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Blue Ridge Mountain Wedding

Amy Wallace (Bride) Purlear, NC
When I started planning my wedding the only thing I knew for certain was that I wanted lots of beautiful flowers. After looking at my flower budget, I realized DIYing my wedding flowers was the only way I could afford as many flowers as I wanted. This ended up being the best decision I could have made. My wedding flowers weren't just a pretty decoration, they were a symbol of the love and support of all the women in my life. With so many arrangements to make I enlisted the help of my bridesmaids, my mom, my mother-in-law, my husband's grandmothers, sisters, aunts, and cousins. Everyone pitched in for about four hours and, with some planning and practice, the flowers were exactly what I was looking ... for! Don't underestimate the planning a practice that went on beforehand. I spent hours watching flower arranging tutorials, reading blogs, I carefully chose the flowers I ordered and planned out which flowers would be used in which arrangement. I practiced making bouquets and thought about how I would walk my bridesmaids through arranging their own bouquets. My mom and I also followed a tutorial to design and create a practice version of the large ceremony arrangements a month before the wedding. Since she had practice with that arrangement, she was in charge of working with my aunt and cousin to make the two large ceremony arrangements. I practiced making corsages and boutonnieres but the centerpieces and flower girl baskets came together with the leftover flowers. As we worked on all the arrangements we saved any petals or flower bits that fell off and used them for the flower girl petals, no need to buy preprocessed petals! Planning my wedding flowers became a new found love rather than a chore. I can't wait to find another excuse to order a ton of flowers and make more arrangements! Show more
Flowers by Amy Wallace

Arrangements Made

  • 42
    All
  • 6
    Boutonnieres
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 4
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 25
    Centerpieces
  • 4
    Corsages
  • 2
    Other

Flowers Used for Amy Wallace's Arrangements

Used for: Centerpieces , Boutonnieres, Other

The colors were beautiful and they were very easy to take care of! I mostly used these roses in my large ceremony arrangements.

Used for: Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Other

I was so surprised at how easy it was to keep these hydrangeas happy! They actually lasted and stayed happy for days after the wedding. These were in the bridesmaid's bouquets and lined the aisle at the ceremony.

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Other

I'm not a huge fan of eucalyptus but I learned to love the baby blue euc and the silver dollar euc beautifully complemented my bridal bouquet. I probably could have done with the small pack, we had a lot of this left over.

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

These are the ultimate show stopper rose! The pictures don't do them justice and they smell divine! They opened up beautifully for the wedding. If you want peach garden roses, these are the BEST!

Make Your Own Flower Centerpieces Combo Box ( Make Your Own Flower Centerpieces Combo Box )

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

A must have if you're making a lot of arrangements. All the greens for the bridesmaid bouquets came from this box. I LOVED the hypericum berries, they are really great in bouquets. I also used the white spray roses in bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces. While there may not be anything spectacular about this box set, it will give you the straigh forward standards you need.

Second to the David Austin Rose, these were my favorite. The colors ranged from yellow to peach to deep orange which was amazing and perfect for my color scheme. Easy to take care of and wonderfully ruffly petals!

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

I loved the pop of color from these flowers! They didn't open up as much as I would have liked but they added a different texture to all the roses.

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

100 stems is A LOT of snap dragons! I couldn't rate these as highly as I would have liked because they were quite droopy, the tops were curling over no matter how hard I tried to straighten them with directional light. All that being said, I'm glad I had them! They added a ton of hight to our ceremony arrangement and I loved having them in the bouquets. Since we had so many stems the snapdragons were thrown into just about every arrangement so it was a good filler.

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

The bright yellow color and the different shape and texture made these super fun! I could have ordered more and would have found ways to use them!

Whimsical Garden Rose Sample Pack ( Whimsical Sample Pack )

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

These roses were absolutely beautiful! I love garden roses and the ability to get a sample pack with multiple colors made it easy to add color variety to the bouquets.

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