With wedding season just around the corner I know brides are frantically trying to come up with a few last minute ideas for decorations & party favors. I’ve seen a few creative ideas over the years and thought I’d share.
These fans do a double duty on a hot summer day. Not only did they keep the guest cool but a nice thank you note was attached.
This couple incorporated their love of music into the theme of the wedding.
A mixed CD of the couples favorite music was given as a party favor and the grooms cake was a turntable.
Green apples & Gerber daisy’s gave this wedding a fresh & bright color palette.
Oh so pretty shoes & flowers for a traditional wedding.
This brides color scheme of chartreuse & salmon added a bright element to a mid August wedding in Donnelly.
A wonderful idea for a party favor, personalized mini champagne bottles.
Red, orange & yellow warm up the color palette for a spring wedding.
Simple yet creative centerpieces double as party favors.
A red wagon becomes a place for guests to leave their gifts + it can easily be moved
from the garden at the end of the evening.
This idea is perfect for any garden themed wedding.
Another creative idea for outdoor wedding decorations is to use dried flowers for centerpieces.
This dried lavender looked great & didn’t wilt in the 105 degree heat.
And finally the footwear.
Yes gentlemen…….even the shoes have to match!
Spring is actually here and I finally got an early start on planting. The past few years I’ve been seriously lacking in the home & garden department. I got seeds started on time and I am so proud of myself. I’m not sure but it has definitely been more than 2 years since I’ve accomplished this much so early in the year.
This is a seed tray my husband built for me. It holds 6 seed tray compartments + it’s heated from the bottom for accelerated plant growth.
Just a few of the many seeds I planted in early March. Brandy Boy tomatoes are great. If you’ve ever had Brandywine tomatoes, then you know what I’m talking about. The great thing about Brandy Boy plants is they produce about 400% more tomatoes and they ripen sooner.
A must if you have a garden! A seed planter. It’s especially beneficial for separating those super tiny seeds. I bought this one from Burpee.com a few years ago.
Oh My!!! One of my first little sprouts.
Approximately 1 month after planting & in need of transplanting to bigger pots. This container contains arugula, mescalin, Burpee Picklers, annual purple poppys, morning glory & moon flower plants.
The new seed tray.
I have a few beneficial chemicals that I always use. Miracle Grow Quick Start is great for transplant shock.
This stuff is a must have! It’s sold at a few places around town. I usually buy mine at Farwest Nursery.
I use this in conjunction with quick start to stimulate root growth in all transplants. I use it on everything. Seeds I plant, flowers I buy. Anything going into a flower pot or the garden.
It contains a symbiotic fungus that inoculates the roots and helps roots grow and then aids nutrient uptake from the soil.. Again, all of my plants get dosed with it.
Now we wait for summer and all the pretty flowers… Our flower palette is mainly purples and blues, yellows, and white… but that is for another blog.