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How to Make a Wedding Bouquet With Artificial Roses


When wedding planning intersects with wedding flowers, you may find yourself overwhelmed with options for wedding bouquets and the need to explore all options. While fresh flowers are a traditional selection, artificial bouquets have emerged as a smart alternative offering the perfect blend of aesthetic appeal and practical advantages. If you are considering the use of artificial flowers for your wedding day, we’ll take you through this detailed guide on how to make a wedding bouquet with artificial roses to equip you with the resources to confirm your decision.

At Something Borrowed Blooms, we specialize in premium silk wedding flowers for rent, saving couples over 70% in the wedding budget. Serving over 30,000 couples across the United States and Canada, we know a thing or two about wedding bouquets and artificial flowers. We offer a variety of wedding bouquet styles from hand-tied, round, cascading, and garden-cut, each perfectly designed by our team of highly skilled, professional florists. 

Benefits of Choosing Artificial Roses for Your Wedding Bouquet

There are numerous advantages for selecting artificial roses for your wedding bouquet, but we will narrow it down to our top 3 benefits for faux flowers on your wedding day.

Longevity and Durability: Silk flowers have an endless lifespan compared to fresh flowers. Fresh roses typically last about 4-5 days in peak bloom, while a faux rose can last forever and serve as a beautiful keepsake from your wedding day. Fake flowers are also very durable and can withstand just about any conditions on the wedding day, including extreme heat. On the other hand, delicate fresh flowers can be a challenge for outdoor summer weddings. With an artificial wedding bouquet, your flowers are guaranteed to look picture-perfect no matter where or when you tie the knot.

- Cost-Effectiveness: Opting for artificial roses for your wedding bouquet can be a budget-friendly choice. By doing a little wedding DIY or renting your artificial wedding bouquet from Something Borrowed Blooms, you can save a few hundred dollars or more depending on your overall selections.

- Variety and Availability: With silk wedding flowers, the options are truly endless. Silk flowers offer a variety of colors and styles available year-round. Meaning you can have exactly what you envisioned no matter the season or supply chain. That’s a huge piece of mind, knowing there won’t be any day-of surprise or changes in your wedding flowers.

Materials Needed for a DIY Artificial Rose Wedding Bouquet

With those benefits in mind, silk wedding bouquets are an easy decision! So let’s explore the DIY process further. Before you get started, there are a few materials and tips to consider when making your artificial rose wedding bouquet.

List of Supplies: First, you will want to gather the material needed to complete the design. We recommend a sharp pair of wire cutters, zip ties, floral tape, and silk ribbon. The silk ribbon is used to finish off the bouquet, hiding all the mechanics. So, be sure to choose something that fits your overall design and vision since this will be visible in the final product. 

Choosing the Right Artificial Roses:  Selecting the right artificial roses is key in creating a beautiful artificial rose bouquet. In our experience, the most realistic faux roses are made of high quality silk or real touch material. Other materials, such as foam or wood, can stand out as being unnatural. But when carefully mixing premium silk roses and real touch roses together, the outcome will closely mimic a fresh rose bouquet. In fact, the average person may not even know the difference.

Color is another important aspect to consider when selecting artificial roses. Be sure to choose colors that are found in nature. Although it can be tempting to select an artificial flower that matches other elements in your design objectives, if that color is not found in nature, it will stand out as being a fake rose indeed! 

Just as color is important, the size and shape of the faux rose is equally important and for the same reasons. By selecting faux stems with the right proportions, or just as you would find in nature, you will ensure the most realistic wedding bouquet design.

For those interested in broadening their DIY skills with artificial flowers, our guide on How to Make Artificial Flower Arrangements can offer additional insights and inspiration.


Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your Bouquet: 

Now that we have our supplies and faux flowers, it’s time to start designing the rose bouquet.

Shape Your Bouquet:

Let’s discuss the overall shape. There are many different shapes to choose from, but the most common for a rose wedding bouquet are the classic round shape, an organic hand-tied, or a simple garden-cut. 

Classic round bouquet: A classic round bouquet may be the most difficult to design, given the need for balance and symmetry and perfect curvature. But with careful placement and patience, this timeless look can be achieved. Start by prepping your rose stems by removing any greenery that is further than 1-2 inches down from the base of the rose bud with your wire cutters. If you are looking for a green-less bouquet, you will want to remove all greenery from the rose stem. 

Begin with two roses crossing the stems at the base of the rose bud, this will be the top of your bouquet and the highest point. Next, add additional roses on each side, keeping the top of the roses level, but doming the additional roses in shape. Continue to turn the bouquet, adding additional roses on each side. Continue turning the bouquet and adding additional roses in empty spaces, until the overall shape takes a round form, usually about 20-24 roses.

Hand-tied bouquet: A hand-tied bouquet is a little easier to create than a round bridal bouquet, since there is less symmetry involved and the overall shape is more organic. In this wedding bouquet design, greenery is typically used and/or different rose varieties, which provides dimension and texture. Consider a mix of tea roses (traditional roses), sweetheart roses (petite roses ranging 2-3 inches in size), spray roses (even smaller roses, with multiple buds on one stem), and garden roses (more textured roses). 

Again, start by prepping your faux rose stems by removing any greenery that is further than 1-2 inches down from the base of the rose bud with your wire cutters. Next, we recommend starting with a filler flower, which in a rose bouquet would be the spray rose or sweetheart roses or greenery. Start by crossing two rose stems in a X-shape, intersecting about 2-3 inches down from the bud. Continue the criss-cross method with additional rose varieties, crossing and intersecting stems in every direction. Vary the height of the stems to create the desired shape.

