Wedding preparations are stressful enough without having to grow the flowers for the bride’s bouquet as well as the boutonnieres and corsages. So why would you want to add this extra task to the already long list? When you have a garden full of flowers the answer is simple. Why not? To find out who Amy is and which flowers she will use for her wedding read this article by Amanda which I found on the American Meadows website.

Weddings can be a stressful time for those involved, but our employee Amy decided to take this one step further and grow her own wedding flowers. I stopped by her garden two weeks before her nuptials to see how the Dahlias, Sunflowers, and Zinnia she planted in the spring were doing.
I wasn?t sure of my directions while driving through her neighborhood, but once I got close her house was unmistakable. A rainbow of blooms cascades from the hill next to her house; I couldn?t help but get a little giddy with excitement.

Growing Wedding Flowers, Garden
Amy’s garden has plenty of summer color with Phlox, Black Eyed Susans and Hydrangea.

?As you can tell, my garden is very overloaded. I have a plant problem,? Amy says as soon as I step out of the car. Don?t we all?

Boutonnieres of Zinnia

She explains that there was ?somewhat of a bare spot? in the front of the garden, which is where she decided to plant the Zinnia seeds that will become the boutonnieres and corsages at the September 24 wedding. ?I wish I had done a little more research on Zinnias, I just went and looked at colors that I liked and picked them ? I wish I had gotten bigger varieties,? she admits.

Growing Wedding Flowers, Zinnias
The Zinnias will be cut and used for boutonnieres and corsages in the wedding.

Decorating with Dahlia containers

Dahlias are the real showpiece of the wedding and Amy has a variety of buckets planted around her garden. ?I?m hoping just to bring the buckets that they are growing in and place them around the venue,? she says. ?Some of (the buckets) do not look good enough so I?ll just cut the flowers for bouquets.? Fall colors are the theme for the wedding, which means everything is blooming a variety of oranges, yellows and whites.

Growing Wedding Flowers, Dahlias
Amy’s fall wedding will feature orange, yellow and white flowers.


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