Underwater Delight

Carla (Bride) Glen Ridge, NJ
This was the first time I ever arranged flowers and it was a great experience. I wanted my husband to stay involved in the process so I asked what theme he wanted. Of course, he didn't make it easy and said he wanted an underwater coral feel. I did a bit of online research and looked up some books on flower arrangements to get an idea of what I could do. Fiftyflowers provides very detailed directions as to how to care for their flowers so I was able to create lovely lasting looks (centerpieces lasted a good week after our wedding which was on the hottest weekend of the year). As an homage to his navy background, I put the table numbers on monkey fists (it is a knot style). Then I just added some ... origami sea turtles and small glow lights and the centerpieces were complete. With the remaining flowers, I made a simple boutonniere that matched my bouquet (we did not have a bridal party), 12 hanging vases, 8 small vases for the cocktail tables and a large vase for the ceremony room. I made all the centerpieces and vases on Thursday, made the bouquet on Friday and finished the boutonniere as well as a flower hair piece on Saturday morning (it's amazing what you can learn to do on with some online research). My husband and I went to the ceremony site on Saturday morning to place the centerpieces and put the flowers in the hanging vases (we along with some family members set up the tables and hung the vases on Friday). We got married that Saturday evening. The process was a bit time intensive and may not be the right choice for all couples but working with my husband and having both families help set up everything made the day just a bit more special. Show more
Flowers by Carla Silva

Arrangements Made

  • 35
  • 1
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 0
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 13
  • 0
  • 20

Flowers Used for Carla's Arrangements

Used for: Centerpieces

One of my favorite flowers because of the unique and delicate look.

Fresh Mood Moss ( One Box )

Used for: Centerpieces

Arrived early in a box and very green. Very easy to maintain just keep them moist and in the dark.

Used for: Centerpieces , Boutonnieres

Long lasting and great structure for the type of centerpieces we designed.

Used for: Other

Used these in the hanging vases. Sturdier than expected and had a lovely drape.

A perfect burst of color with a light and airy feel. We had lots left over which we had in vases throughout the house for 2 weeks after the wedding.

Zip Mini Button Pom White Flower ( 6 Bunches (allow 4 business days for delivery) )

Used for: Other

Used these in the hanging vases and small vases in cocktail hour. Arrived very healthy and lasted well after the wedding.

OASISĀ® Standard Floral Foam Bricks ( 24 Standard Floral Foam Bricks )

Used for: Centerpieces

Easy to use. Just drop and let soak.

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Boutonnieres

Tape did not work with the centerpieces but ultimately I determined we didn't need it. Also, clippers do not work on hydrangea stems.

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Boutonnieres, Other

We used these flowers in everything. The hydrangeas were very difficult to cut to size while all the other flowers were very easy to handle.