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Shelby & Kyle’s Las Vegas Wedding

Couple ties the knot at Las Vegas Neon sign Museum with perfectly paired silk florals from Something Borrowed Blooms


Shelby and her now husband, Kyle, have been in love since the very first right swipe. The two share a common love for Disney, all things Boston sports, and pushing each other to be their best selves. After three years of dating, the two planned a destination wedding at one of the most interesting places in the world. The Remillards said their “I do's” at the Neon Museum of Las Vegas.

Keep reading to be inspired by the most unique wedding Something Borrowed Blooms has ever been a part of!  


With a vision in mind, Shelby and Kyle wanted anything but a traditional wedding. The couple’s top priority was having a wedding that was authentic and a true reflection of their relationship.

“We knew we wanted a destination wedding, and most people expected us to get married at Disney but Kyle wasn’t on board with that. He mentioned Las Vegas and to be honest, I shot that down at first. But, after some Pinterest research, I found our venue and told him if they had our date available I would agree to it. And well, Vegas it was! Our goal for our wedding was not for it to be the most elegant wedding, but for our guests to walk away and feel like it was a day perfect for Shelby and Kyle.”



With a destination wedding in mind, Shelby felt overwhelmed by the idea of fresh flowers and the thought of them being trashed after the event. Lucky for her, Something Borrowed Blooms provided the perfect solution for wedding flowers with cost, convenience, and sustainability in mind.

“To me, florals can make the whole aesthetic of your wedding! I knew my vision involved a lot of floral garlands which could quickly get expensive, and I really didn’t want my budget taken up by florals. Something Borrowed Blooms was the solution to all of my problems. We shipped the florals directly to our planner in Las Vegas who then set them up for us, packaged them up after the wedding, and scheduled for them to be picked up the next day!

I originally was drawn to the Olivia collection, I knew I wanted lots of greenery and white! After receiving a preview pack with the Olivia and Taylor bridesmaid bouquets, I ended up falling in love with the Taylor Collection! I loved the look. It was light and bright and just the vibe I was hoping for!”



Shelby and Kyle honored the most precious things in their life throughout the whole wedding! Each and every detail was uniquely them.

“The small details were very important to us. We included our cats in all the things from the invites, to drink stirrers, to photobooth props! We didn’t use the regular big glasses in the photo booth, instead, you’d find Boston Celtics foam fingers and all 6 Patriots Super Bowl rings! At every table, our guests would see an ornament with their name on it and a handwritten letter. Maybe we weren’t at Disney but we had a character artist there drawing everyone! We didn’t feed each other cake, we fed each other in-n-out cheeseburgers!”

For the reception, Shelby lined her wooden tables and sweetheart table with coordinating Taylor Garland as well as Taylor Large Centerpieces on the round tables. For the cocktail tables, Frosted Leaf Wreaths were the perfect touch.



“I have zero regrets about using SBBlooms. The Taylor collection tied my whole wedding aesthetic together. I was nervous about inconveniencing my planner by sending her big boxes of florals but there were only three boxes, and she had no problems at all! The return process was just as easy with the provided shipping labels and a FedEx pick-up! They were photographed beautifully, and didn’t go to waste after our special day! I don’t know if I would have gotten the vision I had in my budget without using SBBlooms!”

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Remillard from all of us here at Something Borrowed Blooms!



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05 March, 2023

How Much Do Wedding Flowers Cost?

Finding ways to save money on your wedding without losing quality can be tough. Learn more about all the benefits of using silk flowers for your wedding today!


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As a newly engaged couple, you’re weeks into wedding planning and as you confirm more selections for your wedding day your budget begins to close in on you. And so comes the most basic floral question - "How much do wedding flowers cost?". It seems like a pretty simple question, expected to be followed by a rather simple response. But not so much so! Determining the cost of wedding flowers varies greatly from couple to couple. The rule of thumb budget suggests 8% of the total wedding budget is expensed to flowers, but that rule is easily broken by various factors and considerations.

By way of example, let’s walk through a few of those considerations... Are you using fresh flowers or open to premium silk flowers? Are your flowers of choice in season or out of season? Because let's face it, if you're looking for fresh peonies or ranunculus in your bridal bouquet during a winter wedding, that’s going to cost a pretty penny! Are you getting married during a floral holiday like valentine's day or mothers day? Will fresh flowers be used for the ceremony and reception - how many pieces in total for each? Will the florist need to install flowers on the day of the wedding or beforehand... The list of questions goes on, and with all of these variables and other considerations comes the dreaded price point.

Not sure where to start? Take our Bloom Styler quiz and we’ll help you find the perfect wedding flowers in no time!

