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

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!

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!


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

Red and White Flowers

Today I wanted to give you all a great example of utilizing your colors to design your silk wedding flower bouquets in a variety of styles, while keeping the look cohesive.

This bride's flower colors were red and white: a deep wine red. She loved red Roses and white Calla Lilies, but wanted the bridal bouquet to stand out from the rest. She also wanted her maid-of-honor to carry a red and white bouquet that was a little different as well.

Here's a shot of the bridal bouquet; Red Roses, White Roses, Wine Red Calla Lilies, and White Calla Lilies.

She chose to finish off the look with a matching satin ribbon in wine red and a rhinestone overlay for some sparkle and shine to match the white flowers.

The bridesmaid bouquet on the left features white Roses and red Calla Lilies, while the Maid-of-honor bouquet on the right showcases the beautiful wine red Roses and Callas we saw in the bridal bouquet. Each style is finished off with complementary ribbon and smaller bands of rhinestone wrapped on the ends of the ribbon.

We kept things very simple for the boutonnieres and for the corsages we used roses and a hint of hydrangea to add a little feminine flair.

If you're curious about how to incorporate varying colors or styles into your silk wedding flowers, or if you are looking for quality red and white flowers, contact me today, a Minneapolis based silk florist, for a free quote!

Shotgun Shell Boutonniere

To some brides, the Bridal Bouquet is the most important piece of the puzzle, and the rest falls in line behind.  But for others, it is just important for their to be personality in their boutonnieres and corsages as it is in their bouquets. These shotgun shell boutonnieres demonstrate a level of uniqueness that can be added to personal flowers that you might not have the flexibility with when working with whole bouquets. 

Bride Elizabeth was having a country-themed wedding that had some really fun details.  After talking through her ideas, I received a package in the mail with several custom painted shotgun shells.  Yes, you read that right, shotgun shells.  My job was to incorporate them into a few of the boutonnieres as a nod to her fiancee and his friends.  We used some summery white Daisies and Baby's Breath and a touch of some small coral accent flowers.  The shell still needed a little customization, so I wrapped some twine around a section in the center and it was the perfect added touch.  Take a look!

Elizabeth wanted a slightly more feminine look for the corsages so I designed the classic wrist corsage with white Daisies and Roses, Coral Roses and small accent flowers.  As with most of my mothers' corsages, I tossed in my signature rhinestone spray for some tasteful sparkle and tied it off with some delicate sheer ribbon.

Do you have an idea that seems out of the ordinary and aren't sure how to pull it off?  Get in touch with me today to discuss how we can turn your idea into a reality.