Silk Flowers For Weddings


Flower power

Essex-based Oznur Ozdemir, founder of Floral Atelier London and sister company Mediterranean Occasions, on taking a silky floral path at your wedding


When it comes to floral arrangements, silk flowers have become an increasingly popular choice among brides and event planners. These realistic and versatile alternatives to fresh flowers offer numerous advantages. As someone with extensive knowledge and experience in the world of silk flowers, here are my five top tips to discuss the benefits and reasons to consider incorporating them into weddings and other special occasions.

Choose an expert in hiring help with your silk flower selection


Someone knowledgeable in silk flowers can guide you in choosing the best quality silk flowers for your wedding. From selecting the right colours, textures, and styles to matching them with your overall theme and décor, they can assist you in making informed decisions that you won’t regret.

An expert will guide you in the important steps in maximising the impact of flowers at your wedding by helping you to select the right blooms. Consider the overall theme, colour scheme, and season of your wedding when choosing flowers. Opt for silk flowers that not only resonate with your personal style, but also complement the surrounding decor. Not forgetting to select the perfect combination of flowers that align with your vision. 

Cost-effective alternative


One of the biggest advantages of silk flowers is their cost-effectiveness. Unlike fresh flowers, silk flowers are not subject to seasonal price variations. They can be purchased in advance, allowing for better budget planning. Consequently, your florist will provide insights on how choosing silk flowers can help you save money without compromising the overall aesthetic of your wedding. You can create the “wow” factor at a fraction of the cost.

To create a visually harmonious wedding design, ensure that your floral arrangements coordinate seamlessly with other elements of the event. Consider incorporating the same flowers used in the bouquets into the centrepieces, aisle decors, and other flower displays throughout the venue. This cohesive look will tie everything together and create a unified and polished feel. 

Endless colour and style options


Silk flowers come in an endless variety of colours and styles, providing maximum flexibility in wedding design. A knowledgeable florist who works daily with silk flowers can help you explore different possibilities, enabling you to create unique and personalised floral arrangements that perfectly capture the vision you have for your big day. 

Durability and longevity


Unlike fresh flowers that wither within a few days, silk flowers offer long-lasting beauty. They can withstand the test of time, allowing you to preserve your wedding memories for years to come. Having an experienced well-versed florist in the durability of silk flowers, they can advise you on how to care for and store them after your special day (bouquets) ensuring they remain in perfect condition.

There are also several benefits of using silk flower arrangements for a summer ceremony. Firstly, silk flowers are highly durable and can withstand heat and sun exposure without wilting or fading. This ensures that your arrangements will maintain their beauty throughout the event so in all your photos your flowers will be in top condition. Additionally, silk flowers are lightweight and easy to transport, making them ideal for outdoor settings. They are also versatile and can be shaped and arranged in various ways to suit your desired aesthetic.

Allergy-friendly and eco-conscious choice


Silk flowers are hypoallergenic, making them a great choice for individuals with allergies or sensitivities to pollen; silk flowers provide a safe and allergy-free alternative. Additionally, by opting for silk flowers, you contribute to a more sustainable wedding, as they are reusable, reducing waste. The ecological benefits of silk flowers are endless and you can have a beautiful wedding while also being eco-conscious.

When it comes to selecting silk flowers for weddings or events, our expertise lies in ensuring the highest quality and realistic appearance. Choose someone who has an eye for detail, carefully assessing the colour, texture, and overall aesthetic of each flower. Someone that understands the importance of selecting flowers that complement the theme, colour scheme, and overall ambiance of the occasion.  

Professionals will stay up-to-date with the latest trends in floral design, and be able to offer fresh and innovative options. Additionally, an experienced florist will be well versed in cost-effective solutions, helping clients achieve their desired look while staying within budget. Choosing sustainably produced silk flowers ensures that they are made from eco-friendly materials, such as recycled textiles or organic fibres, minimising their environmental impact. Additionally, silk flowers can be reused for future events, reducing waste. By prioritising sustainability, we can create beautiful and memorable floral arrangements while minimising our carbon footprint and contributing to a greener, more sustainable future. Our goal is to create stunning arrangements that leave a lasting impression on guests whilst minimising the impact on the environment.

In conclusion, from their cost-effectiveness and versatility to their durability and environmental benefits, silk flowers are a favourable option that should not be overlooked. You will be able to create stunning and memorable floral displays that will leave a lasting impression on your special day and when using a reputable company who use the finest silks available worldwide you won’t know the difference.

See more at mediterraneanoccasions.co.uk

Photography by Julia West (juliaandyou.com/) all photographed at Gaynes Park (gaynespark.co.uk)

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