On September 3, 2016, I married my best friend. We met one night in college while each playing "wingman" for our friends who were interested in each other. It was over from there!
Flowers have always played a large role in our relationship. My husband has a green thumb and loves horticulture. While most guys were buying their girlfriends pre-cut bouquets, my guy was buying me actual plants and teaching me how to care for them. He proposed to me at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. We both knew that flowers and plants would play a large part in our wedding and the natural greenery of our venue was one of our biggest determining factors when deciding on the Inn at Oak Lawn Farms.
Unfortunately, we had a fairly tight budget for our wedding. Where most people spend upwards of $20K on their weddings, we had a budget of $12K. We knew with that budget we would not be able to afford a florist and so began my search for wholesale flowers. In my search, I came across FiftyFlowers and spent many hours and weeks researching and calculating and practicing to see what I could do on my own and how many of each flower I would need to purchase. I ended up purchasing ivory Hydrangeas, white Ranunculus, white Carnations, purple mini Carnations, Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, and Seeded Eucalyptus for all of my wedding flowers and ended up keeping the cost under $1,000! I practiced before the wedding and figured out exactly what I wanted for each bouquet, boutonniere, centerpiece, and additional decorations around the venue. I was so proud of myself for being able to put all of this together and have it all turn out so incredibly beautiful with no previous floral experience. My wedding flowers were exactly what I had pictured and for a fraction of the cost!
I was so lucky to have come across FiftyFlowers and the customer service team was such a huge help! I still have my bridal bouquet in a vase on display and every time I look at it, my heart is warmed remembering this most perfect day!