One of the wedding decor things I blogged about early on, I actually followed through on! I know, shocking! I knew right from the start the Milk Glass + Succulents = AWESOME CENTERPIECES. Over the last year my mom and I (with help from Mr. Gaunt’s mom too) collected about 35 pieces of milk glass. Most of them came from thrift stores or garage sales, and a few people owned and gave to me. They are a wide range of shapes and sizes, which I love.
When we moved up here we slowly began planting succulents in large and small pots around the house. I was shocked how quickly they began to breed! Crazy baby succulents popped up all around the big ones. Also a few weeks ago my grandma gave me a GIANT pot of succulents she had grown, so we had a ton.
This past weekend my mom and one of my bridesmaids Rita came over and we transplanted succulents into all the Milk Glass. To do this, you just sort of use a butter knife to pull them gently apart (they have very little roots) and then planted them in potting soil. We mixed different styles of succulents and the little vines together to get a cute terrarium look. We did this early on in hopes that they will settle a bit and maybe even fill in/breed more before the wedding. I could not be happier with how stinkin cute they are!
So I don’t really plan on doing a lot of flowers at our wedding, for two reasons. One they are expensive when they are done nicely, and Two they aren’t very…err..green? To cut hundreds of flowers that you really only use for a day, maybe a week before they die seems so pointless. Just too much waste. So I’m looking into alternative options for this. I’m not totally sure what I’m doing for my bridesmaids, but I’m thinking small potted succulents that they can then take home. I do think I will have one special bouquet made for myself, but thats about it. There are a million alternatives to boutonnieres that have nothing to do with flowers that I think I will try.
For our “decorative flowers” I have decided to do moss! That way we can keep them or give them away, and they will last for as long as you take care of them. much nicer. I know you can buy moss online at a number of places:
Along with moss I am planning to do succulents! I love them, they are so fat a juicy and green, perfect for what I’m going for. The plan is to do little moss and succulent arrangements in Milk Glass or faux Milk Glass containers all around. I can’t remember where I first saw this idea, but I LOVE it! My mom and I have been hunting high and low at Goodwill and store like that for cheap Milk Glass containers. I think together we have close to 25! I try to spend less than $5 per container. Here are some great photos to show you the idea more: