Ah, silk. It’s a symbol of luxury and strength. Silk flowers embody the beauty of the material and their real-life inspirations. Many modern artificial flowers are sometimes made of materials other than silk. You may find a combination of cotton, polyester or silk. The appeal of these flowers is obvious. It’s a way to capture the glory of nature in a durable and long-lasting form.
Silk flowers have a long history. Once enjoyed by royalty, they are now available to all. Silk flowers are prized for their long-lasting beauty and artful design. Many mimic real flowers such as roses or orchids, but they maintain their color and loveliness for the long term. Silk flowers are lightweight and don’t require maintenance other than an occasional dusting.
Silk flowers travel well and hold their petals. They aren’t subject to wilt and are resistant to fading. One of the big bonuses of silk flowers is that they are suitable for people with allergies. You can still enjoy the beauty and natural form of flowers without all the sneezing. Pet owners with cats or dogs that can’t leave real flowers alone can use silk as an alternative and still enjoy the color and form of flowers in their homes. Silk flowers are available year-round, so you can find your favorite flower even if it’s out of season.
Silk Flowers for Weddings
Silk flowers can be a wise choice for extreme weather weddings where you may be concerned about real flowers wilting in the hot sun or freezing in the cold. You can easily mix silk arrangements with real flowers. Use the silk for the outdoor reception or for decorating the entry to the celebration and the real flowers for the inside ceremony.
Silk flowers can give creative brides an opportunity to play with different floral arrangements ahead of the ceremony without worrying about damaging delicate flowers. There are some advantages to using silk flowers in the bride’s bouquet. They can withstand handling and still look crisp for the ceremony. One lucky bridesmaid will get a bouquet that still looks great after the traditional bouquet toss during the celebration.
Silk bouquets can be kept after the ceremony and re-used for other events, around your house, or as reminders of your special day. Save them for your anniversary celebration every year or give them out as take-home gifts for wedding attendees.
Sizzlin’ Summer Silk Sale
Peoples Flower Shops’ Sizzlin’ Summer Silk Sale is going on right now through August 11. Take 50 percent off any silk arrangement in our stores. Take 10 percent off all candles, sachets, oils and chocolate. We have four convenient locations around Albuquerque in Nob Hill, Downtown, the Northeast Heights and Far North on Montgomery. Stop in and browse our colorful selection of silk to brighten your home, decorate for a special event or give as a thoughtful gift.