Burgundy Church Wedding

Francesca Sanderson (Bride) CHAMPAIGN, IL
I received so many compliments on my flowers. My photographer even told me these were the best she has seen, many people tell me I should be a florist, and people ask me flower advice all the time! Buying my wedding flowers from FiftyFlowers was one of the best wedding decisions I made. But it did not start out that way. I knew that I enjoyed decorating and wanted to save money and had no idea where to start. My cousin recommended FiftyFlowers after she took a floral arranging class in college. FiftyFlowers did not disappoint! I talked twice to Violet on the phone and explained to her exactly what I was looking for- lots of greenery, very large bouquets. She created a recipe easily, and all I ... had to do was listen to him. That Wednesday I had so many packages of flowers. My whole office was just flowers. You will not be short on flowers- trust me. And it smelled heavenly! I basically enlisted a whole army to help me arrange flowers: my mom, my aunt, my sister, and 4 friends. Take off Friday (and maybe Thursday) because you will need it! With all the help, I was able to make the flowers in about 6 hours. I never practiced, and now I am hooked on arranging my own flowers! My one mistake was the boutonnieres. They ended up very floppy because I made them the Thursday before for a Saturday wedding. I would recommend buying the little plastic pieces to keep them hydrated and make them the day of or the night before. I also wish I spent more time learning about how to make flower crowns. The bouquets were the easiest to make! Spend more time looking into the other ones. Show more
Flowers by Francesca Sanderson

Arrangements Made

  • 47
  • 9
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 6
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 25
  • 2
  • 4

Flowers Used for Francesca Sanderson's Arrangements

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

You need this in your wedding bouquet. Though these can be challenging to cut and ended up taking the most time out of my flower arranging. It is just hard to really prune them but so worth it!

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet

These were gorgeous! They gave off a similar vibe to sunflowers but in a Burgundy color scheme. Very grateful I went with these and they brought some hearty life to my bouquet and sent the fall theme to the next level.

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

Fabulous! maybe not the best color for my color scheme but I loved them none the less.

Whimsical Garden Rose Sample Pack ( Whimsical Sample Pack )

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

Highly recommend this pack. It really gives you the bang for your buck.

Black Magic Rose ( 75 Roses )

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Corsages, Other

Violet told me that I would fall in love with these. I almost cut them for cheaper flowers. I am glad I didn't! They are a stunner. The color is so rich I would have a bouquet of these if I didn't love greenery so much.

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

I thought these flowers were beautiful! They look more expensive than they are and really are a deep rich color.

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

I loved these flowers. I knew nothing about roses beforehand so I was surprised to see that they come in bunches! You will end up with many more of these little white flowers than you expect and you won't be upset about it.


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