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Burgundy and Blush Silk Wedding Flowers

Burgundy and Blush might have been someone’s million dollar idea this year. Even though I don’t know who decided it would be a hot color combo for bridal bouquets this year, I do know that I’ve loved all the different designs that have come out of it for silk wedding flowers here in my corner of Minnesota.

Anna wanted mostly the wine/burgundy in her bouquets with just a hint of blush. Her bridal bouquet was the modified cascade style draping, texture, and saturated colors. Basically she had a dreamy, romantic bridal bouquet with Dahlia, Calla Lilies, Cherry Blossom, Ranunculus, Babys’ Breath, and Eucalyptus. All the bouquets were finished up with a lovely burlap with lace overlay. It added to the rustic charm that Anna was hoping for.

The bridesmaids carried similar style bouquets with some slight changes that would allow the bridal bouquet to stand out a little more. The toss bouquet had the same variety of flowers as the bridal bouquet, just smaller and more throwable…throwier…aerodynamic!

Bridesmaid and Toss Bouquet

Here are some of the boutonnieres using the every classic and trust-worthy Calla Lily in a dark burgundy. These guys never let you down on your wedding day, especially because they are silk and you never have to worry about them getting crushed in all those bro-hugs or wilting in our unpredictable Minnesota weather.

Maybe you didn’t come up with this winning color combination, but you definitely want to use it in your own wedding. Fill out the Free Bride’s Checklist to get a quote and get the design process started with me!

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!

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.

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!

Royal Blue, Light Blue and White Silk Wedding Flowers

I’m not gonna lie, blue is a hard color to include in silk wedding flowers. Not many flowers show up in nature in a royal blue color, but that didn’t stop me from coming up with a design for April when she emailed me this fall. She sent me a swatch of the color her bridesmaids would be wearing, some inspiration pictures of bouquets she liked and we came up with a plan. I found some beautiful blue roses to match her swatch along with some light blue roses and touches of white for in the bouquets. Take a look!

The bridal bouquet included the royal blue and light blue roses along with some white lilies. Here are some photos of the details that really added some nice touches to her bouquet. One of the accents April wanted to include were some silver hearts, an element she was incorporating into her overall theme and decor. I found some lovely little silver and rhinestone hearts and added them throughout her bouquet. April decided on matching royal blue ribbon with a bow to finish it off and it looks amazing!

The bridesmaid bouquets included the same royal blue and light blue roses, but we added in some baby’s breath for a little contrast and texture. April wanted their bouquets to be a little different, so we decided on silver ribbon to tie them off.

Another look at the details of the bridesmaid bouquets—silver rhinestone hearts and ribbon bow to match the bridal bouquet.

Is this your color scheme and you’re struggling to find flowers to match? Contact me today to talk about options!

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!

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.

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. This custom piece is by Body Werk Jewels, check them out if you’d like to see more of what they offer. 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 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 by Body Werk Jewels. 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!

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.

Using Broaches in a Bridal Bouquet

Before I talk about this beautiful broach bouquet, I need to reminisce about summer. See, it's a chilly -4 degrees this morning in Minneapolis and since the sun is shining, it made me think back to this past summer.  Remember summer, those glorious days of not having body parts freeze upon exposure?  Anyways, this summer was especially busy for me as we were in the process of moving out of our house and getting ready to move into our new one.  But weddings keep happening despite anyone's major life events.  That's the beauty of this job, I can work without effecting my family and you still get your flowers ahead of time.  Ok, back to this summer....

The finished bouquet.

Jill contacted me on behalf of her friend Jaime who was the bride-to-be.  Jill had a picture of a Calla Lilly cascading style bouquet with multiple broaches in it that the bride liked.  I asked a little more about bride Jaime and basically learned that she was suuuuuper laid back and didn't really care a whole lot about the flowers, hence Jill ordering on her behalf.  I also learned that some friends and family were providing broaches to be included in her bouquet--what a sweet idea.  So Jill dropped off the broaches and I got to work recreating the look that worked Jaime's budget. When I got the bouquet- I noticed a few were colored broaches.  I asked about it and Jaime apparently didn't care at all--cool as a cucumber!  So I incorporated those without Jaime batting an eye. I used Fresh Touch Silk Calla Lilies, my most popular seller.

Jaime only had one real request and that was that we used burlap to wrap the stems on her bouquet.  Pretty simple request to fulfill!

Burlap adds a nice touch to the handle of any bouquet.

Naturally, I suggested that a matching Groom's Boutonniere would be a good touch which was something Jaime hadn't even thought about.  She loved the idea of having something for her man, so I put together a simple, yet classy matching boutonniere.  Jaime didn't love the burlap alone on the groom's bout so I added a layer of shimmery, sheer white ribbon to give it a little shine.  With all that glam in Jaime's bouquet, we couldn't leave the groom's boutonniere looking too plain!

Did I mention that all of this took place in about a month's time?  Jill and I communicated almost entirely over e-mail, including pictures of the bouquet in progress, and we were able to collaborate on a beautiful wedding bouquet for her friend in a short time frame.  That's the beauty of silk flowers!  You (or your friend as was the case) get a voice in seeing your vision for your custom wedding flowers come to life whether you have a year or a month.

If this sounds like something you'd be interested in hearing more about, take a minute to fill out the Free Bride's Checklist for a quick quote and to start the conversation.  Stay warm!