Rich Vibrant Color On A Stark And Snowy Day
KELLEY TUCKER (Bride) LAKE PLACID, NY
I live for rich deep vibrant colors so when my husband and I decided on a winter wedding, I knew it would be a challenge. March in upstate New York can go 2 ways, it could be furiously snowing creating a beautiful (but stark) all-white backdrop or it could be raining and turn into a full-on mudpie; where the snow has disappeared and everything is still covered in one color... brown. I knew I needed a serious pop that would hold its own against the forest green, white snow, and natural wood tones of the lodge and could brighten a muddy day if it chose to rain. I also have a love of expensive flowers and knew that I wanted anemone as a must have! Lucky for me, I found the Maroon Anemone and the
Burgundy Dahlia and literally built my entire wedding pallet off these two flowers! I chose a light pink and a few deeper shades of berry to compliment the deep red of the burgundy, and brought in protea and ranunculus to get some fun textures! I was lucky enough to have a few other events under my belt where I led the DIY flower arranging and so when my turn came I felt prepared and ready to go. I knew that I would need to have enough flowers to create 1 bridal bouquet, 5 Bridesmaids bouquets, 2 Mother bouquets, 6 boutonnieres, 6 large centerpieces, 10 medium centerpieces, and 10 small centerpieces. I also had flowers set aside for my cake as well. I bought 15 buckets from Home Depot, 4 pairs of floral shears, green tape, and floral foam to use in construction. I had everything arrive Tuesday and ensured that I set time aside to get them out of boxes, cut, and in water between all the other appointments I had. I also had three people helping me and it took about two full hours from start to finish to get everything processed. Assembly began on Wednesday night and lasted through mid-afternoon Thursday before the rehearsal dinner. I knew that I had a lot of pieces that needed to be assembled and my bridesmaids, mom, and grandma all stepped up to help me get everything together. It was definitely a lot of work but it was also so much fun! No one in my wedding party had ever assembled flowers before, but after watching me do one or two they picked it up quickly and we got moving! I absolutely LOVED how everything turned out and can say that the flowers were my favorite part of the wedding. Looking back at photos and knowing I created so many elements myself was really special and it made me love that day so much more! FiftyFlowers was amazing to work with and I have continued to use them for other events since this! The customer service is outstanding and the quality and value cannot be beaten!
Flowers by KELLEY TUCKER