Soft Pink, Romantic Vibe Wedding

Marlana Strand (Bride) PORTLAND, ND
I decided to DIY our wedding flowers and it was so much fun! I would totally do it all over again with the excellent service provided by FiftyFlowers. I also had two more orders that I placed from Fifty Flowers for, 24 white calla lilies, and 50 pink carnations that were used in centerpieces, and 12 white hydrangeas that were used in our alter flower arrangements. Every single variety of flower and green that we ordered came looking beautiful and well hydrated on their way to us. I had bought a 5 pound bucket of FloraLife flower food, some oasis foam for a couple of arrangements, and the spice alum for the hydrangeas. I also bought Oasis floral scissors & bunch cutters, and a larger ... Fiskers branch cutter for the pittosporum. For the preparations, I had purchased 16 5-gallon pails and 12 2.5-gallon pails. The vases that I used for the centerpieces and to place our bouquets in for hydration were from Dollar Tree. For the alter arrangements, I bought footed vases from Party City. I also had a few smaller navy colored vases that I bought from Amazon. My flowers were delivered on Wednesday and Thursday morning for our Saturday evening wedding. In preparation of their arrival, I had the buckets ready with flower food in them. We added water to the buckets as we used them. Upon arrival, I had my mom and my sister-in-law help me unbox the flowers, cut the stems, and remove leaves. Although we had tons of flowers and greens, it only took us about 1.5-2 hours each morning to process them and get them into buckets, which we felt was rather quick. We then went on to decorate other things, returning to the flowers in about 4 hours to remove packaging around the flowers and checking water levels. The scent throughout my house was amazing! We made all of the flower arrangements on Friday morning. I began the first arrangements at 6:30am when I awoke for the day. A couple of hours later my aunt and my 13 year old niece joined me to help. It was a fun morning of playing with flowers! We finished up the last planned arrangement around noon. Seeing as we had tons of greenery left, we googled how to make a garland and my niece created a garland for our head table. I had some water tubes that I had picked up just in case they were needed, and placed a garden rose into each tube which we placed into the garland once we had it moved over to the hall. My photographer asked me who my florist was after the ceremony as my husband and I were taking more photos and when we told them that I had done them myself they were blown away! They could not believe that they were not professionally done. I feel that the quality of the flowers had a lot to do with that. The only arranging that I had done prior to this was in picking up the occasional grocery store flowers. I found the process to be really fun! And after all of the compliments that we received, my husband says he definitely knows where he plans on buying flowers for me in the future! Thank you, FiftyFlowers, for helping me to achieve the beautiful wedding of our dreams. Show more
Flowers by Marlana Strand

Arrangements Made

  • 59
  • 21
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 4
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 22
  • 5
  • 6

Flowers Used for Marlana Strand's Arrangements

Used for: Centerpieces

These roses were so gorgeous! They are such a soft, pretty pink color! They opened up right before the wedding and lasted for about a week after the wedding.

Used for: Centerpieces

The pittosporum has very strong branch like stems. We had a difficult time trimming some of them. We also had way too much of it. We only used maybe half of what we were advised to order or it. It did add some interest to our arrangements. The color and shape of it looked very nice.

Used for: Centerpieces , Other

Loved this! I used it as a base at each of my centerpieces to drape over the edges. I also used this around some candles on the steps of the church. Although I felt we had used plenty of eucalyptus for our desired fullness, we could have gotten by with 15 bunches.

White Limonium Flowers ( 10 bunches )

Used for: Centerpieces

The limonium was an excellent filler for our arrangements. However, I could easily have ordered about half of what I did of it.

Pink Antique Garden Rose ( 36 Garden Roses )

Used for: Centerpieces

These roses were stunning! They opened up huge by the morning of the wedding. Their slightly deeper color than our other pink flowers added interest without taking away from the soft, romantic tone of our wedding.

Stock White Flower ( 5 Bunches or 50 Stems )

Used for: Centerpieces

I wish I would have ordered more of this! The stock was so soft and gave height to our arrangements. I used two of these in each arrangement, but if I had more of it available, I would have arranged it in a cluster in our centerpieces.

Enchanted Wedding Collection ( Classic, 16 Piece Package )

Used for: Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets

I ordered our bridal and bridesmaid bouquets premade to save myself time. I was very happy with this collection. I used many of the same flowers in the bouquets for our centerpieces to keep things looking consistent.

Modern Light Pink Boutonniere and Corsage Pack ( 30 Piece Boutonniere & Corsage Pack )

Used for: Corsages, Boutonnieres

I used the 2 rose corsages for parents and my groom. The 1 rose boutonnières were used for everybody else involved in the wedding. They looked very nice with our gray suits and coordinated well with our bridesmaid and bridal bouquets.

Choose Your Colors Rose Petals ( 2,000 Rose Petals )

Used for: Other

We used the rose petals to scatter around. They lasted well over a week in the refrigerator.

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

Used for: Centerpieces

The smaller size of these roses gave a fullness to our centerpieces that was needed. They helped to fill in the spaces between our larger roses.

Used for: Centerpieces

Save the Garden Roses ( 24 Garden Roses )

Used for: Centerpieces

I added the light pink O’Hara garden roses from this collection to add to our centerpieces. They were big, beautiful blooms in our centerpieces.

Used for: Other
Used for: Centerpieces


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