Today, wedding festivities start well before the actual wedding day. From engagement parties to bridal showers, couples are feeling the love leading up to their nuptials.
To host something truly unique (and cost effective), there’s no need to go any farther than your back yard. By creating an inviting space on your patio or lawn, you’ll have the perfect setting for a special gathering. You just can’t go wrong with a classic white and neutral color palette (yes, green is a neutral in the garden!).
For an outdoor engagement party, set up a serving tray or bar on your patio. If you have a large yard or patio, you can use planters to define spaces, creating outdoor rooms. Here, the containers have been filled with Graceful Grasses® ‘Sky Rocket,’ Supertunia® Mini Silver, shasta daisies and Shadowland® ‘Autumn Frost’ hostas for a soft, organic look.
For a garden-inspired event, place the head table on the lawn with your lush landscaping as a picture-perfect backdrop. A centerpiece of Supertunia® ‘White’ and Illusion® ‘Emerald Lace’ sweet potato vine in a porcelain urn adds an elegant touch. Soft, flowy linens and white candles in glass vessels give an air of romance.
Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
What could be sweeter than dinner under the stars? Set up seating on the patio or under a pergola. Cocktail tables can be placed throughout the lawn to encourage your guests to mingle. String lights over the seating area add romance and help define the space. Fill large planters with a thriller, filler and spiller for dramatic effect. In this case, we used Graceful Grasses® King Tut® papyrus, Artful® Fire and Ice® caladiums and Supertunia® Vista Silverberry’ and Quicksilver™ artemisia.
You can find all of these gorgeous plants for your backyard party on Proven Winners’ .