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Custom Centerpiece Recreation in Silk Flowers

Kristine contacted me with a request I haven’t gotten before. She wanted a couple of centerpieces from her wedding reception recreated with silk wedding flowers. I loved the idea and was eager to help!

She sent me a couple of photos and gave me a few details from her memory and I got to work. Their wedding was small and intimate, with a roomful of friends and family. They had one banquet table with a large centerpiece in the middle and smaller ones toward the ends. The monochromatic arrangements consisted of Lilies, Spray Roses, Waxflower and Hydrangea. She had clear vases that they would go in, so I trimmed them short and covered the stems with a pretty lace. Take a look!

I was looking all over trying to find someone to recreate my wedding flowers from my table. I googled someplace to recreate floral arrangements
and came across loveisblooming. Erin answered my questions quickly. Pricing is very reasonable ! Erin was willing to work with me when I had some financial hardship. She also found one of my vases that I tried to find at Michaels and online. Absolutely amazing ! Every step of the way she has kept me informed, sent photos, and has been incredible to work with! I am so thankful for her! Now I can recreate my table in my dining room and relive my wedding dinner ! I will definitely use her again!
— Kristine | South Carolina
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Here are a couple photos of the original arrangements. Photos provided by: Photos by Jackie Stinsman.

Have a request for an arrangement that was part of your wedding day, but not your bouquet? No problem! Contact me today to find out how your custom arrangement can be recreated in high quality silk flowers.

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Looking for a unique way to commemorate your wedding? Check out this post for a DIY idea using high quality silk wedding flowers.

Bridal Bouquet Framed Keepsake

While I’ve done lots and lots of bridal bouquet recreations in silk wedding flowers over the years, this is the first time I helped a bride DIY her own keepsake. I thought it was a very creative way to bring in several elements from her wedding all in one neat idea.

Jessica contacted me looking for ivory Calla Lilies, blue Dendrobium Orchids, teal Hydrangea and white Stephanotis. Those were all types of flowers in her original bridal bouquet. She had some shadowboxes that she wanted to get crafty with and I think it’s an awesome idea!

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Hey Erin! I absolutely LOVED the flowers! They were great quality and worked perfectly with my project.
— Jesica | Utah
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If you are looking to bring a piece of your bridal bouquet into a craft, shadowbox or other DIY project, let me help you track down exactly what you need! Whether buying by the piece or finished arrangements, I’d love to help you remember your special day!

Wedding Bouquet Recreation with Succulents

Succulents are a trend that’s sticking around. You know what else is sticking around? This bouquet! Ryan contacted me for free quote for a bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers. This one was a stunner! You can see from my photos that it featured vibrant colors along with awesome textures.

White Anemone with blue centers, blue Anemone, ivory Roses, ivory Hydrangea, dark purple Calla Lilies, plum Delphinium, Succulents, and Silver Dollar Eucalyptus.

This was new to me, but apparently it’s a thing! Ryan requested a “hidden Mickey” on the handle of the bouquet. It’s basically 3 pins making the shape of Mickey’s head. Adorable!

If your bouquet had a special touch, contact me about a bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers today.

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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Silk Bridal Bouquet Recreation and Substitutions

When Christopher emailed me photos of his wife’s bouquet, I knew I was up for a challenge. The colors and variety of flower were stunningly beautiful, but also unique. There were peachy roses, a bit of ivory Hydrangea, pink/purple Waxflower, Veronica, tropical grass and greenery, a teal accent flower and the elusive Leucodendron. I knew there were going to be a couple of items that were going to be tricky to find for this silk bridal bouquet recreation, and in the end a substitution would need to be made. But take a look at the end result of this awesome bouquet recreation!

This bouquet was both a unique shape and composition and one that challenged me in some new and exciting ways! I couldn’t find the right shape of rose bud, so I found a peony bud that made the perfect stand in. Then, that Leucodendron stared me down in all it’s burgundy glory. I couldn’t find one that was the right size or color, so I put on my crafty thinking cap and came up with a plan. To get it just right, I had to piece together several of the same type of flower and dye it to the right shade to get just the right look. Sometimes it takes some extra creativity, but it’s always worth it in the end!

