I am passionate about flowers and making them part of life’s big events. To pick something beautiful that sprang from the earth to help celebrate an important milestone in life; humans have been doing that since time began.
I am also a Pinterest junkie and I love looking at the wedding venues filled with rich, over-the-top arrangements in flower walls, on table tops and candelabra, especially if they have used roses and trailing phalaenopsis, or moth orchids. They must have cost many thousands, used all sorts of resources to grow and ship, and what happens to the flowers the next day? Out they go.
That is why I use silk flowers.
I would not use them if the quality were not so high. The colors are clear and bright and they just look real. When I had a booth in March for the bridal fair at the Fairmont Hotel, brides walked right past, thinking it was too early in the planning to choose fresh flowers. So I stood in the aisle and asked the brides and their friends to touch the bouquets. That was when they couldn’t believe they were silk!
I love fresh flowers though. I took this photo last Sunday in my backyard, it is a monarch butterfly in mid-air attracted to the rubrium lily that comes up every year and blooms for weeks. With high quality silks for your venue décor you can have both the beauty of fresh flowers with the luxe look you want, and you will be able to to afford more flowers and still take a positive step towards recycling and repurposing.
Best Regards, Dorian
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