Each entrance to the country club where she got married welcomed guests with a colorful mix of Dahlias,Zinnias, Sunflowers and fall decorations. Pots of blooming Dahlias were scattered throughout the space, bringing the outdoors in and adding showy elegance to the reception area.
DIY Fall Wedding Favors
The fall-themed place settings for the wedding were topped off with our “Forget-Us-Not” packets and a small pot of local honey as favors.
These adorable favors were also practical; giving guests something they can eat right away (the honey) and something to plant this fall (the seeds). Each packet had a label on it that read, “Watch our love grow. Amy & Tom September 24, 2016.”
The Colorful Bouquets
Once I finished walking through the reception area, taking in all of the charming little touches here and there, they brought out the hand-made bouquets and boutonnieres.
Censation™ Pink Perfection Oriental Poppy gives you the perennial power of Oriental Poppies with the soft, silky tones that are famous with the annual wildflowers. In spring, softly serrated lavender-pink petals around a dark black center balance bold and beautiful aesthetics. Pollinator-friendly blooms will have garden visitors buzzing. The poppy’s telltale fuzzy light green foliage adds texture to the garden. (Papaver)
Sensational!™ Lavender is an improved, easy-to-grow variety that makes growing lavender accessible to more gardeners than ever! Silvery foliage is topped by large, dense purple flower spikes. With a compact, dense habit and notable durability for sun, heat, and humidity, as well as cold tolerance, Sensational stands apart from many traditional Lavender varieties. A favorite of honeybees, these fragrant flowers will attract a wide range of pollinators. (Lavandula x intermedia)
Our May Mornings Peony Collection helps you greet spring in great style with three of our top performing beautiful, bountiful peonies. A perennial garden favorite treasured for generations, there is nothing like the fragrance and form of Peonies. Sweetly fragrant, they make lovely cut flowers and are deer and rabbit resistant. (Paeonia) Collection of 3 plants.
Annabelle' Hydrangea is famous for its huge, snow-white blooms and excellent cold hardiness. This shorter variety grows 3 - 5 ft tall and flowers reliably, even after severe winters and intentional pruning. Its enormous 10" blooms and ability to adapt to both cold and heat have made 'Annabelle' one of the most popular hydrangeas in the country. (Hydrangea arborescens)
An elegant mix of Dahlias,Zinnias, Sunflowers, the pink, orange and yellow bouquets were almost too perfect to touch. The boutonnieres were simple but striking – I’m sure they popped against the men’s suits.
It was fun being able to observe the process from middle to end. It was amazing to walk through Amy’s gardens a few weeks ago and see her point out the perfect-looking blooms she was eyeing to cut for the wedding, then see everything come together on the big day.
It was a big undertaking – growing her own flowers for her DIY fall wedding – but Amy undoubtedly succeeded and the floral touches added elegant, bright color to the celebration.
Have you had experience growing flowers for your DIY fall wedding or know someone who has? Please share in the comments below!
Fall is the perfect time to sow wildflowers! Our Fall Maximum Wildflower Seed Mix is designed for fall planting and will have your garden bursting with blooms. Our easy-to-grow mix includes 42 flower varieties for a boldly colorful planting. Perfect for meadows, garden beds, and lawn replacement. This hardy mix is perfect for any region: in warm climates, plant for bright fall colors; in cool climates, plan a dormant fall planting for blooms from spring through fall. All seed is non-GMO, neonicotinoid free, and guaranteed to grow.
Create beautiful flower arrangements from your own meadow or flower garden with our Bouquets For Days Wildflower Seed Mix. We’ve included a wide range of flower forms and textures in a diverse palette, with every color of the rainbow to let your inner artist shine. This mix features 27 annual varieties for bold first-season color and long-lasting blooms. Non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free, and guaranteed to grow.
Shasta Daisies boast huge white blooms, sunny yellow center disks and glossy green foliage and best of all, they flower for the entire summer season. Perky and cheerful, Shasta Daisies are spectacular in a meadow, wildflower garden, or when cut for bouquets. Long-lived perennials, these wildflowers will return with enthusiasm each year. All of the seed we offer at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow.
The perfect addition to any sunny meadow or garden, Sulphur Cosmos light up the mid-season garden, blooming a stunning orange and yellow all the way into the fall. Sulphur Cosmos are extremely easy to grow in any region and attract a variety of hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden. The bright blooms also make for gorgeous cut bouquets! All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual.