Permanent Botanics

Last weekend I provided the flowers for Sophie’s special day. When we met last year, along with her Mum and all 6 of her bridesmaids, we had a good chat about what sort of flowers she’d like. They were to be a nice mix of pinks and whites, include a good amount of sparkly bling, and her bouquet should also have quirky bespoke wooden frame. Very nice too.

Sophie's bouquet with bespoke frame and brooches
Sophie’s bouquet with bespoke frame and brooches
the bridesmaids handties, with silver accents
the bridesmaids handties, with silver accents

But what’s that you see? Or can you not tell? Did I fool you?

That’s right, the flowers are, in fact, artificial. Permanent botanics, if you will. Not my favourite medium to use, but I was really very pleased with the finished bouquets, buttonholes, and corsages.

Gents buttonholes and ladies corsages
Gents buttonholes and ladies corsages

What do you think? Would you go for silk flowers? Or would you want the additional benefits of scent, texture and variety in fresh?

p.s. Did you know you can have your fresh bouquet preserved too? I recommend the lovely ladies at 3d Flower Preservation

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