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A Garden Wedding

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Containers are a creative way to cover up an eyesore or add decoration. Photo by Stacey Hedman

The Creative Use of Containers

Containers filled with flowers aren’t just beautiful: for a garden wedding, they can be functional as well. Urns of flowers or branches can be used to create a frame around, or archway over, the bride and groom. Large pots and urns can be used to attractively block areas where you don’t want guests to walk, drive, or park. Pots can also delineate paths, cover tripping hazards, and decorate the entrance to Porta-Potties.

Containers can either be planted well in advance of your event, or assembled just days before the wedding. If you’ve had good luck with container plants in the past, by all means pot up annuals using colors that will compliment the garden, and then tend them until the big day. If your thumb tends to be more black than green, however, purchase your boxes, urns, and pots as close to the wedding day as possible.

In general, larger pots of flowers are more attractive than smaller containers so think big. It’s also a good idea to have a few extras that can be used for last minute décor or disguising visual problems.

C.L. Fornari is the author of A Garden Wedding. This book and her blog can be seen at

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