The Stran Wedding

Monique Caires (Bride) LIVERMORE, CA
We were so lucky to be able to have our wedding at my uncle's winery in California. We are very laid back and we planned everything ourselves! We have such a great family that helped out so much with getting everything ready, including the beautiful flowers! While shopping around for wedding vendors for everything I met with a florist that would have charged $2800! I knew flowers would be super expensive but we weren't wanting anything crazy or even that much so I looked for other options and found FiftyFlowers. Our fabulous family was all about taking the day before to help create the bouquets and centerpieces and make everything super special and perfect for SO much cheaper!!! Also, a big bonus ... with FiftyFlowers is they do Military discounts. My husband is a Marine and it is always nice to see when businesses support veterans. :-) Our wedding was late afternoon on Saturday, so on Friday we (mainly my aunt lol) put together all the flowers. She was able to create just what I was hoping for and I love that I can say the flowers came from love! The flowers were beautiful and I had a huge (and pretty heavy I might add lol) bouquet! I had 2 bridesmaids and 5 junior bridesmaids. The juniors wouldn't put their mini bouquets down ALL NIGHT. Danced their little hearts holding onto them and collected as many other flowers they possibly could lol. We took my bouquet and the bigger bridesmaids bouquets and stuck them in vases after the ceremony to use as centerpieces on the head table to have tons of flowers on the tables and all over the place. There was the perfect amount of flowers (more than I would have even got if I used an actual florist) and the colors were absolutely amazing. In fact, people who attended the wedding, including the waiters, loved all the flowers so much people were asking if they could take some home at the end of the night. Unfortunately, some people didn't ask and grabbed the vases as well so here's your warning to use vases you don't care about or didn't cost much because they will disappear! We had quite a few vases/centerpieces that were missing when we were cleaning up the next day. But, that just shows the flowers were a big hit! I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out and all the help we had from our family to make our day so perfect and stress free. :-) I am definitely one of the brides that would do it all over again because I loved every minute of it! Show more
Flowers by Aunt & other fam & friends

Arrangements Made

  • 28
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  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 6
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 20
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  • 1

Flowers Used for Monique Caires's Arrangements

Sunset Orange Mini Calla ( 50 Calla Lilies )

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

Calla lilies are my absolute favorite and these were just stunning. Such a gorgeous color and looked amazing with the sunflowers I ordered as well. The bridesmaids dresses were a dark red/purple wine color and these just popped so well against them. loved, loved, loved them! (oh and mini one's are really not that small lol, they were a perfect size for everything)

Wholesale SunFlowers

Sunflowers ( 100 Medium Sunflowers )

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

Absolutely beautiful. Shipped and arrived in plenty time for them to open up

Terracotta Rose Petals Wholesale
Used for: Other

These petals were so fresh and beautiful colors! Perfect to sprinkle at the alter and still had PLENTY for the flower girl to toss down the aisle :-D

Choose Your Own Spray Bulk Roses ( 10 Bunches of Spray Roses )

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

I ordered 2 colors of the spray roses. One color opened and were great and the other were a bit droopy. Was slightly disappointed with that. We called and got advice on what to do but it didn't help too much. We just made sure to put stronger flowers around them to help hold them up.

Used for: Centerpieces

These were so awesome to use for the centerpieces! Made it so quick and easy!!! I ordered extra to take from some and add more to others to help spruce them up and fill them out a bit more too. All we had to do was trim them and put them in the vase and voila!


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