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Vibrant Lake Tahoe Mountain Wedding

Cara Case (Bride) Tahoe City, CA
We got married on a chilly, sunny September day in Lake Tahoe, CA along the Truckee River. After spending a year planning our wedding, coupled with so much time apart and a deployment thrown in there, we were so excited to have all our family and best friends come together in our favorite place, to celebrate our marriage. It was truly the best day of our lives. Besides marrying my best friend and having the wedding of our dreams, the flowers were one of my favorite parts of the day. I spent so many hours planning, dreaming, researching and pinning the flowers for our wedding. I had visions of bright, fun, colorful and "different" flowers and wanted to accentuate all the natural beauty of the ... mountain and river backdrop. Think lots of different shades of pinks, peaches, lavender, ivory and burgundy mixed in with LOTS of eucalyptus and large blooms. I knew that if I wanted these lush, amazing flowers for our wedding and stay in our budget, I'd have to get creative. I did some research and found FifityFlowers and knew that this would be the best way to accomplish my flower vision for our wedding. There was such a huge selection of flowers and greenery and I wanted it all! I ended up choosing so many different kinds of flowers and couldn't be happier with all of the textures and colors that we ended up with. It can be hard to trust pictures online but the flowers were even prettier in person than the pictures. Some of my friends told me that I was crazy for taking on such a daunting DIY project right before the wedding but I knew that I could handle it (with some help, of course!). I spent hours researching flowers and even took an online floral arrangement course to make sure that I had the basics down! I must have used the FF chat function on the website to ask a million questions but everyone was so helpful and friendly. It was almost therapeutic for me and I knew that if I did the flowers for the wedding, they would be exactly how I imagined. I've had so many friends hire florists only to be disappointed when the flowers arrive the day of because they weren't exactly what the bride wanted and by using FiftyFlowers and doing them myself, I knew I’d get the exact look I was going for. The flowers were delivered a few days leading up to the wedding and we spent a few hours (and a few glasses of wine!) getting them out of the boxes and into buckets of water. We stripped and trimmed the stems and waited for these beauties to open. Our living room floor was covered in buckets of flowers- the house smelled amazing. On the day before our wedding, with the help of my amazing mom, mother-in-law, aunt and family friends, we got to work arranging. I was organized and had everything ready to go (thanks to my spreadsheet) and we arranged all of the centerpieces, eucalyptus swags, bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages and various other arrangements in about 5 hours. We were done in plenty of time to get to the venue and get the wedding weekend started! The whole wedding was an absolute dream and the flowers were such a colorful and fun addition. I got so many compliments during the wedding about how gorgeous the flowers were and I felt like they were unique and very much depicted our personalities. No one thought that we did them ourselves. It was so fun to watch my vision come to life and not spend an obscene amount of money yet still get everything we wanted. The best part was that our guests were able to take the centerpiece arrangements home after the wedding. If you think DIYing your flowers is too big of a task, trust me you can do it. Everything was delivered on time and the flowers all opened up exactly as they were supposed to and were more beautiful in person. FiftyFlowers was amazing and made the whole process so painless and fun I’d use them again in a heartbeat. Show more
Flowers by help from Linda (mom) and Francelle (MIL)

Arrangements Made

  • 52
    All
  • 11
    Boutonnieres
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 5
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 22
    Centerpieces
  • 3
    Corsages
  • 10
    Other

Flowers Used for Cara Case's Arrangements

Football Mum Lavender Pink Flower ( 6 bunches or 60 stems )

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

This was one of my favorite flowers that we used. The stems were long and each bloom was netted so that the flowers wouldn't get damaged. The blooms are huge and added such a fun pop of color. The lavender color is absolutely stunning and the picture doesn't do it justice.

Salmon Pink Roses ( 200 Medium Stemmed Roses )

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

These salmon roses were gorgeous. They are very true to color and added such a fun hot pop of color to our wedding arrangements. The stems are long and they all opened up perfectly and we were able to use them all.

