Absolutely Gorgeous DIY Wedding Flowers!
I also made these great little paper hanging baskets. I bought some nice paper at Michael's with colors that matched my mason jars and made them into cones using super glue. Inside I placed a plastic cup to hold water for the flowers. Two holes with nice ribbon and there you have it! I hung them on door handles around the event and on short shepherd hooks on the path to the ceremony.
Dahilas! I can not go on enough about dahlias! If you are having a late summer wedding like I did dahlias really make an impact! You can really see the size of the dinner plate dahlias I used below! I planted mine in the spring and they were ready for my August 29th wedding and stayed alive in the ground until October!!
The greens in my arrangements are from the many bushes and plants and I had in my yard. I used a lot of bitter sweet vine, grape leaves, and of course fresh herbs. Below are some pictures of the table arrangements.
In the above picture you can see some basil from my garden with Queen Anne's lace that I picked on the side of the road on the way to my venue.
Here I am holding the bouquet. You can see some Bells of Ireland poking out and the beautiful color of the Zinnia's!!
Zinnias! They are easy to grow and come in a variety of colors and sizes. I especially love the large orange ones! I started my Zinnias from seed in a small green house behind my house. I grew TONS of them for my wedding. All different kinds! They are easy to grow, very resistant to diseases and they last all summer into Autumn!
I even used them in my bouquet! I also grow a lot of herbs in my garden so I also used what I already had. In the bouquet below you see thyme and artemisia but I also used: basil, oregano, mint, bells of Ireland, and baby breath in my arrangements.
Below you can see the shepherd hooks holding the paper cones.
I placed mine in mason jars on the pie table and even the inn keeper had to ask exactly what the flower was so she could grow them on her property!
I used mason jars to hold the larger arrangements and small vintage medicinal bottles to hold micro arrangements.