Please meet Miriam Goldberger, the incredibly talented author of Taming Wildflowers, who teaches gardeners how to not only tame wildflowers in the garden, but transform them into stunning floral designs. Below she shares her story of working with one lucky bride-to-be, and unveils the DIY wildflower arrangements that made this a wedding to remember. Thank you, Miriam!
Last summer, I was honored to work with three brides seeking an affordable alternative to traditional wedding flowers. Taming Wildflowers profiles each of these three brides, their wedding styles, and, of course, their flowers. For now though, let me introduce you to Chantelle and her table arrangements.
In July I attended Chantelle’s wedding. I had spent some serious time with her, her sister, and the rest of her bridal party just days before the big day to teach them the basics of wedding flower design. We worked on the bridal bouquet, the bridesmaids’ bouquets, flower girl baskets, and the table arrangements.
A true country girl, Chantelle wanted all of the flowers to be rustic yet classy, vintage and very ‘country’. So we set to work. As a wildflower farmer, I had exactly what she needed to give her table arrangements that something special.
About a week before the wedding, we got together to make a few practice arrangements…