Post # 1
I am a teacher on spring break so I thought what better of a time to do a trial run for my DIY flowers. I plan on using fiftyflowers for our wedding day but today I visited Potomac Wholesale Flowers in the DC area. Very cool place if you live around here.
I picked up 3 white hydrangea, 24 lt. pink roses, 24 yellow roses, 24 cream roses and two bunches of solidago for greens. The total came to $80.00. I created 1 bouquet, 1 centerpiece, and 2 bud vases that will be used to decorate cocktail tables/bar area. Overall I am very please with out it turned out. I plan on using milk glass vases so this gives you a preview on how it will turn out.
I used the rubber floral strippers, a pair of scissors, floratape, floral pins and some old ribbon I had laying around. I was able to strip the roses and get rid of the guard petals in about an hour for all 72 roses. It took me about another hour or so to create the arrangements.
What do you think?
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Post # 3
I esp love the large bouquet
Post # 4
b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! they look perfect!
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
that’s reallllly pretty! amazing job!
Post # 6
Outstanding! The bouquet is to die for.
Post # 7
wow great job!!! we’re DIY flowers too, but i haven’t had a trial run yet. hope ours turn out as lovely as yours!
Post # 9
Those look great! I’m doing the same thing so this is so helpful. Roughly how many roses are in the bouquet alone?
Post # 10
Wow that looks awesome! I’m continually impressed by how talented the hive is!
Post # 12
Wow- you did an amazing job! I love how full and lush the bouquet and the centerpiece came out. You should do this on the side! =)
Post # 13
I’m going to be honest – when I hear about girls doing their own flowers, I want to cringe. Leaving something that big to chance?! I dont’ think I could do it.
Your flowers are BEAUTIFUL! Honestly, they look professionally done. Great job lady!!
Post # 14
Thank you ladies for such kind words. I honestly have NEVER done this before and I was amazed how easy it really was. I know I was supposed to let the roses open more but I did not do that today so the # of roses needed for each probobly would be less as the white and pink roses were not open as much as I would have liked leaving me to use more to fill things in.
I used 30 roses for the bridal bouquet.
I used 30 roses and 3 hydgrenga for the centerpiece. Although I really could have used 4 hydgrengea and I would have taken the rose count down significantly.
Post # 16
I just looked at my order form. The white and pink roses were “sweetheart roses” which I believe are a bit smaller. This was probobly why I needed so many for each. When I order from fiftyflowers they will be full roses.