Know Your Wedding Flower Budget

According to our friends at The Knot, the average cost of wedding flowers in 2022 was $2,400. That’s about a 10% increase from years past and can fluctuate depending on your vision and style. Not to mention, the ongoing floral shortage and world supply chain issues can greatly affect that price. Whatever your wedding budget is, it is safe to start with 8-10% of your total budget dedicated to flowers. From there, you can work your budget up or down based on your needs.

Cost of Ceremony Flowers

If spending thousands of dollars on flowers that will die, makes you weak in the knees… we have a great alternative option for you. Something Borrowed Blooms offers gorgeous, premium silk flowers all at a fraction of traditional costs. Our premium silk wedding flowers look real, smell amazing, and are always in season! We are our constantly expanding options of bridal bouquets, bridesmaids bouquets, boutonnieres, hair accessories, aisle markers, and more to rent for your wedding day! Take a look at the potential savings associated with Something Borrowed Blooms’ silk wedding flower rentals compared to the average cost of real flowers:



Average Wedding FlowersSomething Borrowed Blooms
Bridal Bouquet$195 - $275$65
Bridesmaid Bouquet$65 - $70$35

Posy

$40 - $55$15
Hair Accessories

$35 - $40

$6
Boutonniere

$20 - $40

$6
Corsage$20 - $40$12
Flower Girl$40$15

The difference in cost is  J A W  D R O P P I N G, right?

For many of our couples, saving thousands of dollars on wedding flowers is a sure YES! But for others, we see a thoughtful compromise. If fresh flowers are REALLY important to you, but so is your budget, consider mixing fresh and silk flowers. We’ve seen countless couples pull off a beautiful look by mixing fresh and silk. And to be quite honest, silk florals complement fresh flowers so well and it’s a great way to cut down on overall costs!

Below, SBBlooms Bride; Maggie mixed a fresh floral bridal bouquet with our Taylor Bridesmaid Bouquet for a gorgeous fresh and silk combo!


Cost of Reception Flowers

Switching to silk florals for the reception can also rake in big savings! Every Bride falls in love with elaborate floral installs and lush fresh floral garlands… until they see the price tag. These elements are very labor-intensive for fresh florists, so the cost reflects just that! We’ve compared side by side the potential savings on reception flowers and it’s substantial!



Average Wedding FlowersSomething Borrowed Blooms
Archway Garland$275 - $550$50 - $65
Greenery Garland$65 - $70$6 - $18
Reception Table Centerpiece$165 - $250$28
Grand Centerpiece$275 - $350$120


At Something Borrowed Blooms we’re proud to offer ceremony and reception flowers that rival the rest! Our product line includes a variety of centerpiece sizes in every collection, including grand centerpieces. When pairing these elaborate arrangements with our collection of custom garlands, any couple can achieve larger-than-life floral installations on their big day for less.


Our custom garland coordinates perfectly with each of our twenty floral collections, so you are sure to find one that matches your wedding colors. Designed especially for ceremony arches, railings, welcome signs, and other key focus areas and the set-up is as easy as it gets. Simply remove the garland from the box, gently fluff and attach using zip ties. Attach multiple strands together with zip ties for larger areas as needed.


Whew… who would have thought such a long response would be needed for such a simple question! We’re glad you stuck around to learn all the tips and tricks for saving on florals, while learning why floral budgets vary so drastically. And hopefully, we provided you with the insight needed to finalize your wedding floral expenses while staying within a budget that fits YOU just right!

Have questions? We’re here to help! Reach out to us at info@sbblooms.com and our bloom experts will answer any and all questions you may have about renting your wedding flowers with Something Borrowed Blooms.

XOXO, 

Lauren & Laken


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21 February, 2023

Top 3 Wedding Trends for Spring 2023

Color palette and wedding flower combinations for the Spring 2023 wedding season

Spring is here and with the changing of the season comes fresh inspiration for all of our newly engaged couples. 2023 is proving to be a year of unexpected and surprising wedding trends -- and we're here for it ALL!

We're embracing the bold as we share with you our favorite trends of the season, perfectly paired with our silk blooms. Introducing the Spring 2023 Preview. We’re sharing all the details of this season's lookbook in hopes to inspire you to think outside the norm, and incorporate fun and unique elements into your wedding day!

Keep reading to learn more about the most anticipated looks of the Spring 2023 wedding season.


A thing of the past or the comeback of the century? Reintroducing the 80’s glam trend, mirrored accents! Think whimsical tinsel, mirrors, and eclectic disco balls; paired with Pantone's color of the year, Viva Magenta. It's truly a match made in Heaven!

