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How can I get a bridal bouquet recreated into silk wedding flowers?

Several times a week I get a question about silk bridal bouquets similar to the title of this blog post. Whether it’s from a former bride, a husband, a daughter or whoever, they are all on the hunt for the perfect anniversary/Valentine’s/Christmas gift. So if you’re wondering how the process works, here’s a quick rundown about how I make silk wedding flower recreations.

Step 1.

Send me your clearest photos of the bouquet from as many angles as you have. You’d be surprised what might have been hiding in a bouquet that you wouldn’t see from just one photo. Happen to have the invoice from your florist? Bonus points for you if you send that along as well. After I track down all the flowers I would need, I send you an exact cost, including tax and/or shipping so you can make your decision.

Step 2.

After placing the order, wait just a little while for some photos to show up in your inbox. After starting to create the bouquet, I’ll take a few shots so you can see how it’s coming together. That’s the point where I can make minor adjustments to get it juuuuuuust right. Once the ribbon is on, and it’s finished up, you’ll get your final set of photos.

Step 3.

Start planning your big moment, because once your box shows up, you’ll have a hard time waiting to give it to her!

As you can see from these awesome recreations below, they don’t have to look like a traditional, or simple, or common bouquet. If you unusual textures, hard to find flowers, or custom colors, it doesn’t mean it can’t be done! Contact me today to find out how you can get a custom bridal bouquet recreation in silk flowers for your upcoming celebration.

Minneapolis Silk Wedding Flower Review

If you follow awesome brides, like Ying, you may remember her gorgeous light blue, blush and ivory silk wedding flowers, just sent me some shots and a great review! Her silk bridal bouquet and silk bridesmaids bouquets added so much to her wedding and wedding photos.

Take a look at these gorgeous photos by Sarah Pollio Photography — if you are looking for a great local photographer, check her out!

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I knew I wanted silk flowers for my wedding bouquet. I found Erin and she made my vision a reality. I told Erin what I wanted, sent her some photos I found for inspiration, and she made that happen. She is so talented and so wonderful to work with. I am beyond pleased with my bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages. Thank you Erin for the amazing work and details you put into this!!!
— Ying | Minnesota
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Thanks to Ying for allowing me to be a part of her special day and for the sweet words about her experience. If you are looking for a great alternative to fresh flowers in our sometimes harsh Minnesota climate, contact me today for a free quote!

Blush, Sage and Charcoal Silk Wedding Flowers- Part 2 & Review

And now the second part of this awesome wedding—the wedding photos! Angie was so kind to send me both some stunning photos of her big day as well as a review of my services. Check out these awesome photos, of their wedding and silk wedding flowers and bouquets, from their up and coming photographer Katie Thompson, check her out on Instagram @katiestormphotography.

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Erin was absolutely wonderful to work with and I couldn’t have been happier with the flowers that she did for my wedding. I sent her some inspiration photos of flowers I liked and was able to create something even more beautiful that I had hoped for. The flowers made the colors pop in the wedding and the greenery was perfect. She sent me update photos as she worked on the flowers and had them done sooner than I expected. The flowers are beautiful and a price that can’t be beat for everything I got!
— Angie | Minnesota
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Puppy pictures always win!

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Thanks to Angie for trusting me to design and create her custom silk wedding flowers for her sage, blush and charcoal wedding. I had so much fun coming up with these designs. If you’d like to start the design process with me, fill out the Free Bride’s Checklist today!

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!


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.

Toss Bouquet

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!

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!

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. This custom piece is by Body Werk Jewels, check them out if you’d like to see more of what they offer. 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 2

So last week I showed you a beautiful cascading silk wedding bouquet with 3 types of bling. This week we are going to Supersize It! This is the point where Oprah comes out and says, "YOU get a broach, and YOU get a broach, and YOUUUUUUU get a broach!!!!"  Take a look and you'll see what I'm talking about;)

This beautiful silk flower bridal bouquet is simply stunning. With hot pink and blush Peonies, ivory roses, and magenta Tulips it has all the summer wedding vibes the bride was looking for. She also requested some broaches tucked in there. Five medium broaches and 6 small broaches added a ton of shine in the bouquet. And if that wasn't enough, we added on that beautiful bejeweled sleeve to cover up the stems. This eye-catching piece is by Body Werk Jewels.

Here's a peek at one of the bridesmaid bouquets with the bridal. You can see I added in some small rhinestones into the bridesmaids bouquets. It gives them a little somethin' somethin' without taking anything away from the bridal bouquet.

Bridesmaid Bouquet: Ivory Roses, hot pink and blush Peonies, ivory Phalaenopsis Orchids, Greenery.

Maybe you've got an even more creative way to include some shiny things into your flowers but don't know how to pull it off. I'm your gal! Drop me a line and let's see how we can make it happen!

April Snow Showers bring May Silk Wedding Flowers!

May is always a popular month to get married. Things feel fresh and bright and it's the start of something new. There are tons of color options for May silk wedding flowers and really anything goes! From the pinks and purples, to coral and red (check back next week to see that lovely color combo), to a classic blue and white like Mary and Jason's flowers.

As a friend of the bride and groom, it was fun to talk with them about their long anticipated wedding.  Having been together for over a decade, they were more than ready to make their plans become a reality. Mary has had her dress for a while and she wanted her flowers to complement the blue accents on her bridal gown.

I found some pretty blue Hydrangea, dark blue Roses, and we added in some white Calla Lilies (these fresh touch Callas are the best!) and tied it off with some silver ribbon. Her bridesmaids will carry a smaller version of Mary's bouquet and the toss bouquet is a simple clutch of blue Hydrangea and white Callas. I left some greenery and added some berries for a fresh from the garden look.

