Bridal bouquet

Bridal Bouquet Recreation in Silk Flowers

I know it's June already, but I wanted to share some of the bridal bouquet recreations in silk flowers from April. 

This beautiful and bright bridal bouquet was a combination of roses, peonies, lavender, delphinium, lamb's ear, and freesia.

This anniversary bouquet was composed of silk roses, peonies and greens.

This bridal bouquet recreation from a destination wedding was a tropical mix of peonies, roses, stock, dahlia, and dusty miller.

If you are looking to have a bridal bouquet recreated in silk flowers, contact me today for a free quote!

Why Fresh Wedding Flowers Come With Risks

As I've gained more clients ordering a bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers, I've become more and more convinced that fresh wedding flowers can come with some risks and how awesome the option of silk wedding flowers actually is! I've had customers who loved their bouquet and just wanted a replica, and I've also had customers who wished they had silk flowers to begin with. Let me preface Ana's story by telling you briefly about my first winter in Minnesota.

That first winter, I made the mistake of leaving for an early college class with wet hair.  As I walked out to get in the car (which I failed to let run for a while) I began hearing a crackling noise. That's right, my hair was freezing. Now imagine what can happen with delicate flowers meant to thrive in warm environments!

My story is funny, but Ana's is not quite laughable.  Married on New Year's in Minnesota, you know it's going to be cold, but what Ana didn't know is that her flowers were at risk of freezing. And that's exactly what happened!  They were able to squeeze in some shots before her Anemone's turned completely brown, but she ended up having to pull them out of her bouquet before she even walked down the aisle!  Her bouquet was amazingly beautiful, but it must have been hard to swallow the loss of flowers she paid good money for!

When she contacted me to recreate her bridal bouquet in silk flowers, I was so excited to proceed because her bouquet was just stunning. Here's a side-by-side of the recreation and the original. Photos provided by Mark Fierst Photography.

 Mark Fierst Photography

Mark Fierst Photography

Sadie’s Floral in Minneapolis made a gorgeous bouquet that I loved, but our record-breaking New Years Eve cold snap froze the flowers. We were able to get some pictures before the anemones froze and turned brown (and had to be pinched off). Recreating in silk means I wake up every morning and see that gorgeous bouquet.
— Ana | MInnesota
 Mark Fierst Photography

Mark Fierst Photography

Ana sent me these sweet shots of the bouquet in her new home!  Isn't that vase amazing!  You can see more of Mark's amazing portraits on display here as well.

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Whether you want to do a bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers because of an unfortunate turn of events or you'd like to avoid possible unfortunate events all together on your wedding day, get in touch to find out what silk flowers just might be the right choice for you!

Anniversary Gift Idea: Silk Bridal Bouquet Recreation

If you've come across my blog any time in the last year, then you know that it's become a hot-spot for a growing anniversary gift idea trend: a bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers. David's anniversary was coming up and he wanted a great gift that was going to surprise and delight his wife. He sent me an email me with some pictures of the bouquet, I found all the components, got him a quick quote and we got working!

Here's a comparison of the recreation to the original. Photo provided by their friends/family:

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Cream and pale pink roses, white wax flower, leather fern and a collar of greens. Tied off with sheer white ribbon.

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I had a great experience ordering a replica bouquet. You are quick to get back and a real pro at what you do. My wife loved her anniversary surprise.
— David | Tennessee

David sent me this awesome shot of the bouquet displayed on their mantel. Awesome, right?

If you are looking for a great anniversary gift that none of your friends have thought of yet, a bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers is a step in the right direction. Contact me today to find out if her bouquet can be your next anniversary gift.

Elegant Cascade Bridal Bouquet

This beautiful cascade bridal bouquet is one that I couldn't help but showcase. Her requests were simple: cascading orchids with lavender accents. Oh, and don't forget the bling!

Phalaenopsis Orchids never disappoint! They are elegant, classic, and always beautiful. And when they are high quality silk flowers, they don't wilt, crush, or turn brown.  I added some ivory Calla Lilies to fill out the bouquet and then our beautiful lavender blossoms were the perfect touch on this elegant cascade bridal bouquet.

I didn't want to go over the top with the bling, so we added a rhinestone wrap to fully cover the stems for that extra wow-factor!

