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Beautiful Bliss

Brannon (Bride) BELLINGHAM, WA
I had never really thought about my wedding before getting engaged. All I knew is that I wanted it DRIPPING IN FLOWERS. I love roses. I love pink. And I wanted a flower crown bar so everyone could celebrate in a flower crown. I also knew I wanted to arrange them with my maids because I love playing with flowers. My husband's uncle has a beautiful high tunnel and he wanted to grow some of the flowers. So we got to work in deciding what he would grow and what I would order. Through that and coming up with formulas for all my arrangements was when I decided I wanted all the flowers to be some variation of pink. No more trying to balance out pink and white. I was already wearing a white gown for ... the day, and wanted to have the color be a fun factor of the decor. Going with a variation of pink allowed me to have more flexibility if things didn't work out and made the decorations work better together even if they were all totally different flowers and varying colors. My uncle-in-law grew celosia (much like the raspberry burgundy feather celosia variation sold here) hops on a vine, amaranthus, and something similar to gerberas. Everything else was ordered here! I had three bridesmaids, a bridesman, and two adult flower ladies. By choosing the flowers I wanted it helped figure out the outfits I wanted everyone to wear! The maids were in an English rose velvet and the ladies were in a flowy pale green- all inspired from the flowers! I wanted a lower waste wedding. Obviously this is hard to figure out when buying flowers, gowns, decor, people coming into visit the list goes on, but I was determined clever solutions were possible! After getting a lot of glassware from Goodwill, I learned I didn't want to deal with glass for every single table, transporting them with water, and I really didn't want to be forced to use Oasis for each arrangement on every table. I learned through this process that Oasis is a huge contributor to micro plastics! Who knew? I ended up choosing a free standing hand tied bouquet for every table. It. Was. STUNNING. I achieved this by watching a lot of Michel Gaffney's youtube videos and hosting a training session for my family that was available to help! About five people knocked out 25 handtieds in about an hour. Even when no one had ever done arrangements before. I laid out the 'formula' with the flowers I wanted in buckets in a circle they just walked around while arranging and they all nailed it! I sealed the flowers with Crowning Glory wax sealer once they were at the 'bloom level' I wanted. I found at the end of the night it was super easy to get guests to take home arrangements as a gift because they also weren't laden with a bowl full of water and flowers. I told everyone all you have to do is cut them under water and they lasted some couples three more weeks! I am still happy with my solution. My family felt more involved and not having the glassware for every table was a huge cost saver as an added bonus! Next, my bridesmaid and I took on a challenge of making a flower chandelier. Here I used Oasis because I simply couldn't find anything else to accomplish this task. We started by hanging amaranthus (grown from the uncle!) in the center and built our way out and up from there with many many of the light pink roses and spray roses left over from the arrangements. I don't know how many flowers we used but I know at the end of it all it weighed easily over 40 pounds! It was a challenge but it turned out just incredible. It got set up over our sweetheart table and I would just stare at it because it was so amazing! Lastly, I had a flower crown bar. I loved having flowers that others got to wear. My maid's, flower ladies, and I all made ours ahead of time and it was a great activity for me while getting ready! We all wore them for the reception and it spurred the interest for the guests to want to make their own. Show more
Flowers by My maid's Samantha & Jennifer, and centerpieces were all family!

Arrangements Made

  • 39
    All
  • 7
    Boutonnieres
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 3
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 25
    Centerpieces
  • 0
    Corsages
  • 3
    Other

Flowers Used for Brannon's Arrangements

Pink Spray Bulk Roses ( 20 Bunches )

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

These were my "work horse" rose. They were incredible. The pink was more "pink" less "blush" than the picture shows and I loved it. These were in everything and went so far. We had so many extras after all the bouquets and table decorations that my friend made little ties for the aisle chairs and they were precious! some of the heads break off and those are easy to save, wire, and tape for boutonnieres. They just add so much elegance to whatever you are creating. These helped create the mass of rose look I wanted for my bouquet.

Geraldine Light Pink Rose ( 25 Roses (Allow 4 Business days for delivery) )

Used for: Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets

These were so beautiful. The little bits of green helped pull the different pinks together. These were supposed to be my statement flower in the bridal party's arrangements and they were awesome. I did feel like the light pink roses I ordered kinda took a step above these simply because those ones smelled so much better! If you do use these in an arrangement, do know the length of the petal/bud is only about 1.5 inches versus other roses at about 2 or 3 inches. Im not giving it a full 5 stars because I wish they were a little bit larger.

Used for: Centerpieces , Other

These were incredible. I used these in place of Baby's Breath because what wedding have you heard of that doesn't use baby's breath? At the same time was when I had decided I wanted only pink flowers for my arrangements. All variations of pink instead of a "pink & white" look. It worked magically. The woody stems are easy to separate and stretch each stem. I used these to "collar" each of my freestanding table bouquets and in my flower crown. It added a lot of pizzazz and an extra level of decor to each arrangement. You can arrange them so they kinda bend outwards and make the arrangement have a better curvier shape. Just be careful once they start to dry! Each little flower will fall off and get everywhere!

Used for: Centerpieces

These were a bit of a rescue story. They got stuck coming out of Equador customs and FiftyFlowers WAS AWESOME giving me updates and making sure they made it in time! They were a day late, and needed water badly. I had my family arrange the centerpieces before they had fully bloomed and paced and paced checking if they would open or not. Overnight they made a huge transformation and still looked great in the arrangements! I was scared for a bit but it worked out wonderfully.

Mixed Novelties Mini Carnation Flowers ( 30 Bunches or 300 Stems )

Used for: Other

I had a "flower crown bar" and had these all cut short and soaking in water for people to get to make their own crowns. I didnt need nearly as many as there were! They went a long way for their size and the colors are absolutely beautiful.

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

These were the coolest addition I came up with. When I decided I wanted only pink flowers I fell in love with the difference in shape and texture against the astilbies and roses. In the boutonnieres they were fabulous and could have stood all by themselves! I did have ONE berry turn brown the morning of the big day but it wasn't that noticeable once I had fluffed the other flowers around the hole.

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

These are so delicate and so beautiful. I had thought for a while about only having these as my bridal bouquet but my love of roses won that over! Haha! I used these to collar the bouquets and they were simply fabulous. They were the "backsplash" for the boutonnieres and they do give off a fuzzy dusty pollen that we didnt realize until putting them on the tux's. It worked out just fine but I did dust my husbands chest off a few times. My wedding was about a 70 degree day and the astilbies (even after being sprayed with Crowning Glory) were fading by the end of the ceremony. Keep that in mind if youre planning a heat of the summer wedding! I think they're worth the hassle because of their incredible texture and fluffiness they add, but that also depends on your comfort level.

Light Pink Roses ( 100 Roses )

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

I think the rose I got from this pack is the one pictured in the bottom left quarter. IT SMELLS AMAZING even now as my bouquet has dried! I used this as a "filler" big rose. It helped have the rose dense look I was going for while maximizing the wow factor + budget.

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