(Closed) Silk flowers anyone?

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Hi! I’m also contemplating silk flowers for my wedding for the very same reason of wanting to have it as a keepsake AND not having to worry about florists for my destination wedding.  I’m considering going with this site:  http://www.angelsaccents.com  They have great pictures and the bouquets look beautiful.  If anyone has pictures, I would also be interested in how they look as well! 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

My friend used silks as all her flowers. Her’s were very cheap silks and photoed as such. You could tell they were just not real flowers! That being said I use silks in my photograpy projects and you would never be able to tell they were not real. Just get the money for higher quality silks for items that are going to be photographer alot. (such as your bouquet)Less expensive silks can be used as filler.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2007

try hibiscusflorals.com – i used them and you can’t even tell they are fake very well in person.  My aunt said something when I was deciding to use them about the sample I had – about how fakes would look different than this – and we had to point out to her that the thing she was looking at WAS fake.

message me with your email and I can send you some of the non-pro pics from our trash the dress session of the flowers.

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

We’re actually using the really long-stemmed cala lillies (fake ones) for our tall  centerpieces since the real one cost $9 PER STEM. We need about 10 per table and that’s about $2k for real ones – so that’s not happening. Wal-mart has really good quality fake ones, and my dad has bought out the entire stock in several of the area stores.

The florist was initially really reluctant to use the fake ones until she saw the quality they were, and she’s actually going to buy them from us after the wedding is over.  

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

We’re using fake orchids for our centerpieces…real ones were just too expensive for the amount of tables and coverage we were trying to do.  We’re getting them from Hobby Lobby…the ones they have there are not shiny…they are somewhat felty so they (hopefully) won’t photograph fake.  But they look pretty darn real I must say!!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I have seen both silk and real flowers used at different weddings and I say go with silk for the tables and any other decorations if you’re trying to save a little money–but honestly, go with real flowers for your bouquet.  Although you won’t have it 50 years from now, there’s something about holding a beautiful and delicious-smelling group of flowers in your hands that makes everything so wonderful!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

silk flowers

 

silk flowers 

 

These are some pictures from a wedding I was in last summer. All of the flowers are silk and I think they turned out really well. My friend actually told me yesterday that she was glad she used silk for her bouquet because she can keep it forever. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

All my flowers are silk, and no one can tell that they’re not real. I got them from http://www.somethingspectacular.com Kim is great to work with, the flowers are reasonable priced, and the flowers are beautiful. I don’t know if these pictures will work. Keep in mind that these pictures were taken with a point and shoot, inside in not great light.

 

 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We used silk and I thought they turned out beautiful!  My mom made the boquets and pew buckets and we just stocked up on blue flowers whenever we saw them at Jo Anne’s or Michael’s.

bouquet closeup

bridesmaid bouquets

pew bucket closeup

bouquet details

 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

MsJadey – Yes. My friend did them herself. Another plus about using silk from a DIY perspective is that she made everything months in advance and didn’t have to worry about it at all the day before and day of.

 Also – to attach pictures, you need to upload your pictures to a site like Photo Bucket (which is what I used). Then in the comment box there is a little icon with a picture of a tree next to the HTML icon. Click that and copy the URL from the picture hosting site into the box and you’re done! PM me if you need more help. 

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