You'll Never Guess What These Flowers Are Made From

We took a quick poll of our dear Facebook and Twitter followers the other day asking: Are fake flowers a do or a don't? 60% of you said they are a do!

But we have a feeling the naysayers didn't have these in mind... One of our Facebook fans recommended Keepsake Blossoms (thanks Becca!), and now we're totally obsessed. These gorgeous flowers below are made entirely out of clay.

keepsake blossoms



Isn't the attention to detail here just incredible? As you can imagine, it's a time-consuming process—making just one flower can take seven days. So if you're planning on ordering bouquets, centerpieces, or even all of your wedding flower needs, it's recommended that you place your order at least a month and preferably up to six months in advance.

The best part: The cost for a bridal bouquet isn't much more than you'd pay for a floral bouquet—prices start at $300 and depend on the kinds of flowers, colors, size of the arrangement, and complexity. But it's well worth the cost, since it also gives you a beautiful keepsake after the big day. Also available: Hair flowers for around $25 and hairpieces for $50.

What do you think: Would you consider using clay flowers?

—Kristen O'Gorman Klein

Photos clockwise from top left: Abstract Mind by WLo, Angelina Rose Photography, Crescendo Photography, Angelina Rose Photography (2), Abstract Mind by WLo, Angelina Rose Photography, Amanda Fales Photography.


Q. Want to start a new trend for female members of my very small bridal party: they wear various style knee-length/tea-length white dresses accessorized with identical corsages with dress heels. Would this be making too much of a mockery of the tradition that the Bride only can wear white? I chose white for them to put an emphasis on "our solidarity and supportive partnership of my re-marriage to my ex-husband."

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! It certainly doesn't make a mockery of the tradition that only the bride can wear white -- in fact, all bridesmaids used to wear white! The reason then was to confuse any evil spirits trying to reach the bride, but it's still common in England for bridesmaids to wear white (remember Pippa at the Royal Wedding?). We think it's a lovely idea to have your bridesmaids wear white in this situation.