Beautiful Summer Woodland Wedding
Marie McLane (Bride) Bellingham, WA
My husband and I met in Antarctica 6 years ago while wintering over at the South Pole. We spent 6 months after our winter traveling around the world together. Since then we have settled in Denver, Colorado, but spent very little time there. With his work taking him to Antarctica for half the year and my work taking me to sites in the Arctic we often had one of the longest distance relationships on Earth! During a trip together to the Greenland ice sheet in August 2018, he proposed. We decided to marry in my hometown of Bellingham, WA so that my aging grandparents could be a part of the celebrations. Planning the wedding remotely and on a tight budget (we are also in the midst of moving overseas)
posed numerous challenges. However, my cousin (also in Denver) offered to do our wedding flowers as her gift to us. With 104 guests we needed 16 centerpieces, flowers for the cake, a bridal bouquet, several additional bouquets for decorations, and 12 boutonnieres. We did all the flowers ourselves. While my cousin ordered the bulk of the flowers, I ordered some as well. We also used some local ferns and cedar. Ordering from FiftyFlowers.com was super easy. They not only had a huge selection of blooms and greenery, but also had all the necessary tools and equipment such as boutonniere pins, de-thorners, and floral tape and wire, as well as instructions and recommendations for floral processing and arrangement. We were a little apprehensive about ordering flowers on the internet, but the shipment tracking was helpful and informative and the flowers arrived on time and in beautiful condition. They came with detailed instructions on how to process and store the flowers and their long stems gave us plenty of options for arranging. The peonies arrived in perfect shape - just on the verge of opening. Putting some in warm water and some in the refrigerator gave us a variety of stages to use as well. In the end, our wedding was absolutely perfect and the flowers totally made the day. I also was impressed with the website chat support - they were quick in answering our questions and had very helpful recommendations. Having never done flowers for an event before my cousin and I had everything we needed and I will highly order from FiftyFlowers again!
Flowers by Shannon Ulrich