Photo Credit: Radion Photography; @radionphotography
You’d think a florist might ‘take the day off’ when she, herself, gets married. Right? It’s a crazyyy day, full of stress and anxiety provoking as hell, so why wouldn’t a bride want to hang up her full-time hustle for a hot sec and outsource the work to another pair of capable hands? I mean, it makes sense. That said, we totally get what might go through a wedding vendor’s head once he or she gets engaged and starts to think about the people who’ll be tasked to make said wedding absolutely perfect.
We understand how a floral designer can think about someone else doing her best-day-ever flowers and immediately start having a panic attack. You can’t blame a professional pretty-maker for freaking out over the thought of some other talent touching her wedding arrangements, bouquets, etc. After all, even if the reaction isn’t that turned up/fraught with fear, she’s got a point when she says she’s the best person for the job. Truly, no one can do it better...
That’s exactly what our friendor (friend+vendor, get it?), Yuliya Faliy of Jewels Floral, did for her own wedding. She’s a florist, she knows what’s trending, she knows what petals can pep people (and, more importantly, her as the bride) up, so, duh, she decided to show up for work on the day she got married (#bossbride doesn’t even begin to cover it). The results more than legitimize why wedding professionals might want to DIY for their wedding day. If anyone can do it, it’s a florist who eats, breathes, and sleeps 💐💐💐 on the daily.
We chatted Jules up to see how fierce a flower game she brought for the big day - and, spoiler alert, it was strong 🙌…
At the end of the day, she’s just like us (aside from her skill level - expert - in the field of flowers): she loves blush pink and lives for a statement altar and garland-graced sweetheart table.
A florist and a bride with a beautiful vision
“Well... I just like light colors in general. I decided to go with light colors for my wedding and chose different shades of light pink, peach, grey, and cream. I also added touches of greenery. Plus, the venue we got married in has a lot of natural light, so I wanted to play with florals that would complement those luminous vibes.”
From a glass welcome sign that legit looks like it’s floating on flowers, to dynamic, mixed level centerpieces at each reception table, the girl did good (ignore our lapse in grammar there). Of course she did, because the goods were from an equally grade-A place, Fifty Flowers.
Granted, she has some edge on non-florist brides who don't make magic with flowers for a living, but Fifty Flowers can help a girl out.... if she wants to try some DIY.
What she ordered (and how much). In case you were wondering...
- Quicksand Roses - 200 Roses
- Broomcorn Autumn Greens - 10 bunches
- Stock White Flowers - 20 bunches
- White Dried Italian Ruscus - 10 bunches
- Stock Pinky Peach Flowers - 15 bunches
- El Aleli Peach Flowers -10 bunches
- 50 Shades of Early Grey Roses - 100
- Eskimo White Roses - 200
- Box of Smilax Wedding Vine
Check out the full gallery of photos, for all the floral content you need today. And make sure you're following Fifty Flowers on IG to see how everyone else is doing it with blooms!