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calla, hydrangea and rose bouquet

calla lily, hydrangea and rose replica bouquet

13th August 2019

Nik ordered a replica for his wife as a wedding anniversary present and then sent me a lovely message -

”My wife absolutely loves her bouquet! She was very impressed and thought it was amazingly similar to her real wedding bouquet. At one point she had it on the bedside table and walked past and said how weird it was seeing her wedding bouquet out on the side!  It’s now taken up pride of place by the front door. Thanks again for your wonderful attention to detail and effort you put into it, especially matching those hydrangeas! It made for a beautiful gift and I’ll highly recommend your expertise to anyone else after something similar. ”


purple replica bouquet

replica bouquet in shades of purple and pink

2nd August 2019

Lovely words from John, who ordered a replica bouquet for his wife, Kirsty, as a wedding anniversary present.

"Just wanted to get in touch to let you know Kirsty absolutely loved the bouquet and was really impressed with it! Thank you so much!!”


blue silk wedding bouquets

… and something blue!

10th July 2019

Congratulations to Sarah and Mike!

Sarah chose a palette of blues, grey and white for her bridal, bridesmaids and flower girls bouquets, in a natural relaxed style.


rainbow and white silk wedding bouquet

rainbow surprise!!

20th June 2019

Inspired by the surprise element of white shoes with rainbow soles and white cakes with rainbow centres, my latest design just looks likes a beautiful white silk flower bouquet from the top, but a quick flick of the wrist and surprise! A rainbow of flowers is revealed at the base and rainbow satin ribbon around the stems.


white and grey silk bouquet and buttonhole

white and grey silk bouquet and matching buttonhole

30th May 2019

Silk bridal bouquet of white roses, freesias and peony, grey foliage and blue Eryngiums, with grey ribbon and matching buttonhole.


blue and white silk wedding bouquet

bridal bouquet of beautiful blues and ivory

3rd May 2019

Beautifully realistic bouquet of blue Delphiniums and Hydrangea, ivory roses, Lavender, Gypsophila, Eucalyptus and grey fern leaves.


dusky pink bridal bouquet with velvet ribbons

dusky pink bridal bouquet with velvet ribbons

26th March 2019

Another new bouquet, this time for Wedding Time Bridal Salon in Dorchester.

Dusky pink roses and hydrangea, vintage cream roses, dainty white flowers and eucalyptus leaves. All bound together with matching dusky pink velvet ribbon. Velvet is one of the bridal trends for this year - so sumptuous!


delicate blue and pink silk flower bouquet

delicate blue and pink silk flower bouquet

18th March 2019

New bouquet for brides to hold while they try on beautiful dresses at Eleanor Florence bridal shop in Yeovil.

Pale blues of delphiniums, nigella, astrantia and lavender with beautiful pinks of roses, lisianthus and sweetpeas make a delicate silk bridal bouquet just right for a summer wedding.


spring silk flowers for window display

sunny spring silk flowers for new window display

11th March 2019

Spring silk bouquet, vase arrangement and buttonhole for Not Just Brides window display.

It’s always a great pleasure to supply the flowers for the shop and receive such praise - “We are lucky enough to have these beautiful flowers by Cooper Floral Design displayed in our shop! Thank you Sharon, we love them!”

The silk bouquet contains yellow and white daffodils, blue Forget-me-nots, white blossom and bright fern leaves. The vase arrangement also contains daffodils, with Forsythia and Maidenhair fern. The matching buttonhole is pinned to one of Not Just Brides handsome waistcoats.


blue and white silk bridal bouquet

sweet bouquet of blue and white garden flowers

1st March 2019

All my bouquet designs are unique, but I always try to make them look as realistic as possible. Choosing flowers that are their natural colour plays a large part but also putting flowers together that would naturally be available at the same time of year also helps.

This lovely blue and white silk bridal bouquet is full of summer flowers like Lavender, Cosmos and Love-in-a-mist recently picked from the garden!


valentine red and purple silk bouquet

red, pink and purple bouquet for a Valentine bride

11th February 2019

Beautiful silk bridal bouquet of mixed flowers, including the all important red roses especially for Valentine’s Day.

This bouquet would be ideal for a Valentine bride who didn’t want just red flowers in her bouquet, but fancied a richer colour palette with purples and pinks to lift the red.


blue hydrangea and white rose bouquet

large blue hydrangea and white rose silk bouquet

4th February 2019

Hydrangea flowers are so large and opulent the bouquet has to be large too! This beautiful silk bouquet contains 3 large hydrangea heads and 5 smaller ones. Fresh Hydrangea flowers wilt very quickly so these stunning artificial ones are a real winner! Also includes a variety of white silk roses and hand cut dusky blue ribbons.


pale peach and ivory rose bouquets

pale peach and ivory rose bouquets with hand cut sheer fabric ribbons

31st January 2019

Beautiful hand tied faux bouquet of large garden style pale peach roses and smaller ivory roses, all bound together with ribbed ivory ribbon and hand cut sheer fabric ribbon in a complementary peach pink colour. With matching smaller bridesmaid's bouquet and groom's rose buttonhole.


mauve, pink and white artificial wedding bouquet

shades of pink, and sparkles!