‘Wow’’ your guests with fun and funky reception decor and florals! Our Gemma Collection is perfect for the eclectic Pinterest-worthy wedding you’ve been dreaming of. Create a champagne tower to go along with the sparkling vibe and dance the night away!


View more Metallic Moments inspiration here!


Our soft and sweet Charlotte Collection has a NEW addition - Introducing the Charlotte Hand-tied Bridesmaid bouquet! This petite version of the popular, Hand-tied Bridal bouquet creates a whole new vibe for Charlotte. Pair this new bridesmaids bouquet with lavender bridesmaids dresses and a blush tulle bridal gown like the one below from Watters. Want a more classic look? Opt to hold the Charlotte Bridal Bouquet (Round) for an elegant and traditional style.

Recreating this jaw-dropping ceremony arch has never been easier! Intertwine custom garland from the Charlotte, Kimpton, and Gemma collections on your structure and secure with zip-ties for an effortless garden-inspired set-up.

Shop the Charlotte collection for a variety of romantic florals perfect for any spring or summer wedding.


View more Pretty in Pink inspiration here!


No better words to describe our stunning Gemma collection! Expect to see more color blocking and tonal color choices this season. Our Gemma Collection can accomplish just that! She's bold, fun, and always a major statement!

Decorate your tables with metal accents such as our antique copper candlesticks, and copper bud vases. Add some loose stems like our pink and peach plume sprays for unexpected texture.

The Grounded arch is proving itself to be a wedding trend that’s here to stay this season! These horseshoe or round-shaped grounded floral arches are gaining popularity, especially for outdoor ceremonies with natural backgrounds. With no frame or structure required for assembly, this floral installation can essentially be created anywhere! Recreate the spread below with an abundance of Gemma Garland and Grand Centerpiece. No tools are needed, simply group the pre-arranged florals together to your liking.


View more Bold and Beautiful inspiration here!

Tell us, what wedding trends are you swooning over this season? Comment below. View our full Spring 2023 Preview here! For more inspiration, browse our floral collections, and follow us on Instagram for real wedding inspiration!



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07 February, 2023

Abbey & Jakes New Orleans Wedding

Something Borrowed Blooms’ Social Media Director; Abbey, shares all the floral details of her fun and eclectic wedding

Hi there! My name is Abbey and I'm the Social Media Manager for Something Borrowed Blooms. Like all good love stories, my now-husband, Jake, and I met at a college bar over a loaded plate of nachos, and ever since that day, we’ve been inseparable. We dated for three years before he popped the question at my parent's house in New Orleans in October 2020. Coming off the pandemic and realizing that the majority of 2020 weddings were being pushed to 2021, we decided to have a two-year engagement and set the date for October 22nd, 2022. 

With a lot of time to plan (and a lot of time to bounce from idea to idea), the weekend we had been planning and looking forward to for two years finally came! Thankfully with the help of our family, friends, amazing co-workers, and SBBlooms, the wedding of our dreams came to life and we wouldn't change a single detail.

Keep reading to learn all the details of making the wedding of our dreams come true!


From my first day as an SBBlooms employee five years ago, I knew I would rent my wedding flowers from the best in the wedding industry. But personal bias aside, Jake and I are very low-maintenance people and really love any idea that brings convenience to our lives and when it came to wedding flowers, Something Borrowed Blooms was the obvious choice. Not only was it the most convenient option, but the prices were also unmatched in comparison to fresh flowers.

SBBlooms Tip: Have patience and let the vision come to you. I get it, you wait all this time to finally get that ring and it's hard not to want to dive right into the design and aesthetics of the one day that you've been dreaming about for so long. But my tip for anyone beginning the wedding planning process is to wait until you've secured your venue and the dress. Based on my wedding Pinterest board that I have been adding to for years, I went into wedding planning with a modern, monochromatic, ultra-classic wedding vision, but after settling on the venue and saying yes to the dress, we ended up doing almost the exact opposite.


For the Rehearsal Dinner:

Thursday was our Rehearsal Dinner which was held at Desi Vegas, a steakhouse in downtown New Orleans. Our wedding was a big affair with close to 300 people so the events leading up to our wedding day were very intimate. The room we were in was all white with mirrored accents and floor-to-ceiling windows which inspired me to rent the Audrey Collection. I placed the centerpieces on top of circle mirrored chargers with White and Silver Glass Votives spread throughout. 

For the Ceremony:

When it came time to select florals for the wedding day, I was ultimately drawn to and inspired by the bougainvillea in the Gemma Collection. I thought it was the perfect collection to set the tone for the night. For the ceremony, we got married at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church which featured white marble everything along with light blue and gold accents. I knew I didn't want to decorate the church too much and took this as my chance to incorporate that neutral color palette I always wanted. 

