Today we’re featuring the hard work of a blogger, Emily of Zen & Spice, whose wedding we provided flowers for! She told us she was going for a “rustic and vintage” theme to go with their venue, an old home from the 1800’s with a large garden behind it. The event’s main colors were blush, royal blue (by way of the lacy ribbon wrapping many of the vases and jars), and whites, with lots of greens and accents of gold. To create this look, she ordered our Whimsical Garden Rose Sample Pack (opting for the Blush Pink, White, and White Blush varieties), 10 bunches of New Love Baby’s Breath, 10 bunches of Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, and our ultra-customizable 100 Rose and 20 Hydrangea DIY Combo Box (in which she chose white Hydrangeas and Roses, pink Spray Roses, Seeded Eucalyptus, and Plumosa greens). Check out her process and the results below!
From Emily: “One of my favorite parts of the “getting ready” portion of the wedding was our floral party. I had so much fun with a group of my best friends, sister, mom, aunts and Grandma arranging all of our wedding floral! Get ready for a long post, I have so many fun details to share with you. If you or a friend is getting married soon and you’re sticker shocked at the price of wedding floral, consider doing them yourself!”
STEP ONE: TALK WITH AN ON-STAFF FLORIST ABOUT YOUR STYLE
Our first step with FiftyFlowers was to speak with their on-staff florist, Violet (appropriate name, huh?). She was SO amazing– she had me send her photos from my wedding floral Pinterest board and asked about my style. I told her we wanted a light, airy, romantic mood. Like someone plucked a bunch of roses and eucalyptus from a garden and gathered it in a bunch!
STEP TWO: FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH FLORAL/GREENERY YOU’LL NEED
We also told her how many bridesmaids/groomsmen we had, plus dads, grandpas, table settings, and other places we wanted to have flowers such as down the aisle, on the cake, on the bar etc. Violet sent me a flower calculating spreadsheet, which I edited and you can download right here! You basically put in how many arrangements you need, how many flowers you’re ordering, how many go in each arrangement, and it calculates how many you’ll have leftover. This spreadsheet was VITAL to everything we did: both in ordering the flowers and arranging them.
STEP THREE: ORDER YOUR FLORAL AND GREENERY
Our florist suggested the DIY Wedding Pack ($399.99) that came with 100 Ecuadorian roses and 15-20 hydrangeas (colors of your choice!). We chose the white roses, white hydrangeas, the light pink spray roses (they come with the pack as a filler flower), and as our two greenery choices — plumosa and seeded eucalyptus.
Violet also suggested ordering the Whimsical Garden Rose Sample Pack ($89.99) which came with 24 stems of up to four different colors of garden roses— we chose blush pink, white blush, and true white. We also ordered 10 bunches of New Love Babies Breath ($119.99) and 10 bunches of Silver Dollar Eucalyptus ($109.99). So in total, our floral and greenery total came out to $709.96 (with free shipping!). Now, tell me that doesn’t beat any quote you’ve ever seen from a florist!
Head over to Zen & Spice to read more about the preparation and flora arranging party that Emily put together!