Winter Blue Cure with Herbs

The slower months of January- April are hard on those of us who crave the color green and all the vivid blooms it brings. Living in the midwest where we experience all the four seasons to it fullest. We go through a time of sadness, grey and dormant between the bright white soft drifts of snow. So creating a celebration luncheon with cheerful friends and family may be in order. So start with this Herb filled table runner with gift of seed for everyone invited. Here is the how-to of putting this spread on and enjoying it through out all those dreary cold months ahead.

  1. Start by buying local grown mix of potted 4 inch pots of herbs from your local greenhouse. We used Heartland Nursery or many local grocery store carry them.

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2. We purchases 3 long cedar wood boxes with plastic liners. The liners are most important. If you need to make your own, you can seal them up with a seal spray or heavy duty garbage bag cut to fit all the way up the sides to the top of the box.

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4. place 3 pots into the lined box side by side of different types of herbs.

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5. Water in between the pots so the water falls to the bottom and the plant drink from there.

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6. Herbs like moist soil and dry out quickly so check the dirt at the top soil every day and keep moist. Especially basil (don’t let it dry out) Keep them in a well lit window and they will last all season and be a perfect addition to all your dinners.

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8. We added guest favors on each plate .Packets of seeded herbs for our guests to take home and plant for their gardens.

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9. Here are the links for these cute. Free Printable seed cards (just add your seeds).

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10. This one is the one we used for this dinner. Free Printable seed packet/add your seeds

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Set your plate setting…

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add your herbs, food, drink and enjoy.

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Old World Elegance

A warm fall day was perfect setting for Marissa and Daniels wedding. The Sweet ceremony took place at Our Lady of Presentation and the reception was held at Longview Mansion. A beautiful cake was made by Classic Cakes and matched the invite motif perfectly. We filled the huge chandeliers with garden greens to bring a outside feel in. Stone urns overflowed with soft grasses and blooms and her bouquet was filled with texture of grasses and air plants along with navy berries. All captured by the stunning work of Alea Lovely. Congrats to this Amazing Couple.

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A Lakeside View

This stunning wedding on Lake Quivira was such a delight. Jill and Justin’s ceremony took place in a quaint chapel and the reception held on the patio of the Lake Quivira Country Club. All included with a beach side fire pit and sand for dancing in. Their sweet daughter was the flower girl and the day was spent with immediate family and loved ones only. Flowers and garland draped on bars and tables with candles flickering in the setting sun made for a picture perfect day. We had such a pleasure spending it with this lovely couple. jillandjustinweddingday-78jillandjustinwedding-22jillandjustinwedding-30jillandjustinwedding-37jillandjustinweddingday-323jillandjustinwedding-69jillandjustinweddingday-48jillandjustinweddingday-329jillandjustinwedding-136jillandjustinweddingday-151jillandjustinweddingday-187jillandjustinengagement-42jillandjustinwedding-101jillandjustinweddingday-1jillandjustinweddingday-4jillandjustinweddingday-27jillandjustinweddingday-32jillandjustinweddingday-34jillandjustinweddingday-64jillandjustinweddingday-71jillandjustinweddingday-81jillandjustinweddingday-121jillandjustinweddingday-130jillandjustinweddingday-134jillandjustinweddingday-132jillandjustinweddingday-192jillandjustinweddingday-229jillandjustinweddingday-201jillandjustinweddingday-239jillandjustinweddingday-330jillandjustinweddingday-331jillandjustinweddingday-332jillandjustinweddingday-333jillandjustinweddingday-334jillandjustinweddingday-335jillandjustinweddingday-337jillandjustinweddingday-338jillandjustinweddingday-339jillandjustinweddingday-343jillandjustinweddingday-344jillandjustinweddingday-342

Pictures by Meghan King

Make up by Jolie Artistry

Venue lake Quivira

Flowers by Victorian Gardens

Solis Romance

Jessica and Jose wedding day was filled with so much happiness and delight. The hot day in July was filled with family and friends who gathered around for all the laughter and fun that these two brought. Laced with pink and white and draped with hanging strains of lilies for a backdrop that reflected the setting sun it was truly a day to remember. Held on the grounds of the historic Longview Mansion and photographed by Picturesque . Naked cake by Sweet Treats by Cassie. Congrats to this amazing couple.

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Golden Grasses and Blue Skys

P E R S O N A L I T Y !!! that is the best way to describe this awesome couple. Laura and Jason’s day was filled with close family and friends at a private secluded residence. The ceremony took place in a grassy field with a crystal lake for a view. Guests sat on blankets with copper buckets of cool drinks and aromatic bundles of eucalyptus and branches of cotton. A golden circle of grasses framed them to match the look and feel of the surrounding plains. For dinner the barn was hung  with party lights and tables were filled with leather guest seating drink mats and white clay plates/ candle holders designed by Convivial Production . They were then filled with yummy garden greens. Copper Moscow mule mugs lined every table. Even the table numbers hung from chairs in tin lettering. Every detail was accounted for. After dinner guest were treated to a night of dancing under the stars on the back patio. Laura’s color palette was a mix of light dusty blues and copper blush. Her wild and free flowers fit perfectly with this wild flower bride. Such a joy to work with her and this wonderful team of vendors. Location Mildale Farms  coordinator Celebrations of Love Kc Cater and Drinks District Pour House  photographer Click  photography. Video work by Cork Creative Check out the video button below.

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Where the Fern Grows

Ferns with Navy, gold, blush and white filled this beautiful wedding day. Kellie was such a fun and bubbly bride and a delight to work with. With family gathered and a doughnut cake table over flowing with delectable stacked treats it was a day to remember.  John and her were married at the The Stanley Event Space.  Photos by White Photography. Congrats to Kellie and John

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Rich in Love

Ashley and Ryan got married on a slightly cool spring day but the warmth and love that poured from all their family and friends melted my heart. Getting to know this family and working with Ashley’s sister Meghan of Meghan Savage Photo for some time, has lead to a wonderful friendship with them all. So we were so delighted when the big day came around. The pallet of this wedding was so rich with Navy, White and a touch of blush. We build our birch arbor and draped it with pear tree blossoms. Photographer for the day was Rusty with Waldron Photography Co. so Meghan could enjoy the day with her sister. Venue was River Market Event Space

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Day and Night

We love our friends and photographers and Meghan Savage photography is one of our favorites. Her soft photos will place you in a dream land of romance and grace. We enjoy working along side her and being apart of her vision. This was a day and night inspired shoot. Starting with the soft elegant look and ending with a dark mysterious candle light look. So fun playing with the different looks. Hair by April Arnold makeup by Alexia Wambua dresses by Altar Bridal and styling and flowers by Victorian Gardens.

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Courtenay and Andy’s Wedding

This lovely wedding was filled with blush and white. Soft textures with hydrangeas, Juliet roses and blushing bride with touched of rice flower accented the bridesmaids bouquets. Peonies and clematis filled the pure white  brides bouquet and larkspur with crystals dripped around the centerpieces. A beautiful touch to a stunning venue at The Mission Hills Country Club.  The whole day was captured by none other than the adorable and talented. Laura of Lark photography. Such a blessing to be apart of this amazing day.

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