This is Part 4 in a series: The Flowers.
One of the great things about a summer wedding is the abundance of fresh garden and wild flowers available. For my sister’s
wedding, she did all the flowers.
She planned ahead and picked all her favorites. We have wild sweet peas that grow on the hillsides here. She also planted several sweet peas (Old Spice variety) from seeds and Dahlias from tubers in her garden.
The stress came leading up to the wedding: Will my seeds come up? Will they grow? Will they survive the cold? Will they survive the heat? Will they survive the epic rain storm? Will they survive the second epic rain? Can they survive these winds? Will the deer eat them? Will the chickens eat them? Will they be blooming in time for the wedding? Will they still be blooming??? Finally she just had to stop stressing and decided, If I have to buy flowers, then I will just buy flowers. Luckily, she didn’t have to buy flowers!
The sweet peas were in full swing and beautiful. She had more than enough to pick for the bouquets. One tragedy… The dahlias didn’t bloom until about a week after the wedding. Nobody even knew they were missing.
The day before the wedding, Peggy had all her bridesmaids, flower girls, and any friends available over to help. They picked sweet peas like crazy. They sorted the colors and made bouquets. Additional flowers were picked for the tables. These included Zinnias, Black Eyed Susans, Gladiolas. and more!
The flowers were perfect on the day of the wedding. There was no wilting or droopy flowers. Just beautiful colors and flowers.
Part 1: The Details
Part 2: Wedding Cake and Cupcakes
Part 3: First Look