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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.

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!

Blush and Ivory Bridal Bouquet Recreation

Emily’s bridal bouquet was beautiful, interesting and so romantic! Roses, Orchids, Freesia, Mums and Ruscus made this elegant bouquet so soft looking and very, well, bridal! Take a look at this amazing bouquet!

Thank you so much Erin! I absolutely love my bouquet and I’m so glad I was able to find you and your services!

I had my original bouquet on display at my house but of course after a while, since it was dried, it definitely did not look nearly as pretty as it did on my wedding day and was starting to make me feel sad. I’m so happy with how the one you recreated for me turned out - it’s as beautiful as the original from my wedding and makes me so happy to see it everyday!
— Emily | Illinois
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Here’s the original gorgeous bouquet, captured beautifully by: Wright Photographs.

If you’re curious about having your bridal bouquet recreated in silk flowers, contact me today for a free quote!

Bridal Bouquet Recreation in Silk Flowers

Unless you are the bride ordering your custom bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers, some of the details may escape you. And that’s ok! There’s a couple of options if you can’t quite remember what color the ribbon was or the exact type of every little flower. In MacKenzie’s case, his mother actually built his bride’s bouquet, so he was able to pass along my questions and find out those details that would make a difference. Don’t have your mom to ask? Contact the original florist, search your emails for an invoice, or ask a bridesmaid who might be able to recall those details you are seeking out.

Here’s the bouquet!

Lilies, roses and baby’s breath. Simple, beautiful, elegant!

Photo by Sarah Mitchell

Photo by Sarah Mitchell

It was so helpful to get MacKenzie’s feedback on what was in the bouquet. For instance, from this photo, I couldn’t tell there was a small stargazer lily at the back of the bouquet. MacKenzie was able to give me a run down of all that was in the bouquet as well as the fact that the ribbon was a light pink, not coral as it appeared in his photos.

Whether you know every single element of the bouquet or just have a vague idea, contact me for a quote on what it would take to get it recreated in silk flowers. We’ll be able to capture the feeling and overall look of that special bouquet with a little teamwork!

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!

Silk Bridal Bouquet Recreation From Photos

Bill sent me a couple of photos from his wedding….52 1/2 years ago!

**First of all, can we all give him and his wife a round of applause??**

So the photos Bill sent me weren’t ideal. But he remembered some details about the flowers and colors and pretty soon his wife started chiming in with what she remembered about her bouquet. What we knew is that there were yellow Roses, white Carnations, Stephanotis, Orchids (including one with a pink center) and greenery in a cascade style bouquet. Here’s how Bill’s custom bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers turned out!

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The original bouquet. Photographer unknown.

We highly recommend you...wife is ecstatic...Received the bouquet yesterday, wife is thrilled, thanks again.
— Bill | Massachusetts

This bouquet was a quick turnaround since Bill wanted to gift it to his wife for Christmas. All of our communication was over email and his quick responses made the process smooth and fast. When it was all said and done, Bill said that no local florist would attempt to recreate this bouquet in fresh flowers, which is why his search led him to me.

Whether you need a gift with a quick turnaround or you’ve got a few months to spare, contact me today about a custom bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers.

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!

Wedding Bouquet Preservation Fail

Sadly, I receive emails like this fairly often, “Our fridge broke when we were on our honeymoon and my wife's wedding bouquet died! She was hoping to have it preserved.” Sometimes it’s a fridge mishap or the preservation process doesn’t end up looking as beautiful as anticipated. If you’re in that boat, I can help!

Dustin was the one that sent me that email and I was happy to help him recreate his wife’s beautiful bouquet in time for a Christmas gift. This elegant bouquet was made up of the elegant Gardenia and some greens. Simple and gorgeous! I found some exceptionally realistic fresh touch flowers that were perfect, since they were the focal point!

Curious what makes them fresh touch flowers? Click here to read more about fresh touch flowers.

Here’s the original bouquet- so simple and so classy! Image by photographer Tim Ryan Smith.

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After our wedding, my wife put her bouquet in our refrigerator because she was hoping to have it preserved. We returned from our honeymoon to a broken fridge and the bouquet had completely rotted! Erin was able to recreate the bouquet beautifully and it’s actually hard to tell that the flowers are not real. Erin is professional, transparent, and a pleasure to work with. I am sure my wife is going to be ecstatic when she receives the bouquet on Christmas. I highly recommend using Love is Blooming!
— Dustin | New York

If a preservation fail is part of your story, let’s rewrite the ending together. Contact me today to get a quote on a custom bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers.

