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Blush, Sage and Charcoal Silk Wedding Flowers- Part 2 & Review

And now the second part of this awesome wedding—the wedding photos! Angie was so kind to send me both some stunning photos of her big day as well as a review of my services. Check out these awesome photos, of their wedding and silk wedding flowers and bouquets, from their up and coming photographer Katie Thompson, check her out on Instagram @katiestormphotography.

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Erin was absolutely wonderful to work with and I couldn’t have been happier with the flowers that she did for my wedding. I sent her some inspiration photos of flowers I liked and was able to create something even more beautiful that I had hoped for. The flowers made the colors pop in the wedding and the greenery was perfect. She sent me update photos as she worked on the flowers and had them done sooner than I expected. The flowers are beautiful and a price that can’t be beat for everything I got!
— Angie | Minnesota
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Puppy pictures always win!

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Thanks to Angie for trusting me to design and create her custom silk wedding flowers for her sage, blush and charcoal wedding. I had so much fun coming up with these designs. If you’d like to start the design process with me, fill out the Free Bride’s Checklist today!

Blush, Sage and Charcoal Silk Wedding Flowers- Part 1

Each time I make a new set of silk wedding flowers and bridal bouquets, especially the ones where the design is 100% from the depths of my right brain, they instantly become my favorite. I mean, I love all the flowers I create, but there are some that turn out so dreamy that I remember them long after I hand them over to my bride’s. On that note, I give you…

Exhibit A:

Angie’s flowers were a combination of softness, classic beauty, romantic colors, interesting textures and were just so dang pretty! There were Roses and Peonies and Dogwood and Lamb’s ear and Smilax and the best Charcoal satin ribbon you can find. *Sigh*

Angie’s bridal bouquet had more of the classic cascading shape, but but not keeping the flowers too tightly together and loosening up the shape with greenery it didn’t look as formal as a traditional cascade bouquet. It was a perfect fit for their outdoor wedding.

The bridesmaid, flower girl and toss bouquets used all the same flowers, but we switched it to a more round/handtied style.

The boutonnieres and corsages incorporated the same flowers and greenery with that classy charcoal ribbon.

Groom, Groomsman, Father Boutonnieres

Mother, Grandmother and Attendant Corsages

Check back later this week to see some photos from Angie’s big day and hear what it was like working with me!

If you’re interested in designs that make everyone around you “ooh” and “ahh,” fill out my Free Brides’s Checklist for a free quote!

Tropical Bridal Bouquet and Matching Silk Flower Arrangements

Whether you are traveling for a destination wedding or live in Florida like this bride, tropical silk wedding flowers bring the color and brightness to any summer wedding.

For this silk bridal bouquet I used a variety of very tropical flowers (and a few more common) in a modified cascade style bouquet. Not sure what that even is? Maybe that’s because I made that term up 😄. If you like the look of a looser, draping bouquet but aren’t a fan of the tight teardrop shape of a traditional cascading bouquet, then the modified cascade is where it’s at! Greenery and more linear flowers help give the draping and branching effect along with space between flowers so you can admire each one.

This bouquet includes King Protea, pincushion Protea, Peonies, Calla Lilies, Phalaenopsis Orchids and Heliconia along with grasses, Monstera and other tropical foliage. This baby was large and in charge and also breathtaking. That’s a lot to ask of one bouquet, but she pulled it off!

For the bridesmaid bouquet, I pared it back and utilized the Peonies, Protea, Calla Lilies and Heliconia along with grasses and mini Monstera. And since it was still quite snowy when I put these bouquets together, they got their first and only taste of winter for this outdoor photo shoot before they traveled to Florida for their debut.

We kept the boutonnieres simple with a yellow and pink Phalaenopsis Orchid, greens and a few grass loops for the groom. A bit of ribbon that matched the bouquets and we were all done!

