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Incorporating Dried Flowers in your Silk Bridal Bouquet Recreation

There have been a few instances where I wasn't able to track down a silk version of a specific flower that I need to fully recreate a bridal bouquet in silk flowers. In those instances, I found an awesome and true-to-the-design replacement with dried elements.  That was the case with Kyle's bridal bouquet recreation for his wife.  She had this adorable bouquet that had the ever so unique Gomphrena throughout. I searched through my various suppliers and wasn't able to find what I needed so I turned to a dried flower vendor on Etsy. It was a great way to support another small business and bring this bouquet to life.

The original bouquet was picked on a farm of whatever happened to be growing at the time. It included white Dahlias, Lavender Roses, Scabiosa, Gomphrena and greenery.  Lovely!

Brandon also wanted his boutonniere recreated. A lavender Rose, Scabiosa and a couple of those cute little Gomphrena and tied off with the same charcoal satin ribbon as was on the bridal bouquet recreation.

Here's a photo of the original bouquet; awesome, right? Photo provided by: Laura's Focus Photography.

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Here are more examples of dried elements in bridal bouquet recreations:

If you are interested in a bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers but know it might take a little something extra like dried elements, special embellishments or the like, contact me today for a free quote!

Bling Is The Thing: Part 2 | Designer Silk Wedding Flowers

Heather had done quite a bit of research in deciding what she wanted her wedding flowers to look like.  But unlike most brides, she also put a lot of thought into the boutonnieres and corsages.  She sent me pictures of some amazing details she wanted to incorporate and then she put me up to the task of tailoring them to her flowers, colors and needs.

The groom's boutonniere: Lavender Sweet Pea, white Freesia, feathers, greens, green decorative wire:

Her brother's boutonniere:

The dad's boutonnieres:

The mom's and grandma's wristlet corsages on pearl beaded bracelets: Hydrangea, Freesia, ribbon, rhinestones:

Attendant's corsage: Freesia, Hydrangea, rhinestones:

Heather did a great job of choosing designs that were thoughtful, beautiful, and carried the theme throughout the arrangements.  Her love of bling was used tastefully and uniquely--two very important things in wedding flowers.  Thanks Heather for trusting me to bring your vision to life and I wish you all the best!

Bling Is The Thing: Part 1 | Designer Silk Wedding Flowers

I knew when Heather and I met that I was going to really enjoy working with her.  We had the same ideas about a lot of things and I loved that she wanted her bouquet to be unique and multidimensional.  We were trying to really nail down the shape of the bouquet when Heather said it best, "I want it to be like a fountain, kind of pouring out over my hands."  What a visual!

Her lavender and white color scheme was fun to work with as we incorporated some flowers that held special meaning for her and that she loved the shape of.  Peonies and Freesia in white, and Wisteria, Hydrangea, and Sweet Pea in varying shades of Lavender.

The Wisteria were perfect for achieving the fountain look spraying out of the bouquet and we added in some feathers for softness and as a continuation of the shape.  But where Heather's bouquet really stood out from the pack was in the embellishments.  See if you get where I'm going with this.

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Heather's vision for the details was amazing.  We wrapped the handle in lavender satin ribbon with a lace overlay, criss-crossed sheer lavender ribbon over and pearl pins at the intersection and then finished it off with bands of rhinestones at the top and bottom.  Stunning!

So if you think this bouquet is something, check back tomorrow to see the awesome ideas Heather came up with for her boutonnieres and corsages!