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An Autumn Minnesota Wedding

Kristin Fornshell (Bride) Taylors Falls, MN
I had a vision for wedding flowers: simple, lots of greenery, and moody dark autumn colors (the main point being simple!). We decided to do our own floral arrangements to save on costs and save on time coordinating with vendors as we live four hours away from the venue. I am so glad we did, everything turned out better than I had hoped! We had a little hiccup the week of the wedding as the bronze dahlias were unavailable from the grower. FiftyFlowers went above and beyond to contact me and provide alternate choices that would be available! I am beyond impressed with their customer service. Everything arrived and it was definitely labor intensive to prep the flowers and greenery and transfer them ... to buckets. Thankfully we have wonderful family and friends to help. One thing I regret was ordering way too much greenery... Wow, there was so much! In hindsight, I could've saved some money and ordered much less. We prepped our bouquets and table decor the night before the wedding. My bridesmaids, mom, and sister-in-law were AMAZING with all of their help! One of my bridesmaids has experience with floral arranging, so she put together all 6 bouquets and exceeded my expectations for what I had been imagining. For table decor, we had several small vases with simple arrangements with a few on each table. Super easy and super minimalist! Our mid-September wedding should have been perfect weather, but Minnesota can be very unpredictable. It ended up being one of the hottest, humid weekends of the year! We're talking about 93 degrees... in September! To my surprise, all of the flowers held up nicely. There was some wilting at the end of the night, but nothing super noticeable. Choosing to do our own flowers was the absolute best decision! Show more

Arrangements Made

  • 49
    All
  • 12
    Boutonnieres
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 5
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 30
    Centerpieces
  • 0
    Corsages
  • 1
    Other

Flowers Used for Kristin Fornshell's Arrangements

Israeli Ruscus Greenery ( 10 bunches )

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

Great hearty greenery for our bouquets!

Nagi Greenery ( 25 bunches )

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

These looked great, but we had A LOT left over... Wish we would have ordered less.

Used for: Centerpieces

I didn't love this greenery, it seemed to be less durable and hearty as the Nagi and Ruscus we also had. Overall, we ordered wayyyy too much greenery and this would have been the one we could have been without.

Thistle Blue Flower ( 50 stems )

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

Added a nice touch of blue and texture! We had a lot left over of these too.

Walk of Fame Garden Rose ( 36 Garden Roses )

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

I love peonies, but that wouldn't have been a great option for fall. So garden roses gave me that same look and I adored these! Opened up nicely by our wedding day and were a nice rich red tone.

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Boutonnieres

Beautiful small flowers! We used them for my bouquet as a filler to add some white. When they arrived, the buds were a bit greenish, but they opened up nicely and by our wedding morning and were the perfect shade of white.

Used for: Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets

Nagi, Salal and Cocculus Greens Garland ( 25 Foot Greens Garland )

Used for: Other

Stayed perfectly green throughout our 90 degree + wedding! Loved the convenience of garland on our head table. It was the perfect blend of greenery for the look I was wanting.

Leather Leaf Greenery ( 5 Bunches )

Used for: Centerpieces

These were a nice touch of texture for our table decor

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

These were my absolute FAVORITE!!! They were a beautiful, dark, moody burgundy color. They were nice and big, the perfect size.

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