A Splash Botanics Love Story

Sara Doyel (Bride) Los Angeles, CA
If I were to rank my favorite parts of my wedding the first would be my marriage and the second would be my flowers. There was something so magical about their arrival. My flowers came in on Wednesday and Thursday. I tended to them filling dozens of buckets with well-groomed fresh flowers. Every corner every room of my house was full of beautiful flowers. They were my wedding flowers. As guests arrived from out of town I'd introduce them to my flowers one by one saying "meet our king protea they are the flower of flowers," and "look how our creamy spray roses have bloomed." I loved watching them come to life as they drank and stretched out their petals. My florist was my best friend from high ... school. We had grown up in farmland and bonded taking horticulture together. She and one of my bridesmaids carefully braided our flower crowns through the night as we chatted about all the trouble we used to get into together. All the flowers that fell from their stems were repurposed into crowns and boutonnieres. The petals we saved for the flower girl. Extra flowers were used to decorate the dessert table, the bar, and various other tables. We arranged centerpieces in concrete vases and worked tirelessly to bake the bouquets perfectly balanced. I can't thank FiftyFlowers enough. The flowers arrived in safe thoughtful packaging, they were fresh and beautiful. The team is responsive and helpful. They were wonderful to work with and we were able to have the flower of my dreams at a price we could afford. They even helped me work around my guests' peculiar plant allergies. My guests rave about how unique and stunning my flowers were. They tell me they've never seen them before and asked if they might be allowed to take some flowers with them. They were bright and fun and perfectly suited my vision. I couldn't imagine my wedding day without FiftyFlowers and couldn't imagine a world in which they didn't exist. Show more
Flowers by Kassandra Navarro

Arrangements Made

  • 27
  • 7
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 4
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 6
  • 0
  • 9

Flowers Used for Sara Doyel's Arrangements

Used for: Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets

I wore these star of Bethlehem in my bridal flower crown. The biblical nod was deeply meaningful to me as a wife is her husbands crown. I loved these in the bouquets. I will say they're probably not the best for flower crowns as they aren't very bendy. They also bloomed about two days after our wedding.

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

These were used in my arbor, as garland, and in my bouquets. They add a beautiful backdrop to any arrangement.

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Boutonnieres, Other

I wanted Italian ruscus so bad and we used them in just about everything. They were in my bridal bouquet, our flower crowns, the boutonnieres and the center pieces.

King Protea Flower ( 12 Protea Stems )

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

There is no other flower like this flower. This flower was the show stopper. This was the one my wedding guests are still talking about. I was on the fence before purchasing because these are not cheap flowers, and in my mind I wanted baby king protea. I bit the bullet and went for it because I couldn't imagine my wedding day without this flower it was central to my botanical bright vibe. My heart softens every time I think of these flowers that I got to hold on my wedding day. Four stars because they arrived damaged and we did have to do some rearranging to hide the scuffed petals. I reached out to fifty flowers and they offered a partial refund which I was good with. I will also note that I wanted to put them in the arbor but they just wouldn't stay so I don't recommend them for that.

Pink Antique Garden Rose ( 24 Garden Roses )

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

These incredibly gorgeous flowers were the perfect sub for peonies as they were not in season for my wedding. I wore one as the centerpiece to my bridal flower crown and it added a beautiful pop of color. These are delicate so be sure to follow directions for unpacking them to a T. They are shipped in secure packaging and they need that packaging for protection. We used these in our arbor, on our various tables, and in all the bouquets. I know they're a little pricier than other pink roses but these are so much softer. I couldn't recommend these enough.

Used for: Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets

There is no other flower like these flowers. I loved the pop of color and volume that they added. I couldn't imagine my wedding day without these Joyful Orange Dahlias.

Anthurium Lime Burst Obake Flower ( 20 Stems Anthurium )

Used for: Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets

In my mind these were like 4 inch flowers in actuality they're enormous 7 inch flowers. They're as described so that's on me. I love how unique and bright these flowers are. I was very specific in that I wanted this color. Unfortunately there was a shipping delay and they arrived a day late. They are packaged extremely securely. You can tell someone put a lot of time, thought, and effort into making sure these arrived unscathed. They had little water tubes, insulated bags, zip tied and individually wrapped so they wouldn't touch each other. I think it was the shipping delay but unfortunately despite our best efforts they experienced browning before my wedding. I contacted fifty flowers and they offered a partial refund which I was good with. We were able to salvage a few for the bouquets. I had planned to make them into boutonnieres but they're like comically large for that purpose.

Used for: Other

We placed a monstera leaf between a rose gold charger and a clear glass plate in the place settings as well as layered leafs as garland, down the aisle, and on the various other tables. Note that if it says it comes in bundles of 5 - 8 it comes in bundles of 5.

Sword Fern Greens ( 10 Bunches )

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

These sword fern made for the perfect greenery in the bouquets and we had lots to spare.

Creamy White Spray Bulk Roses ( 6 Bunches (Allow 4 Business days for delivery) )

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

These beauties bloomed right on schedule. We used them everywhere! We made them into flower crowns, boutonnieres, used them for volume in the bouquets, and decorated the various tables in our venue.


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