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DIY Garden Wedding Of My Dreams!

Lauren Anderson (Bride) Lincoln, MA
I knew when I started budgeting for and planning our wedding going through a traditional florist was not an option for us. The prices in our area were way too much, so I settled quickly on the idea of ordering flowers through FiftyFlowers and arranging them myself. My mom was very nervous about arranging all of our the flowers, including my bouquet and my bridesmaids' bouquets, but I am so so happy that we did. I had my mom, aunt, 4 bridesmaids, my mother-in-law, and my husband's aunts all helping me with the flowers-- and it was so fun and memorable to spend the day before the wedding arranging everything together. I loved how all of our flowers came out, and I was proud to be able to tell people ... that I made my own bouquet, the arch decorations, the corsages, and boutonnieres. It was a lot of work, but FiftyFlowers was so helpful in guiding me through exactly what to order and how to arrange what I needed, and I was so happy with the results. It was a magical, summer garden wedding, and I saved a fortune on my flowers. I could not have achieved the wedding of my dreams without using FiftyFlowers. It was so worth it! Show more
Flowers by Lauren Anderson

Arrangements Made

  • 4
    All
  • 0
    Boutonnieres
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 1
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 1
    Centerpieces
  • 0
    Corsages
  • 1
    Other

Flowers Used for Lauren Anderson's Arrangements

Used for: Other

I ordered the rosemary thinking I'd add it to our little bud vases for some fragrance, but the morning of our wedding came and we had totally forgotten about the box of rosemary under the dining room table. We loaded up the box regardless, and my day of coordinator added sprigs of it to our napkins-- it really tied the whole place setting together. These looked fantastic, but were not very fragrant.

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

I loved the visual interest these wax flowers added to everything we used them in. They have almost woody stems and are great if you are worried about the heat, because they don't wilt even a little bit and held up really well to handling. I especially loved the sprig of wax flowers my cousin added to my floral hairpiece.

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

LOVED this stuff. It smelled amazing and made my whole 2-bedroom apartment smell incredible. One of my bridesmaids took some of the leftovers and hung it up to dry for me in the shower, so now I have dried eucalyptus hanging around almost 4 months later and it still smells great! We used a bit of this almost everywhere, including our arch decorations. It was dainty and held up really well to the heat. It was a little sticky and sappy to work with, so if anyone is having their nails done, I'd advise having them done after you're finished handling eucalyptus.

Thistle Blue Flower ( 50 stems )

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

Beautiful color! Looked great and added a more rustic texture to our bouquets and centerpieces.

Stock Lavender Blush Flower ( 3 Bunches or 30 Stems )

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

These flowers are BEAUTIFUL, but very delicate. We had so many stock lavender left after arranging all of our flowers, so at 10pm the night before the wedding when I was unable to relax, one of my bridesmaids and I put together one last centerpiece made almost entirely with lavender stock, which ended up going on the sweetheart table. It was an outdoor wedding in August heat, and it definitely left the centerpiece looking pretty wilted, but I still thought it looked beautiful.

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

This pack was great-- so many beautiful flowers for the price! We ordered lavender roses and light green carnations. I added purple lisianthus to my combo box and they might have been my favorite flower-- they were such a vibrant, true purple, and they stood out beautifully in our pictures. I put them in my bouquet, had one in my floral hairpiece and my husband had one in his boutonniere. The lavender roses we also put in everything. Our green fillers were Israeli ruscus and tree fern. I didn't think I was going to like the tree fern since it was so wispy, but I ended up using it in centerpiece, all of the corsages and in some of the boutonnieres, and it added a nice texture and different dimension to everything. My only complaint was that I didn't end up loving the color of the carnations as much as I had hoped. I was led to believe they would be a little more neutral in color and I think If I had gone with ivory for my centerpieces, I would have been closer to the mark of the look I was going for, but I loved how the big picture came out regardless.

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

Loved everything about this beautiful flower! We used every last one of these.

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

The purple limonium and white snapdragons were my favorite flowers of this bunch. The snapdragons were pretty delicate though, but added so much softness and volume. These flowers were all beautiful and stretched far. I was only disappointed that a few of the daisy heads fell off in transit, but I hadn't planned to use too many of them anyway, so it worked out.

Aster Flowers White ( 5 Bunches )

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridesmaid's Bouquets

So sweet and pretty. Great accent flower.

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

There was so much of this that we used it in almost everything! It added "bulk" to our centerpieces and bouquets while still being a dainty filler. My bridesmaids even had it added to their updos which I think looked super sweet and pretty. Definitely a good value and went a long way. We ended up having quite a bit left over.

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

Loved these! They opened up nicely and were just so beautiful.

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