Ashlee And J-P Stunning Wedding Flowers

Debbie Sawyer (Mom) GLEN ALLEN, VA
When I first decided to do my daughter's wedding flowers, my friends and family thought I was crazy. I watched a zillion YouTube videos, and another daughter took a floral class in Chicago, and we were ready to go. I was determined to design the flowers as it was going to save cost for the wedding. Although I am not a florist, I figured I could accomplish a wedding. It was a lot of work but I would do it again as I have three daughters, so I have two more weddings to play florist. When I first asked my daughter if I could do her flowers, she was hesitant but agreed to hand it over to me. As the big day approached we discussed floral colors, I first suggested burgundy, oranges and yellows--the ... traditional fall color scheme. Well she does not like orange and yellow, and the girls dresses were a cranberry. I then suggested burgundy and peach...well that was a definite no. Her next comment was, "can I have pink in my flowers?" So after a lot of color combinations and flowers combinations from the FiftyFlower site on my own, I called FiftyFlowers and spoke to Violet. She was so excited to work with me and so excited when I told her my color stories. So on our consultation, we were online and on the phone and she just started suggesting different colors and a variety of flowers. Once I saw the flowers all together in my cart, I was so excited to order them for the big day. Ashlee could not see the bigger color picture, but she trusted Violet and me. The flowers arrived over 2 days and we had over 35 Home Depot buckets filled with flowers on my back porch. It was a little crazy, but beautiful. We did all the arranging for the reception (10 tall and 10 short centerpieces, as well as 3 bar, and 2 bathroom arrangements) at the reception site on Thursday. Friday, Kelsey made the hand tied bridal bouquets. We also made all the gap centerpieces, the church flowers, the candle rings for the church as well as the pew flowers. Thank goodness we remembered the toss bouquet. We had others doing the boutonnieres with our guidance, and the corsages. I will admit it was a lot of work, but with the money I spent our flowers looked like I spent at least 3 to 4 times that amount. Everyone loved the flowers at the wedding, church, the gap event, and the reception. I cannot thank FiftyFlowers enough, as well as Violet for the guidance to pick out the flowers and give me the confidence to pull this off. I am by no means a florist but anyone can be a floral designer as nature does the rest and every flower is beautiful. We even had enough flowers and greenery left over after the wedding to make several arrangements for a local nursing home who really enjoyed them. I will certainly use FiftyFlowers in the future for all my floral needs. The flowers were top notch quality, as were the greens. The colors were vibrant and beautiful. Every flower was available and I even got a discount as Violet suggested I order one flower that was on sale at 10% off at a different time from when I placed my full order, so I ordered burgundy dianthus separately and they were stunning and opened up beautifully. All the flowers took my breath away and never in my life had I seen such an array of flowers and colors in one location at any one given time. Thank you so much! Show more
Flowers by Kelsey & Debbie Sawyer

Arrangements Made

  • 77
  • 20
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 7
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 24
  • 10
  • 15

Flowers Used for Debbie Sawyer's Arrangements

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

Beautiful and really packed for travel. They lasted almost one month after the wedding. We used them for the fathers of the bride and groom boutonnieres as well as all the wrist corsages. They topped the cake and were in all the bouquets. They are truly an amazing flower and worked perfectly with our color combination.

Hot Shot Orange Calla Lily Flower ( 50 Petite Calla Lilies )

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

We used these primarily in the bridal bouquets, but had a few to spread around to the shorter centerpieces as well as the gap and church arrangements.

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

These mini roses were a stunning color and a versatile filler flowers for all the arrangements. Once again they helped coordinate nature in its finest forms. They were used in the floral candle rings with an assortment of flowers.

Fiddlehead Fern Filler Greenery ( 10 bunches, 100 Stems )

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

Love these little guys. So non-traditional. I knew I had to have them for my daughter's wedding. I loved that they looked like two colors and really brought out the burgundy. Everyone asked what they were and those who knew what they were, were very impressed that they were in most of the floral arrangements and the bridal party flowers.

Used for: Centerpieces , Other

We used these in the tall and short centerpieces as well as the ones for the gap event and the bathrooms. It draped so nicely and it was excellent quality and lasted for a long time.

Used for: Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets

Very pretty but I will admit that I thought they looked better online than they did when they arrived. I think I just expected a larger flower and that was not the case.

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Other

Absolutely stunning draping from all the bridal bouquets and centerpieces. They coordinated with the burgundy and they were very romantic.

Peony Rose Pink Yves Piaget ( 72 Peony Roses )

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

A beautiful color huge rose. The multitudes of colors all meshed like nature in all the arrangements. Stunning.

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

The burgundy dahlia were just stunning. I grew these in my yard all summer long, but they died one week before the wedding. These were just the replacements that we needed as the color was so stunning and mixed well with all the colors of flowers. We used these on plastic combs for the bridesmaids hair pieces with their up-dues. They were flat and beautiful and looked awesome.

Used for: Centerpieces , Other

Perfect pop of color for all the burgundy, orange, pink colors.

Tropical Wedding Greenery Combo Box ( Large Pack 35 Bunches )

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

This greenery pack was perfect for all our uses. Loved all the textures and colors of all the greenery. As you all know the greenery is the key in floral arrangements.

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

These roses were beautiful to say the least. They were the perfect pop of color to mix with all the burgundy, peach, hot pink, and oranges. We used these in all but the corsages and boutonnieres. Used in church flowers, all the bouquets, and all the centerpieces. A stunning coral huge rose.

Used for: Centerpieces

I love Bells of Ireland and they were perfect in the tall centerpieces as they draped down from the 24 inch tall vases

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Other

I love snapdragons and they were the perfect flower for the tall arrangements as we needed a slim stem to put in floral foam bouquet holder. My daughter always made them talk as a kid so they were extra special in her bouquet as well as centerpieces and other arrangements.

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

These were used everywhere as they are a great filler flower and still kept with the burgundy color theme and really pulled all the flowers together. Long lasting and a great flower to work with.

Burgundy Carnation Flowers ( 12 bunches, 300 stems )

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

Loved the burgundy color of these flowers. A perfect glue for all the arrangements that we needed to make.

Cranberry Kiss Garden Rose ( 72 Garden Roses )

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

Once again the color of these roses was spectacular and they were huge. With all the many colors we used, it all blended together and they were stunning. They opened beautifully.

New Love Baby's Breath Flower ( 5 bunches, order 4 days in advance )

Used for: Other

We just used these in the pew bows and the church flowers. There wasn't any other white as the bride's dress was not white but a blush-y champagne color. We put them in water tubes with a burgundy dianthus for a pop of color for the pew decorations. I made the bows with tulle and ribbon and inserted the water pic so it was hidden in the bow with the flowers and they were hung from the pews. A perfect touch.

Burgundy Bohemian Dianthus Flower ( 20 bunches or 200 stems )

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

We put them in water tubes with some Baby's Breath for a pop of color for the pew decorations as well as the bridal party bouquets


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