Eclectic Autumn Garden Dream

Our Arrangements included the following...

1 6ft wide ceremony arch
4 large ceremony pieces (two at the base of the arch and two at the start of the aisle)
1 Bridal bouquet
1 Groom boutonniere
6 large table centerpieces
6 small table centerpieces

Getting married during COVID drastically changed some things during the planning process, as it did for most people, but I am glad that I made our wedding happen. We got ready at an Airbnb in Dallas, had the ceremony at the Dallas Arboretum (my favorite place in the city) and had the reception at a cool cocktail lounge called The Botanist).

After looking at some florists initially, I realized that the extra thousands of dollars it would've cost me to be a little more stress free was not worth it. So I decided to do them myself. With the exception of the arch, my mother, sister and I did all the arrangements and my bouquet the night before and completed the arch the morning of. I would recommend starting sooner than that because I only got about 4 hours of sleep. That was rough! If you use wet floral foam, arrangements can definitely be made 2 days prior to the wedding, depending on when they are delivered and as long as the flowers have had ample time to open up.

I ended up going with colors that blended with the season, environment, and our hair ha ha (I have red hair and he has some red in his beard). Our main colors were green and gold - his suit was a deep green and all the décor was gold. So for accents I went with ivory, brownish-orange, and pinky-peach tones. We ended up having to substitute one of our flowers that was not available. The flower that we ended up getting was an autumn mix of kangaroo paw, with dark red, orange, and yellow hues. The texture and structure of this underrated flower were really fun and interesting and it ended up being a nice addition.

My experience with fifty flowers was great, communication was good and there are a lot of options and various price points so you are bound to find something to fit your needs. Just do your research, watch a few YouTube tutorials, practice, and you are sure to love the final outcome!

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