Garden-cut bouquet: A garden-cut bouquet is what we consider to be the easiest design to create for beginners. Think of a garden-cut bouquet as a simple gathering of flowers, more natural in shape and less of an overall design. For garden-cut bouquets, we recommend having just one or two rose varieties, the simpler the better for this style rose bouquet. 

Once again, we start by prepping your faux rose stems by removing any greenery that is further than 1-2 inches down from the base of the rose bud with your wire cutters. Next take 4-5 roses side by side, arranging them tallest in the center and tapering down on the sides. Then layer 3-4 roses side by side using the same method, adding that gathering in front of and slightly lower than the larger grouping. Repeat the same steps for the backside of the original grouping. Finish the design with a layer of 1-2 roses on each side of the design. 


Secure Your Bouquet

To finish each of the above designs, take a zip tie and secure the bouquets stems closest to where your hand is holding the stems together. Directly above or below your hand, whichever is easiest for you. Secure the zip tie firmly, allowing you to remove your hand from the design. Place another zip tie about 1 inch below the original zip tie. Next, we recommend using floral tape to cover the zip ties and wrapping around the rose stem. Typically, we cover about 3 inches of the stems in floral tape, leaving the bottom stems exposed for a natural bouquet look. 

Lastly, you can hide all the mechanics of your artificial rose bouquet with a satin ribbon of your choice. Wrap the ribbon around the stems, covering floral tape completely. Start in the middle of the taped area, leaving about 1 inch of ribbon out, wrap the ribbon tightly around the stems covering the top, then going back down the base to cover the bottom. Meet the ribbon back in the middle, where the 1 inch of ribbon sticks out and tie a knot at that point. Cut the ribbon tails to the desired length.

At Something Borrowed Blooms, we pride ourselves on the overall quality and design of our artificial bridal bouquets. Our faux bouquets are often mistaken for fresh flowers due to the time, skill, and artistry invested into the overall design. To shop our artificial bouquets, pre-designed and available to rent, visit our website. 

Tips for Personalizing Your Artificial Rose Bouquet

There are many ways to add your unique touch to your bouquet design. Creativity can blossom through the selection of rose varieties, the color palette, or the overall shape and design. The options are truly endless! You may even consider adding personal touches like unique accessories that hold sentimental value to you.

Bringing Your Vision to Life

Once your artificial rose bouquet is complete, you’ll be able to enjoy it long past the wedding day. Often couples will display the artificial bouquet within a vase in their home, providing for a beautiful floral arrangement and a sentimental token of their special day.

If you love the idea of an artificial bridal or bridesmaid bouquet, but are less inclined to DIY, you may consider our pre-made bouquets and wedding flower arrangements for rent. 

With Something Borrowed Blooms, you’ll have all the benefits of artificial flowers, but without the added time, skill, and even the cost of purchasing silk flowers associated with doing it on your own. And if the sentimental aspect of keeping your bouquet forever is important on your list, we offer a purchase option on our artificial bridal bouquets. 

We hope this blog provides you with all the information needed to have the wedding flowers of your dreams.

XOXO, 

The SBBlooms Team



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04 March, 2024

How to Make Artificial Flower Arrangements Like a Pro


Artificial flower arrangements can be a beautiful alternative to traditional, fresh flowers for all event types. From weddings and celebrations to small gatherings and everyday, faux flowers are a great choice. Learning how to make artificial flower arrangements is a skill that will provide value for a lifetime! 

At Something Borrowed Blooms, we’ve perfected the artistry of artificial flower design with our high-quality, premium silk wedding flowers, floral arrangements, and floral decor. Silk flower arrangements are our speciality and we’re delighted to share our passion with you.

Benefits of Artificial Flower Arrangements

There are endless benefits of artificial flower arrangements, but we’ll stay focused on the top 3 benefits for choosing faux flowers.

Longevity and Low Maintenance: Fresh Flowers typically have a lifespan of 1-5 days depending on the flower variety. Delicate stems like gardenia and hydrangeas may only last a day before wilting, while roses and a calla lily can last up to 5 days. However, an artificial stem can stay in peak bloom forever, without needing any special care, like water or sunlight.

Cost-Effective: While the cost of a silk stem may be the same or slightly more than a fresh flower stem, the long-term savings is substantial. When the added cost of professional labor is included the savings associated with learning how to make artificial flower arrangements are even greater! 

At Something Borrowed Blooms, we offer silk wedding flower arrangements for rent which provides our customers savings of over 70% compared to fresh flowers. The benefits of faux flowers on the wedding day are substantial, saving couples several thousand dollars for a single-time use.

Allergy-Friendly Options: Silk flower arrangements also provide the added value of being allergy-friendly. On the contrary, most fresh flowers often have a scent or pollen, which can be a deterrent for many people with any type of scent aversion or allergies. With silk stems, everyone is able to enjoy the beautiful aesthetic of nature without unwanted side effects or concerns. 


Getting Started: Selecting the Right Artificial Flowers

The most important element in achieving the most realistic artificial flower arrangement, is choosing the right faux flowers. There are so many options on the market for faux flowers. From silk and real touch to wooden and paper flowers, the options are endless.

