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July Wedding Practice Run

Alexandra Keenan (Bride) NEW YORK, NY
I purchased two large centerpieces to do a "practice run" for my burgundy, blush and berry wedding in July. I ordered the centerpieces to be delivered on a Tuesday and made up a bridal bouquet from both of them on Thursday night to see how it would hold up into Friday (my wedding is on a Friday evening). It looked stunning. I then took it apart to practice making a centerpiece. I glued a dollar store glass bowl to a dollar store candlestick to make the compote pictured, made a rough ball out of 12 gauge aluminum wire to act as an armature inside the bowl and then added the centerpiece flowers and some grocery store greenery to complete the look. I'll ultimately be ordering the greenery from ... FiftyFlowers as well for the big day. The last picture shows the condition of the flowers a full 7 days after delivery. Still perfect and beautiful! I'm so happy I did this practice run, as it has put me more at ease ordering 40x this many flowers when I do my wedding in July. Thank you, FiftyFlowers! Show more
Flowers by Alexandra Keenan

Arrangements Made

  • 2
    All
  • 0
    Boutonnieres
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 0
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 1
    Centerpieces
  • 0
    Corsages
  • 0
    Other

Flowers Used for Alexandra Keenan's Arrangements

Burgundy Blush Centerpiece ( 1 Large Centerpieces )

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet

This centerpiece arrived with 3 light pink garden roses, 5 burgundy carnations, 2 stems of dusty miller, 3 leucadendron, 3 burgundy spray roses, 3 coral carnations, and 3 raspberry scabiosa. Everything stayed beautiful for a week. Delivery was on a Tuesday morning and the garden roses opened beautifully by Thursday night/Friday morning.

Blush Bulk Centerpiece ( 1 Large Centerpieces )

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet

This centerpiece was absolutely beautiful! It arrived with 3 light pink garden roses (darker than those shown in the picture), 3 stems of queen Anne's lace, 3 stems of blush spray roses, 2 stems of lisianthus, 3 white roses (substituted for ranunculus), 3 stems of pink stock and 2 hefty stems of dusty miller. I can't give a perfect 5 stars because I was unable to use the stock-- it had fully bloomed by the time I received it and never recovered from shipping. I called customer support about this, and they were incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and offered several excellent solutions that I was happy with.