Decorating with Permanent Botanicals

There are so many ways to incorporate permanent, artificial flowers into your home, wedding and events.  We were wowed by the unique way Becky, of Blush and Bloom, and her team created a small glen filled with wildflowers INSIDE their studio!  The number of ways you can use silk flowers is truly endless…


We were approached by our friends at Afloral to create some florals using their line of faux forever flowers. Fresh flowers are our forte, but this was a challenge we thought would be fun, and get us out of our comfort zone! We decided to go for a natural, whimsical approach to forever botanicals, and chose from the amazing selection online from the Afloral site.


The foliages are so life like, as are so many of the flowers!


We imagined our model Aneta surrounded by a forest of flowers and plants, almost emulating nature. The beautiful Japanese anemone, poppy, smilax, hops, begonia, eucalyptus and dark nine bark and so many more really brought the concept of this wild scene to life!


We created this look using low, acrylic design trays with dry foam, covered in sheet moss and created 10x rectangular designs, which we then staggered on our backdrop at different heights and levels to create a natural field of depth and varying heights to place our model in.

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We also designed a large solo piece as a focal point to give us some range, and I ended up really liking this showpiece!


The product was easy to work with, lightweight, and above all so incredibly believable in the quality and detail. We loved working with Afloral’s product, and would love to do something like this again, possibly for one of our event clients in the future!

– Becky and Team



Floral Designer: Blush and Bloom | Photographer: BKH Photo | Venue: Bloom School | Model: Aneta Sofronova | Flowers: