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A FiftyFlowers Fall Wedding

written by Marina Strong September 29, 2017

I can’t believe tomorrow is my one year wedding anniversary! I’m not really sure where this past year has gone, but it’s been amazing to be a wife to my best friend. Corny I know, but it’s true. 🙂 Our wedding day was truly a labor of love, we did so many DIY projects, but it was totally worth it and was so cool to see it all come together in the end and to get to celebrate with our friends and family.

Some of our major DIY projects included building our wedding tables and doing the flowers. My husband is a contractor and I work for FiftyFlowers so it was nice to incorporate what we do into our wedding day. And having help from family and friends was a must and we were so grateful for everything they did. Like my wonderful MIL, who went to garage sales and thrift stores to source all our mismatched vintage-style plates, and the amazing Lori Dyer who made all of our birch bark vases.

The Details:

Date: Sept. 30th, 2016

Location: Camarillo Ranch in Camarillo, CA

Day of Coordinator: Simply S Events

Photographer: Barbara Alessandra Photography

Dress: Maggie Sottero from Panache Bridal Santa Barbara

Hair & Makeup: Savannah of Simply S Events

Lashes: Natalie Darling of Darling Artistry

Men’s Suits: Men’s Warehouse



Ceremony Music:

Groom’s Entrance: Star Trek Opening
Wedding Party: I Met A Girl – William Michael Morgan
Bride’s Entrance: A Thousand Years – The Piano Guys
Bride & Groom Exit: Top of The World – Tim McGraw


Reception Details:

Caterer: Wood Ranch

Flowers: FiftyFlowers.com of course! Check out my Flower Story here to learn more about the flowers.

Birch Bark Vases: Made by the amazing Lori Dyer! See how you can create your own here!

Wood Tables: Danny, my husband, and I sourced the wood from a farms in Idaho, where we live now, and he cleaned and sanded each piece and then built and stained every table! Some of the wood from there tables is now a wall in our bedroom!

The Bouquet Bar and the Whiskey Bar were in lieu of a bouquet and garter toss and to let everyone enjoy some of the things we love!


First Dance: I Don’t Dance – Lee Brice
Father/Daughter Dance: I Loved Her First – Heartland
Step-Father/Daughter Dance: Stealing Cinderella – Chuck Wicks
Mother/Son Dance: Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd

DJ: Mike Rodriguez
Band: Cooper & Queen

Thanks for sharing this adventure with me! To our engaged Brides, remember to enjoy the journey. It’s such a fun process and in the end, no matter what goes wrong, cause there will be things that do, it will be one of the best days of your life! 🙂 Cheers!