Helping Homeowners Give Garden Weddings

02 May

Are you getting married and having the service at your home or your parents? I am so excited for you!! There is nothing like a garden wedding on familiar ground either where you grew up, going to spend the rest of your life, or even at a close friend’s home. I had the honor of giving my girlfriend’s wedding at our home years ago.

I would love to consult with you on sprucing up your landscapes for the big day. Plants have many functions and depending on when your ceremony will take place, we can create for optimal color for the occasion.

My girlfriend and her husband were married in August, so many annuals in pots were utilized. An extra dose of fertilizer was provided in July for an extra boost just before there ceremony. The black-eyed susans, coneflowers, roses and mandavilla vines created a colorful area were they exchanged vows.

I had constructed an informal pergola using cedar trees, 2-3 inches in diameter. This was the perfect rustic look for their wedding. My girlfriend was raised in the New Orleans area, so spanish moss was draped over the pergola providing a touch of home.

Her husband is from Russia and to make him feel more comfortable the wedding officiant, Reverand Doctor Susan Kennedy of Perfect Circle Weddings included touches of home included in the personalized script. Not only did she personalize their ceremony, she kept on a smiling face and positive attitude during the light rain. Many umbrellas were used but no one minded.

Have a wonderful wedding and happy planting!!

Diana Gardner-Williams


Posted by on May 2, 2008 in Greensboro Gardens, Wedding Ideas


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2 responses to “Helping Homeowners Give Garden Weddings

  1. John Haskins

    September 11, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    I would love to see more pictures of what you did for that ceremony, was it and outdoor reception as well? I’ll remember you when people are planning backyard weddings, B & B’s too!


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