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Destination I Do

Real vs. Faux Wedding Flowers

Thursday, April 7, 2022

You may have noticed textured elements of pampas grass and dried floral elements starting to be more relevant than ever in the wedding space. There is actually a reason this style is gaining more traction as of late, however, and that is because of the worldwide flower shortage. There is actually a reason this style is gaining more traction as of late, however, and that is because of the worldwide flower shortage. We spoke with our friends at Something Borrowed Blooms to get their take on why choosing faux/dried floral elements might save you a pretty penny and a planning headache. 

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Destination I Do

Inspiration for a Pantone 2022 Wedding

Monday, February 28, 2022

Each year, Pantone comes out with the color of the year, and this year it's “Very Peri,” a relaxing shade of purple. This couldn’t be a better choice for the year 2022 because of the psychology of the color, meaning: wisdom, bravery, and spirituality. I think we can all agree that these virtues are most desirable at the moment, so why not incorporate some of that energy into your destination wedding? 

To help inspire you, we’re sharing floral arrangements and bridal fashion along with the backstory being each design from the designers themselves!

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Elite Daily

2022 Wedding Trends Include Bridgerton Decor And Sustainable Flowers

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Wedding season is fast approaching, and 2022 is set to be a big year for saying “I do.” Considering all the weddings that were pushed back from 2020 and 2021, you know this year is going to be jam-packed with celebrations. If you want your wedding day to stand out among the crowd, you can make sure your celebration is picture-perfect by staying on top of the biggest wedding trends for 2022.

Sustainability can also be a theme with your flowers. WeddingWire is seeing an increase in dried flowers as wedding decor for 2022. You could even get some Forever Roses from Roseshire that will last one to two years, or rent silk blooms from Something Borrowed Blooms. The best part? You can put the money you save towards your honeymoon fund.

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NEW YORK TIMES

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Amid it all, florists are finding creative ways to provide clients with their dream wedding flowers. The keys are flexibility and creativity.

Lauren Bercier started her silk-flower rental company, Something Borrowed Blooms, in Lafayette, La., six years ago. In 2021, she provided flowers for thousands of weddings, she said, up from 12 a month when she opened her business. On average, silk flowers cost about 70 percent less than fresh flowers, she said.

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NEW YORK POST

Frugal florals: Rent artificial flowers for your wedding and save money

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Instead of your grandmother’s earrings, consider making the wedding flowers your “something borrowed.”

Nationwide, the average cost for wedding florals hovers around $3,500, but with rented artificial flowers, that price drops to just $500, said Lauren Bercier, 36, co-founder and owner of SomethingBorrowedBlooms.com, a rent-and-return premium silk flower rental service based in Lafayette, LA.

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BRIDES

Silk Flower Arrangements: Everything to Know

Friday, January 28, 2022

Wedding flowers infuse color, texture, and personality into so many aspects of your big day. From choosing your bridal bouquet to table arrangements, the choices can be seemingly endless. But one option you may not be considering yet? Silk flowers.

Silk flowers are a stunning choice for the couple looking for a more sustainable option. While they are artificial versions of natural flowers, silk flowers look entirely real. "You can find just about any flower variety in the silk or artificial form," says Lauren Bercier and Laken Swan, founders of Something Borrowed Blooms. "The key to choosing the best silk flowers is ensuring the silk version closely mimics what would be found in nature." Another bonus? You’ll have the option to keep your bouquet or a table centerpiece from your wedding as a memento for years to come.

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Bridal Musings

2022 Wedding Flower Trends You Should Know

We may not be wedding florists ourselves. But, we’re certainly lusting for all things wedding florals these days. Following our favorite wedding florists on Instagram & taking advice from our favorite floral friends, it’s exciting to see new trends in wedding flowers. If 2022 is the year of the garden wedding, then we want to know what that’s going to look like. Online-based rent & return flower company Something Borrowed Blooms is spilling the tea on what colors, flowers & wedding floral trends we can expect to see in 2022.

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What's your favorite decor for Fall Weddings

A fall wedding wouldn't be complete without pops of bold and moody colors. This season we're loving deep terracotta as a bold, but earthy, color to introduce to your wedding. Pull this trending color into your design scheme with your bridesmaid dresses, reception linens, or decor accents throughout your reception and ceremony space.

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Biz New Orleans

Something Borrowed Blooms Wins $50K Investment at NOEW

Thursday, April 1, 2021

At the finale of the week-long festival of innovation, three startup finalists pitched their businesses in front of a live audience – and a global virtual audience – for an investment prize from the Idea Village. Lauren Bercier and Laken Swan, co-founders of wedding flower rental business Something Borrowed Blooms, walked away with the grand prize of $50,000.

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Forbes

Weddings Are Now A Big Opportunity For Smart, Adaptable Retailers And A Challenge For Everyone Else

Monday, June 28, 2021

A company called Something Borrowed Blooms will rent you centerpieces and bouquets made of silk. Instead of buying them, you rent them and send them back when the reception is over. In a world where consumers don’t want to own, they are gaining traction and have just raised a Series A of $1.5 million from investors.

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