This stunner made it’s way to a military base in Japan for a sweet anniversary gift! If you are looking for just the right anniversary gift, a bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers is absolutely the right choice! And if you’re worried about a unique design or flower getting in the way, fear not! Contact me today for more information!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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.

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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!

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!

Bridal Bouquet Recreation- Treat Yo Self!

Katie emailed me a few weeks ago looking to have her bridal bouquet recreated in silk flowers. What I thought was awesome is that she was hoping to have her silk bouquet in time to celebrate Valentine's Day with her husband. Such a great idea and I love that she bought her bouquet as a Valentine's gift to herself and her husband. Treat yo self, right?

Her unique bouquet was filled with beautiful champagne Roses, blue and white Hydrangea, lime green Button Mums, green Hypericum berries, yellow Heather, Leather Fern, and these awesome twisty glitter twigs. So despite the weather being still cold and white up here in the north, I was able to track down these gorgeous spring/summer flowers and colors and put it all together to help Katie and her husband celebrate Valentine's Day together. 

Take a look at her Valentine's bouquet recreation!

I was so in love with everything about my wedding day, my dress, my new husband of course and my flowers. Now after having my beautiful bouquet recreated I can look at those flowers sitting on my table and smile, remembering all the happy memories I have of my special day. They are a perfect match and I couldn’t have asked for a better recreation. Thank you so much!
— Katie | Pennsylvania

Here's the original bouquet and our lovely bride Katie! If you are in Pennsylvania and are looking for a great photographer, check out Catchlight Photography!

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You don't have to wait until the next Valentine's Day to consider this awesome gift! Got a birthday coming up? Treat yo self! Celebrating an anniversary? Treat yo self! Really like reliving your big day? Treat yo self!

Contact me today to find out how to make bouquet recreation happen!

1 Year Anniversary Gift: Silk Bridal Bouquet Recreation

Andreas just seems to be one of those guys who cherishes his wife. I mean he was already planning for an awesome 1st anniversary by having his wife's bridal bouquet recreated. She sure is lucky!

Whether you are looking for a 1 year anniversary gift or maybe it's your 50th anniversary, you can't go wrong by gifting her a piece of her wedding day memories!

Cream Roses, Lavender Roses, Mauve Hydrangea, Baby's Breath, Hydrangea Leaves, Burlap and Ribbon.

Here's a photo of the happy couple on their big day! Don't they look so happy??

When we damaged my wife’s original bouquet during our move to our new house, I knew what the perfect anniversary gift would be for her. That’s where Erin came in. She was very helpful and matched our flowers perfectly. Even the smallest details I didn’t even think about. I can’t wait till they arrive so I can surprise my wife with them!
— Andreas | California

And here's what Andreas' wife had to say about receiving her bouquet:

Andreas is my husband and he gifted me this beautiful bouquet! When I opened this gift I couldn’t help but be so thankful that he had this bouquet made for me! Thank you so much for helping him make me the happiest lady all over again!
— Megan | California
Photo credit: JLynn Photo

Photo credit: JLynn Photo

If you are interested in having a bridal bouquet recreated in silk flowers in Minneapolis, California (like Andreas) or beyond, contact me now to get started!

Destination Wedding Silk Flower Bouquet- Cruise Ship Edition

Well it's still winter here, but I hear that in other parts of the world it's actually pretty warm. Hard to imagine right? Maybe not if you are a Floridian, but fellow Northerners feel my pain.

Well let me give you a little something to inspire you for spring, summer or your next cruise!  LaPriece contacted me over email, then her fiance' contacted me via phone, then we all got on the phone together and had a fun chat about silk flowers for their upcoming cruise ship destination wedding.