For more examples of tropical flowers and destination weddings:

-A Ceremony in Paradise

-Destination Paradise

-Destination Wedding Flowers

-Cruise Ship Destination Wedding

Or you can search my blog for more examples of tropical silk flowers and destination wedding flowers.

If you have a tropical themed or maybe you are headed someplace tropical for your wedding, consider the benefits of silk flowers! This bride helped in the design process, knew exactly what flowers she’d be getting and saw photos of her flower mid-creation. If that appeals to you, fill out the Free Bride’s Checklist today for a quote!

Blush Pink Bridal Bouquet Recreation in Silk Flowers

This pretty blush pink bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers was a fun bouquet. It had a variety of pinks, some fun texture with the pale blush heather and then a pop of contrast with the darker pink leaves.

Roses, Peonies, Calla Lilies, Heather, Magnolia Leaves in a handtied style bridal bouquet.

If you have a bouquet you’d like recreated or are looking for ideas for blush and pink bouquets, contact me today for a free quote!

Light Blue, Blush and Ivory Silk Wedding Flowers

It’s no secret that blush pink is one of the hottest colors this year for wedding flowers. It’s a great way to accentuate a darker tone in the same family or to bring in a softer, more romantic color scheme. Here’s one way that we incorporated the blush with beautiful blues and ivories into a silk bridal bouquet.

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We added a little bit of glamour to the bridal bouquet with a custom rhinestone wrap. It added a nice bit of shine without being over the top.

Boutonnieres and corsages matched up nicely with the bouquets with the moms getting special wrist corsages with pearl beaded bracelets.

If you’ve got a wedding color scheme of blush, blue and ivory, contact me to find out the creative ways we can incorporate those colors into custom silk wedding flowers for your big day!

Bridal Bouquet Recreation Review

Summer is here in Minnesota and here’s a bouquet that is vibrant, fun, and looks like someone walked through the garden to gather up that perfect wedding flowers for a summer wedding. Christian emailed me hoping I could do a bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers for his upcoming anniversary. He sent me a few photos and we identified all the lovely blooms and I got to work. Take a look!

A variety of Roses, white Peonies, Ranunculus, Queen Anne’s Lace, and Seeded Eucalyptus Bridal Bouquet Recreation in Silk Flowers.

Photo by Anna McSwain.

Photo by Anna McSwain.

Working with Erin was a pleasure. She was very prompt and always very nice in replying while planning and tweaking the bouquet recreation. The whole process was very simple and could not have been easier. The final product was beautiful, she perfectly captured my wife’s wedding bouquet. I couldn’t recommend her more!
— Christian | South Carolina
Photo by Anna McSwain

Photo by Anna McSwain

If you are looking for a great anniversary gift, a bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers might be the perfect gift for your bride. Contact me today for a free quote!

Burgundy Dahlia & Blush Peony Cascade Silk Wedding Bouquet

A trend I’ve noticed and loved is the loose, modified, cascading style bouquets. They are romantic and airy and perfect for any style of wedding. Another hot thing this year has been merlot/burgundy/raspberry themed weddings. It’s a gorgeous and deep color that pairs so well with blush, ivory, and even greens. Today’s example includes a few of these elements:

Peonies, Dahlias, Fern, Seeded Eucalyptus, Heather, and Wisteria.

The groom’s boutonniere was a great match to the bouquet. A couple of blush mini Peony buds, some burgundy Heather and a sprig of Eucalyptus. Unique and interesting!

This matching cake topper and garland for around the base of the cake used some of the same flowers and all of the same beauty.

Have a burgundy and blush wedding planned? Fill out the Free Bride’s Checklist today for a quote for your wedding.

Magenta Spring Bridal Bouquet Recreation

Take a look at one of my recent bridal bouquet recreations in silk flowers. Perfect for spring!

Tammy’s beautiful bouquet had magenta Roses and Carnations, blue Thistle, green and blue Hydrangea, and some purple Queen Anne’s Lace. Take a look at the original bouquet.

