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Recently I had the amazing privileged of arranging the flowers for my friend’s wedding. I love arranging flowers for weddings, but it’s even better when it’s for people I know and love.
This post won’t contain too many words. I know you want to see some pictures of the finished results, so here they are. And my friend had an amazing alternative to the traditional wedding bouquet toss. So if that’s something you dread, but still kind of want to do because it’s tradition (or because it’s expected of you), or if you are look for a way to shake things up. Check it out. (It’s so what I’m doing.)
All I will tell you is the flowers we used to create the look. We used this incredible site called *Fifty Flowers. To anyone who is looking to DIY their wedding/event flowers, or have someone else arrange them, I suggest going here. They are amazing. The staff is so friendly and wonderful to work with. The flowers are gorgeous and beautiful to use. Everything arrived exactly when they said it would. I 100% go to them every time. That is how much I love them.
These are the flowers we used from them:
- 2 *Pink Make Your Own Flower Centerpieces Combo Box
- 1 White *Make Your Own Flower Centerpieces Combo Box
- 1 *Royal Blue Textured Filler Flower Pack
- 1 *Soft Blue Designer Tweedia Flower
- And here are the ribbons and floral pins I used
- To wrap the bouquets 2 * Sparkly Gold Ribbon
- *1 Box of Floral Pins
- *Paper Dollies for a pretty touch
So with all of these we made 1 bridal bouquet, 1 bridal bouquet to toss, 1 groom boutonniere, 6 bride’s maids bouquets, 8 men boutonnieres (2 for the father’s and 6 for the groom’s men), 2 mother boutonnieres, 22 wine/beer bottle centerpieces, 12 milk bottle centerpieces, 2 large centerpieces that sat on columns at the start of the aisle, leaves and flowers to go around the cake stand, guest sign in table, and photo booth table, and the extras we sprinkled around tables and window ledges.
It’s not super glamorous, but that is life. I know so many blogs and social media accounts would have used a white background and covered everything in a pretty material. However, I’m here to show you what reality looks like. And some times, it looks like my cold dark unfinished basement. Yes, it is an eye soar, so if it really bothers you, look away.
This is how I kept those flowers alive for a couple days. I put them in the unfinished basement, and used rubber maid tubs filled with water. It was also nice because there is a utility sink down there, so I used that to cut all the stems. This is day one. I only needed three rubber maid bins and a couple extra vases and buckets. As the flowers opened up however, I expanded to a total of five rubber maid bins and a few more vases. That just let all the little flowers have enough room and water to breathe.
So this is what you get in the *Royal Blue Textured Filler Flower Pack. There are more blue flowers, you just can’t see them in this photo. What I loved about them is the vibrancy of the blues. They show up amazing in photos. So if you are looking for a pop of blue for your pictures to stand out, I recommend these. I don’t have a picture of the *Soft Blue Designer Tweedia Flowers, but they look exactly like the picture on the site. So check those out.
Here are the what the light pink roses look like from *Make Your Own Flower Centerpieces Combo Box. They do open out more, this is just a day one photo. And they look so beautiful. I cannot tell you how happy I am with all of these flowers.
So here is the bride’s bouquet (at its shows the Tweedia). And again the blues look amazing in photos. She wanted mostly pink with accents of blue.
The brides maids’ bouquets were mostly pink with some white. (And as you can see, the pink roses are opened up more here.)
Here are the grooms’ men’s boutonnieres. She wanted them to match the bride’s maids.
And here is the groom’s. She wanted it to match her bouquet.