Wedding 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 2

Sometimes brides are on a tight budget and opt out of any “extras” for their wedding. Sometimes brides are on a tight budget and they find me and realize they can actually fit those “extras” in the budget. I tell ya, its’s the magic of silk wedding flowers!

Here’s all the extras that Emilie had me make for her beautiful October wedding.

8 foot garland for the head table: blue roses, ivory roses, baby’s breath, ivy.

Flower girl headpiece: baby’s breath and blue accent flowers.

Candle rings for the Unity Candle: ivy, blue accent flowers, mini ivory roses.

Cake topper: blue roses, baby’s breath

Altar arrangements: blue hydrangea, blue roses, ivory roses, ivory gladiolas

If you’re curious about how you can make your wedding extra special with added silk wedding flower arrangements, fill out the Free Bride’s Checklist today and get a free quote!

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.

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!

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!

Recreation and Reshaping a Silk Bridal Bouquet

Jonathan contacted me just a couple weeks before his anniversary and wanted to have his wife’s bridal bouquet recreated with silk flowers. He sent me a couple photos and we got to work discussing how to make it happen.

One thing to consider when having a bouquet recreated is the original shape. In this case, the bouquet was a long, teardrop, cascading bouquet. Because Jonathan planned to display the bouquet in a vase after he gave it to her, I suggested that keep the overall look of the bouquet with the same flowers as the original, but reshape it to be fuller at the top with a smaller tail.

This gorgeous bouquet had white Dendrobium Orchids, pale pink Roses, and ivory Roses.

This picture shows how we maintained a cascading shape with the ability to be placed in a vase and still look similar to the original.

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Here is the original bouquet. You can really see the unique shape-lovely, right? Photo provided by: Chaim Perris at Only Weddings

If you feel like your bouquet was amazing but not the right shape to be displayed in vase, contact me to find out if it can be reshaped for a lifelong, quality anniversary gift.

Pink, Navy and Gold Silk Wedding Flowers

There are a few color combos that have popped up quite a bit this year. Blush pink has been super popular, obviously so because of its classic touch to any wedding. Plus it pairs very well with a lot of different colors; navy is one of those! Take a look at local bride TomiAnn’s beautiful silk wedding flowers:

TomiAnn chose beautiful blue Hydrangea to be in her bouquet, along with beautiful ivory Roses and pale pink Peonies. We tied it off with navy ribbon. TomiAnn had a couple meaningful elements in her silk wedding flowers, including this very special charm for an honored loved one. She ordered this from another vendor and had me add it to the bouquet.

TomiAnn’s maid of honor is going to carry this beautiful and complementary bouquet:

The Maid of Honor bouquet included the same ivory roses and pale pink Peonies. We tied it off with a sheer gold ribbon for a touch of shine and to match her navy, gold and pink color scheme.

Toss Bouquet

We incorporated all the colors into the boutonnieres and corsages. We used pink roses for most of the main flowers, adding in a little blue to the mothers, grandmother and groom’s flowers. TomiAnn also had charms for the mothers and the groom’s. I especially loved this touching way to honor people in her life.

If you like the color combination of pink, navy and gold in silk wedding flowers, contact me today to see what unique design we can come up with together!

Fall is Anniversary Season and Silk Bridal Bouquet Recreations

Happy fall and happy anniversary! I’ve got orders coming out of my ears for fall anniversaries, but there is still time to get your order in for a bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers. It’s meaningful, thoughtful, and a long lasting gift your loved one will appreciate. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the orders going out this week!

It’s not too late to become an awesome gift giver! Contact me today for a free quote for a bouquet recreation in silk flowers.

Silk Wedding Flower Review

Last week I showed you Araina's beautiful flowers. And this week, I'm showing you a few action shots provided by the bride herself!

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Gorgeous right? I worked primarily with Araina's grandmother, Diane, to plan and design the flowers. So whether you are planning your wedding or planning it for someone else, silk wedding flowers are a great option! You get the benefit of seeing how they come together, which is especially helpful if you are the "middleman" and need to check with someone else. Araina was able to keep working on planning other parts of her wedding while still in the loop about her flowers. I didn't have to keep asking her all the questions, but she also wasn't surprised on her wedding day about what her flowers were going to look like.

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The bridesmaids wore beautiful blush pink dresses that complimented the bouquets perfectly!

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Most comfortable wedding shoes ever?

Most comfortable wedding shoes ever?

The flowers were awesome and many people commented on them. The most common praise was, “Silk? I thought they were real!”
— Diane | Minnesota

If you're planning a wedding for someone else and think silk wedding flowers are the answer, fill out the Free Bride's Checklist today!

