DIY Early September Wedding

Caitlin Enders (Bride) KIEL, WI
Jon and I had gotten engaged and immediately started planning our dream wedding. When looking for what I wanted to have for flowers I was really on the fence. When I found FiftyFlowers website I was thrilled! Who knew you could save so much money and do your own flowers. As the wedding grew closer the only thing I was truly worried about was the flowers. It did turn out alright even though Hurricane Irma caused my flowers run behind schedule for delivery which pushed the timeline back for everything. When the flowers arrived it took me longer than expected to prep them and rehydrate them before I could arrange them. With the help of my mother, sister, and maid of honor we created all of the arrangements ... and boutonnieres after the rehearsal dinner, the day before the wedding. When we finally finished the arrangements I was so relieved and thankful that the delivery made it in the first place. Our wedding day began with rushing and decorating the church before the sun was even up– The people doing my hair and makeup were ready and waiting at my parents’ house where we were getting ready. It was a smooth process. It took me longer than anticipated to get ready which, I will never be allowed to forget, made me late to my own wedding. The ceremony was perfect, other than the bride running late, and everyone commented on how original and great the officiant was. I had tunnel vision throughout the entire ceremony and was excited to spend the rest of my life with my soul mate. Reception = perfect. Everything went off without a hitch, but we did forget to cut our cake! I think I got to sit down for 15 minutes which included eating what little dinner I ate and hearing the speeches. I was mingling, dancing, and at the bar the rest of the time. Oh, by the way - photo booth was a HUGE hit. If anyone can fit it in their budget, it's a great way to get guests to connect with each other. Both families were taking pictures with one another and mingling and the tone was so laid back and casual and fun. All in all, with being my own wedding planner and florist our wedding went fantastic and we managed to stay under budget. Show more
Flowers by Caitlin Enders

Arrangements Made

  • 18
  • 10
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 5
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1

Flowers Used for Caitlin Enders's Arrangements

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

Love! Favorite flowers and they were also huge!

Choose Your Own Eucalyptus Greenery Pack ( Small Pack or 10 Bunches )

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

Awesome! Be aware they are sticky when you get the true blue but it is beautiful and adds lots of depth to your flowers!

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

Had more than enough than needed!

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

Loved these roses. The only issues was they were HUGE for boutonnieres so petals were falling off through out the process of taking the photos and at the reception.


Kathy McDowell Photography
Stone Mannor Bridal
Millhome Supper Club
Nedrebo's Formal Wear