Bride: Stephanie Location: Brooklyn, NY Date: December 31st, 2017
Here’s what the beautiful couple ordered to create these lush winter arrangements: Crimson Rust Gerrondo Gerbera Daisies (80 stems), Red Ranunculus (100 stems), Burgundy Wine Ranunculus (100 stems), and Blackberry Malima Scabiosa (100 stems). They also ordered Burgundy Berry Dahlia Flower (80 stems), Dahlia Burgundy Black Flower (80 stems), Burgundy Snapdragons (100 stems), Burgundy Moonlight Carnations, and Purpleberry Carnations (100 stems). For added lush and texture they used Italian Ruscus Greenery (20 bunches), Thistle Blue Flower (100 stems), Seeded Eucalyptus Greenery (10 bunches), Red Hanging Amaranthus Fresh Autumn Greens (15 bunches), and Salal and Ruscus Greens Garland (5 foot).
What they created: 2 bridal bouquets, 5 bridesmaids’ bouquets, 5 boutonnieres, 4 corsages 18 centerpieces, and 8 other arrangements!
Scroll on for some beautiful shots of the event from Hallie Kohler Photography, an interview with Stephanie, and the full vendor list!
Q: Do you have any advice for a bride-to-be who is interested in DIYing their wedding flowers?
A: Make sure you have ample space to process and put the flowers together. I also recommend practicing beforehand how to make a hand-tied bouquet. It took a few tries for me to get a hang of making the bridesmaids bouquets. If you have a team of helpers, it really is possible to DIY your flowers. We had a 160 person wedding and were able to process the flowers with a small team (3-5 people), and then arrange with a larger team (10) the day before. Make sure everyone has a job and for those who may not have an eye for flower arranging, show them an example of what you’re looking for. I would suggest making one example of each type of arrangement, which makes it easier for everyone (including yourself) so people won’t have tons of questions and they feel empowered to be helpful even if they aren’t experienced in flower arranging. This was an incredible help as well, but my wife’s Aunt Patty is a professional florist so having her around was a godsend. She did our incredible bridal bouquets that were stunning.
Q: Anything else you’d love to share about your wedding day?
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