My bridesmaids wore Soft Champagne satin dresses from Revelry and the guys wore navy tuxes. My bridal bouquet was a custom silk arrangement made by our Lead Designer here at SBBlooms (Perks of working at Something Borrowed Blooms). To stick with the neutral color palette, we sourced a white bougainvillea stem and made a light-toned version of our Gemma Hand-Tied Bridal Bouquet. My bridesmaids held the Gemma Posy and I stuck some of the white bougainvillea stems in the back to tie in all the florals. 

To recreate a similar look, take a look at the Audrey Collection!


For the Reception:

After deciding on The Civic Theater for our reception venue, our vision came together almost instantly. The Civic Theater is the oldest operating opera house in Louisiana and it fit our vision perfectly. It was a perfect mix of old vs new with the original infrastructure painted bright white and as you move into the venue, you see exposed brick with an industrial black staircase. Aside from the looks of the venue, it was a big space so there were a lot of areas I wanted to use for multiple over-the-top floral moments. Renting all the decor and florals from SBBlooms was the only cost-effective way we could do that.

For the reception, we set the tone with the Gemma Collection. Jake and I both agreed that the bright color and playfulness the collection emulates were perfect for the fun and lively reception we wanted. From the very beginning of wedding planning, we both agreed that we wanted the reception to feel like a fun and lively party where our favorite people were all present- and yes, we really do have 300 favorite people in our lives. 




Aside from the large disco ball, there wasn't much going on above the dance floor, so I had the idea of creating these large-scale, hanging, multi-tiered, floral chandeliers where it looked like it was raining bougainvillea petals. To make this vision come to life, we got some pool noodles and connected the ends to create rings. We used one pool noodle for the top tier and two pool noodles for the bottom tier. We layered the Laurel Garland on the inside of the rings as a greenery base so that from every angle the pool noodle was covered. Then, we layered the Gemma Garland on the outside of the pool noodles and secured it all with zip ties. To make it look like the petals were falling, I collected the bougainvillea petal scraps for two years and strung them on some fishing line. I had close to seventy strands and used them in a few different areas. We wanted to make the dance floor really special to keep our guests there all night and the chandeliers really helped to elevate the area. 

We had two lounge areas in between the dance floor and the main seating area to break up the space and give our guests a more comfortable seating option, but I also wanted it to have a dual purpose and create a cool photo moment since we didn't do a photo booth. We pushed these retro chartreuse sofas up against the walls of the venue which gave us a blank canvas for some really grand installs. On one side we had an arch that we covered with garland and hung our custom neon sign. On the other side, I took two grid walls and put them on both sides of the sofa and created this lush, overflowing install with the Gemma Garlands. 



Thankfully I had all of my amazing co-workers from SBBlooms to help us set up everything on the day of the wedding. When the reception was over, they boxed everything up and loaded it into a Uhaul, and drove it back to SBBlooms headquarters the next day. My experience with SBBlooms was stress-free and seamless as I knew it would be. It was so fun being the customer and bringing my own wedding vision to life! 


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23 January, 2023

2023 Wedding Flower & Decor Trends

Take note of these 4 wedding flower trends you’ll see in 2023

Each year we look forward to sharing the top trends to anticipate for the upcoming year. Our wedding flower and decor trend forecast is a combination of observations from key industry events and influencers, paired with queues from the fashion and design world. After months of research and consultations, we’re excited to share with you our predictions for 2023 including color, styles and details for the wedding day.

If you’re planning a wedding or special event in 2023, you’ll want to take note of these four major trends.

Bold and Bright

The bold and bright color trend continues from last year, with hues of pink and red being at the top of the trend list. Earlier this fall, we saw bubble gum pink highlighted from Paris fashion week, followed by the recent color of the year announcement from Pantone, Viva Magenta. If you’ve already embraced the color wave, you’re spot on the trend. If you’re still holding on to neutrals, it’s time to step outside of the box and enjoy these hues in all their glory!

The Gemma and Charlotte Collections are at the top of our colorful floral picks this year. We’re obsessed with the bougainvillea stem in the Gemma Garland and Gemma Bougainvillea Bridal Bouquet.


The Grounded Arch

We’re getting accustomed to the larger-than-life floral installs for ceremonies and photo opportunities. But there’s a new trend to take note of - The Grounded Floral Arch. Think of the full and lush blooms you’re accustomed to seeing suspended from an arch or arbor, but instead anchored to the ground. These horseshoe-shaped grounded floral arches are gaining popularity, especially for outdoor ceremonies with natural backgrounds. With no frame or structure required for assembly, this floral installation can essentially be created anywhere!

