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Wedding Flowers with Friends

Backyard Wedding Flowers

First things first, Flowers with Friends did not pay me to write this–I just LOVED them and their services THAT much!

When I was planning our wedding, I knew I wanted the flowers to be extraordinary without the exorbitant price tag. Every bride-to-be’s dream, am I right? The way I chose my flower vendor was what you could call and act of God/a total accident. I didn’t find them on theknot.com or know anyone that had used them before.

One afternoon, I was waiting for Josh to meet me at our soon-to-be completed house. Usually I listen to Spotify, but this time I was listening to the radio. An ad for Flowers with Friends came on. TWICE IN A ROW. The first time, I’ll be honest, I ignored it. But then it came on again right after–a glitch I’m sure. I remember thinking, well if that’s not a sign to at least look it up, I don’t know what is.

After I looked it up (sitting in the driveway), I texted my mom and my aunt to see if they thought it was a good idea. I ALWAYS need backup opinions and I ALWAYS call my mama.

Now, if you aren’t familiar with Flowers with Friends or their concept, let me explain. In a nutshell, it’s basically a flower party–where you make your own bouquet!

You meet with them and give them the inspiration you have for your wedding (think all of the Pinterest wedding images you’ve been saving for years). From there, they source the flowers at wholesale price and pass that cost on to you with 100% transparency. So basically you’re paying WAY less that what any other florist would charge you. When it gets closer to your event, you have a party and put your bouquets together. Anyone can be a florist!

Make your own bouquet: Flowers with Friends

Flower Dog with Flower Crown

Flowers with Friends

I got all of my bridesmaids over the night before the wedding and we all sipped mimosas and channeled our inner Eliza Doolittle (back when she was a flower girl). What we created? These works of art.  For all you skeptics out there, it’s WAY easier than you’d think. They walk you through what flower to put where and literally help you every step of the way.

But wait there’s more! The Flowers with Friends girls are basically full service florists. Courtney has years of experience and used to own her own flower shop. The Flowers with Friends girls did the boutonnieres for the guys and Laney’s flower crown! (P.S. we dried it and I incorporated it into our bar cart decor!) They even let us keep the flowers left over from the party to use in the rest of our decorations for the wedding!

Winter Flowers

DIY Bridal Bouquet

I can’t say enough about Courtney and Savannah. They were amazing. They gave Laney, my needy dog-child, all of the attention and were just as attentive to us wannabe florists. Their customer service is seriously the best.

Word to the wise. Those bouquets that you see on Pinterest, are way more complicated to hold in real life. Case in point, my bouquet. I gave them inspiration from my Pinterest board and realized a little to late that it was actually a TON of flowers. That consequently also weighed a TON! Don’t get me wrong, I loved my bouquet and probably gained some arm muscles out the deal. But y’all. You can still achieve “your look” without getting carpel tunnel.

Groom's Boutonierre

If you’re in the New Orleans area and are looking for the perfect florist for your wedding and something different than everyone else, contact Flowers with Friends. Seriously. You’ll be so happy with your bouquets. And let’s be real: hosting a Flowers with Friends party gives you an excuse to drink with your girlfriends and create something at the same time!

Photography by: Brittany Schlamp

  • Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew

    This is such a fun idea! I wish I would’ve known about this because it just sounds like an awesome experience! Plus, those wedding pics tho!?

  • This is such a fun place. Your bouquet is so beautiful and sounds like such a fun time with girlfriends!

  • Mary mozingo

    My eyes cannot stop staring at these pictures!! Those flowers are EVERYTHING!!

  • So this is the greatest idea ever! How fun! I absolutely love how everything turned out and that dog flower collar is just fab!

  • tina johnson

    I absolutely LOVE this idea. They look very professional and it’s a great memory that your girls will share.

  • Liz

    Definitely going to do this for whenever my wedding is!!

  • Your bouquets are gorgeous! That’s such a neat idea. I wonder if they have something similar in Florida? I’ll have to look into it when “the time comes” 🙂

  • Belle Bermudez-Tubel

    Those bouquets are so pretty!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  • Candy Kage

    What a great idea to get everyone involved and really make the moment special. All your flowers turned out beautiful. Love you included your fur friend.

  • Wow! That such a phenomenal idea. Your bouquets turned out beautifully. I would’ve never guessed they were DIY!

  • Crystal Gareau

    Those flowers look amazingly beautiful. Such fab. photos.

  • This is such a great idea!

  • This is such a fun idea and a wonderful way to spend time with friends! I would so do this! Also, your flowers turned out so perfect!

  • Ashley Stephenson

    This is such a cute idea!! I would have loved to do something like this with my girls! Your flowers turned out beautiful!

  • Sophia

    This is a cute idea I love the flowers and the brides maid’s fur

  • These are SO gorgeous!!

  • Cassie

    Ahhh this is the coolest idea! I’m not even close to getting married, but I looooove this idea!! Such a good way to bond with your ladies!

  • Omg, your floral came out so well! I love that you did it yourself.

  • These are so pretty! What a fun idea!

  • wow! These are absolutely gorgeous! And the dog! so cute.

  • Your flowers are simply stunning! I love the colors you’ve chosen and how you’ve arranged them in pretty vases. Just perfect!

  • Sharon Glascoe

    Ugh I am so mad I didn’t know about companies like Flowers with Friends when I got married. I spent wayyyy too much on flowers for my wedding day. These flowers look absolutely amazing and honestly better than mine so it would have been smarter to use Flowers with Friends. Can’t wait to spread the word about services like this.

  • What a glorious style of florals! So perfect for a winter wedding.

  • Shannon Marie

    Those flowers are beautiful!!! I love everything about them.

  • Kristen Lawler

    That’s really cool and sounds like a lot of fun!

  • What?! This is so cool. Your bouquets are stunning!