However, if you are wanting to create a floral arrangement that can fool the eye, you will want to ensure you are selecting stems that most closely mimic flowers found in nature. 

Essential Tools: Before starting your design, you will need a few essential tools including, wire cutters, styrofoam, and glue. Optional tools include 18-gauge wire, for re-stemming select florals to better maintain the shape of the design

Material: In our experience, the most realistic faux flowers are made of high-quality silk or real touch material. We recommend mixing these two materials together to achieve the most life-like design.

Color: Color is another important aspect to consider when selecting artificial flowers. Be sure to choose colors that are found in nature. Although it can be tempting to select a flower that matches other elements in your design objectives, if that color flower can not be found in the wild, it will stick out as being fake. 

Shape/Size: Just as color is important, size and shape of faux flowers is equally important and for the same reasons. By selecting faux stems with the right proportions, or just as you would find in nature, you will ensure the most realistic design.

Variety: To create a balanced floral design, you will need three different types of flowers; a focal flower, line flower and filler flower. A focal flower is the flower that will immediately catch the eye, typically a focal flower has a distinct color or size/shape that commands attention. A line flower will create movement in your arrangement. Examples of line flowers include calla lilies, tulips, lilac, delphinium, or any floral variety that is more linear in nature. Lastly, filler lower which are smaller, less impactfully florals that are used to fill the spaces. 


At Something Borrowed Blooms, we pride ourselves on the overall quality and design of our flower arrangements. Our faux arrangements are often mistaken for fresh flowers due to the time, skill, and artistry invested into the design process. For those looking to extend their floral crafting skills, learning how to make a wedding bouquet with artificial roses can be a great next step, enriching your decor possibilities with personal touches.

Planning Your Design

Creating a cohesive look for your event involves careful consideration of both the theme and color scheme, ensuring that every element complements the overall aesthetic. Whether you prefer a monotone design or a vibrant array of colors across the spectrum, this selection is deeply personal and pivotal in setting the tone for your event. 

Equally important is the choice of container for your floral arrangement. With an array of options available, selecting a container becomes a reflection of your style. For those new to floral design or at an intermediate level, we recommend selecting a metal container that can hide a styrofoam base. Working with a foam base is the easiest approach for beginner to intermediate designers.

Step-by-Step Guide to Creating an Artificial Flower Arrangement

Step 1. Preparing Your Flowers and Container: Start by cutting the styrofoam to fit the container of your choice. We recommend gluing the styrofoam to the container for added security. Let the glue adhesive dry before starting your design.

Step 2. Build your base with greenery: Cut each greenery stem to the desired length, as you are placing it into the styrofoam. Once you have a greenery base, start by placing your focal flower in a position where you want the most attention. 

- Step 3. Create Balance: Depending on your overall design objectives, that could be centered for a balanced design or off-centered for a more asymmetrical design. An odd number of focal flowers is recommended. Move to your line flowers next, again cutting the stem to the desired length and placing into the styrofoam base. And last, place the filler flowers and additional greenery to complete the design. The position of your focal, line and filler flowers will create overall balance and composition in your design. 

The artistry of artificial floral design is a skill developed through training and perfected over time. Our team of professional designers have spent countless years perfecting the trade. If time and skill are of concern, you may consider renting one of Something Borrowed Blooms’ ready-made options for your special event for added convenience, cost, and time savings. 

Enjoying Your Beautiful, Timeless Creation

Once your silk flower arrangement is complete, you will be able to enjoy it for years to come along, with the satisfaction and pride that comes with creating any piece of art! Whether it's for a special event where you might gift multiple flower arrangements to guests or you choose to donate them to senior living facilities and other meaningful causes, embracing reusability aligns with our commitment to minimizing waste.

If you have enjoyed this post, but want to consider hitting the easy button for a tried-and-true silk flower arrangement, shop our full line of centerpieces at somethingborrowedblooms.com. Our rent and return process is simple and stress-free delivering beautiful, pre-made arrangements to your doorstep 3 days before your event date, starting at just $28. 

XOXO, 

The SBBlooms Team

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03 March, 2024

Top Wedding Color Schemes for Spring and Summer 2024

 Wedding flower inspiration for your Spring and Summer 2024 wedding


Spring is here, and with the changing of the season comes fresh inspiration for all of our newly engaged couples. 2024 is proving to be THE year of breathtaking weddings, and we can’t wait to see it all.

We invite you to embark on this journey with us as we unveil a world of inspiration tailored to make your spring wedding an unforgettable affair. Your love story, combined with the magic of spring, awaits in our Spring/Summer 2024 Lookbook.

Whether you’re deep into your wedding planning checklist or just starting out, finding the perfect shade for your celebration can set the tone for your entire event. So, keep reading to learn more about the most anticipated wedding color schemes of the Spring 2024 marriage season.



Did someone say wildflowers!? Our reimagined Kinsley Collection features a harmonious blend of pink butterfly ranunculus, radiant yellow poppies, playful white cosmos, fuschia peonies, and lush nandina greenery. This colorful and bold wedding flower design is perfectly on trend this season. 

And speaking of trends, this brand new wedding flower collection features the most popular boutonniere design this year, The Pocket boutonniere. A swap for the traditional lapel boutonniere designed to slip in and out of the pocket of any shirt, suit, or tux jacket.

