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Wedding Flowers and Temple Landscaping

Posted Jun 07 2010 10:58am

My brother got married last weekend at the LDS temple in Richland, WA, and of course I took some pictures of the flowers and landscaping around the temple. The roses were in full bloom and were breathtaking!

The landscaping made good use of large masses of plants. I'm not sure which rose this is. The flowers look too big to be 'Bonica' and too full to be 'The Fairy'. Maybe they're J&P 'Pink Simplicity' or something.

Isn't this a lovely scene? Especially for us pink lovers! There was a high wind advisory in effect, and several rain storms passed through in the days before and after the wedding. But were lucky to have sunny, calm weather for photos after the wedding.

I was fascinated with the evening light filtering through these hardy geraniums. They looked magical.

Right now this area is mostly green, but the curving swathe of daylilies will erupt into bloom soon.

This rose is my mom's favorite color. My husband gets a kick from pointing that out whenever we come across some especially vivid hot pink.

The temple had plenty of my favorite shrub: 'Otto Luyken' laurels. What good taste the designers had!

We brought a few of our own flowers to the temple, including this giant fake one in my daughter's hair. You can see the deep blue-violet of 'May Night' salvia and vivid hot pink of 'Knockout' roses in the background.

The wedding colors were orange, aqua and white. The deep orange roses and white peonies in the bridal bouquet were lovely.

I think this photo turned out really cool. Look at that gorgeous sky and white clouds behind the steeple. The temple is such a beautiful place.

And here's the happy couple right after the wedding. Congratulations, you two!
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