Today we’re highlighting the beautiful work of our third place winner of the 2015 Win Your Wedding Flowers contest! Check out what Kelsie put together with the help of her mother:
Bride: Kelsie Location: Bannister, MI Date: October 2nd, 2015
Wholesale Flowers Ordered: Burgundy Dahlia Flower (30 stems), Ivory White Hydrangea (25 stems), White Blush Garden Roses (24 stems), El Aleli Peach Flowers (60 stems), Eucalyptus DIY Greenery Box (Large Pack).
Note: Kelsie also ordered Peachy Cream Carnation Flowers, which are now out of production. These could be substituted for Pinky Peach Carnations to achieve a similar look!
What She Made: 1 Bridal Bouquet, 4 Bridesmaids’ Bouquets, 1 Boutonniere, and 25 Centerpieces, and 5 Other Arrangements!
Check out the lovely photos captured by Emily Jane Photography:
“I’m not really sure where I got the idea to DIY my wedding flowers, but from the start of wedding planning it was the only option I considered – and I am SO glad I did! Although it was a large project, way beyond my expertise, and very overwhelming at times, it went unbelievably well. The flowers were absolutely beautiful, and guests kept asking who did our flowers – so that felt great! I explored pretty much every DIY flower ordering option I could find out there, and no company came close to what FiftyFlowers could offer me. I wanted some more unique flowers/colors, and they had that. Their free shipping is amazing as well! For the most part, I did a lot of the research on my own, but when I did have questions, their customer service was great. I also loved the confirmation emails, texts and phone calls! As a stressed bride, it was great to know exactly where all the flowers were and when. As far as flower care, I did everything myself. LOTS of buckets! When it came time to assemble the bouquets, I called in my mom for help.
“We started at 9 am, and finished at 1 pm the day before the wedding. In this time we finished 4 bridesmaids bouquets, 1 mini bouquet for my niece – the mini bridesmaid 🙂 – a bridal bouquet, and one test bouquet (first one was not what I was envisioning…it definitely took some playing and testing!). When it was time to head to the venue, we loaded up our freshly assembled bouqs, and many many buckets into the car (you’ll definitely need a van or SUV for this part!). Since my centerpieces were just painted mason jars filled with flowers, we decided to assemble them all at the venue. Way easier than transporting 25 jars filled with flowers and water! We finished all the centerpieces in about 1.5 hours, for the most part it was just us two working together. We had wanted to make boutonnieres, but time did not allow, and I was totally ok with that. I think it worked with our theme, and let’s be honest – boutonnieres are pretty annoying to keep on anyway! We made one for my grandma who specifically requested she have one…and then she didn’t put it on until about halfway into the reception (go figure!). Overall, my experience with FiftyFlowers was great! I cannot say enough good things about them, or DIYing your wedding flowers. I am a wedding photographer, and I now suggest it to all my brides! If I could do it again, I definitely would. Thank you FiftyFlowers for allowing me to make my wedding even more memorable!”
To see Kelsie’s flower ratings, comments about select flowers, and even more fabulous photos, Click Here!
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