To create endless wedding color palette possibilities, pair the Kinsley Bridesmaid Bouquets or Posies with an array of different colored bridesmaid dresses like the ones below from our friends at Bella Bridesmaids. Adding different base color options, patterns and textures can help to add your bridal parties' individual style to the wedding day.  

WOW your guests with an unforgettable wedding decor setup by stacking short and tall stands together to create a sturdy structure and layering the Kinsley Garland and the Kinsley Garland (Wisteria) in front of the stands. Create a lush base of floral arrangements with a mix of large and Grand Centerpieces, and complete the look by wrapping Kinsley Garland around the front. For a stunning wedding color combination, consider incorporating complementary hues to enhance the visual impact of your wedding decor.



View more Love in Bloom inspiration here


Pastels are here to stay this Spring, and with the 2024 Pantone Color of the Year being ‘Peach Fuzz,’ what better collection to feature than our beloved Cameron Collection. This collection seamlessly complements various wedding themes. A subtle yet vibrant premium silk wedding flower collection featuring apricot-colored Diana roses, airy white peonies, soft green tropical hellebores, and a hint of pale peach ranunculus, with delicate forest fern.

If you’re in need of cake table inspiration, look no further! Recreating this stunning cake meadow has never been easier! Wrap the Cameron Garland around the base of your wedding cake for a lush meadow of greenery and flowers in jewel tones, such an easy yet impactful look for the table to take center stage. 

We have a fresh take on floral arrangements and tablescape designs this season featuring freshly cut fruit! Recreate this vibrant tablescape design with Cameron Aisle Markers. Aisle markers can be the perfect choice for a table setting if you want minimal florals or are simply looking to stretch the budget further. Layer in candlesticks, like our Tulip Candlesticks (Set of 3), for eye-catching height variation and added ambiance. And for the finishing touches, accent the tablescape with fresh fruit, including pears, green grapes, and juicy grapefruit! The natural colors of the fruit pair perfectly with pastel wedding flowers, creating a cohesive wedding palette.


View more Pastel Perfection inspiration here!


There are no better words to describe our gorgeous Jane Collection! This neutral, green, and white premium silk wedding flower collection full of white roses, peonies, and lush eucalyptus isn’t going anywhere. Instead, we anticipate seeing this look paired with an unexpected base color – Pale yellow. Time to channel your inner Kate Hudson!

Consider floral chains as a dainty approach to garlands! Suspended flowers are always a good idea, especially on the wedding day! Pair our White Cherry Blossom Garland and Real Touch Rose Spray for a ‘groovy nuptial’ background at either the ceremony or reception. Adding in some Jane Floral Swags can help create a lush floral install anywhere!


View more Timeless Elegance inspiration here!

Tell us, what wedding trends are you swooning over this season? Comment below. View our full Spring 2024 Lookbook here! For more inspiration, browse our floral collections, and follow us on Instagram for real wedding inspiration.


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19 February, 2024

Something Borrowed Blooms x Bella Bridesmaids

Something Borrowed Blooms’ premium silk wedding flowers now in every Bella Bridesmaids storefront

@Allen Tsai Photography

In the realm of wedding planning, the quest for perfection is an ongoing journey. Every bride dreams of a picture-perfect and memorable wedding day, and the key to achieving that dream lies in the details. But bringing those details together can, at times, be challenging. Recognizing a gap in the wedding planning process, Something Borrowed Blooms is thrilled to unveil a revolutionary collaboration with Bella Bridesmaids, a renowned name in the bridal fashion industry.

A One-Stop-Shop Experience

This exciting partnership introduces a novel concept – a one-stop-shop experience for brides. Now, within the elegant confines of any Bella Bridesmaids store, brides-to-be can immerse themselves in a world of possibilities. Not only do they have access to a stunning array of bridesmaid dresses from top designers such as Jenny Yoo, Watters, and Amsale, but they can also explore a curated selection of premium silk floral arrangements from Something Borrowed Blooms.

Picture this – a Bella Bridesmaids store adorned with an eye-catching installation featuring the highest-performing floral collections: Jane, Millie, and Marlowe. These premium silk floral arrangements complete a visual feast that sparks the imagination and helps brides envision their wedding day in all its glory!


Click here to find a location near you!

From the Founders

The one-stop-shop approach pioneered by Something Borrowed Blooms and Bella Bridesmaids simplifies the wedding planning process as a whole. Brides can now effortlessly coordinate their bridesmaid dresses and wedding floral vision in one seamless visit. No longer do they need to juggle multiple appointments at different locations; instead, they can revel in the convenience of finding everything they need under one roof!

Lauren Bercier, Co-founder & CEO of Something Borrowed Blooms, expresses her enthusiasm, stating, “I am pleased to introduce our flowers in all 45+ Bella Bridesmaid stores across the nation. Working with over 35,000 couples to date, we understand the pain points in the wedding planning process, which drives our motivation for innovation. The selection of bridesmaid dresses and wedding flowers go hand-in-hand. It’s hard to choose one without thinking of the other. For the first time, the bride will have both at her fingertips, providing an unrivaled shopping experience.”

Erin Kathleen, Co-founder & CEO of Bella Bridesmaids, shares the joy of witnessing a bride's confidence as her wedding vision unfolds, saying, “It’s an incredible feeling to see a customer feel confident that their wedding party vision is coming together. Seeing dress fabrics, colors, and styles in real life on your bridesmaids is a fun experience, but adding a gorgeous floral arrangement so you can feel certain about that final color decision between Champagne, Oat & Cameo - that is peace of mind and certainly worth shopping in real life for.”