22nd January 2019

Mauve, pink, blush and white artificial wedding bouquet of roses, peonies, Hydrangea and wax flowers, with a few diamanté sparkles, and organza and satin ribbon.


silver bridebook award

silver bridebook award winner!

15th January 2019

Thank you to all my lovely clients last year! Their great reviews have earned me a Silver award from Bridebook - UK's #1 Wedding Planning App & Wedding Venue Finder.


winter white rose bouquet and matching buttonhole

winter white rose bouquet

8th January 2019

Congratulations to Jenny and Chris, I hope you had a wonderful day last week and all my best wishes for your future together xx

Jenny's white rose bouquet also contained a few red roses and berries, and lots of foliage - beautiful! The stems were bound with antique gold organza ribbon which matched their chair sashes, and Chris wore a white rose and berry buttonhole.


coral and white silk wedding bouquet with matching buttonhole

Happy New Year and 2019 Pantone colour

3rd January 2019

Happy New Year Everyone!

A new year and a new Pantone colour - ‘Living Coral’. I really like this colour, so bright and happy, just right for a summer wedding.

I actually made this silk bouquet a couple of years ago when my wholesalers brought out these wonderful new spiky Chrysanthemum and Clematis flowers, and now they are colour of the year!

AND it's very similar to my brand colour!! :-)


red and yellow gerbera replica-bouquets

red and yellow gerbera replica bouquets

17th December 2018

I get many requests for replica bouquets from husbands to give to their wives on their anniversaries or birthdays, but none have been so heartfelt as the email I received from Michael.

Michael wished to give his wife Laura a replica of her wedding bouquet as a birthday present because she meant the world to him. He also ordered a smaller version that will be placed on Laura’s late mother’s grave; Laura’s fresh flower bouquet died before she got the chance to take it to her grave.

The photo on the left is the original bouquet, in the centre is the fun size replica and on the right both replicas together. Unfortunately silk Gerbera flowers are larger than fresh ones so the replica bouquet has a few less flowers to make it the same size.

The photo on the left is the original bouquet, in the centre is the fun size replica and on the right both replicas together. Unfortunately silk Gerbera flowers are larger than fresh ones so the replica bouquet has a few less flowers to make it the same size.

Both Michael and Laura were very pleased with the bouquets. Laura left me a lovely Facebook review - “My husband got me a replica of my wedding bouquet for my birthday and also one to go on my mum's headstone. They are perfect, an exact replica.”

Thank you Laura and I hope you enjoy your replica bouquet for many years to come, and the smaller one lasts well on your mother’s grave.


peach rose replica bouquet

retro replica bouquet

14th December 2018

Helen contacted me, with very little time left before her parents 50th wedding anniversary, wishing to order a replica bouquet for her mother.

With just a week to source the flowers, make the bouquet and send it to Helen, it wasn’t ideal but I like a challenge!

Unfortunately peach roses are a bit limited and with the short notice I wasn’t able to source ones of a similar shape and size.

Helen sent me a lovely note after her parent’s anniversary - “Many thanks for the replica bouquet. It is perfect and my mum absolutely loved it. I am so grateful for the quick turn around and thank you for being so accommodating. I will definitely recommend you to anyone who wants a silk bouquet - many of my friends thought the replica bouquet was a lovely idea.”

Thank you Helen, it was lovely to replicate a 1960s style bouquet :-)


pink and white rose bouquet

paper hearts for 1st anniversary bouquet

2nd October 2018

Nathan wished to give his wife a replica of her wedding bouquet for their 1st anniversary, so he sent me some photos and work began!

Included in the beautiful fresh flower bouquet (photo on the left) were small heart pins in some of the roses. Nathan’s wife had tried drying the bouquet but it hadn’t been a great success and it had ended up in the shed! But this did allow Nathan to remove the pins and send them to me undetected and I was able to add them to the silk roses (centre photo).

I then made some paper heart pins to add to the other roses, a nod towards their paper anniversary (pictured right).

Nathan sent me a quick note after their anniversary - ‘The bouquet is lovely and was greatly received by my wife. She was really surprised and amazed how much it looked like the original. Thank you So much for doing it.’

