Monday, December 21, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Just because you are planning on using silk flowers for your wedding doesn't mean they have to look fake. Today with a wide range of materials being used in creating permanent botanicals you will find an array of qualities and textures that will even fool the most decimating of flower snob. From plastic Calla Lilies to the real touch Star Gazer Lilies. You can hardly tell the difference and even when you touch the flowers you will be fooled. Knowing the botanical correctness of a flower is very important in selecting the correct flower. The range of price per stem can be more than the real to a lot less when it comes to specialty flowers such as Stephanontis and Lily of the Valley which are many times a fraction of the price of the fresh variety. With many years of working with both fresh and silk flowers I take special care in finding flowers that are as close to natural as possible when I create a silk bridal bouquet. Being botanically correct is very much a passion for me when it comes to bridal bouquets. We have found a niche in our area for silk bridal bouquets. We are located in one of Florida's port cities where there are many brides planning a wedding on a cruise ship or Caribbean Island. In all cases they are unable to take their fresh bridal bouquets off the ship for photographs due to agricultural regulations. When using silk or permanent botanical bouquets this allows them to not only be able to use them for the ceremony, but take them on to an island for photographs and they are a great keepsake to remind them of their special wedding day.
We use some artificial flowers for centerpieces that we submerge flowers such as Cymbidium Orchids and Calla Lilies that for the most part it's very hard to detect whether they are real or not. The only thing you have to be careful with is some silk flowers will bleed or disolve when submerged, so testing is very important to assure the flowers will hold up to being submerged for several hours.
For more information about our silk bouquets contact us at www.appleblossomstampa.com or contact us directly at 813-985-6409.
Apple Blossoms Floral Designs