Used for: Other

We used this pack for the arbor flowers and the dark red roses are GORGEOUS, so many people were commenting on them. It is a great color combo and the colors are pretty true to the picture. It would be perfect if you were looking for colors that go together well without having to pick everything individually.

Fall Terracotta Flower ( 18 Bunches )

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

This mum flower was stunning. It is the most GORGEOUS color of red and added a lot of volume. It is packaged great and the stems are long and each bloom is wrapped in its own net. We had so many of them and they offset the hot pinks so beautifully.

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

These spray roses were my favorite. They are a soft pink in the center and a creamy white/green on the outside. They were full and opened up great. They had 4-5 blooms on a stem and were great to fill in the bouqs.

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

This flower was great to use as filler, but the white didn't arrive on time and we weren't able to use it. FF was amazing and refunded the cost of the white astrantia but I was bummed that we couldn't use it. The purple was great and added good texture and color.

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

This cabbage rose is the perfect color pink and added a soft detail to our arrangements. I was going for light and dark pinks and this one is right in the middle. They all opened up perfectly.

Creamy Ivory Peony Rose ( 72 Garden Roses )

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Other

This was one of my favorite roses that we used and although they are a little smaller than they look, the texture is gorgeous. They are soft and creamy.

Peony Rose Bridal Piano ( 36 Peony Garden Roses )

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

This flower is really pretty and we were able to use them, but they didn't open up as well as some of the others. They were still closed up but we used them in the arrangements anyway, hoping they'd open up before the wedding and it was hit or miss.

Red Astilbe Flower ( 50 stems )

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

This is THE BEST filler to add some height and color. It is a beautiful color of red and very easy to work with. We used it for all of our arrangements and even on the bouts. It is hardy like a weed but you can break off little pieces for smaller arrangements too.

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

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

The spray roses are gorgeous and we used them in all of our bouts and bouquets. They have a lot of blooms on each stem and the colors were pretty true to the description.

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

This greenery pack was perfect for all of our green filler. It has a lot of texture, a lot of color variation and is easy to use because its hardy. We used this for everything, including the swags on the arbor and signs.

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

These flowers are gorgeous. They are sturdy and not delicate but add a great texture to any arrangement. They are small but bunched together on one stem and take up a lot of space. They do have a little bit of a yellowish center but they are pretty creamy white.

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

This flower is a little smaller than it looks but is very pretty and the texture is so pretty. It is about the size of a grape and kind of delicate because the bloom is heavy and the stem is small. We used this for pops of color and it was perfect.

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

These peach roses are really pretty. They took a little while to open up, but they did and were very pretty and a real, true light peach color. They are more peach than pink, but it is very light.

Rosalind David Austin Peony Garden Rose ( 36 Peony Garden Roses )

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

These roses were gorgeous. Garden roses are the way to go to get the peony look year round and for MUCH less. This is a soft pink and ended up working great. They opened up perfectly and we used them in everything.

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

I love these ranunculus, but I have to warn you, they are VERY delicate. They don't work well for bouts and a lot of the blooms broke off of the stem, so we couldn't use them all. They can get smashed easily and we had to be careful. The stem is soft, not like a rose stem so you just have to be really careful, but they are SO beautiful.

Choose Your Own Eucalyptus Greenery Pack ( Small Pack or 10 Bunches )

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

Love the greenery packs that you can choose your own combos. We used this eucalyptus EVERYWHERE and it was perfect. So many choices.

Used for: Centerpieces , Other

This eucalyptus is awesome and super durable. We used it to lay flat on tables under centerpieces and added a great pop of color. This is a go to greenery and such a versatile plant.

Vendors

Elisabeth Arin (www.elisabetharin.com)
Maggie Sottero (from Miosa Bridal in Sacramento, CA)
River Ranch Lodge
The Black Tux
Lake DJ