Bridal bouquet

Regency and Lilac Purple Silk Wedding Flowers- Part 2

Earlier this week, I showed you some closeups of Pam’s regency and lilac purple silk wedding flowers. I was excited to see that Pam shared some photos of her wedding with me, taken by her friend. Here’s a quick refresher of what the bouquets looked like:

And here are the photos of Pam’s big day:

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Isn’t her dress amazing?

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Pam knew the weather here in Minnesota is not to be trusted, so she had this amazing cape to throw on her shoulders. It looks magical!

If regency purple is on your radar and you are looking for ways to work it into your flowers, fill out the Free Brides’s Checklist for a quote and let’s get started!

Regency and Lilac Purple Silk Wedding Flowers- Part 1

Pam called me with some ideas about she wanted for her wedding flowers. Her wedding dress was regency purple and she wanted to accent with that color in her bouquets, but was worried about it not being a close enough match. I sent her over to my blog to look at some bouquets I had previously made and she fell in love with this cascading bouquet that actually had a lighter shade of purple. This lighter shade was a great match to what her bridesmaids would be wearing, so I decided to design the bouquets from an “opposites” approach. Basically, the bride is wearing regency purple, but carrying white and lilac while the bridesmaids are wearing lilac and carrying white and darker purple flowers. That way we didn’t have to have exact matches, the purples would stand out against the dresses and both colors would be included. Take a look at what we came up with!

Orchids, Calla Lilies, lilac Blossoms, Baby’s Breath

Bridesmaid Bouquet: Hydrangea, Waxflower. Toss Bouquet: Hydrangea, Waxflower, Baby’s Breath.

Here’s a look at the bouquets all together to see the contrast between the purples. They look lovely together!

Here’s a shot of a couple of their boutonnieres and corsages. She chose to have the regency purple in the groom’s boutonniere and switched it to the baby’s breath for the other boutonnieres. The only corsage was an attendant’s wristlet that featured each of the types of flowers.

If you are wearing a dress that is a non-traditional color and you want to incorporate that into your bouquets, contact me today to find out how we can work it all in without getting too saturated by it. Check back later this week to see some photos from Pam’s wedding!

Silk Bridal Bouquet Recreation From Photos

Bill sent me a couple of photos from his wedding….52 1/2 years ago!

**First of all, can we all give him and his wife a round of applause??**

So the photos Bill sent me weren’t ideal. But he remembered some details about the flowers and colors and pretty soon his wife started chiming in with what she remembered about her bouquet. What we knew is that there were yellow Roses, white Carnations, Stephanotis, Orchids (including one with a pink center) and greenery in a cascade style bouquet. Here’s how Bill’s custom bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers turned out!

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The original bouquet. Photographer unknown.

We highly recommend you...wife is ecstatic...Received the bouquet yesterday, wife is thrilled, thanks again.
— Bill | Massachusetts

This bouquet was a quick turnaround since Bill wanted to gift it to his wife for Christmas. All of our communication was over email and his quick responses made the process smooth and fast. When it was all said and done, Bill said that no local florist would attempt to recreate this bouquet in fresh flowers, which is why his search led him to me.

Whether you need a gift with a quick turnaround or you’ve got a few months to spare, contact me today about a custom bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers.

Green and White Silk Bridal Bouquet Recreation

This silk bridal bouquet recreation was such a vibrant breath of color and loveliness in the middle of a dark and rainy fall. John’s wife had a beautiful bouquet of Hydrangea, Orchids, Calla Lilies and Queen Anne’s Lace, tied off with crisp white ribbon. Take a look!

These flowers were the perfect gift for our anniversary! They turned out amazing! They are beautiful and will be around forever to remind us of our special day.
Thanks Erin!
— John | Texas
Photo provided by the couple.

Photo provided by the couple.

Here’s a side-by-side of the original and the recreation. What do you think?

If you are curious about having a bridal bouquet recreated, contact me today to find out the next steps!

Wedding Bouquet Preservation Fail

Sadly, I receive emails like this fairly often, “Our fridge broke when we were on our honeymoon and my wife's wedding bouquet died! She was hoping to have it preserved.” Sometimes it’s a fridge mishap or the preservation process doesn’t end up looking as beautiful as anticipated. If you’re in that boat, I can help!