Silk Bridal Bouquet Recreation in Fresh Touch Flowers

My absolute favorite flowers to use are Fresh Touch flowers. They look and feel real and they are especially perfect for bridal bouquet recreations in silk flowers. Take a look at the recreation I did for Jerry:

Calla Lilies and Tropical Grass

Photo provided by the couple.

Photo provided by the couple.

While this bouquet was itself pretty straightforward, the details are what made it shine! I’m pretty adamant about getting those details just right to make your anniversary gift that much more special.

If you need the perfect gift, look no further. Contact me now for a free quote for your bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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This year has been record smashing for my little ol’ business here in Minnesota!

Here’s a quick rundown of my year:

-35 Bridal Bouquet Recreations in Silk Flowers

-19 Custom Silk Flower Weddings

-86 Custom Silk Flower Centerpiece Bouquets

For a grand total of:

250 Recreation, Wedding and Centerpiece Bouquets!!

I have all of you to thank for that! You’ve chosen a small business to put your trust in for some of life’s important moments and I’m so grateful for that opportunity. You’ve allowed me to work from home, raise my awesome kids, and be available to work and be with my family year round. Put a giant bow on that, because it truly is a gift to me and my family. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Dusty Miller in Silk Bridal Bouquet Recreation

One thing I’ve noticed is the current rise in popularity of non-green greenery! Confused yet? So think of all the extras that don’t happen to be green but add visual interest and texture to your wedding flowers. One of the most popular items to include is either Lamb’s ear or Dusty Miller, which comes in a variety of shapes and colors. For this bridal bouquet I needed the broad leaf variety to recreate this look just perfectly.

David’s bouquet recreation was a very classic style white bouquet of Roses, Hydrangea, Ranunculus and Dusty Miller. That added bit of “greenery” gave a soft touch to the whole bouquet, and also served to break up the white flowers. It was so elegant!

Working with Erin at Love is Blooming was wonderful. The service was top of the line being professional, quick, and very knowledgeable. She was able to easily identify the correct floral arrangement to create from just a few pictures, and the finished product is one that looks fantastic and realistic. I would recommend Love is Blooming for anyone who is interested in recreating an icon piece from their special event or even start with one that will last forever, forgoing cut flowers from the get go. Thank you Erin!
— David | Missouri
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Here’s the side-by-side of the original bouquet photographed by Elyse Hall Photography and the recreation, by me!

As always, this is such a great anniversary, Valentine’s Day or “I love you” gift for your bride. Contact me to get started!

Fall Wedding Bouquet, Boutonniere and Cake Topper Recreation in Silk Flowers

Technically it’s still fall here in Minnesota. But I’m currently looking at snow on the ground and my kids have already made numerous sets of snow angels in the last week. So I’m bringing us back for a hot second to that little glorious bit of fall we had before the white stuff started. Maybe where you are it’s still all red and gold and pretty. This post is a little bit fall and a whole lot of pretty.

Clare contacted me a few months ago to recreate a couple special arrangements for her one year anniversary. She sent over a photo of the original wedding bouquet and boutonniere as well as a photo of her wedding cake. Clare wanted a recreation in silk flowers of just a small cluster of flowers made to match the bouquet and boutonniere to use for their anniversary. With pictures in hand, I got to work.

Here is our lovely couple on their wedding day. You can see the beautiful variety of fall flowers in the bouquet and how that was mirrored in the groom’s boutonniere. There were Sunflowers, Hypericum Berries, orange and red Roses, Seeded Eucalyptus, and fall foliage.

Photo provided by:  Paul Nash Photography

Photo provided by: Paul Nash Photography

...words cannot express how beautiful they are!! They are even prettier in person if that was possible! I love how you even captured how the sunflower in the center was a little squished in there!! They look exactly like my real ones!! Thank you so so so much!!
— Clare | Conneticut

We added burlap to both arrangements for that perfect rustic touch.

Thanks to Clare for allowing me to help recreate such a special day for you! If you are interested in having a bouquet, boutonniere, or any other arrangement from a special day, contact me today!