We created a grounded arch earlier this year to launch our Bianca Collection. And most recently, our talented creative director used the Millie Collection to create a stunning ceremony space in a Redwood Forest.


Create your own grounded arch with a few strands of garland and a variety of centerpieces in all sizes.

Garden-cut Bridal Bouquets

You may have noticed a new variety of bridal bouquets being introduced this year, The Garden Cut Bridal Bouquet. It’s most commonly used on the runway but started to trickle mainstream this year. And we’re loving this trend! The garden-cut style bouquets are longer in stem length and more abundant in floral stems. With little to no texturized elements and limited floral variation, this style bouquet is very modern and what we consider to be a true statement bouquet. You’ll notice this bouquet style taking over your feed this year. And if looking for a bouquet that looks like it was cut straight from a field of just bloomed florals, look no further than a garden-cut style bouquet.

Shop garden-cut bouquets in the Wren, Stella, Millie, Shelbie, Bianca, and Cameron Collections.


Mirrored Accents

Disco balls and all things shiny are gaining popularity in the wedding space. We’re seeing fun and eclectic uses of shiny and mirrored accessories on the wedding day and events leading up to the big day. In a recent photo shoot for our Shelbie Collection, we styled the space with disco balls and citrus accents to create a unique and playful setting. Expect to see more non-traditional wedding decor this upcoming season.


Tell us in the comments, which wedding trend are you most excited to see this year?

XOXO, 

The SBBlooms Team


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21 December, 2022

Top 4 Most Requested Wedding Ceremony Ground Floral Arches

How to recreate 2023’s trending ceremony set-up


Since the release of our Bianca Collection, the grounded floral arch trend has really taken off, and, for good reason! Who wouldn’t want to say their “I do’s” gathered by a sea of gorgeous premium silk flowers? In fact, we’re hearing so much about grounded arches lately, we thought we’d share our top four most requested collections featuring the trending ceremony install.

For those of you that may not be familiar, The Grounded Floral Arch is a popular wedding ceremony floral install. Think of the full and lush blooms you’re accustomed to seeing suspended from an arch or arbor, but instead anchored to the ground. These horseshoe-shaped grounded floral arches are gaining popularity, especially for outdoor ceremonies with natural backgrounds. With no frame or structure required for assembly, this floral installation can essentially be created anywhere!

Keep reading to get the full scoop on how to create grounded floral arches for your wedding ceremony. And be sure to check out our YouTube channel to see our Creative Director; Molly bring them to life from start to finish.


JANE

Our most popular collection, the Jane collection, at no surprise is the most requested grounded floral arch. Featuring lush eucalyptus greenery and white garden roses, a grounded floral arch with these blooms would create a stunning traditional ceremony set-up, with a modern flare.

To create a Jane ground arch, take a look at our recipe below. 


Watch our Creative Director install a Jane Ground arch here!

BIANCA & WREN

Two collections that go hand-in-hand! Both collections feature gorgeous open roses and light pink hues, with the perfect amount of texture. And, when mixed together create a stunning tone-on-tone custom wedding flower look. 

SBBlooms Bride, Stephanie created the ceremony set-up of her dreams using the Bianca Collection alone. Her advice when recreating the set-up is to refer to our Instagram video linked here.

See below for our Bianca and Wren ground arch recipe!


Click here to see a tutorial on how to create the Bianca & Wren Ground arch.

MILLIE

SBBlooms Creative Director recently got married using the Millie Collection. She took a different approach with the grounded arch, by essentially breaking it up into two parts for a more organic look.

Start this ‘Broken arch’ look with two grand centerpieces on one side and three on the other. Add in your custom garland in the front to cover the vases, and place large and standard centerpieces in between for filler.

Recreate the Millie Ground arch with the products below.


Click here to watch the Millie Ground arch come to life!

SHELBIE

We can’t wait for a special couple to recreate this lush magnolia ground arch using our Shelbie Collection! A neutral and warm, white and green wedding flower collection with gardenias, magnolias, and camellias. A ground arch made with this collection would be a southern dream.

Recreate a Shelbie Ground arch with the products below.


See the Shelbie Ground arch here!

Tell us in the comments, which collection will you be creating a grounded floral arch with for your special day?





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13 December, 2022

Which Bridal Bouquet Style are You?

A guide to all Wedding Flower Bridal Bouquet styles and varieties.


Once you’ve learned all the amazing benefits of renting your wedding flowers with Something Borrowed Blooms, you’re ready to start your wedding flower planning! But, after looking through all of our premium silk floral collections, you might ask yourself these questions — what do all the different bridal bouquet styles mean, and which one is right for me?