Groom's boutonniere and Best Man's boutonniere.

Love the look of a cascading bouquet? Hop on over to my blog to see the variety of cascading silk bridal bouquets I've done over the last 13 years.

If you already know the look you want, contact me today with your links and photos of your dream wedding flowers.

April Snow Showers bring May Silk Wedding Flowers!

May is always a popular month to get married. Things feel fresh and bright and it's the start of something new. There are tons of color options for May silk wedding flowers and really anything goes! From the pinks and purples, to coral and red (check back next week to see that lovely color combo), to a classic blue and white like Mary and Jason's flowers.

As a friend of the bride and groom, it was fun to talk with them about their long anticipated wedding.  Having been together for over a decade, they were more than ready to make their plans become a reality. Mary has had her dress for a while and she wanted her flowers to complement the blue accents on her bridal gown.

I found some pretty blue Hydrangea, dark blue Roses, and we added in some white Calla Lilies (these fresh touch Callas are the best!) and tied it off with some silver ribbon. Her bridesmaids will carry a smaller version of Mary's bouquet and the toss bouquet is a simple clutch of blue Hydrangea and white Callas. I left some greenery and added some berries for a fresh from the garden look.

The boutonnieres and corsages in the same high quality silk flowers were a perfect match to the bouquets.

Fathers boutonniere and Mothers Corsage

Groom's boutonniere, Groomsman, Program Attendant Corsage

Creating wedding flowers is a special job because it's helping a couple celebrate one of the happiest days of their lives. It's even better when you're doing it for friends! Thanks Jason and Mary for asking me to be a part of such a special day!

If you are looking for custom silk wedding flowers on a budget, fill out the Free Bride's Checklist today for a free quote!

Tropical Wedding Reception Back Home

Hearing back from my clients is always such a treat. Take a look at these beautiful photos and read about Caitlyn's story here.

Hey Erin,

It’s been a little while, but I just wanted to let you know that your bouquet was a total hit at my Hawaiian-themed reception back in November. None of the guests had any clue that it wasn’t real, and everyone was amazed with your quality of work (including myself)!

The bouquet is proudly displayed on my mantle now, and it brings me so much happiness every time I look at it. Thank you for bringing that tropical piece of my wedding back to life for me. You’re awesome!
— Caitlyn | Arizona

Photos provided by Caitlyn:)

Contact me to find out if a bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers would work for you!

Anniversary around the holidays: The Gift of Bouquet Recreation

I've got a December birthday, thankfully for me it's early enough in the month that I get birthday presents separate from my Christmas presents. My daughter isn't quite as lucky. Her December 19th birthday means extended family celebrations are a mish-mash of holiday and birthday gift giving. At 6, she doesn't mind so much yet. But as her mom, I still have to plan ahead to make some distinction between her birthday and Christmas. If you have an anniversary around a major holiday, you too might be feeling the squeeze of gift giving. How do you make your anniversary gift separate but meaningful?

Jared must have been thinking the same thing because when he contacted me before Christmas, for his January anniversary, he was really planning ahead! He sent me some wedding pictures, we talked through the flowers and I got to work.

As I looked through the photos and talked with Jared about the bouquet itself, more questions came up. Jared was awesome about giving quick feedback and even asked his wife's Grandma what she remembered. He found me a more close up photo which helped even more and I was able to determine that in between the cream roses were purple Delphinium and individual blue silk flowers.

The bouquet itself also had some nice details we wanted to be sure to include. The sprays of pearls were just like the original bouquet. There was also a criss-cross sheer ribbon detail on the handle of the bouquet, over the top of the white satin ribbon. Because of the stems I was working with, I wasn't able to leave as much ribbon showing on the bottom of the handle. Sometimes I have to work with the constraints of the products. But I always work to maintain the overall look of the original floral design. Jared noticed the ribbon detail wasn't quite exact but understood and ultimately approved of the final product.

Here's the original for comparison:

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Jared's awesome photographer Lauren provided these images. Check out her website www.laurensphotographs.com or give her a call: 740-859-3028. Thanks Lauren for the images!