Blush Silk Wedding Flowers

Despite Pantone having chosen Ultra Violet as the color of the year, I've gotten more requests for blush pink flowers this year than anything else! Here's one of those beautiful weddings!

The bridal bouquet was a combination of blush Peonies, ivory Roses and ivory fresh touch Calla Lilies. It was soft, feminine, elegant and everything you want in a bridal bouquet!

With the bridesmaid bouquets, we did an "opposites" effect. It's a fairly popular option to make the bridal bouquet stand out from the bridesmaids. We used ivory Peonies and blush Roses. No Calla Lilies were included because that was a special flower just for the bride and groom.

When you are using Calla Lilies and Roses, boutonnieres and corsages are fairly easy to design. They are timeless flowers that look great on their own or with a little accent color or flowers.

If you are incorporating blush in your bouquets, take a look at some other silk wedding flowers that incorporated this bridal classic. Then send in your Free Bride's Checklist to get the design process started!

Silk Wedding Bouquet Recreation- Navy and Ivory

Take a look at this pretty bouquet that was a silk wedding recreation for a bride from Staten Island, New York.

If you like the look of ivory and navy, check out these other bouquets:
-Navy, Blush and Gold
-Nautical Inspired Wedding
-Blue and Ivory Spring Wedding Flowers
-Bouquet Recreation
-Slate Blue Wedding Flowers

This recreation consisted of ivory Roses, white Stock, and blue Gypsophilia (Baby's Breath) finished off with a beautiful Antique White ribbon that fits right between the ivory and white flowers.

Maria, chose to not have the gems added into her bouquet, but as you can see from this beautiful photo provided by Express It Video & Photography that her recreation is still amazing and really captures the design and beauty of her original bridal bouquet.

I loved my wedding bouquet and was so sad when it dried up. I contacted a few places but Love Is Blooming is the only one who answered me right away. I was notified and sent pictures of each step and was asked questions to make sure everything was the way I wanted. Any questions I had were answered within a day. I am in love with my new bouquet. The first time I saw my bouquet, it brought back memories to when I saw my bouquet the day of my wedding. Now I get to look at my bouquet every day and remember that day forever!!
— Maria | New York

Maria also sent me a photo after she received her bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers. She had saved the rhinestones from her wedding day and was able to add them back in herself. Take a look!

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If you are looking for a recreation or love the look of a neutral and navy bouquet, contact me for a free quote!

Mauve and Blush Silk Wedding Flowers

It might be obvious that what I do is fun, but every once in a while it's a little...extra. When I get a bride who gives me some freedom to come up with something special, it's a fun challenge for me. Liz is one of those brides. Her sister Katherine had the same adventurous spirit when it came to her wedding flowers. Sounds like a fun family to be a part of!

So when Liz contacted me to do her silk wedding flowers too, I was excited because she gave me a color palette of mauve and blush pink and mentioned she wanted a variety of greenery.  Here's what I came up with:

This stunning, cascading bouquet has blush Peonies, light and dark mauve fresh touch Roses, ivory Roses, Baby's breath, mauve Thistle, Seeded Eucalyptus and Dusty Miller. I tied it off with a beautiful mauve satin ribbon to finish the look. The textures are so interesting and the color combo is just gorgeous!

The bridesmaid bouquets had some of the same flowers as the bridal, but a different shape. They also had the blush Peonies, ivory Roses, dark mauve Roses, Baby's Breath, Seeded Eucalyptus and Dusty Miller. It still had lots of fun texture and color, but the bridal bouquet had those few extra elements to set it apart. I wrapped the bridesmaid and toss bouquets in a blush pink satin ribbon for an elegant touch.

One of the bridesmaid bouquets with the cute little toss bouquet. The toss included ivory Roses, a single dark mauve Rose, Seeded Eucalyptus and that beautiful mauve satin ribbon.

The boutonnieres and corsages used mauve and ivory roses with various greenery and smaller accent flowers to bring in more of the colors. If you want to see more weddings that incorporated mauve, check out these blog posts!

If you have a general idea but are looking for ways to jazz up a basic plan, I'm the one you need to talk to! Whether it's bringing more color to your flowers, adding unique textures or finding ways to set apart your wedding flowers, I've got ideas. Contact me to get started!

Ivory and White Silk Wedding Flower Bouquets with Greenery

You can't go wrong with ivory and white flowers in your silk wedding flower bouquets. Toss in some greenery and you've got a versatile design that could do any season and still look great.

