Post # 1
My fiancee and I will be getting married at a historic location in front of a stone stairway with spots on top which were intended for planters or statuary. We’re getting married in the fall and I’d like to make container gardens which I could then take home and plant. Has anyone had any experience doing container gardens or mixed potted plants for decor? I’m pretty accomplished at faux finish and trompe l’oeil painting and could easily camouflage cheap containers to look like old plaster or stone planters, it’s just the plants themselves I’m concerned with. I was initially thinking of renting silk decorations, but there are 10 spots for planters and the places around here don’t really have 10 matching or coordinating items that would go with the feel of the wedding. Any advice?
Post # 2
We had a bunch of potted planters around our tented park reception. We got married in early June, which is when you plant flowers in the ground in Minnesota (where we got married). My SIL and an Aunt volunteered (actually came up with the idea) and put them together for us, then after the wedding brought them home and replanted them. They both have very green thumbs and just used the normal plants they would use in their gardens, since I wasn’t too particular. Do you have some good gardening friends that could give you some help or input? If not, and if you are in the US, your local Extension Office can help with a bunch of resources. (Almost every county in the US has an Extension office!)
Post # 3
We did this. Honestly our wedding backdrop looked like a magical garden it was gorgeous. We had one lady buy flowers and srubs and actually we BORROWED a bunch of big planters from a local nursery. Legit its amazing what you can get for free if you ask. We ended up buying some other planters from her since she was so generous but we borrowed like $150-200 worth of shrubs we just brought back the next day.
Post # 4
Since I’m at work I don’t have a lot of pictures, but here are a few that I could find showing some of the plants we had. The first one is actually there to cover a fire pit! We didn’t just want a random open hope in the ground, so we just turned it into something nice!
Post # 5
This is awesome! Love these ideas!
Post # 6
Swizzle: SweetFlower: Thank you both SO much! I do have a local nursery that I could ask about borrowing planters and shrubs. To be honest, I used to work at Lowes and people would buy plants, then bring them back the next day. After they’d gotten their refunds, they’d say, “Oh, I just needed them for [insert event here] but plants are so expensive!” My manager hated it. It’s nice that some nurseries are okay with loaning things, probably for the word of mouth business!
Your pictures are BEAUTIFUL! That feeling is just what I want!