Picnic Perfect

Our story is one of a mutual love for adventure, travel, and all things outdoors. We were engaged in rural Myanmar after backpacking through 37 countries together. Traveling with only 40-liter backpacks over the span of a year-and-a-half we developed a newfound appreciation for the value of a dollar and how far one can stretch it. Recently back state-side and contemplating our wedding, it was important to us to find flowers that were a good value without compromising quality. Recommended by a family friend, fiftyflowers.com delivered on this promise.

We chose an outdoor pavilion to reflect our passion for nature. We consider ourselves unconventional and gravitated toward a wedding that reflected our style. We decided on a rustic, casual affair. We repurposed preowned items, utilized natural textures and materials, and assembled a team of friends and family to transform the outdoor pavilion. Red gingham runners lined the picnic tables and cheerful centerpieces compromised of yellow gerbera daisies, white daisies, seeded eucalyptus and baby's breadth completed the rustic vibe.

Every aspect of our wedding was “DIY” as we wanted to be as involved as possible in creating a day that was uniquely ours. We assembled the centerpieces the day before the wedding and nestled them into the mason jars we'd collected over the previous weeks. We tied the jars with raffia for a bit of country flair. We plugged daises and seeded eucalyptus into the weathered wood of the pavilion for pops of color to create a delicate and ethereal atmosphere. Local pizza and ice cream trucks keep our guests were well fed.

It was a perfect evening complete with lawn games and dancing barefoot in the grass. The flowers were essential to creating our dream wedding. They added light and freshness against the dark wood of the pavilion and contrasted beautifully against the red picnic inspired runners. We sent guests home with the centerpieces and mason jar lids so that they could reuse the jars in the future!

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