Dustin was the one that sent me that email and I was happy to help him recreate his wife’s beautiful bouquet in time for a Christmas gift. This elegant bouquet was made up of the elegant Gardenia and some greens. Simple and gorgeous! I found some exceptionally realistic fresh touch flowers that were perfect, since they were the focal point!

Curious what makes them fresh touch flowers? Click here to read more about fresh touch flowers.

Here’s the original bouquet- so simple and so classy! Image by photographer Tim Ryan Smith.

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After our wedding, my wife put her bouquet in our refrigerator because she was hoping to have it preserved. We returned from our honeymoon to a broken fridge and the bouquet had completely rotted! Erin was able to recreate the bouquet beautifully and it’s actually hard to tell that the flowers are not real. Erin is professional, transparent, and a pleasure to work with. I am sure my wife is going to be ecstatic when she receives the bouquet on Christmas. I highly recommend using Love is Blooming!
— Dustin | New York

If a preservation fail is part of your story, let’s rewrite the ending together. Contact me today to get a quote on a custom bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers.

Silk Bridal Bouquet Recreation Stunner

I love all the silk bridal bouquet recreations that I get to make, but there are a few that are always just so darn amazing. When Anthony sent over some photos of his wife’s bouquet, I knew this was going to be one those hall-of-famers for me.

With its Peonies, Ranunculus, Anemone, multiple types of Roses, Thistle, Fern, Lamb’s Ear, and Smilax in such an interesting shape I couldn’t wait to get started on this one. Take a look!

Seriously…so amazing! I wish I could have kept it!

The bouquet was beautiful and spot on! You have a great eye and the bouquet is such a great recreation of the real thing. We have it in a vase on our breakfast table and love seeing it every day. It’s such a great reminder of our wedding day.
— Anthony | Texas
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Photos by Lauren Larsen

Bouquet by The Southern Table

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If it’s big, or complicated, or small and simple, your bridal bouquet recreation could be a reality! Contact me today to find out what it would take to have a masterpiece made from just a couple of photographs!

Silk Bridal Bouquet Recreation in Fresh Touch Flowers

My absolute favorite flowers to use are Fresh Touch flowers. They look and feel real and they are especially perfect for bridal bouquet recreations in silk flowers. Take a look at the recreation I did for Jerry:

Calla Lilies and Tropical Grass

Photo provided by the couple.

Photo provided by the couple.

While this bouquet was itself pretty straightforward, the details are what made it shine! I’m pretty adamant about getting those details just right to make your anniversary gift that much more special.

If you need the perfect gift, look no further. Contact me now for a free quote for your bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers.

Last Minute Silk Bridal Bouquet

Laura contacted me to make a silk bridal bouquet lickety-split to be there in just two weeks time! She sent me a couple of inspiration photos, but she knew neither one was just right. She wanted to include a Stargazer Lily, some Calla Lilies, and at the last minute we threw in some Lily of the Valley to fill out the bouquet a little more. She also requested that there be some bling, so I used some pretty crystal bead sprays to add some glitz without it overpowering this smaller bouquet. Take a look at the pretty little thing!

Whether your wedding flower slipped under the radar (or maybe they were never on your radar), contact me today to make sure you have a beautiful custom bridal bouquet in time for your wedding day!

Dark Purple Silk Wedding Flowers

Winett contacted me several months ago for her May 2019 wedding. We had lots of time to work on ideas, but she was eager to get it figured it out and check it off the list. So even though I’m writing this in November, her silk wedding flowers have been finished for about a week-Christmas is coming early for Winett!

As you may know, or maybe you don’t, purple is one of the hardest colors to work with. It can border on being pink, or red, or blue. So one of my approaches is to use a variety of shades for both an interesting and non-clashy look.

Winett knew she wanted to incorporate orchids, specifically Dendrobiums, so I hunted until I found the perfect ones. I then made some suggestions to include other orchids, Calla Lilies, Anemone, Sweet Pea and another type of Lily. Winett loves her flowers and so do I!

