Flowers may be an essential wedding detail but these real brides proved that they don’t have to be real to make a big impact…

Silk Blooms created all of these stunning designs, helping real brides to keep costs down and beat the hot weather. Artificial flowers also mean that you can keep your bouquet, buttonholes and posies forever, making them a great gift idea as well as stunning wedding decorations. But don’t take our word for it… Let’s hear from two real brides why they chose Silk Blooms for their big day.

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Sian tied the knot with Rhys back in 2011 at St Donat’s Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan. “I don’t think I considered the advantages of having Silk Blooms over other flowers until I had bought them,” admits Sian. “There are the obvious reasons… That they will not die, and will preserve happy memories for many years. There’s also the fact that nothing ever works out exactly as you planned.”

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“10 days before the big day, I was contacted by the bridal shop whom I had ordered my dress from to tell me that the dress was not going to be made in time for my wedding. I’d picked out specific colours for the bouquet to complement the dress which was a honey-pink colour. You can imagine my mood! I was recommended a bridal shop who had just had sample dresses delivered and I was able to bring my newly delivered bouquet with me to make sure the dress and flowers matched , which was a huge plus point.”

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“The ladies in the bridal shop were impressed by the spray and recommended a flower headpiece to go with the outfit, too! Regarding the buttonholes, the corsages were a huge hit with my mother and mother-in-law as they were fastened with strong magnets and not safety pins. My husband and his friends have also reused our buttonholes at other weddings since our own big day. ”

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“I think everyone who took hold of the bouquet(s) were surprised that they were artificial. My photographer was concerned that I hadn’t placed them in water when she arrived at our hotel and my Dad was worried that the lily pollen may stain my dress!”

“My bouquet is now hanging proudly in my newborn daughter’s nursery and will feature in my home decor for some time! It’s a lovely reminder of our day and the style will stay in fashion for a good while I believe.”

Wedding abroad

Many brides choose artificial flowers if they’re getting abroad as a way to beat the heat, which is exactly what real bride Jo did. She got married in May 2013 in Granada in Spain and chose a bright and beautiful wedding theme for her day.

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“We chose Silk Blooms because they can make anything you want a reality, no matter the season, no matter the style,” says Jo. “We knew getting married abroad would present challenges in terms of flower availability, style and value for money.”

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“We did actually visit a local florist in Granada but were quite limited in choice. After that we knew that Silk Blooms would deliver exactly what we wanted, at an incredible price with the guarantee of excellent customer service. From the moment we first made contact with Silk Blooms, Mara was more than hospitable and very enthusiastic about our flower ideas. She made everything easy and achievable; there was no doubt in our minds that Silk Blooms was the right choice for us.”

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“No one could believe the flowers weren’t real! We actually had to tell guests when they commented on them – and we received an abundance of comments! People loved the colour and style and so many people said that the vibrancy of the bouquets against the bridesmaids’ dresses was exquisite. We even got asked to pass on Silk Blooms contact details by another couple due to get married the following August!”

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“The bridesmaid bouquets were taken home and displayed in each of the girls’ houses. We had one going spare (sadly one of the bridesmaids couldn’t make the big day) so that took pride of place on a display unit in our home. So many people have commented on it and even remarked on how they remembered them from the wedding day – truly amazing.”

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12 COMMENTS

  1. I did….bought a bouquet off eBay made of fake flowers (they weren’t silk!) and it came with free button holes Didn’t feel the need for real flowers and got married 2 yrs ago this Xmas so cold and not many flowers around!……plus my bouquet still looks perfect!!

  2. I am having a mixture of both so that I can organise the decoration of the room the day before with the silk flowers and not have to worry about them wilting but then my centre pieces will be real! Mine, bridesmaid and flower girls bouquets are all button/ brooch!!

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