Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sage, rosemary and thyme. If only we had parsley....

With 74 days to go, I thought it'd be fun to share our DIY centerpieces. I absolutely love flowers, but hate the idea of killing so many for the sake of centerpieces. Of course, I looked around at blogs for inspiration and at what my friends have done at their weddings and decided that potted herbs would be perfect for us. Our deck is covered in potted herbs that we use when we cook so using them to decorate our reception venue fits.
I started looking around for the right size terra cotta pots, but could not find the right size at an affordable price. I came across the ones below at Lowe's. They are 10 inch plastic hanging pots but without the hangers they look great as centerpieces. The only other problem was the color--plastic terra cotta is really not my thing. With a can of spray paint, that was an easy fix! Spray painting the pots.

Pretty pots all in a row!

We decided to go with sage, rosemary and thyme because they are hardy plants that have come back for us year after year. That way our guests that take the centerpieces home will be able to use the herbs for at least a few years, as long as they care for the plants.

Jeromy ready to plant!

Ode to Simon & Garfunkel.

That is a lot of plants!

Ready for watering.

The pots have all filled in considerably, hopefully they won't outgrow the pots before the wedding.

There are just a few finishing touches that the centerpieces will receive the week of the wedding, hopefully it'll be here before I know it!

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