Keep reading to learn more about all the Bridal bouquet styles SBBlooms has to offer and check out the YouTube video below to see our CEO Lauren explain each style.


Round Bridal Bouquet 

The most traditional bridal bouquet style of them all! A round bridal bouquet is a tight round-nose-gay bouquet perfect for the classic and elegant bride. Think Paris Hilton wedding chic! If you’re looking for a bridal bouquet that will stand the test of time, a Round Bridal bouquet is for you! 

Shop more round bridal bouquets with the Kimpton, Audrey, Charlotte, and Sophia Collections. 

Hand-tied Bridal Bouquet

Our most popular style bridal bouquet is the Hand-tied bridal bouquet. Our hand-tied bridal bouquets are organically shaped floral arrangements with lots of movement and made to look ‘hand-tied’. Most commonly designed with defined front and back and fanned-out shape. The hand-tied bridal bouquet is our signature design at Something Borrowed Blooms, so most of our collections include a hand-tied Bridal bouquet. And, if a collection only has one bridal bouquet, it's most likely a hand-tied style! 

Shop hand-tied bridal bouquets with the Taylor Collection.

Garden-cut Bridal Bouquet

One of our favorites! The garden-cut style bouquets are longer in stem length and more abundant in floral stems. With little to no texturized elements, this style bouquet is very modern and what we consider to be a true statement bouquet. 

If you're looking for a bouquet that looks like it was cut straight from a field of just bloomed florals, look no further than a garden-cut style bouquet. SBBlooms Bride; Joyce, styled the Cameron Bridal Bouquet (Garden-cut) with a stunning floral dress for her engagement shoot.

Shop garden-cut bouquets in the WrenStellaMillieShelbieBianca, and Cameron Collections.

Cascading Bridal Bouquet

Most popular during the 80’s and early 90’s, the cascading bouquet is truly making a comeback. The style is characterized by a waterfall effect. Florals are arranged asymmetrically, with a trail of florals protruding from the front, overall creating a romantic look.

SBBlooms Bride; Elsbeth, styled her wedding day look with the Kimpton Bridal Bouquet (Cascading) and the matching Kimpton Boutonniere for the groom.


Shop cascading bridal bouquets in our Kimpton Collection.

Something Borrowed Blooms has beautiful options for every kind of bride! Tell us, which bridal bouquet will you be carrying down the aisle on your special day? 





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29 November, 2022

Create a Pinterest-Worthy Wedding

Re-create your most pinned wedding inspiration with premium silk florals


If wedding planning is in full swing, then chances are, so is the endless scrolling through Pinterest. As a newly engaged couple, you’re pinning everything that catches your eye in hopes of creating something special for your wedding day. Although this sounds like a fun time for most, the logistics and details behind these gorgeous pins can be a little overwhelming or cause some sticker shock! Lucky for you, our creative team at SBBlooms has the solution to both. We’ve created easy step-by-step recipes to recreate your most pinned wedding inspiration! And with our rent and return florals, you’re guaranteed to get the most bang for your buck.

Keep reading to be inspired by Pinterest's most-loved weddings.

Classic Neutrals

Green and white - A timeless and traditional wedding color palette that will never go out of style. Our SBBlooms Insiders know that our Jane, Olivia, and Taylor Collections stay true to this evergreen look.

Below, is a stunning wedding ceremony set up with fresh flowers by Reilly and Rose. Recreate this beautiful setup, or something similar, with pre-arranged Premium Silk Flowers. First, line the aisle with Grand Centerpieces and Pillar Candle Trios for ambiance. The ceremony space can be flanked with columns dressed in Jane Garland garland and greenery, like our Spiral Seeded eucalyptus garland. Creating a floral column is simple and can be achieved with a tomato cage as a frame. Start zip-tying the garlands from the top and work your way around and down the base of the cage. Add loose stems as filler in any gaps or create a wispy look with more movement and Voila! A completely Pinterest-worthy wedding space.


Moody Hues

The photo below is from a recent SBBlooms Bride that probably hasn’t hit your Pinterest feed. But, we know it’s on its way to becoming a must-have look for the Fall/Winter wedding season. Our Nina Collection was a perfect fit for this color-block look. Pairing the desert sunset-inspired florals with black bridesmaid dresses allowed the florals to really POP.

Ditch the traditional photography and let your personality shine through with these heart-shaped glasses from our friends at Birdy Grey for a fun and flirty photo opp!


Dramatic Color

If you're going for bright, bold, and eccentric colors then look no further than our Gemma Collection. We’re sure you’re seeing your fair share of bougainvillea wedding inspiration on your Pinterest feed and for a good reason. This gorgeous flower makes a huge impact anywhere it’s featured.

