Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Potted Herb Centerpieces

Happy Wedding Wednesday! 

Wanted to share with you some pictures of coming up with my centerpieces. 
I had a very small budget for centerpieces and wanted to them to be "green."
We got the idea from Martha Stewart Weddings to use potted herbs. A potted plant is always 
a "green"choice (over cut flowers) and I wanted to make sure the containers were green as well. 

Bio-degradable planters!

Kmart had these very chic and sturdy bio-degradable containers...and you can see the sale sticker right there!! I ended up getting them in two different sizes in these three colors. I bought some in MA and in NY to make sure I had enough. 

Two days before the wedding my husband and I drove up to the Berkshires. We bought herbs and flowers at Home Depot/Walmart. Then we showed up at My Aunt and Uncle's house unannounced...where they so kindly fed us and got all the kids together to help us.

My family planting!
We had five generations putting together these centerpieces! We planted freely and then watered!
My grandmother-my Auntie-My two cousins-and my first cousin once removed 
(my first cousin's son). Here are some pics by my Auntie Merry!

The cutest gardener ever!
My cousin Marina
The groom...aka sticker remover

Another set of cousins drove the arrangements over to the reception the next day! 

 I was very happy at the end of the night to see guests and staff bringing them home. My friends and family kept telling me they used the basil, parley, oregano...all summer!

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