So as I mentioned in my last post, I was going through the pics on the camera, and came across a) pics that I don’t remember I took, and b) pics that Matt took of his project for the wedding. YES! Matt had a diy project that started out pretty slow, and had us thinking we were definitely going to buy our centrepieces!
Alright, I’ll refresh your memory….. our centrepieces were wheatgrass, with flowers stuck in them. No we didn’t grow the flowers that seemed to be growing out of them, but Matt, and my mom (and Doug!) grew the wheat grass- 20 centrepieces each! That may not seem like a lot, but it involved 20 pretty big tray things that they sat on, lots of soil, lots of wheatgrass seed, and lots of patience.
Here’s some of the pics Matt took!
pretty proud of his project
3 of the 20 trays
the 20 centrepieces
So that was the start of the centrepieces.
How did they look while growing for over a month in our garage? Pretty funny. I mean it’s grass. It started out all sparse, and we were really really scared we would have to fork out more money. Matt did an awesome job, watering and looking in on them everyday. It was cute.
Ohhhh, you meant show you the pictures of them during the month…..
We kind of forgot to take pictures of them. :S
We do however have a couple pics of how they looked during the wedding….quite awesome if I do say so myself!
AND might I add, that my mom (and Doug!)’s looked way better than ours…. I mean Matt did an awesome job, but my mom’s were clearly the winner! Hers were the ones on most of the tables, and in places where pics might be taken! 😛
there's another good view!
thinking of doing your own wheatgrass centrepieces? here’s a couple things we (Matt and my mom (and Doug!)) learned:
- squirrels like wheatgrass seeds
- squirrels like to mess stuff up for the fun of it
- squirrels are the devil
- it is very VERY hard to transport these centrepieces- my mom managed to get tons of banana boxes from No Frills, which made it much easier, but you still need a really REALLY large car/truck to get these suckers wherever you want them!
All we did afterwards was buy the flowers to stick in the wheatgrass to make it look like they were growing out of the grass.
Oh- tip for that…get light flowers that are pretty hardy… like online it said to use gerbera daisies, but I will tell you this- they didn’t work. The actual flower was too heavy, which made the grass and flower droop. The ones I thought looked and worked the best were carnations! CARNATIONS! They’re not just for cheesy bouquets and prom corsages people….they’re cute. I’m trying to bring carnations back a la Carrie Bradshaw. (I love them! I also used them as one of our bridesmaid bouquets, and the girls were arguing over who got it!)
Ok, that’s it for now….
I did get a teaser pic from the photographer today. I’ll share with you all-
Can’t wait for the rest! I’ll post them as soon as I get them!!!!!!!
PS if you like our pics, check out our photographer! Super awesome!