SBBlooms Bride; Morgan covered her chuppah completely in Gemma Garland and lined her aisles with the Gemma Aisle Markers. To complete the look, she carried the Gemma Bridal bouquet and added the Gemma Floral comb through her Hollywood waves for the finishing touch! 


If you’ve found your dream wedding inspiration on Pinterest, reach out to us at info@sbblooms.com and we can give you the best tips and tricks on how to have the look for less!



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14 November, 2022

How to Incorporate Magnolias into your Wedding Flowers

Magnolias are making a comeback with the help of SBBlooms refreshed Shelbie Collection


It seems like Magnolias bring back vivid memories for so many. Maybe that’s because it’s an unmistakable flower or perhaps because they’re just so widespread and abundant in many areas. If Magnolias are something you want to incorporate into your wedding day for whatever reason, we’re here to share some inspiration to fuel your wedding planning!

Introducing The Shelbie Collection. Our sweet southern tradition gets a modern refresh with this fun retake on a classic floral selection. Styled with pops of orange to complement the natural golden hues and unexpected disco balls. We’ve reimagined the persona of this classic collection. She’s fun, bold and adventurous! Here’s how you can incorporate magnolias in your wedding day flowers and decor.

The Bridal Bouquet

Choose a chic and classic wedding bouquet composed of magnolias and complementary floral varieties, including beautiful open and closed magnolias, paired perfectly with white camellias and gardenias. Lush magnolia leaves with emerald and golden hues mixed with deep evergreen camellia leaves create the perfect greenery backdrop for this sophisticated white and green floral look.

Choose a look that best suits your style. A traditional round gathering or a statement garden-cut bouquet with an asymmetric shape and organic feel. Either bouquet highlights the natural beauty of the magnolia perfectly.

Bridesmaid Bouquets

Pair your maids with a scaled-down bouquet. Magnolias are known for being very delicate and browning easily, but not to worry with these premium silk flowers. They’ll look real and be picture-perfect all day and night long! In fact, silk is the only way to go when choosing to use Magnolia flowers for the wedding day.

We paired the Shelbie Bridesmaid bouquet and Shelbie posy with beautiful copper satin dresses from our friends at Revelry, to enhance the undertoned warmth of the lush magnolia leaves.


Centerpieces

Creating gorgeous table arrangements for your wedding has never been easier with SBBlooms’ pre-arranged centerpieces and decor. What you see on our website is exactly what you can expect to receive upon your delivery! So, with each Shelbie centerpiece, your table will be full of gorgeous open magnolias, camellias, and gardenias. Opt for our scented paper at checkout and your guests will get a trace of the delicious gardenias!

We styled the various sizes of Shelbie centerpieces with wooden and iron candlesticks, real oranges, and disco balls for a bold flourish! Napkins, plates, and charges remained neutral in black and cream with jute textures, to allow the florals to take center stage.


Ceremony Install 

Everybody loves a dramatic wedding ceremony set-up. Fresh floral installs need to be completed hours in advance, and with delicate blooms such as magnolias and camellias, they’ll be past their prime once the nuptials start. With SBBlooms’ premium silk blooms, the ceremony space can be evolved in no time with our Shelbie garland, grand centerpieces, and aisle markers with the added benefit of remaining unbothered throughout the event. The best part? Everything can be re-used at the reception!

Want to recreate this stunning Magnolia install? Start by placing a Shelbie grand centerpiece on the ground and wrap the base of the centerpiece with a Shelbie garland. Next, place two more grand centerpieces in the middle of the mantle and start weaving four Shelbie garlands through the arrangements. Use a command hook to attach one side of the garland at a high point, while leaving the opposite side to hang freely off the side for an organic look. Add in Shelbie aisle markers and our magnolia garland to fill in spaces and finish the look by lining your aisles with our Shelbie aisle markers. 


Cake Decor

As a finishing touch, enhance your cake decor with gorgeous open magnolias and camellias for a cohesive look throughout the event. Before putting the stems in your cake, have your photographer capture beautiful flat-lay photos with your invitations and sentimental items to remember the day's details. When the night is over, keep the stems for years to come and hold memories close to your heart!

Tell us in the comments, are you loving Shelbies NEW look?


