Bride: Jennifer Location: Grand Rapids, MI Date: March 30th, 2018
Wholesale flowers ordered: Thistle Blue Flower (50 stems), Burgundy Berry Dahlia Flower (40 stems), Amnesia Lavender Novelty Rose (75 Roses), Burgundy Designer Hypericum Berries (5 Bunches), Pinky Lavender Wholesale Astrantia (40 Stems) and Choose Your Own Eucalyptus Greenery Pack (10 Bunches).
What they created: 1 bridal bouquet, 5 bridesmaids’ bouquets, 10 boutonnieres, 19 centerpieces, and 1 other arrangement!
Scroll on for some beautiful photos of the event, courtesy of Elaine Gray Photography and an interview with the bride!
Q: What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?
A: During our ceremony when our Officiant (who is a long-time friend of mine) told us to pause and look around at all of our guests. Taking that moment to sweep the room and see all of the people we love the most there to support and celebrate with us was amazing!
Q: What attracted you to your theme/color palette?
A: We didn’t have a specific theme, but with our funky industrial-meets-vintage venue we were going for a “coordinated but not perfectly matchy-matchy” look. We also wanted everyone in our wedding party to feel great in what they were wearing, which helped drive the color palette. The groomsmen all wore their own suits, shirts, and shoes, and we gifted them their ties. The bridesmaids and I collaborated on who would wear what color, and once the colors were selected, I gave them free reign to choose what dress flattered them best.
Q: What do you wish you would have known prior to DIYing your wedding flowers?
A: I worked at a florist part-time in college, and have been DIYing wedding flowers for friends and family for many years, so luckily I have a good system down at this point!
Q: Do you have any advice for a bride-to-be who is interested in DIYing their wedding flowers?
A: When choosing your flowers, focus more on the colors and textures than the actual types of flowers. You really don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to have beautiful wedding flowers, I spent less than $800!
Q: Is there anything you would have done differently?
A: I wouldn’t have changed a thing, it was perfect!
Q: Anything else you’d love to share about your wedding day?
A: We only had a 5-month engagement and I wouldn’t have done it any other way. It gave us enough time to plan and include everything we wanted but saved us from being bogged down and overwhelmed by too many choices due to the shortened timeline. Our guests shared with us that it was one of the most fun, heartfelt and personal weddings they’ve been to, and that was exactly what we had hoped it would be!