Burgundy Winter Rustic Glam

Our wedding was in NC in February and we got super lucky with clear skies and a high of 68! I was too nervous to DIY our personal flowers (bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages) so we got all of those from the English Garden Florist of Raleigh. I knew I couldn't afford to get all of the flowers and the garland I wanted from a florist, so Fifty Flowers was the perfect solution. I loved all of their options even though it was so hard to pick which flowers to order (mostly because I'm indecisive)!!! With the help of my mom and one of my bridesmaids, I created 15 table arrangements, about 50 bud vases, one arrangement in milk glass for the barrel in our arbor, two mug arrangements for our bar, 6 arrangements for patio tables, and we added an assortment of flowers to the premade seeded eucalyptus garland we ordered. I was worried the garland flowers wouldn't make it all day Saturday even though we added them late Friday night, but I was easily able to reach customer service and they told me to spray it with water. The garland and cut flowers we added to it looked beautiful all day/night for the wedding!

All of the flowers were exactly what I expected thanks to numerous conversations with Violet (thank you!) We used the anemones at our rehearsal dinner on Friday night in recycled brown beer bottles, and then reused them in some of our arrangements for the wedding. The burgundy carnations, seeded eucalyptus, light pink roses, and petite purpleberry roses were used in arrangements, bud vases, and the garland. The black bacarra roses were the prettiest roses I have ever seen and loved how unique they were! I think the hardest part of our wedding was parting with all of the flowers the next day! We decided to donate a lot of them to nursing homes since we had an 8 hour drive back to OH where we live and were leaving for our honeymoon right after. We hope that the residents got just as much enjoyment from these gorgeous flowers as we did!

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