LaPriece knew she didn't want a traditional white or ivory bouquet, she was all about adding color, texture and a more modern take on greenery. She had some concerns about how to get the bouquet on the ship in one piece. I told her about some of my other destination wedding couples and methods we've used in the past for transporting flowers and keeping them in tact.

After exchanging a few emails full of inspiration pictures, I came up with an original design for their big day. Take a look at this bright and happy bouquet and matching groom's boutonniere.

SO many beautiful flowers and colors! Ranunculus, Roses, Hydrangea, Snowball bush, Peonies, Queen Anne's Lace, Fern, Freesia and ivory ribbon to tie it all together.

Happily, I have the silk bouquet of my dreams. Thanks to LOVE IS BLOOMING. They worked with me to create a beautiful bouquet. That might actually outstage my fabulous dress. That’s an awesome problem to have. Erin sent plenty of pictures. Had a lot of great ideas and insights. Gave me good advice about packing and shipping. And was always available for my questions. True artistry, many thanks to LOVE IS BLOOMING!
— LaPriece | Minnesota

Have questions about how a cruise ship wedding or destination wedding would work with silk wedding flowers, send me an email today and let's talk!

Thanks again to LaPriece for a chance to look forward to sunnier skies and warmer days ahead!

A mauve Rose, burgundy Ranunculus, and a touch of Queen Anne's lace and fern make for an awesome groom's boutonniere.

Vintage Wedding Flowers

A few weeks ago, I got an email from out-of-state bride Susan looking for me to replicate one of my own vintage wedding flower bouquets. You can see the original design here. That particular bouquet had already sold on my Etsy shop, and because it was crafted more than a year ago, I wasn't sure if I'd be able to duplicate it exactly as pictured. The more I talked with Susan, the more I began to understand her vision for her vintage inspired wedding.  She wanted to tie in the color mauve that would be an element feature in her wedding dress. So I set out to find some flowers that would give Susan a similar look as the original bouquet but also give it a custom twist.

Vintage Bouquet in Process

The bouquet is still in progress, but here's a sneak peak of the main flowers you'll see in the finished product.

I'm really excited to share more as I progress on this design. Susan's bouquet will also have some awesome bling in a variety of pieces, including a cameo broach made by Susan herself. It's going to be gorgeous!

If you see something you like, whether on my site or across the interwebs, contact me today to find out if a recreation or modification is doable!

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Ombre Silk Bridal Bouquet in yellow and orange Roses, orange orchids and Tulips, and red Hydrangea.

Buy Silk Wedding Flowers on Etsy

I'm pretty excited to be offering a completely new service for brides near and far, my very own Etsy shop! This is a great option for brides (or anyone) who is looking for that one-of-a-kind silk wedding flowers bouquet or accent for an upcoming event.

There are various sizes, styles, and designs available in the shop ready to ship. Whether it's for a destination wedding, vow renewal, or a smaller intimate ceremony, these high end silk bridal bouquets and matching groom's boutonnieres are unique, high quality, and beautiful!  I'll be doing some features on what I've got in the shop over the next few weeks.

Looking for something a little different, fill out the bride's checklist with your specifics and get a quote for your event.  Also, if you are interested in matching items for your designer bridal bouquet and groom's boutonniere, contact me to find out what's available. 

Peacock Feathers in Corsages

Making the ladies feel special is job #1 when creating corsages.  We also needed them to match their male counterparts, but look feminine and pretty.

Grandmothers' Corsage: ivory Hydrangea cluster, Peacock feather, Royal Blue satin ribbon and bow

Mothers' Corsages: We wanted to kick things up a notch for the mamas. Meghan chose wrist corsages with a pretty and delicate clear beaded bracelet so they would have a keepsake from the wedding. I surrounded a single green Orchid with a bunch of ivory Hydrangea and tucked a Peacock feather and some rhinestones into the arrangement.  I love how they turned out.  Matchy matchy, but still beautiful!

This wrist corsage was for one of the hostesses and matched with the always elegant white roses and black satin ribbon.  You can't get much more classic than that!

