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Cascade Bridal Bouquet

Incorporating Black Into Your Silk Wedding Flowers

I have to admit that this was the first time I was asked to incorporate black flowers into a bride’s custom silk wedding flowers. I was excited for the challenge, but also a little nervous that they were going to look like Morticia Addams should be walking down the aisle with them!

My bride requested that her bridal bouquet and wedding flowers included black Calla Lilies and some branchy greenery. She did a great job communicating her vision and that made my job so much easier! She also really liked a bouquet that incorporated the black Callas and these awesome white Dendrobium Orchids. They were a perfect match for her cascading bridal bouquet in silk flowers. I added in some grasses and Smilax and it was exactly what she was looking for!

Also in this order were two small Bridesmaid Bouquets that used just a handful of Callas and Orchids and enough greenery to match the bridal bouquet. These sweet little clutch bouquets were tied off black satin ribbon for a very polished look.

Here’s the toss bouquet which we simplified even more for this intimate wedding gathering.

The boutonnieres were very sleek with just a single black Calla lily and greens and a Dendrobium orchid for the groom’s boutonniere.

I tied off the bridal bouquet with Antique White ribbon for a very bridal look.

So there you have it! If you are looking for a way to bring your black tie occasion up a notch, consider incorporating black and white elements for a timeless and elegant look. What do you think, would you incorporate black flowers for your custom silk wedding flowers? If you’d like a quote for similar arrangements, just fill out the Free Bride’s Checklist today!

Royal Blue, Light Blue and White Silk Wedding Flowers

I’m not gonna lie, blue is a hard color to include in silk wedding flowers. Not many flowers show up in nature in a royal blue color, but that didn’t stop me from coming up with a design for April when she emailed me this fall. She sent me a swatch of the color her bridesmaids would be wearing, some inspiration pictures of bouquets she liked and we came up with a plan. I found some beautiful blue roses to match her swatch along with some light blue roses and touches of white for in the bouquets. Take a look!

The bridal bouquet included the royal blue and light blue roses along with some white lilies. Here are some photos of the details that really added some nice touches to her bouquet. One of the accents April wanted to include were some silver hearts, an element she was incorporating into her overall theme and decor. I found some lovely little silver and rhinestone hearts and added them throughout her bouquet. April decided on matching royal blue ribbon with a bow to finish it off and it looks amazing!

The bridesmaid bouquets included the same royal blue and light blue roses, but we added in some baby’s breath for a little contrast and texture. April wanted their bouquets to be a little different, so we decided on silver ribbon to tie them off.

Another look at the details of the bridesmaid bouquets—silver rhinestone hearts and ribbon bow to match the bridal bouquet.

Is this your color scheme and you’re struggling to find flowers to match? Contact me today to talk about options!

Unique Cascading Bridal Bouquet Recreation in Silk Flowers

Bridal bouquet recreations in silk flowers are always a fun adventure for me. When I receive an email requesting a quote, it’s interesting to see what shows up in the photographs I’m sent. This awesome bouquet for Shane’s wife is a unique cascading bridal bouquet that featured some beautiful colors, textures and lots of Seeded Eucalyptus. You can see from the photos that the flowers were unwrapped on the handle and since I couldn’t really replicate the water containers either, I knew we’d have to make a change. Here’s a look at the recreation and the original.

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Photo provided by: Shane

Hi Erin,
I received the bouquet today. It is magnificent!!

Perfect timing, too, as our anniversary is this Wednesday (and it’s killing me to keep it a secret now that it’s here).

My wife decided to start celebrating early by surprising me with a gift on the weekend, and she mentioned that she has another gift for Wednesday. She was teasing me that she was going to “win” this anniversary. :)

Of course her gifts are great, but she has no idea what she is up against here...she is going to be stunned by this bouquet!

Thanks so much for the amazing work and terrific service!
— Shane | Ohio

The beautiful bouquet had a mix of white Hydrangea, yellow Rose buds, lavender Roses, peach/pink Roses with tons of seeded Eucalyptus. We couldn’t quite tell what the original ribbon was, so I gave Shane a couple of suggestions that would maintain the original style and complement the flowers and he picked what he thought would look good on the bouquet. Here’s a close up of the bow detail.