Fall Silk Bouquet Recreation with Sunflowers

Fall is such a magical time. The leaves are changing, there is cooler weather, and my favorite part: I get to bring out my sweaters! Fall is great for other reasons too: sunflowers, cozy and warm color combinations, and anniversaries. And lots of them.

Trey had me recreate his wife’s beautiful bouquet that had some classic touches of fall. Composed of Sunflowers, Zinnias, Billy Buttons, Fern, Seeded Eucalyptus, and a little green Moss makes this for a bright and sunny fall bouquet. Trey had a good eye for detail, so when it came time for me to wrap the stems, he was able to clue me in on the original material. His wife had it wrapped in blue tulle; it was her “something blue.” Cute, right? Take a look at this awesome silk bouquet recreation!

Contact me today to get a free quote for a bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers.

Bridal Bouquet Recreation with Lilies

Justin’s wife’s bouquet was a simple mix of Lilies, Heather and greenery. The beautiful gold bow really set it apart.

When I sent Justin a preliminary photo of his silk wedding bouquet recreation, he felt like it was missing the Lily buds and enough greenery around the bottom. So with a little tweaking we got it just right. Take a look!

Lilies were a popular flower for recreations in September! Check out last week’s blog post to see another example of a bridal bouquet recreation that incorporated Lilies. Contact me today for a free quote for your bouquet recreation!

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!

Bridal Bouquet Recreation in Silk Flowers Review

Erin at Love is Blooming did a great job reproducing my wife’s bridal bouquet in silk flowers for our fourth (silk) wedding anniversary. Erin was very responsive to all my questions, and we communicated seemlessly via email. The turn around time was amazing. The photos of the final product look GREAT, and I can’t wait to see it. I expect to get the silk bouquet two weeks earlier then promised. I will certainly get some big brownie points from my wife for this anniversary gift! Thanks Erin!
— Joe | Wisconsin
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Here is the original bouquet. Photo by: Carl’s Rainbow Photography.

The bouquet was a mixture of pink Gladiolas, dark purple and lavender Irises, Waxflowers, yellow Mum, Hypericum Berries, and Roses.

Curious if your bouquet can be recreated? Contact me today to find out!

Tropical Silk Wedding Bouquet Recreation

Recently I’ve recreated several silk wedding bouquets from tropical weddings. Whether domestic or international, their bouquets couldn’t come back with them. Heather wanted to have her bouquet recreated, so she sent me a couple of photos and I was able to recreate her Lily, Cornflower and Orchid bouquet.

Here is the original bouquet. Photos by Weddings to Go! Key West.

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I’m very happy with my bouquet recreation! Erin was amazing to work with and I’d highly recommend her if this is something you are interested in. She responded to my initial inquiry very quickly and verified all information (including costs) up front. I loved how she kept me updated along the way with pictures to make sure I was satisfied with the progress, and got all the little details perfect, including the satin wrap over the stems. I also received it almost a month before she initially estimated. I’ve already recommended her to several of my friends, 5 stars all around! If you want your bouquet recreated definitely use Erin, you won’t be disappointed!
— Heather | North Carolina

Heather had a close up shot of the handle of her bouquet that she sent me. It was awesome because I was able to get that detail just right for her. Sometimes those little things are important too!

Here’s one last look at this stunning bouquet!

Heather was so easy to work with, super responsive in providing feedback and so sweet! This is why I love what I do!

If you are interested in having your tropical bouquet recreated, contact me today to find out how!

Recreation and Reshaping a Silk Bridal Bouquet

Jonathan contacted me just a couple weeks before his anniversary and wanted to have his wife’s bridal bouquet recreated with silk flowers. He sent me a couple photos and we got to work discussing how to make it happen.

One thing to consider when having a bouquet recreated is the original shape. In this case, the bouquet was a long, teardrop, cascading bouquet. Because Jonathan planned to display the bouquet in a vase after he gave it to her, I suggested that keep the overall look of the bouquet with the same flowers as the original, but reshape it to be fuller at the top with a smaller tail.

This gorgeous bouquet had white Dendrobium Orchids, pale pink Roses, and ivory Roses.

This picture shows how we maintained a cascading shape with the ability to be placed in a vase and still look similar to the original.

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Here is the original bouquet. You can really see the unique shape-lovely, right? Photo provided by: Chaim Perris at Only Weddings

If you feel like your bouquet was amazing but not the right shape to be displayed in vase, contact me to find out if it can be reshaped for a lifelong, quality anniversary gift.

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!