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silk replica bouquet

happy halloween!!

31st October 2017

A bouquet of blood red velvet roses and loops of real thorny rose stems. A matching buttonhole and an arrangement with a bleeding black candle. Photographed in a haunted church of course!


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silk replica bouquet

silk replica wedding bouquet

20th October 2017

"I just got married on Saturday and I am already desperately missing my beautiful bouquet which is looking very sorry for itself!” Fran wrote to me “A friend told me they had had their bouquet matched with a silk replica and I thought it sounded a lovely idea …" And so it was!

"Absolutely THRILLED with the amazing silk replica I had made of my beautiful bouquet. Now I can walk down the aisle again anytime I like!" Fran’s response to her silk bouquet.

Photos show the silk bouquet with the ivory and coral ribbons that Fran had kept from her fresh flower bouquet used again.


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yellow silk rose corsage

are those blackberries real? …

4th October 2017

… no, but they look great don’t they!

Autumn theme silk corsage with my favourite colour roses, burgundy Cornus flowers and curled grasses.


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silk flower wedding headdresses

beautiful silk flower wedding headdresses

14th September 2017

Two new headdress designs. The first is a light and delicate ring of pink and mauve sweet-peas and small roses, with asparagus fern leaves. Pink and mauve satin ribbons are threaded around the headdress and tied into a bow at the back. There is also a matching sweet-pea buttonhole.

The second silk headdress has a spring feel, with white roses and apple blossom, blue forget-me-nots and fresh green apple leaves and maidenhair fern leaves.

Both these headdresses can be seen on my stand at The Dorset & Somerset Wedding Showcase this coming Sunday, along with many beautiful silk bouquets and buttonholes.


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silk bouquets in shades of blush and peach

silk bouquets in shades of blush and peach

25th August 2017

Beautiful photos of Jo and Tim's wedding at Holbrook House taken by photosbyjim, in April this year.

Jo's bridesmaid dresses were teal which is a tricky colour to match with flowers, so she decided to go with complementary blush and peach tones instead.

The bouquets contained clematis, roses, stephanotis and gypsophila, with matching rose buttonholes.

Thank you Jo and Tim (and photosbyjim) for the brilliant photos!


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pastel rainbow silk bouquet

pastel rainbow meets alice in wonderland!

14th August 2017

Congratulations to Becca and Paul, I hope they had a brilliant day.

Becca’s silk bouquet was a beautiful collection of roses, hydrangea and snapdragon flowers in a pastel rainbow of colours, with silver charms in the shapes of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ figures.

The flower stems were covered in multi-coloured ribbon, to which a locket with a photo of Becca’s late father was added.

Paul had a matching pastel rainbow buttonhole using the same flowers.


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beach theme bouquet and buttonhole

beach theme wedding bouquet and buttonhole

27th July 2017

Bouquet of pale yellow silk Hydrangea flowers with Eucalyptus leaves and looped grasses on a birch bark heart with small hanging bark hearts and sea shell details. And matching buttonhole.


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replica silk bouquet in purples and white

replica silk bouquet for wedding reshoot

20th July 2017

The weather had been unkind to Megan and Stephen on their wedding day last year, so they decided to have some more photos taken this summer.

As the whole point of the reshoot was to be able to have some really lovely sunny photos of the couple taken outside in the grounds of the venue, picking the day was always going to be a last minuet decision.

Arranging a fresh flower bouquet and buttonhole at such short notice wasn’t going to be an option, so Megan contacted me to see if a silk replica of her bouquet was possible.

Using the great photos from their wedding I was able to make a bouquet similar to the original. Unfortunately silk flowers don’t come in quite so many colour shades as fresh ones and it wasn’t possible to match the purples exactly. Megan was very understanding about the limitations of silk flowers and was very pleased with the replica bouquet and buttonhole.

The reshoot took place on a lovely sunny day and Megan and Stephen finally got the beautiful outdoor photos they wished for. And a bouquet to keep forever!

The photo on the left is of Megan holding her fresh flower bouquet on her wedding day. The centre photo is of Megan and Stephen this year with their silk bouquet and buttonhole. Both photos taken by Graham Davies Photography.

The two photos on the right were taken by myself, showing the bouquet handle and flowers a little closer. Megan also asked for the bouquet to be a little bit smaller than the original.


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large silk bridal bouquet of white, green and grey

naturally generous!

7th July 2017

Make a statement on your wedding day with a large bouquet of garden flowers in whites, pale greens and soft greys.