If you are looking for a custom bouquet recreation in silk flowers, send me a couple of photos and let’s get started!

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.

Mauve and Blush Silk Wedding Flowers

It might be obvious that what I do is fun, but every once in a while it's a little...extra. When I get a bride who gives me some freedom to come up with something special, it's a fun challenge for me. Liz is one of those brides. Her sister Katherine had the same adventurous spirit when it came to her wedding flowers. Sounds like a fun family to be a part of!

So when Liz contacted me to do her silk wedding flowers too, I was excited because she gave me a color palette of mauve and blush pink and mentioned she wanted a variety of greenery.  Here's what I came up with:

This stunning, cascading bouquet has blush Peonies, light and dark mauve fresh touch Roses, ivory Roses, Baby's breath, mauve Thistle, Seeded Eucalyptus and Dusty Miller. I tied it off with a beautiful mauve satin ribbon to finish the look. The textures are so interesting and the color combo is just gorgeous!

The bridesmaid bouquets had some of the same flowers as the bridal, but a different shape. They also had the blush Peonies, ivory Roses, dark mauve Roses, Baby's Breath, Seeded Eucalyptus and Dusty Miller. It still had lots of fun texture and color, but the bridal bouquet had those few extra elements to set it apart. I wrapped the bridesmaid and toss bouquets in a blush pink satin ribbon for an elegant touch.

One of the bridesmaid bouquets with the cute little toss bouquet. The toss included ivory Roses, a single dark mauve Rose, Seeded Eucalyptus and that beautiful mauve satin ribbon.

The boutonnieres and corsages used mauve and ivory roses with various greenery and smaller accent flowers to bring in more of the colors. If you want to see more weddings that incorporated mauve, check out these blog posts!

If you have a general idea but are looking for ways to jazz up a basic plan, I'm the one you need to talk to! Whether it's bringing more color to your flowers, adding unique textures or finding ways to set apart your wedding flowers, I've got ideas. Contact me to get started!

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 by Body Werk Jewels. 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!

Elegant Cascade Bridal Bouquet

This beautiful cascade bridal bouquet is one that I couldn't help but showcase. Her requests were simple: cascading orchids with lavender accents. Oh, and don't forget the bling!

Phalaenopsis Orchids never disappoint! They are elegant, classic, and always beautiful. And when they are high quality silk flowers, they don't wilt, crush, or turn brown.  I added some ivory Calla Lilies to fill out the bouquet and then our beautiful lavender blossoms were the perfect touch on this elegant cascade bridal bouquet.

I didn't want to go over the top with the bling, so we added a rhinestone wrap to fully cover the stems for that extra wow-factor!

Groom's boutonniere and Best Man's boutonniere.

Love the look of a cascading bouquet? Hop on over to my blog to see the variety of cascading silk bridal bouquets I've done over the last 13 years.

If you already know the look you want, contact me today with your links and photos of your dream wedding flowers.

Silk Bridal Bouquet Recreation In A Short Timeframe

I like a good challenge and I'm competitive. So when Andrew contacted me about recreating his wife's bridal bouquet in silk flowers and said he understood if I couldn't get it done before his November 20th anniversary, I mentally told him, "Challenge accepted." Then I wrote him a polite email about how I was going to make it happen. Here's a side-by-side comparison.

Bridal Bouquet Recreation (left) and original (right). Original bouquet photo provided by: Kaley Martin Film + Photo (on Facebook) or www.kaleymartinphoto.com

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Ever since we have been married my wife has been raving about how much she loved her bouquet. Our first anniversary was coming up when I found Love is Blooming on the internet. From the first email with Erin I knew that getting my wife’s bouquet recreated was a good idea! The whole process was so easy, and quick! Erin made the most beautiful recreation of my wife’s bouquet, and my wife was overwhelmed when she saw them. I would highly recommend working with Love is Blooming for whatever you are looking for, you will not regret it!!
— Andrew | Alabama

If you are interested in having a bridal bouquet recreated in silk flowers, get in touch with me, not matter how tight your time frame might be. Though, the sooner the better;)