A Simplified Wedding Planning Journey

The Something Borrowed Blooms and Bella Bridesmaids collaboration is set to revolutionize the way brides plan their weddings. By bringing together the best in bridesmaid dresses and premium silk floral arrangements, we are empowering brides to curate a wedding that is not only visually stunning but also effortlessly cohesive. Visit your nearest Bella Bridesmaids store to embark on a journey where bridal bliss meets convenience!

Click here to find a Bella Bridesmaids location near you!


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29 January, 2024

Dawn & Dave’s Monterey Magic

Couple creates a Pinterest-worthy wedding with silk wedding flowers from Something Borrowed Blooms

@courtneychauphotography

Dawn Ethel's love story began with chance encounters through mutual friends. Reconnecting with old pals led her to her now-husband's apartment, where she spent time even before meeting him. Despite his initial serious demeanor, Dawn discovered the hidden goofball behind the stoic facade. Their love story was unconventional, filled with laughter and surprises, leading to a gorgeous October wedding.

Keep reading to learn more about the stunning details of Dawn and Dave’s wedding day!

The Planning

The wedding planning journey started with the couple's decision to tie the knot in picturesque Monterey, CA. Post-covid wedding planning conditions created limited vendor availability and the added complexity of planning a destination wedding without a coordinator. Securing the perfect venue within budget was the first milestone that put the couples on track for the wedding of their dreams. Drawing inspiration from Instagram tags of weddings at the same venue, Dawn embarked on a research trip, turning her vacation into meticulous wedding planning.

The Blooms

Choosing the right floral vendor was a critical decision for Dawn. Quality, reliability, and pricing were non-negotiable factors when selecting. Disappointments with traditional florists ultimately led her to move forward with Something Borrowed Blooms. A friend of Dawn's was a bridesmaid in another wedding in which SBBlooms flowers and decor were used. Her friend's positive experience solidified her decision to move forward with the rent and return floral company!

The Gemma Collection immediately caught Dawn's eye, aligning perfectly with the vibrant colors she envisioned for her Monterey wedding. Local flowers like Bougainvilleas inspired her choice, and SBBlooms offered the advantage of renting premium silk arrangements with this vibrant stem without worrying about wilting blooms. The planning process may have been intense, but the Gemma Collection brought the essence of Monterey to life. Dawn captured this perfectly by walking down the aisle with the Gemma Bridal Bouquet (Bougainvillea)

Check out the Gemma Collection here.


The Details

While wedding planning, Dawn faced the challenge of visualizing all the details coming together, however, on day-of, all the details came together flawlessly. Tulip Candlesticks, initially thrown in to fill space, turned out to be a delightful surprise, elevating the overall look of her dining tables. Tables were lined with lush Gemma garland and Gemma Large centerpieces, adding variation to the reception space. Bridesmaids were dressed in mix-matched blue dresses that paired beautifully with the Gemma Bridesmaids' bouquets, while the groomsmen sported light blue suits accented with the Gemma Boutonnieres

Dawn's meticulous planning and attention to detail, coupled with SBBlooms' rentals, resulted in a wedding day filled with enchantment and visual appeal.


The Review

Dawn's overall experience with SBBlooms was nothing short of exceptional. Describing it as one of the best decisions she made for the wedding, SBBlooms helped tie the entire wedding design together seamlessly. The silk wedding flowers and decor left everyone impressed, with guests surprised to learn they weren’t traditional fresh flowers.

Dawn says that she would choose SBBlooms again, reflecting on the positive impact it had on her wedding day. Her Monterey magic was made complete with the vibrant and hassle-free blooms from Something Borrowed Blooms, turning her dream wedding into a beautiful reality.

Congratulations to Dawn and Dave, and we’re so honored to have been a part of your wedding day!





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16 January, 2024

2024 Wedding Trends You Don’t Want to Miss

Wedding Expert, Lauren Bercier, shares the top 4 wedding trends for 2024.

@Katieshuler

As we step into 2024, a new era of love and celebration unfolds, and I couldn't be more thrilled to share with you the exciting wedding trends that are set to grace ceremonies and celebrations this year. I’m Lauren, co-founder and CEO of Something Borrowed Blooms and I have a love for all things weddings! Being in the industry for many years, it’s my pleasure to share with you what’s new on the horizon for this coming year. I think you’ll agree, it’s going to be an extraordinary year for weddings.

Keep reading as I share what we anticipate being the biggest trends of the 2024 wedding year!

Pantone Perfection: Peach Fuzz Takes Center Stage

It's that time of the year when the prestigious Pantone Color Institute unveils its ‘Color of the Year’, and for 2024, the spotlight is on the charming and soft hue of Peach Fuzz. This delightful shade of warmth and serenity is making waves in the wedding world. At Something Borrowed Blooms, we are embracing this trend wholeheartedly, offering an array of exquisite floral arrangements that capture the essence of Peach Fuzz. From bouquets to centerpieces, our floral collections are ready to infuse a touch of this year's trendiest color into your special day.


Looking to incorporate this trending color into your wedding day? Take a look at our Cameron and Eloise Collections! We anticipate these two premium wedding silk flower designs to take the upcoming wedding seasons by storm, with each collection featuring soft peach tones, versatile enough to match any wedding vision.

