Striped SwooshBorrowed from Italian garden weddings, a striped swoosh of vivid rose petals—"Milva," "Spice," "Versilia," "Free Spirit," "Geisha," "Miss Piggy," "Femma," and "Sweet Eskimo"—adds allure to a patch of green.
Perfect Photo OpTake advantage of a backyard swing by wrapping garlands of carnations around a tree branch. The result: a tempting spot for guests to gather and pose.
Fancy Focal PointFlank your front door, line the aisle, or bookend your driveway with glossy white pedestals topped with orange flower globes. We took a floral foam ball and inserted "Miracle," "Milva," and "Miss Piggy" roses, from lightest to darkest shades, to create an ombré effect.
Cute as a BoutonHe'll love this unexpected combo of an anemone with bright yellow sandersonias.
Carnival ChandelierHang a colorful candelabrum in the porch entryway to welcome guests. Cover a wreath frame (available at floral-supply stores) with blue "Dutch" hydrangeas, then use five coordinating shades of ribbon to suspend it from a sturdy hook.
Enchanting TableauYour wedding's a little bit country, a little bit...global? Combine the two with a charming seating-card station that pairs vintage mini air-mail envelopes with a casual grouping of posies. Place stems like viburnums, double tulips, hyacinths, "Tote" lilies, clematises, lisianthus, umbrella ferns, anemones, gomphrenas, muscari, and succulents in assorted glass bottles for a fresh-from-the-garden look.
Hanging GardenYour wedding cake becomes the showstopping focal point of a sunny spring celebration when it perches beneath swaying spheres of button and daisy mums. Hot-glue flower heads to wire frames (available at floral-supply stores), then suspend them from tree branches with yellow ribbon.
Love SeatHang garlands of blue hyacinths on the bride's and groom's chair backs to add fairy-tale flair to your fete. They're easy (if time-consuming) to make: Use a needle and sturdy thread to string together individual florettes.
Top HatWho says a boutonniere has to be worn on a lapel? Your trilby-wearing groom could pin a few magenta gomphrena blooms to his brim.
A monochromatic bouquet in a vibrant mix of "Yves Piaget" roses, nerines, dahlias, and anemones doubles as a festive reception centerpiece. If the stems are cut evenly, it can be stabilized with a pin frog (a heavy metal disc with a spiky top, available at floral-supply stores).
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