Silk/fake flowers

We've Moved!

Our wonderful discussion forums have now moved to Facebook...

Click to join us in our HIGM ("Help I'm Getting Married") group!

BipsyBoo Posts: 1534
Does anyone know where I can get nice, artificial flowers online and at a decent rate? I'm looking for kind of wild looking flowers like hydrangeas and things like that. I don't need a huge pile or anything - I'm just looking for some to jazz up the marquee a little bit as I want to avoid spending too much on flowers. I'm having lantern centrepieces but think a few bits of floral decoration would be lovely. It's hard to know without a recommendation though if flowers look nice and not plastic-y as pix can be deceptive. Any help appreciated!
CelD Posts: 699
[quote="oileanbride":1xgp9l68]Does anyone know where I can get nice, artificial flowers online and at a decent rate? I'm looking for kind of wild looking flowers like hydrangeas and things like that. I don't need a huge pile or anything - I'm just looking for some to jazz up the marquee a little bit as I want to avoid spending too much on flowers. I'm having lantern centrepieces but think a few bits of floral decoration would be lovely. It's hard to know without a recommendation though if flowers look nice and not plastic-y as pix can be deceptive. Any help appreciated![/quote:1xgp9l68] Hi there oileanbride, I might be able to help you regarding your need to find silk/fake flowers. I hand make clay flowers, in many different colours. I know when you first read this you will think that the "clay flowers" will be too heavy, this is not the case, they actually very light weight and as they are air dried are very durable. Here is a small selection of what I have created with them so far... [img:1xgp9l68]http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww165/Celdesign/NewForalDesignsforJan2011006.jpg[/img:1xgp9l68] [img:1xgp9l68]http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww165/Celdesign/TuborRosesandPearls.jpg[/img:1xgp9l68] [img:1xgp9l68]http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww165/Celdesign/NewForalDesignsforJan2011014.jpg[/img:1xgp9l68] [img:1xgp9l68]http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww165/Celdesign/NewForalDesignsforJan2011011.jpg[/img:1xgp9l68] At Present I am working on a small poise with roses and Hydrangea's and I can PM you with this image when completed. All that is lacking with these flowers is the perfume of natural flowers! HTH Celine
stickwoman Posts: 2394
Sent you a PM Celine Oileanbride - Dunnes have lovely silk/fake flowers in at the moment. I picked up a few gerbera ones for my pew ends today and they were only 1€ each!! Bargain!
BipsyBoo Posts: 1534
Your stuff looks lovely Celine. I'll check out your website. Thanks for the tip re Dunnes, AngelButterfly - will have a peek tomorrow :thnk
BrideinArmagh Posts: 102
i got my bouquets & buttonholes from allaboutweddings.ie and they also threw in some flowers for decorating baytrees - i'd recommend to email them what you were thinking and see.... i found them v.good and reasonable HTH :wv
Dot Cotton Posts: 1298
i'm using foam flowers with some real flowers dipersed throughout my bouquet & by BM's bouquets. Look so real its actually scary. Am gettin them from Central Flower Supplies (i think thats the name) on the airport road in Cork. My entire bouquet with cos 32e - bargain & way more realistic looking than silk flowers IMO :wv
Green Bean 1982 Posts: 74
allaboutweddings.ie Michelle is a gem to deal with I have got samples and the quality is 100% :)
Synergy Posts: 2768
[quote="Louise1981":1ln501tt]i'm using foam flowers with some real flowers dipersed throughout my bouquet & by BM's bouquets. Look so real its actually scary. Am gettin them from Central Flower Supplies (i think thats the name) on the airport road in Cork. My entire bouquet with cos 32e - bargain & way more realistic looking than silk flowers IMO :wv[/quote:1ln501tt] + 1 re Central floral supplies I got mine here and they're stunning
1