Wedding Flowers

Bling in a Silk Bridal Bouquet

There are lots of trends that come and go, but there are a few that I think will never be on the way out: wedding dresses and bling being a few of those. Take a look at this beautiful (and huge) silk bridal bouquet in a classic ivory and white color palette with some lovely bling.

Here’s the rundown of what all went into this stunner:

-Roses and Peonies in ivory and white.

-Rhinestone and beaded leaf piece accenting a central starburst broach.

-Special ordered handle wrap with ivory ribbon and hugely awesome rhinestone piece.

Have something spectacular in mind for your bridal bouquet? Contact me today to find out how we can design a bridal bouquet in custom silk wedding flowers with uniquely chosen bling pieces to complement your magnificent bouquet.

Maid of Honor Silk Wedding Bouquet Addition

Remember Winett’s gorgeous dark purple bouquets? She emailed me a few weeks after she received her flowers and asked if we could somehow work another bouquet into the mix. We decided to do a different style for this one and make it into her maid of honor bouquet in silk wedding flowers and here’s what we came up with:

We used the same Cymbidium Orchids in the plum purple and the ivory. Then I added more of the Picasso Calla Lilies and the lavender Sweet Pea and tied it off with the same silver ribbon that we used on her other bouquets. If you are looking to add another bridesmaid to your squad, silk flowers offer a great way to do that in a cohesive way, last minute or weeks ahead of time. Contact me if you are still working out your details and want to see what we can come up with for your bouquets.

Silk Bridal Bouquet Recreation From Photos

The bouquet recreation process is relatively simple. Take Kate’s story for example: she contacted me on a Tuesday, had a quote by Thursday, placed the order Friday and voila we were in business! Now she has a beautiful bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers. Take a look!

Ivory Roses, Ivory and Purple Dendrobium Orchids, Ruscus.

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Here’s a side-by-side of Kate’s beautiful bouquet. Photo by: Paul Lender of Left of Center Photography.

...it is stunning! Thank you so, so much for helping to create such a wonderful, sentimental reminder of my wedding day. I appreciate it more than you know!
— Kate | Pennsylvania

Interested in having your bouquet recreated in silk flowers? Contact me today for a free quote!

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.

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.

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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!