The boutonnieres and corsages in the same high quality silk flowers were a perfect match to the bouquets.

Fathers boutonniere and Mothers Corsage

Groom's boutonniere, Groomsman, Program Attendant Corsage

Creating wedding flowers is a special job because it's helping a couple celebrate one of the happiest days of their lives. It's even better when you're doing it for friends! Thanks Jason and Mary for asking me to be a part of such a special day!

If you are looking for custom silk wedding flowers on a budget, fill out the Free Bride's Checklist today for a free quote!

Our Best Online Flowers Review is You!

Getting your wedding flowers made online sounds risky. That's why we ask our brides to review us to help give you the confidence that your flowers will be the best possible wedding flowers you can purchase online: see our best online flowers reviews from brides like you.

We've all seen them done badly in one form or another, but custom silk wedding flowers have come a long way in recent years and are now often the best choice for picky brides.

It's easier than ever to access an online variety of flowers, colors, and styles that are either out of season or out of budget. But one of the major roadblocks to choosing silk flowers is the fact that most brides haven't seen them done well.

Which is why great reviews are a bride's best friend.

That really goes for any vendor you are looking into, be sure to ask other newly married friends and family members who recently planned an event. Even Facebook and Google are good outlets for sourcing information about the vendors you are looking into.

The best type of referral of all, the holy grail of reviews is when you have already carried one of my custom silk wedding bouquets down the aisle... no not in your own wedding, but in a friend's!

And that's where I bring you today. Meaghan was one of 11 (!) bridesmaids in Elizabeth and Thomas' wedding last year.  She had the unique opportunity of seeing my work first hand and even taking it home with her! When it was her turn to start researching her wedding vendors, she already had an idea of the quality of my work, which means I didn't have to try and convince her of the benefits of custom silk wedding flowers. Her style was rustic, romantic and wild-flowery with touches of lace and burlap, and accents in lavender and blue. We talked through her ideas and I came up with designs that complemented her DIY centerpieces that she already had planned out. Take a look at the finished products!

Lavender, Delphinium, Baby's Breath, Stock, Astilbe

Complementary Boutonnieres and Corsages

Complementary Boutonnieres and Corsages

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Meaghan was able to have complete confidence in my ability to see her vision to completion, and in just a few short days she will have her flowers delivered to her doorstop in plenty of time for her May 15 wedding.

If getting things done ahead of time is the name of the game for you, contact me today to find out how to make your dream flowers come to life. Want to hear what others have to say about ordering custom silk wedding flowers through Minneapolis based silk florist, Love Is Blooming? No problemo, we've got plenty of happy customers who share their online flower reviews to share their stories with you.

Ordering Custom Wedding Flowers on a Short Timeline

Bridal bouquet of purple Calla Lilies, pink Garden Roses, cream pink Hydrangea, Greenery and Pearl accents.

Bridal bouquet of purple Calla Lilies, pink Garden Roses, cream pink Hydrangea, Greenery and Pearl accents.

There are times when my deadlines are a bit shorter than is typical.  Bride Anisha contacted me on May 13 requesting custom silk wedding flowers for her May 28 American Wedding and May 30 Indian Ceremony. Needless to say, I jumped into action with her pink and purple color scheme to design beautiful bouquets (including a red bouquet to match her Sari bridal gown), boutonnieres and corsages, for the fast approaching big day(s)!

If you find yourself in this type of situation, there are a few things to remember:

  • Be open to new ideas.  I may need to present some new flower ideas in order to achieve the look you want. Meaning, you may not get that rare orchid you've been dreaming of since 6th grade if you wait until there's just a few weeks to go. But then again you might since silk flowers come in a wide variety of species and colors year round! 
  • Be up front about what you like. It's very helpful to all of your vendors to know what you're thinking. We may not be able to fulfill all your requests, but if we spend valuable time deciphering what you'd like, we'll be in a bigger pinch than we were before with your timeline.
  • It's never too early to get the conversation started. Not knowing what you want is not a problem, that's what I'm here for!  My goal is to help you discover your likes/dislikes and create custom wedding flowers to match your personality, style and theme. And I will say it again, it's never too early to talk with vendors about ideas, the more time we have the more room for creativity!

Keeping that in mind, let's go back to Anisha's flowers.  I was up front with Anisha about our time frame, I gave her ideas to choose from that I could work with and she made fast and clear decisions.  Her vision of garden bouquets with a variety of flowers came to life beautifully!

If you are feeling the time crunch and think custom silk wedding flowers might be the solution, contact me today to get the conversation started.

Silk Wedding Flowers In Her Words



The flowers Erin did for our wedding were perfect. She has such a natural eye for piecing together bouquets and I was completely comfortable with letting her take the lead on which flowers would go in each bouquet and how all of the flowers would come together cohesively. At first, I was worried that I was getting carried away by adding such a variety of different flowers to our bouquets but everything came together just like I imagined due to Erin's talent for arranging. Erin's number one goal was that the flowers would turn out exactly how we wanted, and she took great care to send pictures while she was making each set of flowers to make sure that would happen. We received so many compliments on our flowers; they were definitely the most realistic silk flowers I've ever seen. They photographed so well and stand out as one of the most beautiful parts of our black, white and pink wedding. Not having to worry about unopened or wilting flowers (especially at an outdoor wedding on one of the hottest days of the summer) gave us all peace of mind! I would recommend Erin in a heartbeat.

-Emily R., Minnesota



Thanks again to Emily and Steve for including me in so many aspects of your beautiful wedding! And another huge thank you to Brianna Colleen for sharing these lovely images.