Bright And Blushing Springtime Ceremony

Sarah Marchese (Bride) Youngstown, OH
I had always planned on going the DIY route for our wedding – not only is it a money saver, but I love being creative and getting to do my own styling! I had a quint, romantic, and vintage vibe envisioned for the day; I knew I wanted to marry in our hometown in a little white chapel. I knew exactly what I had pictured for colors and decor, and even selected a spring wedding based on the flower season – giving us only four months to plan after our engagement! Though most people tried to discourage me when I told them about my DIY plans, I was so excited to make my bouquet, and upon reading the reviews and recommendations, I knew that working with FiftyFlowers would be the best option. ... While I made nearly everything myself for the wedding (from creating an invitation suite bundled with my great grandmother’s vintage button collection, to writing calligraphy on signage, to bottling homemade limoncello favors... I even decorated my own wedding cakes at a local bakery where I work!), arranging my flowers was one of the highlights of the weekend. With the support and encouragement of my mom and sister, I managed to stay up all night (not recommended!) putting together whimsical centerpieces in a curated collection of thrifted bud vases and bundling bright and beautiful bouquets – mine being adorned with vintage hankies and a photo of my late father. My husband and I elected to pay tribute to him and married on the 6th anniversary of his passing from cancer. It was the most lovely spring day, surrounded by friends and family, and the beautiful flowers brought me so much joy at a most bitter-sweet time. Thank you, FiftyFlowers, for making my dream flowers a reality! Show more
Flowers by Sarah Marchese

Arrangements Made

  • 46
  • 7
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 3
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 24
  • 5
  • 6

Flowers Used for Sarah Marchese's Arrangements

Used for: Bridal Bouquet

Italian Ruscus Greenery ( 15 bunches )

Used for: Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets

El Aleli Peach Flower ( 5 Bunches or 50 Stems )

The El Aleli were delivered in the wrong color, but when I contacted FiftyFlowers customer service about the mix up, they were quick to offer to rush the correct flower. Ultimately, I decided to just remove them from my order because I had such an abundance of other blooms.

Pink Antique Garden Rose ( 36 Garden Roses )

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

So SO beautiful. These garden roses were the most romantic shade. They bloomed big and fluffy. I used this as the focal point for my bouquet.

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

The greenery was perfect! It looked – and smelled – amazing, and I was so happy to be able to select a variety of shades and textures. They really made the bouquets and centerpieces the unique, whimsical shapes I was hoping for.

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

The Billy Balls are so cute and added such a unique and fun pop to our bouquets and centerpieces! I even dried them after the wedding and still use them as decoration in our new home!

Whimsical Garden Rose Sample Pack ( Whimsical Sample Pack )

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

The garden roses were simply gorgeous! They all bloomed very big and I really appreciated the awesome varity of the sample pack.

Salmon Pink Roses ( 50 Roses )

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridesmaid's Bouquets

This flower was brighter than I had anticipated but they were gorgeous, hearty, and complimented the other shades I had chosen.

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

Ranunculus are among my favorite flowers and this shade did not disappoint. Though this flower is on the smaller side (about 1-1.5 inch), the layers of delicate pink petals added the best pop of color!

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

The Peachy Watermelon Ranunculus were perfect! The varying shades were lovely and exactly the palette I had in mind for my wedding. They were absolutely beautiful and lasted better than I thought they would for such a delicate flower.

Used for: Bridal Bouquet

Like the ranunculus, peonies are one of my favorites and I knew the Coral Sunsets would be the most perfect color. I followed the directions for processing – noting the caution that peonies open quickly – but they did not open in time (even with hot water blooming and forcing them), so I was only able to use 2 in my bouquet. In the days following the wedding, the rest of the buds bloomed so beautifully and lasted very long in a vase.

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

I have always know that I wanted to incorporate Feverfew into my wedding and I was so excited to get these bunches! These flowers are adorable and added the quaint, vintage vibe that I was hoping for the day. Loved them!


Chelsea Carbonell at Carbonell Photography
Eddy K Bridal
Medure’s Catering (New Castle, PA)
DJ Joey K (Youngstown, OH)