The Miniature Marvel: Everything Mini for Maximum Impact

2024 is the year of mini everything! Couples are opting for intimate celebrations, and this trend is reflected in the details—mini dresses, mini ceremonies, mini cakes, and even mini bouquets!

We’re all about providing your dream wedding flowers on your terms, and so there are no packages or minimums providing your full flexibility to build your own wedding flower assortment! If our Bridal Bouquets are a tad big for your vision, opt to use a Bridesmaid bouquet instead. Our bridesmaid bouquets are bursting with charm, providing the perfect complement to the trend of downsized yet incredibly intimate weddings. With 20 collections to choose from, you’re sure to find a bouquet to fit both your style and size to carry down the aisle.

SBBlooms Bride, Lindsey used the Marlowe Bridesmaid Bouquet for a scaled down look.

@loveisradco

Cake Meadows: A Sweeter Side of Nature

Enter the whimsical world of cake meadows! Picture a landscape of sweet delights, where cakes adorned with lush greenery and delicate blooms create a stunning visual feast. This new and unique cake trend is both simple and stunning. And it’s easy to create using our line of floral garlands, with posies, and loose stems for added height and dimension. 

Watch our social team create a cake meadow using our traditional and elegant Audrey collection here.

Bows Galore: A Touch of Femininity

Bows are back in a big way! From wedding dresses to décor, bows are making a statement as a timeless symbol of elegance and romance. Our curated Keepsake collection now features an array of ribbon styles and colors, perfect for creating bows in various forms.  Whether it's a bow-adorned gown or delicate bows on chairs, bows and ribbons will add to your wedding aesthetic in the most beautiful way.


At Something Borrowed Blooms, we are committed to staying ahead of the curve, offering you the latest and most delightful trends to make your wedding day truly unforgettable. As we step into 2024, let the magic of Peach Fuzz, mini everything, cake meadows, and darling bows guide you toward a beautiful, on-trend celebration.

Here's to a year filled with love, laughter, and breathtaking blooms!

 


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17 December, 2023

Affordable Elegance: Achieving a Stunning Wedding on a Budget

Something Borrowed Blooms' Bride stays true to her wedding flower budget with premium silk wedding flowers. 

@chelseachiphotography

Meet Mckenzie and Ervin, a couple whose love story began in high school but truly blossomed as they faced the challenges and joys of everyday life, sharing experiences in the service industry. Their journey from friends to life partners culminated in a wedding that defied conventions, showcasing the unique essence of their style, personalities, and priorities. 

In this blog post, we'll explore Something Borrowed Blooms' pivotal role in crafting of Mckenzie and Ervin's breathtaking wedding. What makes it even more remarkable is that this was accomplished while adhering to their modest floral budget of under $600!

Continue reading to discover how this SBBlooms Bride orchestrated a stunning wedding on a budget that is both achievable and beautiful.

The Planning

After the proposal, McKenzie took it upon herself to plan the entire wedding. A task that might seem overwhelming to some but armed with a clear vision and trusted recommendations from friends, she found the process surprisingly manageable.

When it came to choosing wedding flowers, McKenzie had her heart set on premium silk arrangements. Her only criteria were that they looked beautiful and authentic while keeping the planning process stress-free. Fortunately, her fantastic photographer introduced her to the concept of rent and return wedding flowers from Something Borrowed Blooms.

“My photographer raved about how beautiful the florals looked in person and how beautiful they photographed. That’s what really sold me! I also loved the convenience of SBBlooms and that you had the option to do local pick up or have them shipped to you the week of the wedding!”

Because the venue was already breathtaking, minimal decor and florals were needed. Therefore, the order only consisted of wedding flowers for the bridal party!


The Blooms

From the second McKenzie started exploring the wedding flower collections; she fell in love with the Nina Collection. This premium silk flower collection embodies the essence of a romantic Western sunset with its warm and dreamy color palette. It features a variety of terracotta and light pink open dutchess roses, dusty lavender, rust ranunculus, and dark plum apple blossom sprays arranged together beautifully. Textured with pampas grass and curly willow, this bohemian desert-inspired collection works well for any season. 

“The Nina collection is BEAUTIFUL! I knew I wanted colorful flowers because me and my bridesmaids were all wearing white. I wanted our florals to really stand out and the Nina collection had the perfect colors and tones to compliment my spring wedding!”

McKenzie styled her Bridal party in ivory luxe satin halter dresses from Show Me Your Mumu, accented with the Nina Bridesmaid Bouquets. This all-white look allowed the florals to really POP! We hope to see this trend continue through the 2024 wedding year. Ervin sported the Nina Boutonniere (ranunculus) that perfectly complimented his emerald green suit. The groomsmen played it neutral in tan suits accented with the Nina Boutonniere (pampas) for some variation.


The Review

“Wedding planning can be stressful! As a bride, you want everything to be beautiful and perfect & it’s very consuming. SBBlooms was a lifesaver in my wedding planning process because I knew it would be beautiful, and I didn’t have to stress about it. The customer service was phenomenal, and the flowers were absolutely beautiful! I would recommend SBBlooms to everyone!”

Mackenzie and Ervin’s wedding, adorned with the stunning blooms from Something Borrowed Blooms, is a testament to the idea that a beautiful wedding doesn't have to break the bank! With careful planning, a touch of creativity, and the right floral partner, couples can achieve a dream wedding without compromising on style or budget.

Congratulations to the happy couple, and thank you so much for choosing Something Borrowed Blooms to be a part of your special day!



