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Plant friends, I am so excited to finally bring you this planty wedding series, after almost two years of waiting! This month, I’m bringing you the Botanically Inspired Wedding Series on Bloom and Grow Radio, where we explore all aspects and intersections of weddings and plants. We have something for everyone in this series whether you love to DIY, are curious about the floral industry and how to make a great bouquet, or just really fun ways to incorporate houseplants into your wedding in unique exciting ways! In this first episode of the series, we share DIY projects that stretch a dollar, because all three projects we discuss can be repurposed in your home to live on forever! Let's get DIY-ing!


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In this episode we learn:

  • [00:20] Introducing the Planty Wedding Series
  • [05:45] What to expect from this episode!
  • [07:13] Introducing Marianne
  • [08:10] How to use your wedding arbor during and after your wedding
  • [10:19] DIY wedding copper arbor level of difficulty
  • [12:05] How to customize your own wedding arbor
  • [14:30] Putting the arbor in place on your wedding day
  • [15:20] How to place flowers on your wedding arbor
  • [17:53] Where to get the plantiest gifts this holiday season!
  • [20:03] The planty home collection of your dreams
  • [22:09] The best filler flowers and star flowers for your wedding arbor
  • [25:56] Cheaper alternatives for copper pipes
  • [27:49] How to transition your wedding arbor into the garden
  • [32:30] The idea behind Maria’s wedding green wall
  • [34:41] How to add hanging planters to your green wall
  • [36:01] One of Maria’s favorite parts in their wedding!
  • [38:09] How to make sure your guests take home your wedding favors
  • [39:22] Where Maria sourced their 100 hoya hearts
  • [41:01] Maria’s tips for sourcing terracotta pots for your wedding
  • [42:14] What to expect when adding houseplants to your wedding
  • [45:58] Maria’s word to the wise for those looking at DIY wedding ideas
  • [47:36] Bonus DIY wedding tips and ideas!
  • [50:16] Planty Wedding Series next episodes!

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