- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
Wow, they came out beautifully! You have such an interesting array of flowers. I LOVE them!
wonderful job! I would sooooo do my own flowers but would rather not deal with the stress : /
I am doing my own flowers also…. is such an amazing feeling, I helpt a friend this year and I got so many compliments… I have a question… 5th picture counting from the botom, you have some pink flowers..what are those roses?
also what is the color you of your roses is just beautiful!!!!
@ Cciornei: The peachy color ones are David Austin’s garden roses called Juliet. They looked very romantic. I got them at first because peonies were not in season. When I went to pick up the flowers, I found some peonies so it was a win win for me.
if you’re referring to the deeper pink color, they’re cybidium orchids. The last photo on the bottom ones are roses imported from Holland. I chose them because I love pink with a touch of peachy with yellow undertone for the fall color. They normally bloom really big but I had bad weather. I also love the name of these roses, they’re called “Ms. Piggy”.
I LOVE your flowers!!
I want to go the DIY flower route as well, but people keep telling me I won’t have time before the wedding to get them all done. How long did it take you to do all this???
You did a great job! And I love the price tag!! Where did you order/purchase your flowers? I’ve been hearing that ordering them online, even from places like Costco, can be really inexpensive. Also, do you have any pics of just your centerpieces with the vases/how many stems per centerpiece? Thanks!
cpeach28: It took me about approximately 4 hours to prep the flowers, complete one of the centerpiece for the sweetheart table, all the bouquets and bouts. I also prep the vases for the centerpieces (cutting and putting the oasis inside the vase and packing the boxes). I had 2 others people helping me during the last hour because it was getting too late to go to bed the night before. The orchids took the longest because it had to be individually wire wrapped..then i wrapped three orchid stems into one. If i had the choice to do it again, I would start earlier with more fingers to help me.
These are beautiful DIY flowers! How many flowers did you use in your bouquet and your bridesmaids bouquets? Also, for your bouts, did you do them the night before? how did you keep them fresh (ie. not wilting) so they would be good for your wedding day?
I’m doing my flowers myself too (couldn’t imagine paying someone a crazy amount of money to do them!) and I need some guidance!
Wow your flowers were beautiful! You did an awesome job! =)
I don’t remember exactly how many flowers I used for my bouquet. I remembered using one dozen of garden roses, 11 stems of white mini cala, 4 stems of white peonies, 1.5 stems worth of orchids (each stem comes in 10-14 blooms). I did the bouquet visually until it looked full and round. For the bridesmaids’ bouquets, I used about 5-7 stems of roses depending on the size of the heads. I made the bouts and bouquets the night before the wedding.
To store them- I used USPS boxes and cut round holes according to glass cups. I needed something mid size but heavy to hold the bouquets down. You can use small vases. I put some rocks inside one of my vase because my bouquet was really heavy. I then generously soaked a few sheets of bounty and place them inside bottom of the vases. You then place your bouquets in it. Make sure all the stems are touching the wet bounty. Do not over water or your ribbons for your bouquets will get wet. You give a few cold water spray/mist with bottle spray to the whole bouquets.
The bouts- I lined the Tupperware ( you can use any cardboard box) with bounty sheets and generously spray them with water. Don’t oversoak! place your bouts on top of the liner and Lightly spray with water. The flower shop also gave me cotton liners. If you have any, you can use that too..more cushion for your delicate flowers. When you wrap the flower with floral tape, it keeps moisture in. Finally- I stored all my flowers in kitchen ( away from heat) and I cracked my window for some fresh air. My wedding was about 40 degree F so I didn’t need refrigeration. On wedding morning, I replenish the bounty with more fresh water and lightly mist everything with cold water. When the bouquets were not in use on your wedding day, you can put it back in wet bounty lined vases. Good luck!
Amazing Jelly Belly….just AMAZING!!!!!!
Very pretty!! Love all your flowers!