Posted: 16/02/2015 at 18:39
This was me last year! Daughter's wedding at the end of May, blue and white colouurs required. The main problem was that most 'blue' flowers are a bit on the lilac side.
I decided to go for lobelia in pots, for table decorations. Early in spring I bought 3 trays of white, light blue and dark blue lobelia. I potted these on and eventually planted 1of each colour in 6-inch pots. I fed and tended them on our patio, and by the wedding date they were just right. The pots were placed in home-made baskets, which gave a cottagey, homespun look. We tucked a balloon weight into each pot and attached 3 helium balloons to each one, so the balloons came up out of the flowers. At the end we gave them away to key guests or people who had helped at the wedding.
We didn't do our own bouquets or any cut flowers, as we travelled to the area a few days before the event.
We made all the buttonholes and corsages, which is not difficult. A bunch of cream rosebuds from a supermarket, a bunch of cornflowers, garden greenery and some blue and white ribbons gave us lots of scope.