Fairytales Can Come True At Any Age...

Simmer Dougherty-Marcelli (Bride) Malvern, PA
Michael and I married after dating for 21 years. We have been together so long people considered us married but we didn't. I was floored when Michael proposed on the beach in Cape May last year. Right after Michael proposed we found out about a child who needed a home. We started the process to adopt along with wedding planning. I was as excited as any 24-year-old bride. Since we are an older couple getting married, I was worried about people thinking a wedding was silly. I wanted something tiny, but Michael wouldn't hear of it. He wanted a wedding (his first at age 60) shared with family and friends. Once I agreed, friends, Pinterest, and I started to plan. It was fun planning a wedding! ... The two of us, 11 children, 2 bridesmaids, and my (our) son in the wedding. I am so glad I listened to Michael, it was a magical day filled with love. Our dear ones had a great time. We were married at a historic inn. The flowers needed to be romantic but glamorous enough for a black tie affair. Since we would be in several different places during the day, I needed a variety of flowers based on each location. We needed different flowers for an outdoor patio cocktails, entry and walkway, bar, dining room, and finally flowers for the wedding ceremony. I wanted each area to have a distinct feel. From the very beginning I knew I would order from FiftyFlowers. We used FiftyFlowers 6 years earlier for my son's wedding and the flowers were perfect. I found exactly what I wanted then sent the photos to FiftyFlowers and they helped me decide which flowers to order based on look and hardiness. The flowers came exactly as promised, and I followed all directions to the letter. I put everything together 2 days before the wedding. I kept the flowers in a cold room, about 65 degrees. On the morning of our midday wedding we put everything out. The flowers bloomed perfectly. We got lots of compliments on the flowers and aisle decoration. I enjoyed putting the flowers together, it felt really good to create something beautiful for our special day. I got exactly what I wanted at a fraction of the cost which we used towards a magnificent honeymoon. We took our new little one on our honeymoon to Europe. It's all been a beautiful experience. Thanks for helping us having the wedding of our dreams, FiftyFlowers! Show more
Flowers by Simmer Dougherty-Marcelli

Arrangements Made

  • 49
  • 10
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 11
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 15
  • 2
  • 10

Flowers Used for Simmer Dougherty-Marcelli's Arrangements

Ivory White Hydrangea Flower
Used for: Centerpieces , Other

Perfect creamy off-white. An elegant flower.

Vendela Roses Wholesale

Vendela Ivory Rose ( 200 Medium Stemmed Roses )

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

These were much nicer than I expected. The inside color was slightly pink making them a perfect compliment to our wedding colors.

Eucalyptus Greenery for Weddings
Used for: Centerpieces , Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Corsages, Boutonnieres, Other

This was great mix a lot of everything. We used these to create texture and color in nearly everything.

Blue Hydrangea ( 25 Stems )

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

We used these in everything the color was breathtaking. They held up well. We followed directions on care so they did not wilt even in 90 degree heat. My only regret was that I didn't order more of these. They are from light lavender to a rich deep blue on each stem.

Make me Blush Garden Roses up close

Make Me Blush Garden Rose ( 36 Garden Roses )

Used for: Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Other

Wonderful flower and the color is exactly as shown. They almost have a cabbage rose look when open. They held up well and looked great long after the wedding was over. We used them around the top off the vases on our aisle arch with cream hydrangeas.

Larkspur Lavender Flower ( 8 to 10 bunches )

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

I likes these flowers they added a rustic charm to our elegant wedding. Our venue was a historic inn. I broke off the green tops to add texture to small vases, and used the longer stems to add height to vases. They are several shades of purple from light bluish to red-violet all in one flower.

Porcelina Blush Pink Roses up close
Used for: Centerpieces , Bridesmaid's Bouquets

These lovely little roses were charming. The color is exactly as shown.

White Rose Petals Wholesale

White Rose Petals ( 12,000 Rose Petals )

Used for: Other

These petals made our aisle and tables elegant. We received many many compliments on the aisle. The petals are a nice creamy off-white. We used them in thick cascades along the aisle. It was lovely!


Matt Harding
JJ's House custom design
General Warren Inne
DJ Eileen Speck, Heidi Montero Marcelli ceremony vocalist