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DIY Wedding Flowers From Your Backyard


Weddings are expensive!  Save some money and get a creative friend to make your bouquets for your big day.  (You can use this tutorial.)  Here’s some inspiration to get you going.  All of these bouquets were make with flowers literally sourced from my or my mothers backyard.

Spring Weddings

Peonies, lupins, and yarrow are the stars of these backyard bouquets.  Ferns and hostas can also provide some greenery.

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Summer Weddings

Lucky you, you have your pick of flowers!  Delphiniums and monks hood are readily available for blue & purple themed weddings.  Lilies are in full bloom and come in practically every colour.  If you’re in a rural location, many wildflowers are in full bloom and can make beautiful additions to your bouquets.

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This style of bouquet isn’t currently popular, but consider it for your bridesmaids if you have lots of delphiniums available to you.  It’s also easier to make than round bouquets.

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Fall Weddings

Zinnias, Sedum, and Coneflowers all make for beautiful bouquets.  You can also snag some dill or peppers from the garden for an unusual twist.  Dried out greenery or small flowers add an interest texture.  You can still find lots of lazy susans and goldenrod if you’re in a rural area and looking in ditches for extra flowers.


wedding flowers

wedding flowers

If you live in a warmer climate than I do, you will have many more flowers available to you.  (I’m in zone 3A, so we only have flowers from late May (if we’re lucky) to late September.)

Winter brides, don’t fret.  Though the weather outside is frightful, you can always pick up beautiful roses at Costco or Safeway.  Many other grocery stores have flowers all year, but in our area those two stores tend to have the best quality.

Inspired yet?  Check out my wedding flowers tutorial for how to make your own.  Happy wedding planning!

Kristen Raney

Kristen Raney

Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots.  She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden.  She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.

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Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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