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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.

Bridal Bouquet, Jr. Bridesmaid and Bridesmaid Bouquets

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!

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!

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.

Cascading bouquet

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.

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!

Ivory and White Silk Wedding Flower Bouquets with Greenery

You can't go wrong with ivory and white flowers in your silk wedding flower bouquets. Toss in some greenery and you've got a versatile design that could do any season and still look great.

Peonies, Roses, Baby's Breath and Ficus leaves are the perfect combination for classic wedding flowers.

The bridesmaid bouquets were smaller versions of the bridal. These looser hand tied style bouquets are a little less formal style and great for any wedding venue.

Deanna made this order completely on behalf of her daughter. It was a seamless process from design, to creation, to finish! She was able to relay our ideas to her daughter who gave some feedback before the official thumbs up on her designs. We tied everything off with a slightly shimmery gold ribbon for her August wedding. 

Whether you know exactly what you want, or maybe you are ordering on behalf of someone else, silk wedding flowers are a great option because you get a say in how it all comes together. Custom silk wedding flowers are great for so many reasons and the best part is that Deanna will have these flowers in hand, weeks before her daughter walks down the aisle. She knows what they look like and there are no flower surprises on such a big day. If you are considering silk flowers for your wedding, request a free quote today!

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. 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. 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!

Coral and Red Wedding Bouquets

Tracy contacted me for her mid-May backyard wedding just a couple of months ago. At the time I was imagining lovely spring weather for my own backyard. But it's hard to imagine seeing grass, let alone having a wedding outside since we had 22 INCHES of snow last week (whatever, I'm over it). Luckily, I was just finishing up her flowers and these bright and fresh colors brought a lot of joy to my time spent on the inside; 2 days of a blizzard and then a day off of school makes it feel a little confined! Take a look at Tracy's backyard beauties!

The bridal bouquet is a mix of red, coral and ivory Peonies and Ranunculus. Because this backyard wedding is in California, I chose a brighter shade for her greens to give it a fresh West Coast vibe. 

When I started to come up with designs for Tracy, she gave me this helpful insight into what she was envisioning for her flowers:

My preferred color palette is shades of red with maybe some coral accents. Long story short, my father is Latino but my mother is Chinese and she raised me on her own. Red is the traditional Chinese wedding color, and I wanted to have red flowers as a nod to my mom, since overall my wedding is going to be more American styled.

The Matron of Honor bouquet matches the bridal bouquet with the red, coral and ivory Peonies and Ranunculus. Same greens and same red ribbon make for a great set!

Groom's boutonniere, Groomsman boutonniere, Mother's Corsage, Sister's Wristlet

I don't typically include a photo like this in my blog posts, but I thought it might be a good idea to show you how your flowers will come if you order boutonnieres and corsages. Each personal flower is labeled and pinned, so all you have to do is recruit a trustworthy friend or family member to hand out to the recipients.

Whether you are planning a big backyard wedding or maybe just a handful of special friends and family are celebrating you, custom silk wedding flowers are a great option. You get to be a part of the design process, receive pictures of your flowers in progress and see that you're getting exactly what you dreamed of. Thanks again to Tracy for allowing me to be a part of your big day!

If you are looking for more ideas for on unique color palettes check out this article about Your Go-To Color Palettes' For a Perfect Wedding.

Cream, Ivory and White Wedding Flowers

The combination of cream, ivory and white wedding flowers is a much less common choice these days. Just a few years ago, many brides were opting for bold and bright colors. More recently the blush tones are in high demand. So when I get a bride who wants a more traditional color palette, I get excited about the chance to put a new spin on a timeless look.

That's what we did for Katherine's flowers. She sent me some inspiration pictures of cream, ivory and white flowers with some greens and we got started designing!  Take a look at Katherine's lush, garden inspired bouquets in cream, ivory and white flowers.

Here's the bridal bouquet: Roses, Hydrangea, Peonies, Ranunculus, Greens with silver ribbon

For the bridesmaid bouquet, we just paired back the size of the bouquet and didn't include quite as much greenery.

The cute little toss bouquet.

A mother's pin on corsage, a pink Rose boutonniere for the groom to honor his late mother and an ivory rose boutonniere for the rest of the guys.