Bridal bouquet in cascading style and bridesmaids in handtied style.

Winett kept her flowers simple and instead of giving boutonnieres and corsages out, she kept to her main girls: the bridesmaids and the flower girls. Below you can see a bouquet and pomander for her flower girls. We kept the same color scheme but switched up some of the flowers.

Have a tricky color scheme you are working with? Silk flowers offer a wide variety of colors and types and all year round too! That’s just one of the many benefits of ordering custom silk wedding flowers. Fill out the Free Bride’s Checklist today to get a quote for your unique and custom silk wedding flowers.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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This year has been record smashing for my little ol’ business here in Minnesota!

Here’s a quick rundown of my year:

-35 Bridal Bouquet Recreations in Silk Flowers

-19 Custom Silk Flower Weddings

-86 Custom Silk Flower Centerpiece Bouquets

For a grand total of:

250 Recreation, Wedding and Centerpiece Bouquets!!

I have all of you to thank for that! You’ve chosen a small business to put your trust in for some of life’s important moments and I’m so grateful for that opportunity. You’ve allowed me to work from home, raise my awesome kids, and be available to work and be with my family year round. Put a giant bow on that, because it truly is a gift to me and my family. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Navy and Ivory Silk Wedding Flowers- Part 1

Local bride Emilie came to me with a pretty clear vision of her silk wedding flowers. Her color scheme was navy and ivory and she knew she wanted roses. We swapped emails with some of her inspiration pictures and I was able to come with designs that very closely matched those. Take a look at what we designed together!

Emilie’s bridal bouquet was a mixture of navy and ivory roses, with some pearls, crystals and greenery mixed in. I finished it off with a layer of navy satin ribbon with a burlap and lace overlay to complement some of the rustic elements she was incorporating in other parts of her wedding decor.

Cascading bouquet

Burlap and lace detail

The bridal party included a maid of honor and best man, but they chose to honor many more of their special guests with custom silk flower boutonnieres and corsages.

Maid of Honor and Toss Bouquets

Groom, Father, Usher Boutonnieres

Attendant and Mothers’ Corsages

Whether you need 15 bouquet and 3 boutonnieres or 3 bouquets and 41 boutonnieres and corsages like Emilie, silk wedding flowers are the most affordable decision you can make for your wedding. And even with that many arrangements, she was still able to fit custom altar arrangements, flower girl crown, cake toppers, and candle rings into her budget. My next blog post will be all about those “extras” that we all want, but we’re not sure they’ll fit into the budget.

If you are interested in seeing how much bang you can get for your buck, fill out the Free Bride’s Checklist today to get your free quote on custom silk wedding flowers.

Raspberry and Blush Silk Wedding Flowers

Janelle’s dreamy color scheme was so fun to work with! With a wine/raspberry as her main color and blush and rosegold accents, I felt like I had endless possibilities of what to include in her silk wedding flower bouquets.

What we settled on was Dahlia, Roses, Mums, and Peonies with some burgundy Lamb’s Ear and Seeded Eucalyptus. The bridal bouquet also included raspberry Amaranthus for a dramatic edge.

The bridesmaid bouquets were a perfect complement to the bridal bouquet.

Here’s a quick peak at some of the boutonnieres and corsages to coordinate with the bouquets.

I can’t help it, here’s one more of the bridal and bridesmaid bouquet. I’m kind of in love with this modified cascade, it’s modern and eye catching without being too over the top.

Looking for a modern twist on a classic style, silk flowers offer you the ability to see it before your big day. So no surprises when it’s too late to change anything! We can tweak it until it‘s just right without risking the beauty of the flowers. If that sounds like a dream come true, fill out the Free Bride’s Checklist for a quote and to get started on your custom designs.

Dusty Miller in Silk Bridal Bouquet Recreation

One thing I’ve noticed is the current rise in popularity of non-green greenery! Confused yet? So think of all the extras that don’t happen to be green but add visual interest and texture to your wedding flowers. One of the most popular items to include is either Lamb’s ear or Dusty Miller, which comes in a variety of shapes and colors. For this bridal bouquet I needed the broad leaf variety to recreate this look just perfectly.

