Floral Design By: Team effort (mostly MOH) Location: Chicago, IL Date: September 9th, 2017
Wholesale flowers ordered: Hot Raspberry Alstroemeria (10 bunches), White Tulips (20 stems), Cranberry Dust Hybrid Lily (5 bunches), Classic Wedding Greenery Combo Box (small pack), Sweet Akito Sweetheart Roses (150 stems), Soft Pink Carnations (100 stems) Strawberry Blossom Scabiosa (50 stems), Burgundy Berry Dahlia (40 stems), Red Hanging Amaranthus (8 bunches), and Protea Fresh Tropical (20 stems).
What they created: 1 bridal bouquet, 5 bridesmaids’ bouquets, 5 boutonnieres, and 8 centerpieces and 1 other!
Scroll on for some gorgeous shots of the event, courtesy of White Quill Creative!
From Samantha: “I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted our wedding flowers to look like, and a pretty good idea that it wasn’t in our budget if we didn’t DIY. My MOH bought her flowers from FiftyFlowers, and they were amazing, so I never really looked anywhere else. I ended up way over-ordering, but I’d rather have extra than not enough. Everything about the process was great – the website, ordering*, customer service, delivery, and the actual flowers. I couldn’t have been happier with the quality. FiftyFlowers makes GETTING your flowers easy, but real talk: DOING your own flowers takes some work. It took my husband and I an hour or so to unpack them the day they were delivered. I spent a few hours centerpieces the night before the rehearsal. The day of the rehearsal dinner, I was standing in a sea of flowers, trying to wrangle them into centerpieces and bouquets and getting ready to cry because I realized I should have started much much much earlier. My MOH and her husband came over and saved the day – she made our amazing bouquets that I still can’t believe were real, and he was my grandma’s personal assistant on centerpiece duty. If I didn’t have my personal fairy flower godmother, this would be a totally different story. Watch some YouTube videos and practice a few times before your wedding! Make sure you have lots of extra hands to help you, and however long you think it’ll take, double that. I’m so happy with how they turned out and I’d order from FiftyFlowers a million times over! *We ended up with half orange and white lilies vs. all dark pink, which initially made me panic, but we made it work. Also, the tulips were pink vs. white. Everything turned out fine, and they were beautiful, it just wasn’t exactly what we ordered.”
To see Samantha’s flower ratings, comments about her flowers, and even more beautiful photos, click here!