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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3. See photo for the liner to the rim of the box. img_1679

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

Courtyard and Secret Gardens

Michaela and Matthew had a lovely day for a weddings. Filled with beauty and grandeur they graced the steps of the stunning Longview Mansion. Blush, pink and golds filled her color palette and succulents, protea and greens filled her bouquet and table arrangements. Captured by Sharaya Mauck Photography. The night ended with a gorgeous floating lantern send off.  Congrats to this wonderful Couple. Take a look and tell us what you think?

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Wedding Location: Longview Mansion

Invitations: Minted

Wedding Dress and Store: Savvy | Bridal Boutique

Bridesmaids Dresses: Vera Wang | David’s Bridal

Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse

Shoes: Schutz

Hair: Amanda

Make Up: Jolie Artistry

Rings: Rosados Box

Florist: Victorian Gardens

Cake:Sugar Beats Bake Shop

Event Rentals: Ultrapom

DJ: Two Guys a Girl and some speakers

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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Layers of Lavander

Christina weddings was held at the beautiful historic Elms Hotel and Spa. Her colors of lavender, blush and grays accent her family heirlooms of silver vessels, tea pots and saucers. Lush vintage blooms and textures of berries and herbs filled her bouquets and tables. Photos were shot by Dimartinophoto. Such a sweet day to be apart of. Congrats Christina and Aron.

 

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Iridescent Color

We love our brides and clients. But there is no greater complement then when a fellow wedding professional seeks you out for their own wedding. They have a vast list of vendors that they have worked with and to be chosen for their special day is such an honor.  Kyndall is a great photographer and she has worked in this industry for some time now.  So when she came to me with her ideas of vivid, bold and lush blooms we were so excited to be on board. Her day was filled with corals, plums, pinks, oranges and golds. We used her love for citrus and fruits in her decor and a mix of colored glass filled her head table. Kyndall’s smile is intoxicating and she brings such joy to everyone around her and we were blessed to be apart of her and Jordan’s Day. Pics by Alea Lovely venue Willow Creek Venue.

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Vintage Grace

Keera and I met at a wedding that we worked together earlier this year. Her video work blew me away and she is the sweetest person on the planet.  So imagine my delight when she contacted me to work with her on her wedding. Keera and Jacob were married in a small ceremony on her parents property. The intimate gathering of close family and friends on the back patio and field were the perfect touch for this couple’s love of simplicity. Keera’s favorite flower is the iris and getting to add these into her decor was something uniquely different and we were so excited with the results. A rich palette of gold, blue and neutrals decorated the day and as the evening set in and the air grew crisp her black leather jacket added a touch of flair. These adorable memories were captured by Christian Gideon Photography  A perfect ending to a perfect day. k32keerak15k2k6k34k20k21k7keerak24-1k25-1k40k13k8k18k28k33k3k10k27k14k35k22k26k38k39

 

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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Raspberry and Sugar Plums

The new Restoration 1894 is a breathtaking venue that has been restored back to its original luster and charm. Original hard wood floors, tin ceilings and crown molding make this the place for any event looking for a timeless look. With touches of raspberries,wine, plums and pinks with touches of oak and fern this was a feast for the eyes. A stunning gown by Modern Trousseau, the Windsor from Altar Bridal. Hair and Make-up by Traci Morby Styling, paper by  Little Yellow Leaf and Madison Sanders Events and photography by Erica with Anecdotally Yours

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