Faux vs. Fresh – Who knew?

While doing a little registry shopping recently, I was floored to see such gorgeous silk flowers at Pottery Barn (of all places)! My previous experience with silks has been less than impressive, but it appears that they’ve come quite a long way in recent years!

These are luscious and fresh-looking, vibrant and lifelike, and the best part? They don’t die or wilt! Check out this batch of lovelies in our wedding colors. (oh the peonies!)


And these orchids are rich, buttery, pure goodness, all extremely cost-competitive prices compared to real stems! You could even snip these off the stem and hot glue them to centerpieces or scatter them on tables for an exotic effect that won’t tire through the night.


If you’re eco-minded and want flowers that will live on long past your wedding for reuse, want to DIY without worrying about perishables, or simply want to keep your wedding flowers forever…. I highly recommend checking out the silks available today. I swear, they even smelled real!

*all images from author’s personal collection