Cream And Blush Rustic Outdoor Wedding

Emily Atkins (Bride) NEWBURYPORT, MA
For our wedding I knew immediately that I wanted to do my own flowers. I loved that it would be cost effective, personal, and would be a great group activity morning before the ceremony. We were married in a small wedding with 70 friends and family in attendance at a local state park with the reception in a friend's backyard field. Because of this we knew we wanted our decorations to have a very laid-back rustic feel with some flairs of elegance in the mix. Next of course, I decided I wanted as many flowers as I could get everywhere possible so for the duration of our engagement I saved all our clear glass recycling in the basement and used these to create simply groupings of our flowers ... that were places around our reception site. The morning of the wedding, friends and family came together to relax over bagels and coffee and put flowers into my upcycled vases. It was so much fun, and the easy, "just picked" look we were going for was simple to achieve with the stunning flowers we received. Our wedding colors were ivory, soft blush, mauve with touches of rosy peach and soft green accents. We choose Nigella and Scabiosa pods for texture, El Aleli Peach Flower to provide height, Butterscotch Cream, High Arena Creamy Peach, Sahara Cream and Creamy Pink Spray Roses because roses, White Dark Center Anemones and Apricot Ranunculus as delicate accents and Silver Dollar Eucalyptus as our greenery. The morning of one of my bridesmaid's mothers dropped off an armload of Antique Blush Hydrangeas from her garden that we used as special accents in the bridesmaids bouquets and in the boutonnieres. My bouquet was wrapped in trailing silk ribbons in similar colors I had purchased on Etsy that added just the perfect touch of whimsy. Overall FiftyFlowers absolutely exceeded my expectations. When I mistakenly received Seeded Eucalyptus instead of the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus I had ordered, I called customer service and within five minutes had received a confirmation that a replacement order was scheduled to be delivered the next day. The care directions were clear and easy to follow and the recommendations of the best delivery days were spot on. I would recommend FiftyFlowers to anyone who wants the pleasure of arranging their own flowers and has enough space/helpers to store, work at arranging, transport and set up the flowers. If you do the results will be magical. Show more
Flowers by Emily Atkins

Arrangements Made

  • 30
  • 4
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 4
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 21
  • 0
  • 0

Flowers Used for Emily Atkins's Arrangements

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

These opened up beautifully just in time

Scabiosa Pods Filler Flower ( 10 bunches, 100 Stems )

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

Some of our pods started shedding their seeds but most of them held up well

Nigella Pods ( 5 Bunches Nigella Pods )

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

I love the nigella in the picture but ours were much more green and I had really hoped for the deep mauve color.

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

Beautiful, just a hint of pink

Sahara Cream Rose ( 50 Roses )

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

These held up very well over time - I still had some blooming over a week later

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

The broad wide spaced leaves provided excellent texture and scent

El Aleli Peach Flower ( 6 bunches or 60 stems )

Used for: Centerpieces

Excellent filler to add height

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

Gorgeous range of colors! I definitely recommend using a vase not a bucket to rehydrate these beauties in

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

Gorgeous! very delicate to work with but absolutely worth the extra effort

Garden Rose Butterscotch Cream ( 36 Garden Roses )

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

Big, beautiful and long lasting, but these garden roses have very little scent


Ashley Plante of Analog Wedding