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A FiftyFlowers Fall Wedding

Marina Strong (Bride) Camarillo, CA
Full disclosure, I work at FiftyFlowers, and have for over 6 years, so DIYing my flowers was definitely something I had planned on doing for a while, especially since I wanted a lot of flowers! Keep in mind, I wouldn’t recommend this amount of flowers for most DIY Brides, but since I knew what I was getting myself into and had lots of help I knew we could pull it off. My flowers were delivered 3 days before my wedding, the same day we were getting into town, but thankfully I had the best MOH, who received and started processing all 15 or so boxes. It took a lot of buckets for all these flowers, I honestly couldn’t even tell you how many because we ran out and then had to use trash ... cans, coolers, whatever we could find that would hold water and flowers. Haha. We let the flowers hydrate overnight and then the next evening we had a lil flower arranging party to make all the centerpieces. I had help from my bridesmaids, my mom, mother-in-law and some of my new sisters-in-law and it was so much fun just getting to play with flowers. We set aside some flowers for the bouquets and bouts, since we were going to wait to make those the day before, but then I let them do whatever they wanted since we were having long feasting tables (made by my husband) and I wanted non-matching arrangements placed down the centers of the tables. The centerpieces all went in perfectly rustic birch bark wrapped cans made by one of our amazing customers, Lori Dyer…Lori, I can’t thank you enough! (Search her name in our flower stories to see the amazing weddings she’s done with our flowers!) Violet, our resident wedding flower planner, and a friend I am glad to have, created all our bouquets and boutonnieres the day before the wedding. This gave me some time to relax and go to our rehearsal dinner. You don’t have to do it all when you DIY, just do what you feel comfortable with! All the leftover flowers went to the Bouquet Bar. I have never liked the tradition of the bouquet and garter toss, so the bouquet bar was my way of sharing my job and what I love with our guests. It was a huge hit, especially with the kids, but anyone who wanted could create a lil bouquet to keep or give to someone special. We had a Whisky Bar for my husband. That was a huge hit with the adults. Haha. Our wedding day was truly one of the best days of my life, being surrounded with all our friends and family and all the flowers I could have ever imagined! Show more
Flowers by Me & Friends

Arrangements Made

  • 46
    All
  • 7
    Boutonnieres
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 3
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 31
    Centerpieces
  • 0
    Corsages
  • 4
    Other

Flowers Used for Marina Strong's Arrangements

Used for: Centerpieces

I love how these hung down the sides of the centerpieces

Used for: Bridal Bouquet, Centerpieces

I love these - I had one in my bouquet and the rest just scattered on the tables

Purpleberry Petite Rose ( Small Pack )

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets

My favorite spray roses

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets

Love the feathery texture

Creamy Pink Spray Roses ( Medium Pack )

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Boutonnieres

I can't get enough of spray roses they are just so cute

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Boutonnieres

This is one of my favorite fillers!

Whimsical Garden Rose Sample Pack ( Whimsical Sample Pack )

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets

You can't go wrong with an assortment of garden roses

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Other

A perfect compliment to some of my darker blooms

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets

I love lisianthus and this color is perfection

Succulents Assorted Package ( 20 Succulents 5 cm )

Used for: Centerpieces

a must have

Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Garland ( 15 Foot Greens Garland )

Used for: Other

My garland wasn't very lush so we had to add more greenery to it but we are working with our farms to make sure that isn't an issue for anyone else

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Boutonnieres

Insane - these might have been my favorite!

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridesmaid's Bouquets

The farm only had the lacy leaf kale which isn't my favorite but still a cool statement flower

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets

Dahlias can be finicky but these were flawless!

Sahara Cream Rose ( 75 Roses )

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets

a gorgeous cream color

Choose Your Own Eucalyptus Greenery Pack ( Large Pack or 20 Bunches )

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Bridal Bouquet, Boutonnieres, Other

Perfect for everything

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Boutonnieres

layers and layers of petals in an amazing color

Orange Pin Cushion Flower ( 20 Protea Stems )

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet

So much texture and so fun

Chocolate Lace Flower ( 10 bunches )

Used for: Centerpieces

Perfect for Fall

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Boutonnieres, Other

Such a cool color

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Other

I love this green but it is messy to work with

Thistle Blue Flower ( 10 bunches or 100 stems )

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets

a perfect pop of something blue

Bupleurum Flowering Greenery ( 7 bunches or 70 stems )

Used for: Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Bridal Bouquet, Centerpieces

I love the tiny yellow blooms on this wild greenery

Vendors

Barbara Alessandra Photography
Panache - Maggie Sottero
Wood Ranch
Simply S Events
Men's Warehouse
DJ: Mike Rodriguez - Band: Cooper & Queen