Photo by Jenny Wood

Photo by Jenny Wood

It looks amazing. I can not believe the attention to detail. I am so thrilled with the bouquet. Thank you so much for creating my bouquet all over again.
— Tammy | Delaware

I love seeing where my customers display their recreations. Looks like Tammy found the perfect spot!

If you are looking for a great gift or want to re-live your awesome wedding day, a bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers might be just what you’re looking for. Contact me today for a free quote!

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Burgundy Cascade Silk Wedding Flower Review

After posting Janelle’s amazing raspberry and blush silk wedding flowers, the requests have poured in for quotes for similar style bouquets and color combinations. I love hearing from all of you who are looking for unique takes on burgundy flowers, modified cascade bouquets and how to add interesting texture to your custom silk wedding flowers.

For those of you checking me out for the first time, I wanted to share the photos Janelle sent me from her wedding day. She looks stunning, as do her bridesmaids! And I gotta say, her flowers looked great in front of the camera too. So if you’ve been wondering how silk wedding flowers compare to fresh, here’s a great look at how versatile and realistic they actually are.

These beautiful images were taken by Empiria Studios right here in Minneapolis. Check them out if you are looking for a great local photographer.

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These ladies were brave for these photos, but these shots were worth some shivers!

Janelle came to me during the design process with an idea for her centerpieces. She was planning to do chargers with candles and wanted some matching greens and roses for each table. I used some of the same seeded Eucalyptus branches from the bouquets and bundled them up with some of the roses so that whoever her decorator was could just grab a bundle and arrange each table. This was a great, budget-friendly option that also fit well with Janelle’s overall style and theme.

Love is Blooming was fantastic to work with!! My flowers were so beautiful and Erin was so great to work with. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for beautiful flowers on their big day!
— Janelle | Minnesota

If you are interested in hearing more about wedding flowers, fill out the Free Brides’s Checklist and get a free quote!

Blush and Ivory Bridal Bouquet Recreation

Emily’s bridal bouquet was beautiful, interesting and so romantic! Roses, Orchids, Freesia, Mums and Ruscus made this elegant bouquet so soft looking and very, well, bridal! Take a look at this amazing bouquet!

Thank you so much Erin! I absolutely love my bouquet and I’m so glad I was able to find you and your services!

I had my original bouquet on display at my house but of course after a while, since it was dried, it definitely did not look nearly as pretty as it did on my wedding day and was starting to make me feel sad. I’m so happy with how the one you recreated for me turned out - it’s as beautiful as the original from my wedding and makes me so happy to see it everyday!
— Emily | Illinois
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Here’s the original gorgeous bouquet, captured beautifully by: Wright Photographs.

If you’re curious about having your bridal bouquet recreated in silk flowers, contact me today for a free quote!

Bridal Bouquet Recreation in Silk Flowers

Unless you are the bride ordering your custom bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers, some of the details may escape you. And that’s ok! There’s a couple of options if you can’t quite remember what color the ribbon was or the exact type of every little flower. In MacKenzie’s case, his mother actually built his bride’s bouquet, so he was able to pass along my questions and find out those details that would make a difference. Don’t have your mom to ask? Contact the original florist, search your emails for an invoice, or ask a bridesmaid who might be able to recall those details you are seeking out.

Here’s the bouquet!

Lilies, roses and baby’s breath. Simple, beautiful, elegant!

Photo by Sarah Mitchell

Photo by Sarah Mitchell

It was so helpful to get MacKenzie’s feedback on what was in the bouquet. For instance, from this photo, I couldn’t tell there was a small stargazer lily at the back of the bouquet. MacKenzie was able to give me a run down of all that was in the bouquet as well as the fact that the ribbon was a light pink, not coral as it appeared in his photos.

Whether you know every single element of the bouquet or just have a vague idea, contact me for a quote on what it would take to get it recreated in silk flowers. We’ll be able to capture the feeling and overall look of that special bouquet with a little teamwork!

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.

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!

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!

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!

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!


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!