Mountain Retreat Wedding

Kayla McNamara (Bride) Pinecrest, CA
My now husband Clark and I were on a really tight budget for the wedding with both of us going back to school. Flowers were always part of my vision for my wedding and I have always been obsessed with how gorgeous they are. However, after receiving quotes for close to $2,800, I knew that having a florist was completely out of the picture. The venue that we chose had a beautiful forest background too, so we didn't want to take away from its already existing beauty. After reading a multitude of positive reviews on FiftyFlowers, I reached out to my bridesmaids and good friend Danielle (who had also DIY'd her wedding) to see if we could make it work. The process in choosing flowers and speaking with ... the customer service team was not only a blast but also a breeze. They are with you every step of the way and will find alternatives to cut your price down even more. I had a very specific vision in mind, so Violet really helped in finding the quantities of flowers and the best options for my day. The flowers arrived packaged really well and I alongside my mother-in-law and husband prepped the flowers based on the provided instructions. I was very concerned about the flowers arriving on Thursday and lasting until Sunday (especially with the California heat). My nerves were for nothing because the flowers looked even more beautiful on the day of our wedding! As for the arrangements and floral design, I was fortunate to have a team of helpers, including a friend who had done her own wedding flowers. She worked her magic with the centerpieces and the arbor, which turned out so well. The bridesmaids and I wanted to make our own bouquets, which was surprisingly easy after watching a few tutorials. For all of the remaining greenery, Danielle beautifully placed it around the cupcakes and on top of the fireplace. I highly highly recommend Fifty Flowers to everyone and couldn't have been happier with how my flowers turned out. Show more
Flowers by Myself along with my good friend Danielle and bridesmaids Alex, Angela, and Erin!

Arrangements Made

  • 28
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  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 3
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 22
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  • 2

Flowers Used for Kayla McNamara's Arrangements

White Freesia Flower ( 5 Bunches )

Used for: Bridal Bouquet, Other

These were absolutely stunning in my bouquet and really added some texture. My friend also added them to our cake to make it beautiful.

Used for: Bridal Bouquet, Other

I loved the seeded eucalyptus for my bouquet to break up the flowers and the texture looked amazing. It is also super sturdy and does not require a lot of attention.

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

These were definitely my favorite for the centerpieces. They looked absolutely stunning even a week after the wedding!

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

These were really beautiful and really opened up.

El Aleli Peach Flower ( 5 Bunches or 50 Stems )

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

These were the perfect filler flower for everything at our wedding, and they smelled great!

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

I cannot rave enough about these dahlias! They were absolutely huge and stunning. They made the focal point of my bouquet.

Dahlia Style Cremon Snowflake ( 9 bunches or 90 stems )

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Other

These were great in the centerpieces and on the arbor.

Whimsical Garden Rose Sample Pack ( Whimsical Sample Pack )

Used for: Centerpieces

We only used these in our centerpieces because we didn't have a lot of them, but they looked great and had a lovely aroma.

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

Silver dollar works magic for adding to the arbor and as greenery for bouquets.


Brian Byllesby