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DIY Dreams Come True For Garden Wedding!

Monique Diebels (Bride) BOISE, ID
After looking into the cost of a florist for my desired bouquets, I immediately began researching DIY bouquets for the wedding. I knew we could make something beautiful, it would just take a little work and convincing of my mother! After reading several blogs and reviews on various sites, I decided to go with FiftyFlowers. They seemed to have the best bang for the buck: their reviews were great, and the blogs are helpful. This was the BEST decision I could have made. I had a free consultation with Violet. She is fabulous to work with. She looked at my pinterest boards to get a feel for the bouquets and styles that I liked, and she worked with our budget. After pondering over our choices for ... a few days, we decided to go with the 200 Roses & 300 Carnations Wedding Combo Pack. This option was great because we could choose several colors and a variety of flowers. We selected lavender roses, cream carnations, pink hot stock, seeded eucalyptus, and tree fern from the pack. We also added Yves Piaget, Gerrondo Daisies, and Purpleberry Dahlia Cushion Flowers. Ordering the flowers was so easy, and they assured me if there was anything wrong with our order they would call. One week before the wedding, FiftyFlowers called me: my plum gerrondo daisies were not going to make it. The farm had some difficulties with the crops, but FiftyFlowers assured me that I could get another color: the dark cherry. I agreed. The flowers arrived as scheduled. with some arriving Wednesday and others on Thursday. I panicked a little with the Wednesday roses because they were opening rapidly. But I just kept the water very cold to slow them down, and that seemed to help. Come Friday, the flowers looked gorgeous and were ready to arrange! My mom, mother-in-law, sister, and sister-in-law all helped! We started off slow, but once we knew how we wanted them to look the process sped up. Advice: Don't make the bouquets too tight! My bouquet ended up looking like a cone 2 hours before the rehearsal dinner. Thankfully my sister & sister-in-law rearranged it that night. I could not have been happier! The flowers were gorgeous! Our day was perfect and more beautiful than I could ever have imagined. The flowers truly made our garden wedding a dream come true! Show more
Flowers by Michelle Betty & Audrey Diebels

Arrangements Made

  • 28
    All
  • 0
    Boutonnieres
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 6
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 21
    Centerpieces
  • 0
    Corsages
  • 0
    Other

Flowers Used for Monique Diebels's Arrangements

Plum Gerrondo Daisies ( 80 Gerrondo Gerberas )

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

I only gave these a 4 because we had to go with a different color choice one week before the wedding. The farm sourcing the flowers had gone through a drought and did not produce quality standard gerrondos. Fifty FiftyFlowers is so AWESOME to work with and called me promptly. They made sure I would be okay with the dark cherry gerrondo daisy and if not, they would help me find a different flower. I agreed to the dark cherry even though it was more "red" than what I desired. Overall, I was happy with this beautiful flower! It really pulled color into the bouquet.

Peony Rose Pink Yves Piaget ( 36 Peony Roses )

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

I love peonies and they are not in season in August. However... Violet suggested the Yves Piaget! I absolutely loved them. They were so soft and romantic. Many people thought they were peonies! I loved, loved, loved them!

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

Overall, I was really happy with this combo pack. We used the carnations as faux peonies, a suggestion made to us by Violet, and they looked great. We were a little concerned with the lavender roses because they started to open pretty quickly and some had some brown spots that went pretty deep. We just kept the water very cool, and even added ice cubes a few times and took off the "sick" petals. Overall, they pulled through and looked AMAZING. This package also comes with "filler" flowers which makes it such a great value. We used Pink Hot Stock, Seeded Eucalyptus and Tree Fern. This package helped us achieve the romantic look we were going for. So happy!!!

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

These flowers make excellent fillers and add great pops of color.