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Jocelyn's Bridal Shower

Marie Hosier (Mom) Nazareth, PA
OMG-Boy oh Boy- I felt like royalty with the astounding service from FiftyFlowers. Not only do they listen (THANK YOU WENDY!) they walk you through every step of your ff journey. And I mean, every step of the way from ordering, through delivery, I knew when they were arriving, got text messages about their delivery and a follow-up calls each time. Since it was my first order from ff, I was a little overwhelmed by the process. My daughter and I had chosen her flowers ahead of time, but I had no idea how many of each I would need. Our receptacle was a 12 inch round coconut fiber plant liner with an 8-inch plant tray on the inside. Wendy recommended the 6-inch cake foam which worked out perfectly ... as it came to just above the rim of the fiber liner. She also proposed the amounts of bundles based on the vision I had, but couldn't quite verbalize. Wendy knew just what questions to ask and her advice was spot on! The flowers arrived on one of the hottest days of the year in the Northeast, so I was a little stressed about that. But, Wendy reassured me that everything would be ok and she had walked me through how to process the bundles once they arrived. Best water containers for long stems are 5-gallon buckets, but for shorter stems, I was able to get away with smaller cleaning buckets. I may have overcrowded some of the stems in the beginning, but quickly figured out that this would prevent opening on some of the larger flowers. I took me about 3 hours to unpack and snip the bottoms from each stem. I placed all ten buckets in the powder room (no windows, no light), turned the AC down to 68 degrees, and closed the door. On Saturday, it took my friend, Lou Ann and I about one hour and a half to figure out how we wanted to construct the arrangements. I wanted to do a low mounded but spreading arrangement as these were going on 8 foot round tables and I didn't want to obstruct conversations from across the tables. We photographed our vision as we progressed so we could repeat the process 7 more times. After that, each arrangement took about 20 minutes to construct. Even though I have done minor flower arranging in the past on a very small scale, I wasn't sure I was up to such a big task, but I have to say, this was a labor of love for me and I am so happy my daughter was thrilled with how they turned out. Our guests were so impressed they were all wishing to be the person who found a penny under their coffee cup so they could take one home!!!! One of the winners sent pictures showing me the flowers had lasted a full 10 days beyond delivery!!! My friend and I will be doing my 2nd daughter's shower flowers this weekend again and I am looking forward to doing the wedding flowers in October and November for these girls!!! I am so excited!! Thank you FiftyFlowers and Wendy for being there for me! I'll send pics of our future events as they happen! Show more
Flowers by Marie Hosier, Lou Ann Woerner

Arrangements Made

  • 8
    All
  • 0
    Boutonnieres
  • 0
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 0
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 8
    Centerpieces
  • 0
    Corsages
  • 0
    Other

Flowers Used for Marie Hosier's Arrangements

Ruby Silk Love Grass ( 5 bunches )

Used for: Centerpieces

I can't tell you how much I LOVED this ruby silk grass!!! It gave our centerpieces the level of rustic we set to achieve!!

Used for: Centerpieces

We plan to go with a different color of spray roses for the wedding. These were a little too pale.

Used for: Centerpieces

The outer edges were a bit brown. We had to pull off most of the outer petals.

Used for: Centerpieces

We couldn't get naked seeded euc, so we decided to strip the foliage off these stems and it worked out perfectly!

Used for: Centerpieces

These were the perfect foil for our peachy-pink theme. And Gorgeous once they totally opened up. Lasted for a week after the event!

Used for: Centerpieces

Anyone who has never used hypericum before in an arrangement should really go for this. It was so perfect, we used it all over the centerpieces. We thought we may have overdone it, but in the end, we decided it worked out perfectly. I am buying these in white for my second daughter's shower this week! And they will also be present in both wedding flowers!!!

OASIS™ Floral Cake Foam ( 12 OASIS® Floral Cake Foam )

Used for: Centerpieces
Used for: Centerpieces

I LOVED THESE SO MUCH> The most beautiful cabbage rose I have ever seen. PERFECT COLOR and were the highlight of the centerpieces.

Used for: Centerpieces

I am not sure these were meant to highlight any part of the plan, but they were a lovely coloe.

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Marie Hosier
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Marie K Hosier