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Blush and Mauve Bridal Bouquet Recreation

Amy sent me a couple photos of her bridal bouquet. It was gorgeous and full of all sorts of beautiful flowers. She also sent me an invoice from her florist that listed some of the possible flowers that would appear in her bouquet. From that list I was able to track down just the right shades and shapes of blush and mauve Roses, Ranunculus, and Eucalyptus. Take a look!

When I received my recreated bouquet in the mail and opened it, it literally took me back to the wedding day when I first saw my bouquet. It is spectacular! Erin is extremely talented and I am so pleased to be able to enjoy this every day
— Amy | California

These two photos are a great example of why I usually ask for extra details. Amy sent me the second photo to give me a more accurate look at the colors of her flowers. That photo was great for that, but not for seeing the general shape of her bouquet, so I kind of hopped back and forth between both photos during the construction process.

Whether it’s your bouquet that got moldy when it was dried or a gift for your sweetheart to remind her of your wedding day, a bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers is a great choice! Contact me today for a free quote.

Silk Bridal Bouquet Recreation Stunner

I love all the silk bridal bouquet recreations that I get to make, but there are a few that are always just so darn amazing. When Anthony sent over some photos of his wife’s bouquet, I knew this was going to be one those hall-of-famers for me.

With its Peonies, Ranunculus, Anemone, multiple types of Roses, Thistle, Fern, Lamb’s Ear, and Smilax in such an interesting shape I couldn’t wait to get started on this one. Take a look!

Seriously…so amazing! I wish I could have kept it!

The bouquet was beautiful and spot on! You have a great eye and the bouquet is such a great recreation of the real thing. We have it in a vase on our breakfast table and love seeing it every day. It’s such a great reminder of our wedding day.
— Anthony | Texas
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Photos by Lauren Larsen

Bouquet by The Southern Table

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If it’s big, or complicated, or small and simple, your bridal bouquet recreation could be a reality! Contact me today to find out what it would take to have a masterpiece made from just a couple of photographs!

Why Fresh Wedding Flowers Come With Risks

As I've gained more clients ordering a bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers, I've become more and more convinced that fresh wedding flowers can come with some risks and how awesome the option of silk wedding flowers actually is! I've had customers who loved their bouquet and just wanted a replica, and I've also had customers who wished they had silk flowers to begin with. Let me preface Ana's story by telling you briefly about my first winter in Minnesota.

That first winter, I made the mistake of leaving for an early college class with wet hair.  As I walked out to get in the car (which I failed to let run for a while) I began hearing a crackling noise. That's right, my hair was freezing. Now imagine what can happen with delicate flowers meant to thrive in warm environments!

My story is funny, but Ana's is not quite laughable.  Married on New Year's in Minnesota, you know it's going to be cold, but what Ana didn't know is that her flowers were at risk of freezing. And that's exactly what happened!  They were able to squeeze in some shots before her Anemone's turned completely brown, but she ended up having to pull them out of her bouquet before she even walked down the aisle!  Her bouquet was amazingly beautiful, but it must have been hard to swallow the loss of flowers she paid good money for!

When she contacted me to recreate her bridal bouquet in silk flowers, I was so excited to proceed because her bouquet was just stunning. Here's a side-by-side of the recreation and the original. Photos provided by Mark Fierst Photography.

Mark Fierst Photography

Mark Fierst Photography

Sadie’s Floral in Minneapolis made a gorgeous bouquet that I loved, but our record-breaking New Years Eve cold snap froze the flowers. We were able to get some pictures before the anemones froze and turned brown (and had to be pinched off). Recreating in silk means I wake up every morning and see that gorgeous bouquet.
— Ana | MInnesota
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Mark Fierst Photography

Ana sent me these sweet shots of the bouquet in her new home!  Isn't that vase amazing!  You can see more of Mark's amazing portraits on display here as well.

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Whether you want to do a bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers because of an unfortunate turn of events or you'd like to avoid possible unfortunate events all together on your wedding day, get in touch to find out what silk flowers just might be the right choice for you!

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.

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.

Better Gift Giving: Silk Bridal Bouquet Recreations- Part 3

Here's the last of the Christmas gift rush stories: a beautiful wild-flower silk bridal bouquet near and dear to Lee's heart. Lee was hesitant to have this gorgeous bridal bouquet recreated for his wife because he worried it was going to look cheap and tacky.  I assured him that I shop at neither Cheapskatecraft.com or Tackytown Supply Stores. Those are not real places, and if they were I would boycott them. Part of the reason Lee was on the fence is that he designed his wife's bouquet as a surprise on their wedding day. She had decided she didn't need flowers and Lee decided that was nonsense. Smart man, right? So he met with a florist and chose the flowers and style for his wife to carry. Now you can understand why he wanted to get this right! Take a look at the outcome!

I just wanted to let you know that my wife Jessica absolutely loved the flowers you created! They look beautiful on our table for display.
— Lee | Michigan

And the original bouquet. Photography provided by Steven at Photos By Blair. If you are a Michigan couple, check out his website!

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Contact me today to become a better gift giver!