Whether you are considering adding Peacock feathers or any unusually shaped embellishment into your wedding flowers, don't think "it won't look right."  Just give me a call or fill out my bridal checklist and I'll tell you exactly how it can be done!

Thanks again to Meghan for working with me on such beautiful flowers!

Peacock Feathers in Wedding Bouquets

More and more I'm seeing unique elements making their appearance in wedding flowers.  Whether it's feathers, jewels, pearls, paper flowers, buttons, fabric, twigs, wire, fruit, jewelry, or whatever, it can make a bouquet visually interesting and one-of-a-kind.  One of the most popular embellishments making the rounds in the wedding world, are peacock feathers. The vibrant colors, whimsical shape, and soft edges make a great addition to any themed wedding.

 In Meghan's case, the feathers fit in perfectly with her color scheme: green, purple, and blue.  Not only that but a family member's close friend raised peacocks and gave Meghan a whole pile of feathers to use.  (Did you know you have to wash them first?  Something to consider if you were planning on hunting down a peacock farmer to beg feathers from.)

At our initial consultation I was able to show her some beautiful Hydrangeas in green and purple, Cornflowers in blue, and Orchids in green.  They were all perfect matches but we still had a few pieces missing from the puzzle.  She liked the look of the eggplant callas so I went to work tracking down the perfect stems and it was a great fit for the overall look and feel of the bouquets.  We wrapped the bridesmaids' bouquets in a beautiful blue satin ribbon and called it finished.  So pretty!

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Meghan's bouquet was a little bit more elaborate--more feathers, more flowers, more glamor!  We added in some ivory callas to bring that bridal touch to the arrangement as well as a rhinestone wrap on the stem to make it really stand out.

The cutesy little toss bouquet was small enough that I decided to use some of the more linear shaped feathers so they didn't overwhelm it in all its adorableness.

Feathers aren't always easy to work with, but the final look is amazing!  Check back to see how we incorporated the peacock feathers in the boutonnieres in a manly, yet cohesive way.

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Spring Planning for Fall Flowers

Ok, so Spring has officially sprung. But, maybe you just got engaged and are looking into planning your wedding for fall.  If so, then this post is for you!

Ellie worked with me to design her fall silk wedding flowers just a week and half before their laid back, up North nuptials. She wasn't picky, liked a vintage vibe, and really hoped to incorporate her favorite flower, the Magnolia. Oh, and her other big request was that she really wanted twigs. Like really, really wanted twigs.

Take a look at what we came up with for her bouquet:

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Bridal Bouquet: orange Dahlias, purple Roses, cream Magnolia, green Hydrangea, burgundy mini Zinnias, fall leaves, and twigs.

Bridesmaid Bouquet: orange Dahlias, purple Roses, green Hydrangea, burgundy mini Zinnias, fall leaves, and twigs.

These boutonnieres were some of my favorites.  We incorporated rustic looking Succulents with the mini Zinnias, and a fall leaf instead of the traditional greenery.  I also added a Magnolia bud into the groom's boutonniere.

The mothers' corsages had a purple Rose, a bit of green Hydrangea, a burgundy mini Zinnia, and fall leaves.  All the arrangements were finished off with twine on the stems, a detail that fit into the rustic and organic feel they were going for.  Thanks again to Justin and Ellie for letting me be a part of your big day!

Cream and Green Wedding Flowers

Elise contacted me back in 2008 about working with her, but various things in her life kept pushing back the planning.  Finally her big day was on the calendar and in the works.  We started working together again to come up with new options as her ideas had evolved over time.  She had originally been planning a Robin's Egg blue and brown wedding and then started leaning more towards the bright lime green and brown.  She finally settled on green Hydrangea and Cream roses and it was beautiful.

Bridal bouquet:

Bridesmaid, Jr. Bridesmaid, Toss bouquet:

Mothers' corsages:

Grandmothers' corsages:

Boutonnieres:

Thanks again to Elise for coming back to me after all that time!  So happy things came together for you and that you are enjoying married life!