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Magic Mailed To Mars

Erin U (Bride) Mars, PA
My husband and I grew up one mile from each other in Mars, PA. Throughout our grade school years we had many similarities. We both attended the same daycare, middle school, and high school, loved art, playing games, and the outdoors. Our siblings were the same ages and were in the same friend circles. However, since I was four grades ahead of Steve we were not introduced for nearly thirty years. Part of this was due to my insatiable wanderlust and the fact that I moved away from Pennsylvania after college. When I lost my job, and was forced to move back home, I found temporary work as a photographer. On my first day I was introduced to my trainer... "the other guy from Mars". After working together ... for a bit Steve started flirting with me by drawing little hearts on my wrist. This had special meaning for us since the photography software our company utilized put little hearts above each image to indicate the client "liked it" or chose it as a "favorite". Steve was telling me he liked me. After a wonderful two years of dating, and many hand drawn hearts on my wrist, Steve proposed to me and I said yes. We wanted a wedding that was relaxed, fun, and showcased the beautiful colors that we grew up with. I can't thank FiftyFlowers enough for giving us access to the most beautiful flowers we could ever hope for. They arrived on time, and all at once, so the flower arranging party could begin without delay. It took four of my bridesmaids, my mother in law, Steve, and my parents eight hours to finish nearly 50 arrangements and 10 boutonnieres but it was worth it and surprisingly fun! I think the wedding pictures do a great job of showcasing how nicely the flowers came together despite the fact that we had zero experience. Wishing Love, Sunshine, and FiftyFlowers! Erin & Steve Our wedding was done by Michael from MichaelWill Photography - www.michaelwillphotography.com - When I first saw Michael's portfolio I feel in love with his use of color and light. We were so lucky that he was available for our special day. He capture every moment perfectly! Show more
Flowers by Beverly, Jaime, Cassie, Alisa, Carol, Karen, Steve

Arrangements Made

  • 54
    All
  • 10
    Boutonnieres
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 7
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 16
    Centerpieces
  • 0
    Corsages
  • 20
    Other

Flowers Used for Erin U's Arrangements

Choose Your Colors Rose Petals ( 12,000 Rose Petals )

Used for: Other

The aisle looked beautiful framed by all the gorgeous petals. The survived beautifully through the hot August weather without withering.

White Carnation Flowers ( 12 bunches, 300 stems )

Used for: Centerpieces , Other

The carnations arrived in great shape. They were purchased as filler to add a little texture to the bouquets and the wedding arch. However, I really think they shined and held their own next to the roses and dahlias. Overall I was very happy with their color, shape and how long they lasted! Also they came with really long stems which helped add height to our arrangements.

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

The Dahlias had a rough year due to the drought in CA so I don't want to be hard on them. I will just say the color of this flower was not creamy white. It was actually more of a pink-fuchsia color. Thankfully I loved the color and they actually really gave the bouquets dimension and pizzazz. So thank you mother nature for creating what I didn't know I wanted.

Fresh Cut Rose Blushing Bride ( 200 Medium Stemmed Roses )

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

The blushing brides arrived in great shape. We only had to peel off a couple of the damaged outside petals which I understand is pretty standard. Once we pulled off the outside petals and put them in water they started to open up and were perfect for the wedding day. The color was so subtle and really fit in well with the pastel wedding colors.

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

I think the blushing bride roses may have slightly beat these out of the top rose spot but they were amazing beautiful too.

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

As I mentioned before the dahlias had a rough year. The snow white dahlias we not quite up to FiftyFlowers standard so they sent me a white replacement that had a bit of green in them. Neither version recovered 100 percent from the packing process but the replacement dahlias were beautiful and looked like pom poms.

Used for: Other, Centerpieces

The baby's breath was perfect. It arrive in great condition and was so full. It really made our archway pop. We also used some of it in some table arrangements.

Dusty Miller Greens ( 20 bunches, 200 Stems )

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

I have mixed feelings with the Dusty Miller. I loved the color but they did not hold up well in the heat. Everyone started calling it "Droopy Miller". If I could do it all over again I would wire the individual leaves so that all the arrangements keep their shape. Also, the description doesn't explain the number of leaves you get very well. I ended up buying 3 times the amount I needed.

Solidago Flowers Yellow ( 20 bunches )

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

These really stay fresh for a long time and add a nice pop of color. We found out when we got to the venue that there was a field of Solidago just behind the pond. It was so beautiful and our flowers matched perfectly.

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

This flower surprised me. I purchased it with the intention of using it for filler and to add another shade of green to the bouquet color palette. But they arrived in amazing shape, were delicate, had a beautiful shade of pink, and held up well in the heat. They quickly became my favorite flower and I tried to use them in every arrangement I made.