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20 November, 2023

3 Ways to Style Floral Swags for your Wedding Day

Elevate Your Wedding Flower Decor with the new Floral Swags from Something Borrowed Blooms


At Something Borrowed Blooms, we constantly strive to bring you innovative and beautiful floral designs to enhance your wedding and event decor. We're thrilled to introduce our latest addition to our product line: floral swags. We’ve rolled out this new product with some of our most popular collections: Taylor, Jane, and Shelbie. The neutral color palette of these three collections can seamlessly be mixed with any of our collections.

Keep reading to learn our three favorite ways to style these gorgeous floral swags for your wedding day!

Welcome Sign Elegance

Your wedding welcome sign is the first thing your guests will see as they arrive at your venue, making it the perfect opportunity to set the tone for your special day. Our floral swags can be easily attached to your welcome sign to create a beautiful and inviting focal point.

Choose the Jane Floral Swag for a classic green and white color palette, or opt for the Shelbie Floral Swag for a touch of Southern charm. The Taylor Floral Swag offers a soft pop of color to catch the eye.

To adorn your welcome sign with a floral swag, simply use zip ties or twine to secure it in place. The result is a stunning entrance that will leave your guests in awe!


Shop floral swags here!

Reception Dining Tables

Your reception dining tables are where your guests will spend a significant portion of your wedding day. And by using these new floral swags as table centerpieces, you’ll accomplish the trending ‘vaseless centerpiece’ look that’s elegant and charming. Whether you're hosting a rustic barn wedding or a lavish ballroom affair, our swags can be adapted to suit your style.

To use our swags on your reception dining tables, simply place the arrangement in the center of the table, and voila! These arrangements can be paired with candlesticks, votives, and other decorative elements to create a cohesive tablescape. These versatile floral swags can coordinate with whatever color scheme and overall wedding design you have in mind.


Shop floral swags here!

Mantle Makeover

If your wedding venue has a fireplace mantle, then it’s probably going to be a focal point for your reception or ceremony space, making it a prime spot for showcasing your wedding flowers. Adding a floral swag from any of the collections can completely transform this area into a stunning masterpiece. The swags can be placed gracefully along the mantle, creating a lush and romantic focal point. Or, place one in the center and add some candlesticks on the side for added ambiance.


Shop floral swags here!

Our new floral swags from the Jane, Shelbie, and Taylor Collection offer many possibilities for elevating your wedding decor. Whether you choose to adorn your welcome sign, reception dining tables, or mantle, these swags will bring all your wedding flower dreams to life with ease. At Something Borrowed Blooms, we're dedicated to providing high-quality, beautiful, and affordable floral options that allow you to create the wedding of your dreams. Explore our collections and make your wedding day truly unforgettable.

Tell us, how do you plan on using our new floral swags for your special day?



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05 November, 2023

A Stylish Affair: Dri Buonocore's Wedding Day

TikTok wedding influencer rents premium silk flowers from Something Borrowed Blooms for wedding day

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Sharing real Something Borrowed Blooms’ Couples on our Blog is one of our favorite topics. It’s a chance to give our followers insight into the entire wedding planning process, from the perspective of a fellow bride. From the early stages of planning to pulling all the wedding details together to fit their vision, each couple's story is unique. We’re thrilled to add Dri Buonocore and her now-husband, Matt’s, wedding day to the blog. Dri had a beautiful vision, and we’re so honored to have been part of her special day.

Keep reading to learn all the details about Dri and Matt's wedding day, from the initial planning to the Something Borrowed Blooms review.

The Planning:

In December 2020, Matt surprised Dri with a proposal at Renault Winery. From there, the wedding planning journey officially began! And true to post-COVID times, the engagement period was an extended one. Through the planning process, Dri started her own TikTok page, documenting and sharing her planning process and experiences with other brides. And of course, fellow brides fell in love with her! From her down-to-earth personality to her fashion advice and money-saving tips, Dri’s content was relatable and she quickly grew a following. For Dri, ordering a preview pack was her first experience with Something Borrowed Blooms, and it was a MUST-have for deciding which floral collection to go with.

“One of my favorite parts of wedding planning was getting SBBlooms preview packs. I was always pretty dead set on Wren, but of course, I had to confirm the decision. I saw Audrey, Millie, Eloise and Gemma. I loved them all and even assigned them to my future life events beyond the wedding. I had a long engagement and placed my order in advance – which, of course, led to me changing what I needed one million times. It was so easy to adjust my order online to accommodate my needs through my customer portal.”

Order a Preview Pack here to get started!


The Blooms:

Flowers are a crucial element of any wedding, but for Dri, managing her budget was equally important. She wanted to create a vision filled with beautiful florals but without breaking the bank. After considering various options, she decided to go with Something Borrowed Blooms, and here's why.

Quality: SBBlooms provided exceptional premium silk floral arrangements that exceeded Dri's expectations.

Peace of Mind: Dri knew exactly what her wedding flowers would look like, ensuring no day of surprises!

Eco-Friendly: Knowing how much waste is produced on the average wedding day, Dri felt relieved knowing she would help eliminate that factor for her special day.

Cost Savings: The total cost of their wedding order was a fraction of what she would have spent if she went with traditional fresh wedding flowers.

“For my guest count and desired amount of florals, I was looking at quotes ranging from 10k-25k. In typical florist fashion, it also had the caveat of “if I can source these flowers at the time.” I quickly ruled our traditional florals because I truly could not wrap my head around spending 10k+ on florals that would be tossed after a few hours and the amount of waste it would produce.”