If you are considering a more traditional color palette for your silk wedding flowers, contact me today to see how we can make a unique design for your wedding day.

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 Boutonnieres

The guys needed to get in on the peacock feather action, but we didn't want to hear any complaints of said guys having to wear a frou-frou feather.

Groom's Boutonniere: ivory Calla Lily, peacock feathers, black satin ribbon

Groomsmen Bouts: purple Calla Lily, Peacock feather, satin ribbon

Fathers' Bouts: green Orchid, Peacock feather, satin ribbon

Grandfathers' Bouts: ivory Hydrangea cluster, Peacock feather, satin ribbon

Meghan had a couple hosts/hostesses that she wanted to have a flower but not necessarily match the bridal party.  We went with classic white Roses and they fit in perfectly with everything else.

Last but not least, we've got corsages and making them work with feathers.  Check back for more!

Lesson learned | Placing value on a florist with great customer service

Rebekah and I had an initial consultation last spring, and as is sometimes the case, she decided to go with a different florist for her wedding flowers.  Her budget was tight and she was looking for ways to stretch her dollar even further.  I totally get that – in this economy everyone's budget is tight.  No hard feelings and no judgement from me!

So I was surprised to hear back from her just a few weeks before her wedding date.  Things had not panned out and the florist she had chosen didn't turn out to be a good fit.  Rebekah had specified that she wanted "a little greenery" and the bridal bouquet ended up being mostly greenery with literally only 5 flowers....5 FLOWERS!  After talking through some things we came up with a plan B and I got to work to make it happen before it was her wedding day.  Her colors were pink and blue with Stargazer Lilies, blue Roses, ivory Calla Lilies, and Stephanotis in her cascading bridal bouquet.

Toss Bouquet:

Bridesmaid Bouquet:

Jr. Bridesmaid Bouquet:

Bridal Bouquet:

We added a nice contrasting detail to the handles of all the bouquets and did a criss-cross wrap using ivory ribbon over either blue or green satin ribbon.  The bridesmaids were alternating blue and green ribbon so the ivory criss-cross gave a cohesive look as all the girls stood together.

So here's your lesson for the day: not all silk flowers are equal.  Here at Love Is Blooming I strive to bring the most beautiful, most realistic, and highest quality flowers to each bride's arrangements, no matter what her budget.  One of the most advantageous reasons to choose silk is that I can show you exact examples of flowers that will be in your arrangements so you can touch and see exactly what you'll be ordering.  If you find yourself in a budgetary pinch, opt for simpler corsages and boutonnieres in favor of getting the main bouquets that are as close to your vision as possible.

If someone promises you the world for a price that seems to good to be true, it probably is.  And this goes for any vendor you are looking to hire for your wedding, look at their past work and see for yourself.  Save yourself the time and disappointment and go for as custom as you can afford.  Ok, off my soapbox I go and back to work.

Malibu Sunset | Blue & Orange Wedding Flowers

Does that title make anyone else think about your 90's era Barbie dolls?  WHATever! (said with a valley girl accent)

Kristi and I met for her consultation and she reminded me that we had met waaaaaaaay back in January of 2010 at the Maple Grove Bridal Expo.  Her future mother-in-law had been the one to organize the whole shebang and had kept my contact info. Kinda gave me the warm fuzzies.

Kristi's had a unique situation for her orange, Malibu blue, and ivory wedding.  She really wanted a fresh flower bouquet for herself but wanted to use the more budget-friendly silks for everything else.  Though this is a less conventional route, it's not at all a problem!

When it came to the actual flowers, she wasn't picky about the type, but really wanted to find flowers in the Malibu color. I searched through my many resources and found these pretty, full-petal daisies in the perfect shade. The roses were a shade of orange that wasn't too harsh and really complemented the Malibu flowers. We tossed in some Stephanotis for a hint of ivory and finished the bouquets up with silver satin ribbon.  Beautiful!

Bridesmaid Bouquet:

Toss Bouquet:

The boutonnieres and corsage matched in color, but we chose a different flower for the father's and mother's just to set them apart a little bit.

Groomsmen boutonniere & Ring bearer's bout:

Father's bout & Mother's corsage

Thanks again to Kristi for choosing me after all this time – glad to know my work was memorable!

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!