A Natural Romance

Hayley Rappuhn (Bride) FESSENDEN, ND
Sitting in the middle seat of our diesel truck by my new husband, I glanced over by my side-my bouquet occupying the passenger seat. We were off on our month long, cross country honeymoon, and I had insisted on taking some of our flowers along-savoring the beauty for as long as possible! Each flower brought back memories of our perfect wedding day... Only 95 days before, we had gotten engaged! I was so excited to start all the wedding planning, especially looking forward to the fun of choosing our wedding flowers. With such a short time to arrange all the details, it seemed a bit crazy to go DIY with the florals! So, we enlisted a talented friend to master the arranging. My vision for our ... wedding celebration was a natural, romantic, vibrant bower in berry, blue, and sage hues. I wanted to create a feeling of depth in the arrangements, with subtle variations in the colors that tied together and played off each other. It was also important to include interesting textures. I spent hours looking through all the gorgeous flowers, and was very helped by customer support with questions on delivery time, colors, etc...The most difficult part of the process was choosing which flowers to order out of so many options! Finally I made my decision on which flowers to order and impatiently waited for delivery! The flowers were delivered without any problems, and my mom and I prepped them. They all rehydrated easily with practically no losses...we filled up a room with pails of fragrant flowers, what a dream! Then, we picked our favorite flowers for use in the bouquets and boutonnieres, and I turned over the arranging to our friend. The morning of the wedding, our bouquets arrived! So much vibrance, fresh beauty, and deep romance...I could not have been happier. The flowers all held up well in wind and cool conditions, and lasted well beyond the wedding day- I kept one of our arrangements for a week after the wedding! Using FiftyFlowers allowed me to individualize our florals in a way that a traditional florist never would have, for less than half the cost! Not to mention the fun it is looking at each and every rose and deciding which one is the BEST one! ;) Show more
Flowers by Barb

Arrangements Made

  • 50
  • 7
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 7
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 30
  • 5
  • 0

Flowers Used for Hayley Rappuhn's Arrangements

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet

The pepperberry we used for both my bouquet and the table centerpieces. It tied in beautifully with the palette of reds and berries that I had planned, and the drape of the berries was so romantic in my bouquet!

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

My absolute favorite rose! Such depth of coloration from deep berry to a warm, natural magenta...I could stare at it all day long. The petal edges have a lovely frill as well!

Used for: Boutonnieres, Bridal Bouquet, Corsages

These added a fresh silvery sage to our bouquets, centerpieces, and corsages. They hold up very well and were easy to arrange.

Thistle Blue Flower ( 100 stems )

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

This blue thistle added the perfect subtle neutral blue to our arrangements- it is a delightfully textured flower and holds up well in bouquets!

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

Gorgeous filler we used for all my girls' bouquets-added a bit of mystery and bohemia! This does need to be kept in water or it will wilt, but it worked well for our bouquets and centerpieces (would not recommend for corsages).

Walk of Fame Garden Rose ( 36 Garden Roses )

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Boutonnieres

We used this rose for the groom's boutonniere and it contrasted perfectly with his navy suit. It is a dark red, close to burgundy, which is exactly what I was looking for! We also added these to the centerpieces for an element of romance!

Used for: Centerpieces

We used cushion flower for the centerpieces to add another berry element-these flowers were as hardy as they come, easy to arrange, and lovely with all our other flowers.


Clara Eve Photography
Maggie Sottero, custom altered
Halberstadt's Men's Clothier