Eternal blooms with dried artificial flowers
Dried, silk, foam or plastic flowers all offer a reliable alternative to fresh flowers. Durable plastic foliage and trees make ideal outdoor decorations, while more delicate foam or silk flowers are perfect for a small bunch of flowers to either walk down the aisle or to brighten a room in a vase. Dried flowers are sometimes favoured as an alternative to confetti at weddings and are also popular with craft fans who might use the dried blooms in scrapbooking or decoupage projects, with dried lavender being a popular option.
Artificial flowers mean that a bridal party can enjoy timeless flowers, like tulips or roses, delivered safely before the big day without the risk of wilting. Bulk selections of delicate foam roses are ideal for creating custom wedding bouquets for bridesmaids and matching buttonholes for the groomsmen.
Vibrant silk flower displays are also well suited as table centrepieces during the wedding breakfast, as they wont require water top-ups throughout the day like real flowers might do. For a bride who insists on real flowers a bunch of dried flowers offers a lasting compromise, especially if the wedding is in a warm climate and fresh flowers might not survive the rising temperatures. Flowers like a lavender actually retain their scent while dried, offering a perfumed bouquet much like many fresh flowers would.
Outdoor artificial flowers
For exterior floral decorations, artificial latex flowers can withstand even the worst weather. Hanging topiary balls create an elegant look hung from a building, with solar-powered versions offering twinkling light up bulbs amongst the leaves.
Twin bay trees placed either side of a driveway or doorframe offer a sophisticated welcome on your threshold. Eucalyptus, ivy vines and orchid artificial plants look good both inside and outside of a property, which is ideal for creating a continuous theme throughout a building. Artificial moss can even be placed around the soil on the pots to further the illusion of real plants.