When you hear the words “silk flowers” what are your first thoughts? Tell the truth. For most of us we instantly envision walking down the aisles of a discount store or those dusty, faded arrangements in the corner of your grandmothers house. We do not see ourselves walking down the aisle at our wedding, or lush and colorful arrangements in the center of the tables at our reception. Well, we teamed up with talented floral designer, Brush Fire Florals, to banish those faux fears and get you thinking fake flowers for your big day.
When we were conceptualized the idea for this shoot, we really wanted to create a piece that showcased how faux flowers can look real. Often times clients or brides are hesitant to use faux flowers because they don’t want them to look fake or cheap. I wanted to dispel this belief and show how full, natural, extravagant, and beautiful faux flowers can look.
To create this half arch I went to home depot, got some wood, and threw it together to make a base. I used dry, green foam and zip ties for the mechanics. I then went to work installing the florals. First, I used Silver Dollar Eucalyptus as the base to cover any mechanics that were showing. From there I added preserved ferns and rose leaves. After that I began installing Magnolias, Mums, Queen Anne’s Lace, and roses. I then adding bright orange Poppy’s and dusty mauve Anemones, and the most delicate pink Lilac.
When I had added most of my focal flowers I went back and used some fillers, like Astilbe to add some texture and fill in any holes. Once I’m finished filling in my holes, I like to step back and assess if I like what I’ve created so far and decide if any changes need made, like taking out some flowers or adding a rose here and there!
After that you’re pretty much done and now you have an amazing backdrop for your wedding, party or styled shoot! It’s really simple and Afloral had all the products you need to create the perfect realistic looking floral arch!
We teamed up with amazing, local vendors all from the rocky mountain area! Photography by the lovely Eden Strader.
Meats and cheeses for a gorgeous (and delicious) charcuterie board from Mountain Vista Catering.
See all the beauty for yourself!
Photography: Eden Strader | Floral Design: Brush Fire Floral | Dresses: Elizabeth Cooper Design | Suits: True Gentleman Supply Co | HMUA: Simply Mindy K | Video: Lyle Letalu-Lokeni | Cake: Bake Me A Kake | Stylist: Michelle Corinne Events | Studio: ECD Studio | Decor: Diamond Rental | Linens: Local Roots Silks | Calligraphy: MCB Calligraphy | Charcuterie: Mountain Vista Catering | Flowers: Afloral.com | Models: Kevin Godinet, Camille King, Nalani Amber, Bubba Godinet, Alexa Charlet