A Touch Of Tiki Wedding

Melinda Banks (Bride) ATLANTA, GA
We thought it would be super fun and set the casual tone if we decided to have a tiki party for our wedding! Obviously, we weren't having a real luau, but we wanted to set the vibe of a casual party. I had lots of Hawaiian/Aloha touches as a way to honor our engagement and trip of a lifetime to Hawaii. We invited guests to wear Aloha shirts and decorated with pineapples and tropical flowers. The groom had a fun play on an Aloha shirt for his attire and I went with a retro glamour vibe. The flowers were really important to me and that's why my crazy obsessive self DIY-ed them. I knew what I wanted would have been out of the budget with a florist. I spent a fraction of what a florist would have ... charged me to buy all of the flowers and all the supplies, including vases and other floral supplies. I did pay a florist for a consultation to help me decide which flowers would bring my vision about the best way within my budget, and I definitely got some great deals in ordering the flowers I needed the most of from Fifty Flowers! The care instructions were spot on and I was notified each and every time flowers were delivered - they came separately from different growers. I made 10 centerpieces, my bridal bouquet, a bridesmaid bouquet, and various hair combs, corsages, boutonnieres, and bud vases. They were exactly what I wanted and my family got to enjoy them after the wedding was over. Show more
Flowers by Melinda Banks

Arrangements Made

  • 17
  • 0
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 1
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 10
  • 3
  • 2

Flowers Used for Melinda Banks's Arrangements

Cabbage Antique Pink Garden Roses up close
Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets

These flowers are specifically why I placed my order and I was so disappointed with them. They were not as fresh as any of the other flowers from my order and arrived with several blooms totally sliced off at the area where the bloom meets stem, and both sides were brown so this did not appear to have happened in transit. They never hydrated like my other flowers did and just looked limp and lifeless in my arrangements. The color was beautiful but I had hoped these would be standouts and they were not. I would not recommend these.

Chanel Blush Loose Orchid Blooms ( 40 Blooms & 40 Stems )

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

These orchids were so so fresh on arrival, and came in individual tubes. They were easy to work with and lasted forever! Seriously, weeks later these were still going strong. I loved the pale pink color!

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridesmaid's Bouquets

I had to blow these open in a warm water bath to force them to bloom in time for my event but wow were they beauties when they did! My box gave me SO MANY of these gorgeous flowers that were just the color I was looking for. They lasted forever! Great to work with as fillers and pops of color. HIghly recommended.

White Freesia Flower ( 5 Bunches )

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

These were so fresh and looked and smelled great. There was some bruising but they ended up being not as fragile as I expected.


Lunalee Photography
Adrianna Papell
Wahoo Grill
Suit Supply
DJ Rae Tone