Winter In October

Bailey Gullikson (Bride) Keystone, SD
When I started planning my wedding, I knew that I wanted to do my own floral arrangements. A friend of mine had used fiftyflowers previously, so I decided to go this route. My wedding was October 17th, so I was going for a fall theme. I wanted burgundy and orange flowers, and chose dahlias as my focus flower. I chose the white stock flowers, amaranthus, dried canary grass, willow fresh eucalyptus, and baby's breath to complement my dahlias and country copper wedding flowers. My mom and I planned to arrange them two days before the wedding. When the flowers started to arrive, I realized I highly underestimated the number of buckets I needed to put them all in without crowding! SO MANY FLOWERS, ... LOL!! I went and got additional buckets, I believe I used around 8-10 total...The country copper flowers looked so sad right out of the packaging but they really perked up over night and look amazing! The white stock flowers also were more beautiful than I expected! They added depth and a lovely cascading look to the bouquets. The dahlias were absolutely gorgeous and there really were some huge ones in the bunch. They were very delicate to work with, but we managed. One was broken in the box when they arrived (but they send extra to account for that) and we ended up breaking one more when doing the arrangements. We put the broken ones in a bud vase and even that looked so beautiful on our gift table. The only disappointment was the eucalyptus, which did not look good the day after I got it. Not sure what happened, but it really dried out, even in the buckets of water. Luckily there was enough to salvage for the bridal bouquet. Overall, we were very happy with our flower picks, and I would definitely order from fiftyflowers again! My flowers looked perfect on our wedding day. Show more
Flowers by Bailey Gullikson

Arrangements Made

  • 30
  • 4
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 3
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 18
  • 2
  • 2

Flowers Used for Bailey Gullikson's Arrangements

Used for: Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Other

Absolutely gorgeous, and huge! These dahlias were the focus flower in my bridal bouquet. They were very delicate to work with, the first one I pulled out of the box was broken, and we ended up breaking another one when arranging them. We put them in a bud vase on the gift table so we were still able to use them. They were all just gorgeous and I would buy them again.

Country Copper Wedding Flower ( 6 Bunches (allow 4 business days for delivery) )

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Corsages, Boutonnieres, Other

Just lovely, and very hardy! These orange flowers perked right up out of the packages and complemented the burgundy dahlias in our bouquets and arrangements. 6 bunches was enough for 4 bouquets, 18 centerpieces, 4 boutonnieres, 2 mother's corsages and arrangements for the guestbook and gift table.

Stock White Flower ( 3 Bunches or 30 Stems )

Used for: Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Other

These were just lovely! They really added an extra pop and helped to fill out the bouquets and arrangements.

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Corsages, Boutonnieres

This canary grass was an excellent addition to all our bouquets and arrangements, really added an extra pop to them! I loved it and would definitely buy it again!

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Other

The amaranthus was beautiful and really added texture and depth to the bouquets and arrangements. Love it! The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars is because some of it didn't perk up after unpacking.

Used for: Bridal Bouquet

Was very disappointed with my eucalyptus. I'm not sure what happened to it, but it did not look good after I took it out of the packages. After unpacking and leaving in buckets of water overnight, most of it dried out and lost its color. I was able to salvage a small amount which was just enough for my bridal bouquet, otherwise it was all ruined. It would have looked amazing if it hadn't dried out. Not sure if it was something I did or what...

Baby's Breath White Wholesale Flower Up close
Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Corsages, Boutonnieres, Other

Can't go wrong with baby's breath, and 5 bunches was SO MUCH! We used it for everthing, lol, and still had some left over!


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