David’s bouquet recreation was a very classic style white bouquet of Roses, Hydrangea, Ranunculus and Dusty Miller. That added bit of “greenery” gave a soft touch to the whole bouquet, and also served to break up the white flowers. It was so elegant!

Working with Erin at Love is Blooming was wonderful. The service was top of the line being professional, quick, and very knowledgeable. She was able to easily identify the correct floral arrangement to create from just a few pictures, and the finished product is one that looks fantastic and realistic. I would recommend Love is Blooming for anyone who is interested in recreating an icon piece from their special event or even start with one that will last forever, forgoing cut flowers from the get go. Thank you Erin!
— David | Missouri
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Here’s the side-by-side of the original bouquet photographed by Elyse Hall Photography and the recreation, by me!

As always, this is such a great anniversary, Valentine’s Day or “I love you” gift for your bride. Contact me to get started!

Fall Wedding Bouquet, Boutonniere and Cake Topper Recreation in Silk Flowers

Technically it’s still fall here in Minnesota. But I’m currently looking at snow on the ground and my kids have already made numerous sets of snow angels in the last week. So I’m bringing us back for a hot second to that little glorious bit of fall we had before the white stuff started. Maybe where you are it’s still all red and gold and pretty. This post is a little bit fall and a whole lot of pretty.

Clare contacted me a few months ago to recreate a couple special arrangements for her one year anniversary. She sent over a photo of the original wedding bouquet and boutonniere as well as a photo of her wedding cake. Clare wanted a recreation in silk flowers of just a small cluster of flowers made to match the bouquet and boutonniere to use for their anniversary. With pictures in hand, I got to work.

Here is our lovely couple on their wedding day. You can see the beautiful variety of fall flowers in the bouquet and how that was mirrored in the groom’s boutonniere. There were Sunflowers, Hypericum Berries, orange and red Roses, Seeded Eucalyptus, and fall foliage.

Photo provided by:  Paul Nash Photography

Photo provided by: Paul Nash Photography

...words cannot express how beautiful they are!! They are even prettier in person if that was possible! I love how you even captured how the sunflower in the center was a little squished in there!! They look exactly like my real ones!! Thank you so so so much!!
— Clare | Conneticut

We added burlap to both arrangements for that perfect rustic touch.

Thanks to Clare for allowing me to help recreate such a special day for you! If you are interested in having a bouquet, boutonniere, or any other arrangement from a special day, contact me today!

Fall Silk Bouquet Recreation with Sunflowers

Fall is such a magical time. The leaves are changing, there is cooler weather, and my favorite part: I get to bring out my sweaters! Fall is great for other reasons too: sunflowers, cozy and warm color combinations, and anniversaries. And lots of them.

Trey had me recreate his wife’s beautiful bouquet that had some classic touches of fall. Composed of Sunflowers, Zinnias, Billy Buttons, Fern, Seeded Eucalyptus, and a little green Moss makes this for a bright and sunny fall bouquet. Trey had a good eye for detail, so when it came time for me to wrap the stems, he was able to clue me in on the original material. His wife had it wrapped in blue tulle; it was her “something blue.” Cute, right? Take a look at this awesome silk bouquet recreation!

Contact me today to get a free quote for a bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers.

Bridal Bouquet Recreation with Lilies

Justin’s wife’s bouquet was a simple mix of Lilies, Heather and greenery. The beautiful gold bow really set it apart.

When I sent Justin a preliminary photo of his silk wedding bouquet recreation, he felt like it was missing the Lily buds and enough greenery around the bottom. So with a little tweaking we got it just right. Take a look!

Lilies were a popular flower for recreations in September! Check out last week’s blog post to see another example of a bridal bouquet recreation that incorporated Lilies. Contact me today for a free quote for your bouquet recreation!

Lily Silk Wedding Bouquet Recreation

Jordan emailed me photos of his wife’s beautiful wedding bouquet. He mentioned that he didn’t think it was the most wide variety of flowers, so we worked especially hard to get all those other details just right. Lilies, Alstroemeria and Roses were the only flowers in the bouquet, but a tropical mix of greenery and that amazing bow shaped it up into an awesome bouquet recreation!

