Wedding Showers And Beautiful Flowers

Judith Carraway (Mom) Emerald Isle, NC
I have always enjoyed playing with flowers and was delighted (and pleasantly surprised!) when my daughter, Kristen, asked me to do her wedding flowers. She and her fiancé, Steve, wanted a beachfront ceremony and wanted a simple but elegant rustic theme that interfaced seamlessly with the beach elements. We started our research and were blown away by the variety and value offered by FiftyFlowers. Little did we know the best was yet to come! From the very start, someone was in contact regarding our flower choices with advice, suggestions, and updates. What could have been a daunting task was easy and pleasurable with someone always available to help in any way they could. Since we had a ... narrow inflexible time frame between flower delivery and wedding date it was suggested that we separate the lilies to give them some sunlight to hasten to bloom. This worked like a charm and within 36 hours they were in different stages of opening with some already at full mast. The night before the wedding was so much fun as family members pitched in and we opened some champagne and got busy making wedding magic. The purple passion bouquets featured some pink snapdragons which warmed up the predominantly cool palette of purples and greens. I loved that color punch and picked up some additional pink flowers the next day from the beach supermarket to add to the mix. If the sayings about rain on your wedding day are true then my daughter and her husband will have a long and happy life together! The wedding day arrived with forecasts of rain. We were all systems ago to set up for our beachfront event when thunderstorms rolled in one hour prior to wedding time. Time to improvise! Luckily we had a Plan B and we hastily moved everything indoors. The decorated arbor was set up at the front of the banquet hall to frame the ceremony. Originally we were planning to flank the arbor by suspending 2 flower-filled bird cages on each side from shepherd hooks, but they found their way to a different vantage point in the quick move to indoors! It was so much fun helping to create a beautiful magical backdrop for my daughter's wedding. Thank you to FiftyFlowers for being such an integral part of making Kristen's dreams a reality! The hotel concierge and the various vendors all commented that they had never seen such beautiful flowers which were quite extraordinary since flowers are such a mainstay in their daily routine. All in all, everything was perfect....even the rain! Show more
Flowers by Judith Carraway

Arrangements Made

  • 29
  • 5
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 0
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 15
  • 5
  • 3

Flowers Used for Judith Carraway's Arrangements

Used for: Other, Centerpieces

These were larger than expected but just what we wanted to bring add an earthy element. They were fabulous in the large centerpieces placed atop food service tables. Looked great with the grasses from the rustic greens combo.

Purple Stock Wholesale Flower Upclose

Stock Midnight Purple Flower ( 3 Bunches or 30 Stems )

Used for: Centerpieces

Full lush stems easy to work with. We used these for easy assemblage onto the arbor. Also they were great in the table centerpieces to add height to the arrangements.

Purple Passion Wedding Centerpieces ( 12 Large Centerpieces )

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Corsages, Boutonnieres

We ordered extra to use as the jumping off point for the different arrangements. We had more than enough!! Even more beautiful than the photos, if you can imagine that!

Giant Pale Green Hydrangea Flower Up Close
Used for: Centerpieces , Other

These blooms were huge....averaging 6" D. Amazing! Buttery petals in subtle shades of green. We used these in 2 birdcages and also for serving table arrangements and broke them apart to use in smaller arrangements.

White Spray Rose Viviane Close up

White Spray Bulk Roses ( 10 Bunches )

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Corsages, Other

Lushly blooming stems, so many beautiful roses! They were perfect for decorating the ceremony arbor with plenty remaining to add to other arrangements.


A great starter kit with everything you may need to get the job done. The clippers are a great size, not too large or clumsy...and they are sharp!

Rustic Wedding DIY Flower Kit Up Close

Rustic Wedding Flower Combo Box ( Rustic Greens Box )

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Corsages, Boutonnieres, Other

Versatile array of distinctive greens. Just what we needed to help achieve our "rustic beach" theme! The dusty miller and silver brunia complemented the purple passion bouquets perfectly. The scabiosa pods were some of my favorites! Leant a pop of whimsy and provided height in arrangements and were fabulous in the men's boutonnieres! The green hanging amaranthsus was a pleasant surprise....perfect for draping effortlessly over the arbor.

Used for: Centerpieces

These smelled heavenly and added a nice curve at the periphery of the bride's bouquet and table arrangements.


Ali Miller, Morehead City, NC
Lillian West
Floyd's 1921 food; cakes by Mrs. Vingerber's Sweets
Bride and Groom
Haspel, and Canali
Ellie Fore, groom's daughter