Peonies, Roses, Baby's Breath and Ficus leaves are the perfect combination for classic wedding flowers.

The bridesmaid bouquets were smaller versions of the bridal. These looser hand tied style bouquets are a little less formal style and great for any wedding venue.

Deanna made this order completely on behalf of her daughter. It was a seamless process from design, to creation, to finish! She was able to relay our ideas to her daughter who gave some feedback before the official thumbs up on her designs. We tied everything off with a slightly shimmery gold ribbon for her August wedding. 

Whether you know exactly what you want, or maybe you are ordering on behalf of someone else, silk wedding flowers are a great option because you get a say in how it all comes together. Custom silk wedding flowers are great for so many reasons and the best part is that Deanna will have these flowers in hand, weeks before her daughter walks down the aisle. She knows what they look like and there are no flower surprises on such a big day. If you are considering silk flowers for your wedding, request a free quote today!

Wedding Bouquet Bling in Silk Flowers- Part 3

Here's another beautiful artificial silk wedding flower bouquet with even more sparkles!

This beautiful cascading silk flower bouquet is simple in design--just Garden and Calla Lilies--but it's breathtaking with all the bling!

One way to really up the shine factor was to include this awesome bouquet handle wrap that is just dripping with rhinestones. It's the same one I used on this and this bouquet. In the bouquet, I added a starburst broach and draped a rhinestone and beaded sash to really accent the shape of the bouquet. I wish you could see the bouquet in person because the pictures really don't do it justice!

What do you think? Too much? Not enough? If you like the design but want to put your own spin on it, contact me today to start designing your dream wedding flowers!

Wedding Bouquet Bling in Silk Flowers- Part 2

So last week I showed you a beautiful cascading silk wedding bouquet with 3 types of bling. This week we are going to Supersize It! This is the point where Oprah comes out and says, "YOU get a broach, and YOU get a broach, and YOUUUUUUU get a broach!!!!"  Take a look and you'll see what I'm talking about;)

This beautiful silk flower bridal bouquet is simply stunning. With hot pink and blush Peonies, ivory roses, and magenta Tulips it has all the summer wedding vibes the bride was looking for. She also requested some broaches tucked in there. Five medium broaches and 6 small broaches added a ton of shine in the bouquet. And if that wasn't enough, we added on that beautiful bejeweled sleeve to cover up the stems.

Here's a peek at one of the bridesmaid bouquets with the bridal. You can see I added in some small rhinestones into the bridesmaids bouquets. It gives them a little somethin' somethin' without taking anything away from the bridal bouquet.

Bridesmaid Bouquet: Ivory Roses, hot pink and blush Peonies, ivory Phalaenopsis Orchids, Greenery.

Maybe you've got an even more creative way to include some shiny things into your flowers but don't know how to pull it off. I'm your gal! Drop me a line and let's see how we can make it happen!

Wedding Bouquet Bling in Silk Flowers- Part 1

I've done some really fun bling in silk wedding bouquets lately. In fact I'll have another post next week, so be sure to check back! Sometimes I use bling for a subtle bit of glamour, while other times I seriously up the shimmer game. Wherever you fall on the shine continuum, there is bling for you! Click this link to see a list of other ways bling as appeared in our silk wedding flower bouquets.

Take a look at a local bride's beautiful cascading silk flower bridal bouquet with ivory Phalaenopsis Orchids and fuchsia Roses--it's a triple whammy of bling!

Whammy #1: Rhinestones sprinkled throughout the bouquet.

Whammy #2: A statement broach placed in the bouquet.

Whammy #3: Bejeweled sleeve for the handle of the bouquet. It's breathtaking!

This baby had some serious shine. If you're looking for creative ways to incorporate bling into your silk wedding flower bouquets, contact me today to get the design process started.  Check back tomorrow to see more beautifully blingy silk wedding flower bouquets!

Custom Centerpieces in Silk Flowers

This year I've had the opportunity to work with an amazing up and coming local event planner- Tracy Harris!  I'm currently up to my eyeballs in centerpiece arrangements for her: 86 to be exact. Trust me, when you do that much trimming and arranging, you keep count and then pat yourself on the back for a job well done! Actually, we're just getting started, so that back patting will have to wait;)

White and pink clusters going in Mercury Mason Jars and bud vases on the guest tables.

White and pink clusters going in Mercury Mason Jars and bud vases on the guest tables.

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These pretty little clusters will adorn a beautiful draped backdrop for behind the bride and groom's table.

 

 

If you're looking for more information about bridal bouquet recreations in silk flowers, I've got a few posts in the works, so check back soon!