Here is that beautiful, tropical beauty of a bouquet! Photos from: Edoo Photography

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Erin’s work exceeded my expectations. My wife’s bouquet wasn’t as intricate as some I’ve seen so I was worried that a recreation might not have the “character” of the original, but Erin was able to match so much of the small details that it came out looking just like the real thing. Erin’s turnaround time was great, as was her communication throughout the process. I’m very happy with how it all turned out, as is my wife.
— Jordan | Texas

Recreations are a great way to give a thoughtful gift to someone you love. I can help with that!

Bouquet Recreation Review

If you’re just starting to look for that perfect anniversary gift and you’ve stumbled across some bridal bouquet recreation examples here at Love Is Blooming, it might be helpful to hear what someone else had to say about the process! Here’s what Jessica had to say:

Working with Erin was a great experience. She was very responsive in her communication and was able to recreate my wedding bouquet from several pictures I sent her over email. Her passion and knowledge really showed. When I received my recreated wedding bouquet, I fell in love with it all over again! The flowers were gorgeous and it looked just like my original bouquet. I was amazed as to how real the silk flowers looked. I have my bouquet displayed in my home and I smile every time I see it. It brings back great memories of my wedding day. I would definitely recommend Love is Blooming as it was a great experience from start to finish. If you are thinking about using silk flowers or are wanting a recreation of a bouquet, use Erin at Love is Blooming, you will not be disappointed.
— Jessica | Louisiana

Roses, Freesia, Hydrangea, Dahlia, Queen Anne’s Lace, Eucalyptus, Smilax

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Here’s a sweet moment captured by a friend of Jessica’s. Look at that adoration! And isn’t she beautiful?!

If you are curious about having your bouquet recreated or the process, contact me today for a free quote!

Unique Cascading Bridal Bouquet Recreation in Silk Flowers

Bridal bouquet recreations in silk flowers are always a fun adventure for me. When I receive an email requesting a quote, it’s interesting to see what shows up in the photographs I’m sent. This awesome bouquet for Shane’s wife is a unique cascading bridal bouquet that featured some beautiful colors, textures and lots of Seeded Eucalyptus. You can see from the photos that the flowers were unwrapped on the handle and since I couldn’t really replicate the water containers either, I knew we’d have to make a change. Here’s a look at the recreation and the original.

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Photo provided by: Shane

Hi Erin,
I received the bouquet today. It is magnificent!!

Perfect timing, too, as our anniversary is this Wednesday (and it’s killing me to keep it a secret now that it’s here).

My wife decided to start celebrating early by surprising me with a gift on the weekend, and she mentioned that she has another gift for Wednesday. She was teasing me that she was going to “win” this anniversary. :)

Of course her gifts are great, but she has no idea what she is up against here...she is going to be stunned by this bouquet!

Thanks so much for the amazing work and terrific service!
— Shane | Ohio

The beautiful bouquet had a mix of white Hydrangea, yellow Rose buds, lavender Roses, peach/pink Roses with tons of seeded Eucalyptus. We couldn’t quite tell what the original ribbon was, so I gave Shane a couple of suggestions that would maintain the original style and complement the flowers and he picked what he thought would look good on the bouquet. Here’s a close up of the bow detail.

If you are looking for a custom bouquet recreation in silk flowers, send me a couple of photos and let’s get started!

Bridal Bouquet Recreation in Silk Flowers Review

Erin at Love is Blooming did a great job reproducing my wife’s bridal bouquet in silk flowers for our fourth (silk) wedding anniversary. Erin was very responsive to all my questions, and we communicated seemlessly via email. The turn around time was amazing. The photos of the final product look GREAT, and I can’t wait to see it. I expect to get the silk bouquet two weeks earlier then promised. I will certainly get some big brownie points from my wife for this anniversary gift! Thanks Erin!
— Joe | Wisconsin
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Here is the original bouquet. Photo by: Carl’s Rainbow Photography.

The bouquet was a mixture of pink Gladiolas, dark purple and lavender Irises, Waxflowers, yellow Mum, Hypericum Berries, and Roses.

Curious if your bouquet can be recreated? Contact me today to find out!