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01 November, 2022

Molly and Jeff's Enchanting West Coast Fairytale

Something Borrowed Blooms’ Creative Director; Molly, shares all the floral details from her intimate wedding in Sonoma County

Hey there, Molly here! I’m the Creative Director for Something Borrowed Blooms and my partner Jeff and I got married this past August. To say our wedding was a dream come true, is an understatement. We said ‘I do’ at the most romantic, secluded, property in Santa Rosa, California; the Pythian House. We both imagined an intimate wedding outdoors filled with our closest family and friends and of course, gorgeous florals and decor to enhance the event. Thankfully with the help of SBBlooms, we were never worried about our wedding looking amazing!

Keep reading to learn all the details about our wedding!


My partner Jeff and I got engaged in September 2021 on our friend's sailboat off the coast of Long Beach, California. We started our planning journey by researching venues throughout central California because we both agreed the venue setting and mood were important to us. We had both imagined something outdoor, but couldn't see much further into the future so we thought a road trip to see my grandparents in Santa Rosa might help steer us in the right direction. We ended up choosing the Pythian House, an absolutely enchanting property nestled into a redwood grove, neighboring stunning Sonoma County vineyards. Thankfully with the help of SBBlooms, we were never worried about our florals or decor looking amazing!


With the added level of choosing a destination location, relying on SBBlooms was an easy choice. I loved having control over our vision at every step of the way and being able to make edits when we changed our minds. It also really helped manage my stress knowing exactly what we were getting, and that we could count on it arriving straight to our venue, ready to go. I knew we wanted to have a beautiful and dramatic floral moment for our ceremony but just couldn’t imagine spending a fortune on something so temporary. Choosing SBBlooms helped us allocate our budget so we could have a more special dining experience with our guests and that was priceless.

For the Rehearsal Dinner 

We had our rehearsal dinner on a stone terrace on the south side of our wedding venue property, the Friday evening before. We decided on a sweeping 40ft wooden farm table, trimmed with Olivia Garland and White Glass votives for added ambiance. We loved the soft color and olive elements that the Olivia collection featured and it complimented our location perfectly.


The Ceremony 

Our ceremony took place on the main lawn of the property in front of the grove of Redwood trees. The area is full of lush grass, ferns, flowers, and massive redwood trees so I wanted to choose a collection that felt almost native to the area but of course still personal to us. With blue being a big color in the whole affair, the Millie Collection felt like the natural choice. Fun fact, my husband Jeff is a photographer and shot our Bianca Collection campaign this year in Santa Barbara. Jeff was so impressed by the ground arch we built for the shoot that he actually requested we do something similar for our wedding.

While building my order I knew I wanted to elaborate slightly on the original arch, and perhaps open it and make it more organic, so I added some extra garland for added drama. I arrived at the venue the morning of the wedding, unpacked our pieces, and assembled our grounded arrangement in 15 minutes with the Grand Centerpieces and Garland. It was the most peaceful I felt the entire day. The big, gorgeous delphinium stems and textural lilac blew our guests away, and left them wondering what other magic we might have in store beyond this gorgeous illusion.  


The Reception

For our dinner reception, we wanted to highlight the three massive, gorgeous live-edge wooden tables built by the artist who owns the property. And because we selected family-style dining, we chose to cluster arrangements of fresh blooms in vignettes along each table. 

While producing an event in a destination, I like to do my best to source and support local artists and vendors. So Friday morning, we took a drive out to The Happy Dahlia Farm in Petaluma to find the gorgeous stems that filled the Modern Bud vases and built my Bridal bouquet. 



I found my dream dress as a final sample from french designer A La Robe on the floor of LOHO Bride Los Angeles. The turning point for my mom and I was when we added the incredible pleated tulle veil from Danielle Frankel. I paired it with a vintage heart-shaped pearl necklace from my grandmother and live floral earrings made by my best friend's mother Stacey. Who also lovingly made my fresh floral bouquet, boutonnieres, and corsages. Stacey taught me nearly everything I know about floral design, so it was really important to me to include her imagination. She finished my fresh stem bouquet with satin and velvet Honey Silks ribbons. We of course repurposed our Olivia garland from the rehearsal dinner to trim the stone dance floor and accent our polaroid guestbook table. The mixture of fresh and faux was so complimentary!

I’ve got to say, my favorite detail had to be our incredible cake by my dear friend Elias of Salty Queen Cakes who matched the color to our 1968 Porsche we drove from Long Beach, 1200+ miles for the occasion. A cake of such elegance required a dress change into this incredible Cult Gaia feather number I hunted down on Poshmark for a quarter of the price, dreams really do come true. 




We often get questions on the return process, so I wanted to leave you with a tip here as well. We scheduled a pickup with FedEx for the following business day, and all our flowers were picked up directly from the venue. It was seamless and the venue owners appreciated the convenience. I love that our florals from our special day will be refreshed and recycled for the next couple to enjoy just as much as we did!



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23 October, 2022