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Preserved Flower Shadow Box – Photo Credit to Sue B Photography

Dusty Miller

Dusty Miller is a white plant which looks like it has a dusting of snow on its leaves, hence the name Dusty Miller. Dusty miller is native to the Mediterranean coast.  Some varieties of Dusty Miller, have tiny yellow flowers that bloom from it stems, but the flowers are not considered show worthy.  The real star is the plant itself.  This attractive plant is long lasting and drought resistant.  It will leave your garden bed gorgeous all summer long.  It can handle the heat, but it prefers the shade that the afternoon brings.  There are many varieties of dusty miller. Here are a few of the more well-known varieties.

 

  1. The first is “Silver Dust”. It has silvery white foliage with a finely trimmed edge, as its name implies. It grows 12 to 18 inches tall. Silver Dust is often planted with annuals in containers and flowerbeds, making the color contrast striking.

 

  1. The second, is “Silver Lace”. It has decoratively cut, lace-like leaves. It does not grow as tall as other forms of Dusty Miller. It grows only 6 to 8 inches tall. “Silver Lace” is the most delicate-looking of common dusty millers.

 

3. The third, is Cirrus. Unlike its counterparts, Cirrus has less finely cut leaves.  Its dusty covered                    leaves are a bigger and bolder.  They are used in garden beds as ground coverage.  They only grow between 6 to 8 inches tall.

 

Dusty Miller is a beautiful foliage that is used in wedding bouquets and centerpieces.  It gives the bouquets a very soft, romantic look.

Congratulations Erin & Daniel!!

Best wishes, Erin and Daniel, for a wonderful life together!  It was a pleasure working with you!

Ceremony Location: Incarnation Church – Mantua, New Jersey

Reception Location – Hotel Monaco – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Photographer – JPG Photography

Take a look at some of the photos we captured during the wedding setup…This place is GORGEOUS!  Erin and Daniel picked some really great centerpieces to tie everything together for their special day!

 

At the Incarnation Church, we draped sheer fabric down the aisle.  The ends of the pews were accented with tall cylinder vases with pillar candles and petals.

At the Incarnation Church, we draped sheer fabric down the aisle. The ends of the pews were accented with tall cylinder vases with pillar candles and petals.

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Blush and white blooms were scattered down the cake.

Blush and white blooms were scattered down the cake.

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This centerpiece was created in a low mercury bowl - filled with blush and white blooms with cool gray foliage to accent.

This centerpiece was created in a low mercury bowl – filled with blush and white blooms with cool gray foliage to accent.

Half of the centerpieces included silver lanterns and small mercury vases with loose blooms in blush pink and white.  Erin loves dahlias, hydrangea and other seasonal blooms.

Half of the centerpieces included silver lanterns and small mercury vases with loose blooms in blush pink and white. Erin loves dahlias, hydrangea and other seasonal blooms.

The Altar steps were decorated with silver lanterns that were filled with petals and pillar candles.

The Altar steps were decorated with silver lanterns that were filled with petals and pillar candles.