On October, 13th, 2018 Michelle and Andi said their “I do’s” in a beautiful mansion in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. The Alverthorpe Manor is an art deco-inspired mansion built in the 1900’s. This history-rich venue and its beautiful outdoor pavilion provided the perfect setting for the couple’s special event.
The wedding flowers were an absolute dream, with a stunning color palette of shades of deep red and green, creamy ivory, and a hint of blue; consisting of unique flowers like protea and Cotinus Smoked Bush greenery. The DIY bride did her own research using some of FiftyFlowers’ resources, and also practiced prior to ordering her flowers. “The Flower Stories with other brides sharing their process definitely helped build up my confidence again and helped me come up with a game plan,” stated Michelle.
With the help of the bride’s bridesmaids (and wine), they began making the floral arrangements. “We made a party of it with music and wine (the centerpieces started looking better as the night went on), and had a great time bonding in the process,” Michelle said.
The bridesmaid bouquets resembled the bride’s bouquet, made up of roses, ranunculus, hanging amaranthus, thistle and a mixture of greenery. “I could tell that my bridesmaids were nervous going in, but I had prepped recipes for them to follow and made an example centerpiece for them to copy,” said Michelle.
Keep reading to see what the bride ordered and images from their wedding, photographed by J & J Studio.
Flowers She Ordered:
- 100 stems of burgundy carnations
- 50 stems of blue thistle
- 50 stems of Black Bacarra Red Roses
- 60 stems (6 bunches) of creamy white spray roses
- 50 stems (5 bunches) of red hanging amaranthus
- 24 stems of creamy ivory peony roses
- 75 stems of Quicksand Cream Roses
- Extra large pack of eucalyptus wedding DIY greenery box
- 50 stems (5 bunches) of Cotinus Smoke Bush
- 20 stems of Latifolia Protea
- 50 stems of red ranunculus
What She Created:
- 1 bridal bouquet
- 4 bridesmaid bouquets
- 13 boutonnieres
- 15 centerpieces
- 1 other