Classic Summer Campus Wedding

Ever since taking a flower arrangement class in college, I have wanted to do my own wedding flowers. With the help of family, we processed all shipped flowers on Wednesday before the wedding, then arranged all day Friday. Our process for Friday: we prepped all square centerpiece vases with a grid of waterproof floral tape. I created a sample centerpiece for a baseline. Each pair of helpers were assigned a flower type (we also ordered white hydrangeas, white button mums, and ivory/white roses from Global Rose) and they knew how many blooms to put in each vase based on our spreadsheet. I supervised and adjusted as needed. Others worked on the large alter vases. I created all 5 bouquets (the most photographed and most important to get right!). After all main arrangements were complete, helpers gathered leftovers into tiny bundles for the aisle. All this took around 5 hours. After the rehearsal and dinner, I returned with fewer helpers to create corsages and boutonnieres. It is best to leave these until very last, or even day of, since they are out of the water. I absolutely would do this over again. The flowers from Fifty Flowers were as described on the website, beautiful and high quality.

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