The bouquet turned out beautiful, my wife thought they were so accurate that she asked if I had the original florist make them. Very impressive work for just a few details and pictures. Also the whole process was really quick and I felt involved throughout the whole process from design to finish. Would recommend highly.
— Jared | Pennsylvania

If you're curious what it would take to have a bridal bouquet recreated in silk flowers contact me today to get a jump start on your gift giving planning!

Cream, Ivory and White Wedding Flowers

The combination of cream, ivory and white wedding flowers is a much less common choice these days. Just a few years ago, many brides were opting for bold and bright colors. More recently the blush tones are in high demand. So when I get a bride who wants a more traditional color palette, I get excited about the chance to put a new spin on a timeless look.

That's what we did for Katherine's flowers. She sent me some inspiration pictures of cream, ivory and white flowers with some greens and we got started designing!  Take a look at Katherine's lush, garden inspired bouquets in cream, ivory and white flowers.

Here's the bridal bouquet: Roses, Hydrangea, Peonies, Ranunculus, Greens with silver ribbon

For the bridesmaid bouquet, we just paired back the size of the bouquet and didn't include quite as much greenery.

The cute little toss bouquet.

A mother's pin on corsage, a pink Rose boutonniere for the groom to honor his late mother and an ivory rose boutonniere for the rest of the guys.

If you are considering a more traditional color palette for your silk wedding flowers, contact me today to see how we can make a unique design for your wedding day.

Dried Bouquet Fail: Silk Wedding Bouquets that Last

Melanie contacted me with something I'm learning is a pretty common problem. Her bridal bouquet didn't dry very well and ended up living in a box since they got married 10 years ago.  Don't let a dried wedding bouquet fail keep you from remembering how beautiful your bridal bouquet really was! With a couple emailed pictures, some details from memory and a few weeks time, you too can have a lasting bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers from your special day. Take a look at how Melanie's bouquet recreation turned out!

Melanie's bouquet consisted of cream Roses, white Stephanotis and some Rose greens. I finished it off with a simple white satin ribbon with a hint of the stems showing for an almost exact match to her elegant hand tied bouquet.

Photo from Duggan Studios

When planning our wedding ten years ago, I had loved the idea of silk flowers for my bouquet so that I could keep and display them forever. However, the local business I contacted was unable to squeeze our small event in, so I went with real flowers instead. After the wedding, I let the bouquet dry but it didn’t end up looking as nice as I’d hoped. I never displayed it, instead relegating it to a closet.

In January of this year, with our ten year anniversary approaching, I again thought about silk flowers, this time as a way to recreate my bridal bouquet. When I searched online, Love Is Blooming was one of the top results. I looked through Erin’s work and was sold immediately. If she could create such stunning, vivid, and detailed bouquets for other clients, I knew my simple bouquet would turn out perfectly. And it did! Finally, after a decade, I have a bouquet I can display and be proud of.

Erin’s work is beautiful, her prices are reasonable, and she completed my bouquet more quickly than I anticipated. I absolutely would recommend her to others.
— Melanie | Alabama

If you find yourself in the same situation as Melanie and that dried bouquet just looks a little sad, send me an email to find out how to bring your bouquet back to it's former glory with a silk flower bouquet recreation!

Displaying your Bridal Bouquet

Got this sweet email just the other day. If you are wondering how to display your bridal bouquet, you can be sure that you won't get long lasting enjoyment like Anna will! Consider having a bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers to have an awesome reminder of your wedding day that will last forever. Here's another post about Anna's beautiful anniversary bouquet.

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Just wanted to say thank you again :)

This beauty lives on my dresser and makes me smile every day!
— Anna | Washington

If you are interested in having a bridal bouquet recreated in silk flowers, contact me to find out how to get started!

Bridal Bouquet Recreation- Treat Yo Self!

Katie emailed me a few weeks ago looking to have her bridal bouquet recreated in silk flowers. What I thought was awesome is that she was hoping to have her silk bouquet in time to celebrate Valentine's Day with her husband. Such a great idea and I love that she bought her bouquet as a Valentine's gift to herself and her husband. Treat yo self, right?

Her unique bouquet was filled with beautiful champagne Roses, blue and white Hydrangea, lime green Button Mums, green Hypericum berries, yellow Heather, Leather Fern, and these awesome twisty glitter twigs. So despite the weather being still cold and white up here in the north, I was able to track down these gorgeous spring/summer flowers and colors and put it all together to help Katie and her husband celebrate Valentine's Day together. 