This silk flower bouquet captures two of this years trends for bridal bouquets - the colour green and a generous size packed with blooms and foliage.

Included in this natural, organic look are white rose buds, freesias, peonies and blossom, pale green tulips and viburnum, and grey stachys leaves.


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purple and white silk flowers

purple and white silk bouquets

2nd June 2017

Close up of the purple and white Roses, pale purple Freesias and lilac Lilac flowers in the bridal bouquet sent to Megan yesterday, a lovely bride getting married next year. Megan's response when her bouquets and buttonholes arrived - 'They are even more stunning up close! Thank you so so much.'

Thank you Megan and best wishes for next year


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yellow silk rose buttonholes and pink/green rose buttonholes

yellow silk rose buttonholes in memory of groom’s brother

24th May 2017

Congratulations to Claire who married at Stourhead Garden at the weekend.

Her groom and his parents wore yellow rose buttonholes in memory of his brother who died as a child. And Claire's parents wore pink/green rose buttonholes, her mother’s also had a burgundy feather around the rose.

Claire was very creative and made her own beautiful brooch bouquet.


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purple silk flowers ready for bouquets

buckets of purple and ivory!

17th May 2017

Silk flowers all ready to be made into bouquets and buttonholes. Ivory roses, deep purple roses, mid purple freesias and lilac lilacs with a touch of green ivy.


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silk cabbage rose and rose flower scent

fresh flower scent for silk bouquets

27th April 2017

In recent years the quality of silk flowers has improved considerably (except those found on garage forecourts and cheap national high street stores!), they are more realistic and there is now a wonderfully large range of varieties.

Silk flowers like the cabbage rose are so realistic it’s hard to tell they aren’t the real thing, that is until you put your nose near to inhale their divine scent - disappointing!

But now you don’t have to miss out on the scent fresh flowers bring to your wedding bouquet. Available in a range of flowers scents, scented oil can be added to your bouquet to add that extra dimension which has traditionally been missing from silk flower bouquets.

I currently have four different scents - Rose, Lavender, Freesia and Flower Shop, that can be added to your bouquet just before delivery to give you a lovely scented wedding bouquet.


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silk spring garden flowers ready for bouquet making

spring garden bouquet

11th April 2017

I’ve been so looking forward to making the spring bouquet with these flowers. It’s going to be a new style for me, much larger and looser than my usual designs but really beautiful and something I would love to do more of.

The flowers’ petals have all been ‘soldered’ to smooth any frayed edges and are now ready to be put together to form a loose trailing bouquet.

The bride’s love of daffodils and the blue of her bridesmaids’ dresses were the main influences in the colouring of the bouquet. Yellow freesias and forsythia, white blossom and gypsophila, and variegated ivy will be added to the daffodils, with pops of blue delphiniums and matching satin ribbon to cover the stems.

It’s going to be a long wait, but I’m really looking forward to being able to show you the photos of the finished bouquet after the wedding next year!


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silk wedding bouquet of vintage pink roses

vintage rose and hydrangea silk bouquet

29th March 2017

Beautiful hand tied bouquet of silk flowers with organza ribbon.

The vintage pink-green and cream roses complement the lovely vintage purple hydrangea and pink wax flowers. The olive-green leaves brings out the green in the roses. And it’s all finished off with matching green organza ribbon around the stems and little bows amongst the flowers.

This new bouquet and many others can be seen on my stand at the Budmouth College wedding fair on Sunday 2nd April, organised Perfect Day Wedding Services.


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silk bouquet of blush peonies and white hydrangea

blush silk peony bouquet

22nd March 2017

Soft and romantic silk bouquet of blush Peonies, white Lacecap Hydrangea, pale pink Physostegia and fluffy grey Stachys leaves.

Tiny silver filagree hearts are scattered across the bouquet and attached to the end of the handle which is covered in grey green cord.

This bouquet and many others can be seen on my stand at the wonderful Dillington House wedding fair on Tuesday 28th March, organised By Invitation Events.


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silk replica wedding bouquet

sunny bouquet of spring flowers

13th March 2017

Silk flower wedding bouquet, full of bright sunny flowers - small daffodils, tulips, ranunculus and crocus, with fresh green hazel leaves and catkins. The handle is covered in yellow paper ribbon and it’s finished with a double swirl of the paper ribbon over the top and tied with a raffia bow.

The matching buttonhole has two ranunculus flowers and a sprig of hazel leaves and catkins.


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