For Dri, the Wren Collection was love at first sight. The collection perfectly matched her vision of traditional wedding florals with a chic modern twist. The soft whites, pinks, and the inclusion of orchids added a lively touch that set her wedding apart from the typical "all white" bridal florals.

The Bridal party carried the Wren Bridesmaid Bouquets, while dressed in light champagne satin dresses in various styles from Revelry. The Groomsmen wore traditional black tuxes while Matt, the groom, wore the Wren Boutonniere (Single Orchid).

The Reception was filled with various products from the Wren Collection. By renting her wedding flowers from SBBlooms, Dri was able to bring all of her ideas to life and then some, all while staying within her budget. She lined Wren Garlands across the mantle behind the sweetheart table for a picture-perfect backdrop. As a finishing touch, Dri lined the edge of the table with the bridal party’s Wren Bridesmaid Bouquets, which she was able to repurpose from ceremony to reception. Dri also decided to mix Wren Large Centerpieces and Wren Grand Centerpieces on Short Gold Stands on her tables.  



The Review:

Dri wholeheartedly recommends SBBlooms to every nearly-wed couple she knows, and her wedding guests couldn't stop complimenting the beautiful florals that added an extra layer of magic to her special day.

“A true bright spot of Something Borrowed Blooms is the team. Customer service was always quick to answer any questions I had via email, and ensured everything in my LARGE order got to me in perfect condition and on time.”

Ultimately, it's not just about the flowers or the decorations. It's about the love, the journey, and the memories created. Dri and Matt's wedding celebrated their unique story, filled with love, laughter, and beautiful florals. Congratulations from all of us here at Something Borrowed Blooms!




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17 October, 2023

How to Preserve Your Wedding Memories

Make your special day last a lifetime with these keepsake items from Something Borrowed Blooms

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Your wedding day is one of the most special moments in your life. It's a day filled with love, joy, and unforgettable memories. At Something Borrowed Blooms, we understand the importance of preserving these cherished moments. That's why we offer a range of items for purchase – designed to capture the beauty of your wedding day!

Keep reading to learn all the ways you can keep your wedding day memories alive with keepsake items from Something Borrowed Blooms.

Purchase your Bridal Bouquet

One of the most sentimental keepsakes you can have from your wedding day is your bridal bouquet. At Something Borrowed Blooms, we offer silk bridal bouquets for rent or purchase, so you can keep it as a beautiful reminder of your special day. All of our bouquets are meticulously crafted with high-quality silk flowers that look just like the real thing, ensuring they stay vibrant and beautiful for years to come. Purchase bridal bouquets are also made fresh by our production team, never rented, just for you! By choosing to purchase your bouquet, you're investing in a tangible piece of your wedding that can be cherished for a lifetime. 


Shop all Bridal Bouquets here!

French-wired Ribbon

Enhance the beauty of all of your wedding arrangements with our French-wired ribbon, available in various colors to match any wedding theme. This 27-yard roll of beautiful, lightweight ribbon comes in Bridal White, Antique Moss, Steel Blue, Brick red, Summer Pink, and Sandstone. Whether you want to add a finishing touch to your bridal bouquet or incorporate the ribbon into other DIY projects, it's a versatile and elegant way to tie your memories together. The possibilities are endless! Our high quality ribbon can be stored for years to come. It can even be passed down to future generations to incorporate ‘something old’ on their wedding day.

Trend Alert: Multi-colored ribbon arches are on the rise and easy to install when using all six spools of our French-wired ribbon.



Shop all ribbons here!

Ribbed White Ceramic Vase

What better way to showcase your newly purchased bridal bouquet than in the perfect vase? Our Ribbed White Vase is the perfect vessel for displaying your bridal bouquet, keeping it looking as fresh and beautiful as it was on your wedding day. This classic, elegant vase fits all SBBlooms bridal bouquet styles, complements any décor, and is a lovely addition to your home. Place it on your dining table, a shelf, or your bedside table to keep the memories of your wedding day alive.


Shop our Ribbed White Vase here!

Loose Stems for Purchase

Sometimes, preserving the memories of your wedding day is all about the little details. That's why we offer a variety of loose stems for purchase. These high-quality silk flower stems can be used to enhance your bouquets and create that ‘custom look’ you’ve been wanting. Or, place these loose stems in bud vases for your tables or add them to your cake cluster for some variation! From Real-touch Rose Spray to bright Bougainvillea stems, our loose stem assortment can help complete any wedding or home decor look. 


Shop all loose stems here!

Watercolor Keepsakes 

Imagine having a beautiful watercolor painting of your bridal bouquet that you can hang on your wall or display anywhere in your home. Our watercolor keepsakes are hand-painted by a talented local artist, Hannah Mason, who pays close attention to each detail, capturing all of our bridal bouquets' unique charm. These exquisite pieces of art not only preserve the memory of your wedding day but also make for a stunning piece of home décor. Showcase it in the provided 8x10 matting, or add it to a frame of your own!

Shop all Watercolor Keepsakes here!

Preserving the memories of your wedding day is a beautiful way to relive those special moments and share them with generations to come. At Something Borrowed Blooms, we offer a range of purchase items to keep your wedding day alive. Tell us, how are you reliving the memorable moments from your wedding day?


 

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03 October, 2023