May 18th, 2016

Garden Shop Wedding Gift Ideas

Garden Shop Wedding Ideas lantern with succulents 1000 best

Take a whitewashed tin lantern with a vintage vibe. Fill it with tender succulents for your bridesmaids to carry down the aisle. And afterward, it will overflow with shared memories of your special day. The lifelike succulents come in a collection of shapes, sizes, and colors to compliment any wedding theme.   Lantern $28.95; artificial succulents $4.50 – $7.50 each

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue — if there is  a summer wedding on your calendar, there’s sure to be something for you in the Garden Shop at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden! Whether you are throwing a party, tossing the bouquet or showering the happy couple with flower petals and good wishes, you’ll love our fresh take on wedding traditions. We hope you get inspired by our wedding gift ideas.

Garden Shop Wedding Ideas Holly Yashi collage 1000

Honor your bridesmaids with the artistry of Holly Yashi jewelry. Each unique piece captures the splendor of nature’s patterns in a radiant play of light and shadow. Choose from a collection of pendants, earrings and bracelets, crafted in subtle shades of sand and blush or a rich palette of peacock hues, and delight each of your friends (or your mom) with your own interpretation of her special style. Necklace $180; matching earrings $38; matching bracelet $180; pendant $115; matching earrings $38

More Wedding Gift Ideas

Garden Shop Wedding Ideas Charlie Harper glasses 1000

American illustrator Charley Harper distills Mother Nature’s imagery into abstract shapes, patterns and bold, flat planes of color. Wild birds, interpreted in Harper’s iconic mid-century style, decorate this whimsical glass wear, giving it a retro feel that is both classic and contemporary. Perfect for dinner outdoors, the grouping includes tumblers, shot glasses and a set of three lidded canning jars. Start a collection for the happy couple.  20 oz. glass, $10 each; other styles and sizes available


Garden Shop Wedding Ideas Omo vases 1000

Introduce the newlyweds to Koza, Diva and Omo, individual pieces in a handcrafted collection of contemporary ceramic pots and vessels. Graceful in their simplicity, each one is hand thrown and incised with stark graphics borrowed from nature’s geometry. Matte glazes give them the raw look and feel of unfired clay. In shapes and sizes to grace a single stem or a cluster of wildflowers, you can give them one at a time or splurge on a set of two or three.  Prices range from $15.95 – $31.95


Irish Thorn necklace 1000

Pearls are a classic compliment to the alabaster gown of a radiant bride. Make your look memorable with Irish Thorn, a freshwater strand that will highlight both you and your dress with an enchanting cadence of delicate luster. Pair the necklace with matching earrings for your big day and you’ll wear them on special occasions for the rest of your life. Earrings $35; necklace $215


placemats, wine tote and glasses 1000

“Lady Fern” by California realist painter Alexis America graces a set of four botanical place mats and matching coasters. Give a wedding gift that translates the cool shade of a tranquil landscape into casual dining elegance. Thick and sturdy with cork backing and a water resistant finish, they wipe clean with a damp cloth. Set of four 4-inch square coasters, $10.95; set of four (11.5 x 15.75 inch) place mats $42.95. Form follows function in this Soleil Picnic Plus wine tote. Made of natural cork with highlights of metallic gold, the tote holds two bottles, each snug in its own compartment and secured by twin side zippers. Fill the shapely silhouette with a couple of bottles of your favorite vintage and give the gift of good taste and a good time. (17 inches tall x 10.5 inches wide) $33.95. A pair of coy dragonflies flits and flirts, hovering around your favorite beverage while you drink a toast to your new life together. Etched in delicate crystal that catches the light with subtle contrasts, the pattern is available in stemmed wine glasses, shot glasses and tumblers. Stemmed glasses are $9.95 each (other sizes and styles available including fluted champagne glass, stemless wine goblet, tumbler, shot glass and matching ice bucket).


succulents and lantern staged 1000

Have your heart set on the romance of a rustic wedding? Create your own vintage vibe with decor from the Garden Shop, where you’ll discover a trove of distressed wood, aged tin, cork, bark and mercury glass props. Mini succulents $2.75 each (also available for special order in large quantities); 25 inch square wooden lantern $65; faux pillar candle $45; round cork container $14.95; round pottery container $15; small mercury glass container $4.95, large mercury glass container $18.95. Enjoy these and other wedding gift ideas in the Garden Shop.

Volunteer Susan Higgins writes about what she learns and loves in the Garden.

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