We’re featuring one of our very own team members- Suzanne! Suzanne works in our Quito, Ecuador office as a customer care rep. Although she currently resides in Quito, she and her now-husband said I Do in her hometown of England.
Suzanne and Marcelo combined their causal and rustic vibes with personalized details like DIYing their wedding flowers and making their very own marmalade for their wedding favors.
“Working at FiftyFlowers.com inspired me to do my own flowers, and I’m so glad I decided to do them myself. It was my first time arranging flowers, and I was really pleased with how they came out. It’s really nice to be able to look back at the wedding pictures and feel proud of what I created. I was also surprised at how easy it can be!”
Suzanne watched a ton of tutorials on arranging flowers and also took advantage of our free, flower consultations to prepare for her DIY project.
The couple had an outdoor ceremony with a beautiful rustic, romantic setting surrounded by landscaped gardens. As for the reception, the intimate celebration was held in a shabby chic setting and the decor was kept simple.
Read on to see what she created with the help of her friends and family!
Here’s what they created:
- 1 bridal bouquet
- 3 bridesmaids bouquets
- 6 boutonnieres
- 10 centerpieces
- 14 ceremony chair decorations
- several bud vases
- cake decor
- 1 table runner
Her wholesale flower order is as follows:
- 30 stems of peach roses
- 20 stems of white asters
- 25 stems of hypericum berries
- 30 stems of white spray roses
- 15 stems of peach stock
- 7 bunches of silver dollar eucalyptus
- 15 stems of orange gerberas
- 30 stems of cream roses
- 15 stems of mini orange gerberas
- 40 stems of white ranunculus
- 15 stems of peach gerberas
- 5 bunches of Italian ruscus
- 15 stems of peach mini gerberas
1. DIY Bridal Bouquet
The DIY bride designed her very own bouquet made up of both mini and standard gerber daisies, roses, asters and stock. To keep thing full and voluminous, the bride also used silver dollar eucalyptus and Italian Ruscus.
2. The Groom’s Boutonniere
The groom’s boutonniere was simple, yet elegant with two spray roses, a sprig of asters and a sprig of Italian Ruscus.
3. Ceremony Chair Decor
Every other chair was decorated with a sprig of silver dollar eucalyptus, hypericum berries and spray roses.
4. Hand-Tied Bridesmaid Bouquets
The bridesmaids wore sage green dresses and held a bouquet very similar to the bride!
4. Bridal Party Table
The bridal party table had two arrangements on either side of the table. Each rustic arrangement was made up of gerbera daisies, stock, roses and asters. In between these centerpieces, the bride created her own table runner using Italian Ruscus.
5. Rustic Wedding Centerpieces
The tablescape was simple with white table linens and napkins. To add some contrast, the bride used fresh, peach and ivory flowers in galvanized buckets.
6. Naked Wedding Cake
This lovely rustic wedding cake was embellished with Peruvian lilies (also known as alstroemeria), mini gerbera daisies, silver dollar eucalyptus and a few stems of roses.