plan…grocery store budget blooms and plants from the local nursery. At least if our DIY wedding flowers attempt doesn’t work, we were only out thirty bucks…I can live with that.
Pssst…I’m serious, send us your gardening help! Or at least some good vibes. I’m pretty sure I’m more nervous about growing our own flowers than I am about getting married. Is that bad?!