Thank you Nathan and I hope your wife will enjoy her bouquet for many anniversaries to come! :)


autumn bouquet with blackberries and red roses

autumn bouquet with blackberries and red roses

27th September 2018

New autumn bouquet made especially for the wedding show this coming Sunday organised by the lovely Lottie from Lily and Lottie Wedding Shows, held at Corfe Hills School, Bournemouth.


purple and white teardrop bouquet

silk wedding flowers for delivery a year before the wedding!

21th September 2018

A very belated congratulations to Megan and Martin!

Megan contacted me 18 months before their wedding day. They were getting married at the end of July the following year but as they are both teachers were trying to get as much of the wedding planned as early as possible because the summer term is a very busy time for them.

Megan’s first comments to me - “… I’d really like them to be silk so that I and the wedding party can keep them as a souvenir of the day. … I've looked at your website and love your designs, it would be amazing to have your flowers at my wedding!”

They also wanted the flowers in plenty of time so they could use them as a colour pallet for the rest of the wedding as they started to get everything organised.

On receiving photos of the bouquets and buttonholes Megan said - “The flowers are absolutely perfect. My partner and I are grinning from ear to ear looking at the pictures!!! Thank you so much! You are so talented!” And on receiving the parcels - “They are in perfect condition. I had a look at all of them and then packed them away again very carefully.”

Thank you for all your lovely comments Megan and I look forward to seeing your photos in due course.


mixed flower hand tied bouquet

mixed flower hand tied replica bouquet

20th September 2018

Samantha and Christopher ordered a replica bouquet for their 4th wedding anniversary.

The left hand image shows Samantha’s beautiful fresh flower bouquet (photo courtesy of Shoot Photography and Film) and the middle and right hand photos are of the silk replica. 

On receiving the bouquet they said - "Our bouquet is absolutely stunning, thank you, and it has brought smiles to our faces! We had a wonderful anniversary, thank you :-)"

Thank you to you both and I hope you will enjoy the bouquet for many years to come.


plum, pale-purple, pink and white shower bouquet

silk bouquets for a wedding in sunny Italy

7th September 2018

Congratulations to Lizzie and Richie who enjoyed a beautiful wedding in Sorrento, Italy last month.

Lizzie chose plum, dusky purple and pink flowers to match her bridesmaid’s dresses and lots of trailing ivy to complement the lush surroundings of their wedding venue.

Richie and his gentlemen wore plum anemone buttonholes and their mothers had white anemone corsages.

Lizzie and her mother saw the bouquets and buttonholes for the first time way back in February when she went for a dress fitting and held her bouquet with the dress. Later she said - “Oh thank you so much! We loved the flowers! They are better than I ever expected them to be so thank you.” And after their wedding - “They looked amazing on the day!”

Silk flower bouquets are ideal if you are getting married abroad; no worries about ordering expensive flowers through your venue and then the uncertainty of what they will look like, and of course you can’t bring your fresh flower bouquet home with you. But a silk bouquet will look beautiful on the day - even if it’s really hot - and be a lovely keepsake of your wonderful wedding, forever!


pink orchid, calla liliy and rose bouquet

contemporary replica bouquet for silk anniversary

26th July 2018

Another thoughtful husband! Ian commissioned a replica of his wife’s wedding bouquet as a present for their silk wedding anniversary.

The photo on the left is the original fresh flower bouquet, in the centre the silk flower replica and on the right the replica back showing the bow detail.

The bouquet contains pink cymbidium orchids, calla lilies and roses, with sprigs of trailing leaves and curled grasses.

Ian’s wife, Louise, sent a lovely message after she received the gift bouquet - “My husband surprises me each year with his unique and carefully thought out anniversary gifts, which are always inline with tradition and our wedding theme.  This year being our 12th he came up with the idea of a silk replica of my wedding bouquet.  With this in mind he contacted a very talented lady, exchanged a few emails and photos and hey presto Sharon was able to produce an exact replica of my wedding bouquet.  I am over the moon with the quality and finer detail.  I would not hesitate in recommending this company.”

Thank you so much Louise and I hope you enjoy the bouquet for years to come.


pink rose and ivory hydrangea bouquets ivory rose buttonhole and corsage

summery soft pinks and ivory bouquets

13th June 2018

Congratulations to Melissa and Chris!

Melissa’s beautiful bouquet contains small pink roses, pale pink roses, peonies and Physostegia, ivory Hydrangea, and Eucalyptus leaves.

It was decided as Melissa’s adult bridesmaid’s dress was pink her bouquet should just contain the paler pink roses and ivory Hydrangea. But as Melissa’s flower girl’s dress was ivory her bouquet should include the small pink roses.

The gentlemen’s buttonholes were single roses and Eucalyptus leaves, with Chris’ having an extra rose bud. Their mothers had matching corsages containing all the flowers from the bouquets.

The roses, Hydrangea and Eucalyptus in the bouquets were chosen to match the table centres Melissa had selected for their wedding reception.


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