Take a look at her Valentine's bouquet recreation!

I was so in love with everything about my wedding day, my dress, my new husband of course and my flowers. Now after having my beautiful bouquet recreated I can look at those flowers sitting on my table and smile, remembering all the happy memories I have of my special day. They are a perfect match and I couldn’t have asked for a better recreation. Thank you so much!
— Katie | Pennsylvania

Here's the original bouquet and our lovely bride Katie! If you are in Pennsylvania and are looking for a great photographer, check out Catchlight Photography!

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You don't have to wait until the next Valentine's Day to consider this awesome gift! Got a birthday coming up? Treat yo self! Celebrating an anniversary? Treat yo self! Really like reliving your big day? Treat yo self!

Contact me today to find out how to make bouquet recreation happen!

1 Year Anniversary Gift: Silk Bridal Bouquet Recreation

Andreas just seems to be one of those guys who cherishes his wife. I mean he was already planning for an awesome 1st anniversary by having his wife's bridal bouquet recreated. She sure is lucky!

Whether you are looking for a 1 year anniversary gift or maybe it's your 50th anniversary, you can't go wrong by gifting her a piece of her wedding day memories!

Cream Roses, Lavender Roses, Mauve Hydrangea, Baby's Breath, Hydrangea Leaves, Burlap and Ribbon.

Here's a photo of the happy couple on their big day! Don't they look so happy??

When we damaged my wife’s original bouquet during our move to our new house, I knew what the perfect anniversary gift would be for her. That’s where Erin came in. She was very helpful and matched our flowers perfectly. Even the smallest details I didn’t even think about. I can’t wait till they arrive so I can surprise my wife with them!
— Andreas | California

And here's what Andreas' wife had to say about receiving her bouquet:

Andreas is my husband and he gifted me this beautiful bouquet! When I opened this gift I couldn’t help but be so thankful that he had this bouquet made for me! Thank you so much for helping him make me the happiest lady all over again!
— Megan | California
 Photo credit: JLynn Photo

Photo credit: JLynn Photo

If you are interested in having a bridal bouquet recreated in silk flowers in Minneapolis, California (like Andreas) or beyond, contact me now to get started!

Destination Wedding Silk Flower Bouquet- Cruise Ship Edition

Well it's still winter here, but I hear that in other parts of the world it's actually pretty warm. Hard to imagine right? Maybe not if you are a Floridian, but fellow Northerners feel my pain.

Well let me give you a little something to inspire you for spring, summer or your next cruise!  LaPriece contacted me over email, then her fiance' contacted me via phone, then we all got on the phone together and had a fun chat about silk flowers for their upcoming cruise ship destination wedding.

LaPriece knew she didn't want a traditional white or ivory bouquet, she was all about adding color, texture and a more modern take on greenery. She had some concerns about how to get the bouquet on the ship in one piece. I told her about some of my other destination wedding couples and methods we've used in the past for transporting flowers and keeping them in tact.

After exchanging a few emails full of inspiration pictures, I came up with an original design for their big day. Take a look at this bright and happy bouquet and matching groom's boutonniere.

SO many beautiful flowers and colors! Ranunculus, Roses, Hydrangea, Snowball bush, Peonies, Queen Anne's Lace, Fern, Freesia and ivory ribbon to tie it all together.

Happily, I have the silk bouquet of my dreams. Thanks to LOVE IS BLOOMING. They worked with me to create a beautiful bouquet. That might actually outstage my fabulous dress. That’s an awesome problem to have. Erin sent plenty of pictures. Had a lot of great ideas and insights. Gave me good advice about packing and shipping. And was always available for my questions. True artistry, many thanks to LOVE IS BLOOMING!
— LaPriece | Minnesota

Have questions about how a cruise ship wedding or destination wedding would work with silk wedding flowers, send me an email today and let's talk!

Thanks again to LaPriece for a chance to look forward to sunnier skies and warmer days ahead!

A mauve Rose, burgundy Ranunculus, and a touch of Queen Anne's lace and fern make for an awesome groom's boutonniere.