Southwestern Rustic Chic Elegance

Joelle Blais (Bride) Taos, NM
My husband, Cal, and I were married in an Adobe estate that his father had built when Cal was a child. We wanted our wedding to be in our home town of Taos, NM and to highlight the beautiful New Mexican environment that we both grew up in. We kept saying we wanted it to be classy and well done, but still casual and fun. FiftyFlowers really helped us make this dream a reality! One of my favorite wedding memories is actually from the night before the wedding when my 5 bridesmaids and myself all made our own bouquets, the centerpieces, and the boutonnieres. I wanted our flowers to show a lot of greenery and to have subtle pops of flowers that would help offset the mountains and sagebrush behind ... us while still matching our wedding palette (emerald and blush). It was so much fun to spend time with my closest girlfriends, laughing and making these beautiful memories together. I let each bridesmaid make her own bouquet to her own taste, which was one way that we were able to make the wedding unique and casual while the beauty and quality of the flowers helped us keep the elegance. We also had guests toss the rose petals as Cal and I walked down the isle after the ceremony. So many beautiful memories! It was truly a day to remember. Show more
Flowers by Joelle Blais

Arrangements Made

  • 25
  • 8
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 5
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 10
  • 0
  • 1

Flowers Used for Joelle Blais's Arrangements

Light Pink Roses ( 50 Roses )

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

The roses were stunning and smelled fabulous but they were a lot of work to get set up and ready for the big day.

Light Pink Rose Petals ( 3,000 Rose Petals )

Used for: Other

They were beautiful and very easy to handle. We just stuck the bags in the fridge and pulled them out on the big day. Very fresh and smelled great!

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

These were my favorite flowers but several of them were bent when we received them. We still used the ones that were in good shape and they were absolutely stunning!

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

The Daisies were stunning and there were so many of them! I really had no idea how many daisies came in the bunches and we had more than enough to spare!

Papier Mache Textured Filler Pack ( Small Textured Filler Pack )

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

The Dusty Miller in this pack was very unhappy and we were unable to use it in anything for the wedding even after following the care instructions because it was so wilted. Everything else was perfect.

White Astilbe Flower ( 50 stems )

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

The White Astilbe was the flower we used the most of. We incorporated it into our bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, everything. It looked amazing everywhere!

Seeded Eucalyptus Garland ( 10 Foot Greens Garland )

Used for: Centerpieces

The garland was stunning but the care instructions just said to leave it and mist it occasionally. We did this and left it in a dark cool room but by the day of the wedding it was dry the color had darkened considerably. We still used it for the wedding and it looked great but I wish it'd been delivered sooner to the wedding since it did not seem to handle the time in between very well.

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

The seeded eucalyptus was easy to handle, beautiful, versatile, and smelled great!


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