During the course of my own wedding planning journey, one of my (many) bridezilla moments came when I discovered that my long-desired flower choices—fluffy Red Charm and Le Cygne peonies—were out of season on my wedding date, and not a single fresh-cut peony was to be had. There would have been a lot less foot-stomping then if I had known about the existence of Afloral, where every kind of bloom under the sun—including the prized peony—is always in season. Although artificial flowers have gotten a bad rap in the past, the modern versions that you can find in abundance on Afloral are not even remotely similar to, say, the dusty-looking eyesores that sat atop Aunt Dottie’s windowsill. Quite truthfully, I’m blown away by the beautiful and budget-friendly offerings of Afloral, which has a mind-bogglingly large selection of incredibly realistic-looking silk flowers, from sweet peas to succulents and everything in between. Whether your desired look is rustic or modern, colorful or subdued, there is a set of stems to suit your taste. Chic faux flowers like these, which even come in a range of vibrant hues overlooked by nature, are an ideal choice for the creative-minded DIY bride who craves a completely customized look reflective of her personal style. Afloral also offers an astonishingly wide variety of decorative wraps—including ribbon, raffia, burlap, lace, faux moss, and more—for further personalization. As if that weren’t enough already, they’ve added birch containers, ceramic vases, heirloom votive holders, and an assortment of other vessels and floral-related goodies to make shopping for your wedding flowers even sweeter. Take a look at the entrancingly lovely and stylistically variegated arrangements below. If you didn’t know otherwise, I bet you couldn’t distinguish these beauties from their fresh counterparts. Unlike fresh flowers, however, they’ll never wilt, and they’ll look as crisp and pristine on your twentieth anniversary as they did on the day you walked down the aisle.
Take a peek at Afloral’s awesome how-to videos and some of my personal Afloral favorites, including these whimsical colored glass centerpieces, these country chic bridal bouquets, and these retro gerbera daisy centerpieces.
Photos courtesy of AfloralThis post was sponsored by Afloral. All opinions are our own.