Thursday, July 30, 2009

succulent wedding placecard

Real Wedding Detail: Succulent Placecard & Favor

The bride loved succulents (as do I!) and so I suggested we use mini succulents potted in aged terracotta to function as both the place card and as guest favors.

I found mini succulents at Seaside Gardens. Mini terracotta pots were purchased in downtown LA.

The Wednesday before we transplanted all 200 plants into aged terracotta pots (the pots were dipped in yogurt about a month before the wedding).

We used about 10 different types. If you do transplant, make sure to water them three times that first day and then once every following day. It sounds like a lot of water for succulents, but they need it when they’re this small.

Top photo via Martha Stewart Weddings