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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

For Bloomin' Tuesday....Wedding Prep #1

Today I am sharing something that I have been working on for my daughter's wedding for Bloomin' Tuesday over at http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com

The colors of the wedding are canary yellow, which is a soft yellow, oranges and green...fallish of course. This wedding is going to be a fun whimsy wedding with stripes, swirls, polka dots, yellow gingham, burlap, bubbles, handmade seed packets filled with seeds collected from my gardens as wedding favors and, and, and....
Remember they are going to be married outside under a pergola by a pond. The reception will be in the lodge by the pond. My soon to be son-in-law sent me a pile of silver buckets with corona in bright blue stamped on the side to paint for the wedding.
This is how they look now..

Garden Mums

Variegated Flax Lilies...I have forgotten the name of the tropical on the right.

26 buckets to decorate the porch and also to be given as wedding favors to those "extra" special people, like Grandmothers and such...
Plain and Variegated Liriope

So, what do you think?

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Today I am Thankful to cross a completed task off my list.

32 comments:

Fuat Gencal said...

Birbirinden güzel çiçekler. Ne kadar güzeller. Paylaşım için teşekkürler.

Saygılar.

Granny Lyn's Garden said...

Love the pots,you did a great job,can't wait to see more !
God Bless,Lynda

Racquel said...

I love how you decorated those buckets and they will make nice gifts as well. :)

FlowerLady said...

Those buckets look fantastic and what a great idea. I can tell you are having fun. I look forward to seeing more pictures.

FlowerLady

Dave@TheHomeGarden said...

Very creative! The look great. Nice job reusing those old buckets!

Valerie said...

I LOVE it! What a great idea. You have been a busy bee! Thanks for dropping in on me!

Deb said...

Darla...those are beautiful...your daughter is lucky to have you...

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

That is a spectacular idea. I think they look great.
My mom and dad were just at a wedding and she said the entry to the church was lined with baskets of mums and asparagus ferns. I think plants make a great welcome and giving them to "special" people afterward is so nice.

Susie said...

Those are very cute Darla. Sounds like everything is coming along wonderfully.

Floridagirl said...

Those are perfect gifts! And pretty enough to use as decorations as well!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: Very cool display idea.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, The pots look great... Love the overall theme. Sounds like it is going to be a fabulous wedding... Can't wait to see pictures --once it is all said and done.

Beautiful Mums and flowers... Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Karen said...

Darla, you have all the best ideas! those buckets are so cute and the extra special guests will be very pleased. Oh, you've been busy... The mums will be gorgeous, everything will be, and the setting for their wedding sounds wonderful and romantic. Can't wait to see the pictures!

NanaK said...

Darla, those little buckets are so cute! What a great, creative touch you've put on this wedding. Keep us posted on the progress.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This wedding should be amazing,with all those hand-painted buckets and flowers.I do hope you will take tons of pictures to share.
Blessings,Ruth

Lois said...

I absolutely love everything Darla! This wedding is going to be so beautiful.

George said...

The buckets are really beautiful -- you've done a great job with them. The wedding should be absolutely beautiful.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Darla what a wonderful idea and the buckets turned out so fabulous.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Love the colors in the first picture-So beautiful!

Grace Peterson said...

Darla Dear, These are so cool! You've done such a fabulous job with them. You want to know which is my favorite? The variegated flax lily! Nice job all around. I'm so impressed and so privileged to be on the inside track. Big hugs to you my friend!

Jean said...

Sounds like a lovely, fun wedding! It's weird to go to a very formal wedding when the couple aren't formal at all. Whimsical sounds wonderful. Love the pails! Jean

Dorothy said...

My, My, you have been a busy girl!
What a neat idea and you have done a beautiful job with it! Anyone should be pleased to get one of those as a gift! I hope YOU are doing well!

teresa said...

I love them. what a great idea and you do beautiful work.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I think it's a great idea!!!
I love those buckets!
And I think anyone who receives them will think the same.

Mary said...

I love the idea of seeds from your garden for wedding favors, and I'm sure the buckets are going to be a hit. Great job!

-Mary

Julie said...

Oh, these turned out great, Darla!!! Very fresh and beautiful!

tina said...

Great job!

Gail said...

I want to get married again and have you decorate! I love the pots~very clever! I can't wait to see what you all do with the wedding cake! gail

Rebecca said...

I think this is going to be a "bloomin' good" wedding! What beautiful & personal touches you all are planning for this special event!

Karen said...

What a wonderful idea! They are beautiful :)

Meems said...

Darla,
Great idea painting the buckets and what a nice gift to share... soemthing that will keep growing. The other plant besides the flax lily is variegated schefflera. You have worked VERY hard for this wedding.
Meems

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I think you have the makings of a very special wedding. I got to see all the posts you have so far the same day, and everything goes together very nicely! Wonderful, wonderful!