DIY Flowers For The Flowers' Wedding

Amy (Bride) Carlisle, PA
Since I was about to become Mrs. Flowers, I wanted to be surrounded by blooms on our wedding day! :] Me, my bridesmaids, my mom and mother-in-law, and my sister-in-law spent the entire Thursday before the wedding and from 6 am until 10:30 am on the day of our wedding doing ALL of our flowers! We made 24 centerpieces, 5 bridesmaid bouquets, my bridal bouquet, the groomsmen and groom boutonnieres, and enough boutonnieres and corsages for our parents, grown siblings, grandparents, and pastor. We also cut the heads off some of our flowers for the caterer to add to our cake, and the bridesmaids and I all used some kind of flower accent in our hairstyle for the wedding :] We snuck some pheasant ... feathers into the bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces because not only was our venue named Pheasant Field Bed and Breakfast, I was marrying a man who raises pheasants as a hobby! We also ordered rose petals from FiftyFlowers to line the bridge and aisle... they matched the silk floral garland I made for the arbor by the lake where we held our ceremony! It was a happy, flower filled day at the Flowers' Wedding... FiftyFlowers by FAR had the best customer service and quality of any other wholesale vendor I used! I will definitely be using them for future Flowers' family festivities :] Show more

Arrangements Made

  • 54
  • 15
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 5
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 21
  • 6
  • 6

Flowers Used for Amy's Arrangements

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

Beautiful wax flower variety - a fantastic filler flower! We used them for everything, including the bridesmaids' hair! They held up for days after the wedding, in spite of the warm weather... great buy. I was originally shipped the wrong item instead of the wax flower bunches I ordered, and Fifty Flowers immediately corrected the mistake and shipped the wax flowers overnight, still arriving in plenty of time for Saturday morning!

Blue Cornflowers ( 10 Bunches )

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

The cornflowers held up until the end of the reception - once they got out of water they quickly started to droop and wilt. It was about 85 degrees outside at our wedding. They were really pretty while they lasted!

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

Smaller than I thought they would be - about the size of a tennis ball - and I wish I had let them open one day longer than I let them sit. Still beautiful! I wish I had ordered more... a couple went on top of our cake!

Craspedia Billy Balls Green Flower ( 20 bunches or 200 Stems )

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

These were actually more of a pale, musty yellow than the bright green shown in the photograph on this website, but they were a really fun flower and added an interesting texture to the boutonnieres, bouquets, and centerpieces! (Update: Customer actually received natural yellow, instead of tinted green!)

Flat Fern Greens ( 15 bunches )

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

These were the perfect size! There were so many in a bunch! I ordered way more than I needed, but we found a place for every last fern!

Choose Your Colors Rose Petals ( 6,000 Rose Petals )

Used for: Other

Completely gorgeous - the colors were exactly what the website stated, and they arrived packed in individual bags on cold packs. I kept them in a cold cellar in a dry cooler from the Thursday before our Saturday wedding, until the morning of our event. They still looked perfect 48 hours after their arrival!