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November 8, 2008

Christmas Wedding Flowers

The Christmas holidays are a joyful and festive season of the year.  Christmas weddings can be just as exciting as the season itself by using beautiful silk Christmas flowers in your bouquets and decorations.

The Poinsettia is the most popular Christmas flower.  They can be used in bouquets or as potted plants to decorate the ceremony and reception areas.  They come in colors of red, white, pink and sometimes blue.

The Poinsettia plant is a symbol of purity and their star shaped petals symbolize The Star of Bethlehem.

The red rose symbolizes love and makes a beautiful hand tied bouquet, especially when wrapping the stems with silver ribbons adorned with pearls.  Small silver bells can be added to carry out a “Silver Bells” wedding theme.  When carried down the aisle by a bridesmaid, their sounds add excitement and ambiance to the wedding theme.

The white Christmas rose with it’s pink tips also known as the Snow Rose or Winter Rose, blooms only in winter.

A story about the Christmas Rose is linked to the birth of Christ.  A poor shepherd girl named Madelon was tending her sheep on the night Christ was born.  The wise men and other sheperds were giving gifts of gold, myrrh, frankincense, fruit and honey to the Christ child.  Madelon had nothing to give and began to cry.  As she wept an angel passed by seeing her and stooped down brushing away snow at her feet to uncover the most beautiful Christmas Rose which she presented as her gift of love for the new baby.

When choosing Christmas wedding bouquets, remember to keep size in mind.  Especially the brides bouquet.  An oversized bouquet can distract from the brides wedding gown.  The wedding bouquet should compliment the wedding gown and help show off the bride and her beauty.  After all she is the main attraction of the day.

Items of lace, fur, feathers, pearls etc can be incorporated into the bridal bouquet to enhance the brides gown.

Christmas wedding bouquets can be adorned with brightly colored Holly berries with their beautiful green foliage.  Mistletoe is another greenery popular during the holidays.  Mistletoe has been used for more than two hundred years before the birth of Christ in Christmas celebrations.  Use them to adorn the wedding altar so when the minister, priest, rabbi etc announces you as husband and wife, you will be ready to keep within the Christmas tradition of kissing under the Mistletoe.

When it comes to decking the halls at your Christmas wedding, the use of garlands designed from evergreens of Balsam fir, Douglas fir, Fraser fir, White Pine or Scotch Pine, will give off a wonderful fragrance that remind us of the holiday season.  Embellishing bouquets with these evergreens also make fragrant bouquets.

For a bride on a low budget, Christmas time is the perfect time to get married and save money.  Most churches are already decorated for the season with beautiful red Painsettia, Christmas trees, garlands of Holly and Evergreens.  The windows may already be decorated with candles and greenery.  The only flowers the bride may need to furnish is the bridal party bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres.

Hanging Christmas Cactus that bloom during December can be used to hang around the room in the reception area.  After the wedding reception they can be used as gifts to your bridesmaids, parents or any one who helped with your special day.  After all, Christmas is the time for giving.

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Bonnie Goodwin Ray
My Silk Wedding

July 31, 2008

Enjoy Tradition and Beauty with Silk Calla Lily Wedding Bouquets

Enjoy Tradition and Beauty with Silk Calla Lily Wedding Bouquets

In Victorian times, the beautiful calla lily was used to represent marriage – so what better flower is there for you to add to your bouquet?  Calla lilies are also symbolic of magnificent beauty – and what bride doesn’t want to carry a bouquet that represents how beautiful she is?  With a calla lily wedding bouquet, you can enjoy the exquisite beauty these flowers represent while also having a wedding that is filled with Victorian symbolism!

There are also several different colors you can select from if you choose to add calla lilies to your wedding.  Of course, white calla lilies are the most traditional choice for calla lily wedding bouquets because many brides wish to have a white wedding.  Nonetheless, you can select any color calla lily you like if you choose to use artificial wedding flowers for your special day.

With artificial calla lilies, you can have the flowers dyed to any color you desire.  In addition, you can select the exact size and style of calla lily you wish to have for your wedding.  Unlike natural calla lilies, which can be difficult to obtain if they are not in season, you can always get artificial wedding flowers at any time of the year.

When it comes to artificial wedding flowers, calla lilies are among the most realistic and attractive options.  When made with silk, artificial calla lilies are nearly indistinguishable from the real thing.  Even better, using artificial wedding flowers makes it easier for you to keep your calla lily wedding bouquet as a memento of your special day.

In the past, brides have had to press the flowers from their bouquets or take extensive steps to have them artificially preserved.  Not only is this time consuming and potentially costly, the flowers do still fade and do not retain the same beauty and luster as on your wedding day.  With the help of artificial calla lilies, on the other hand, you can count on your flowers looking just as beautiful in twenty years as they do on your wedding day.

Another benefit to using artificial calla lilies is the fact that they are generally less expensive than their natural counterparts.  Although you are probably prepared to spend a significant amount of money on your wedding, you certainly don’t want to pay for extra expenses that are unnecessary.  With the money you save with your artificial wedding flowers, you can have an even better time with your new spouse on a romantic honeymoon getaway!

January 8, 2008

Five Tips For A Picture Perfect Wedding Ceremony

Will your wedding day turn out to be picture perfect? Most likely not. It’s simply the nature of things that not everything will go precisely as planned.

Here are five tips to help you have a better than average chance that your careful planning will result in a near perfect wedding ceremony. The one you’ve always dreamed of.

1. Begin planning your wedding early. We recommend at least one year in advance. This will give you a better chance of being able to book the location and entertainment you want.

2. Start working with a florist early on. No later than six months from your wedding. You may want to consider using silks so you can have your wedding flowers and bridal bouquet well in advance of your wedding day. Avoiding any last minute mix-ups.

3. Hire a wedding planner or put someone you trust in charge. This will reduce the stress  and allow you to be more relaxed and enjoy your special day and the weeks and months preceeding your wedding.

4. Use silk flowers for your reception centerpieces. This will keep it simple and you can give them to your guests as momentos of your big day.

5. Be flexible. Small last minute changes to details will surely leave you stressed out. Know ahead of time that not everything will go exactly as planned and prepare yourself for last minute adjustments.

It’s your special day. Plan ahead and be prepared for minor last minute changes.

Bonnie Ray – the silk wedding flowers lady.

December 27, 2007

Coral Peach Silk Wedding Flower Collection Added

My silk wedding flowers has added s stunning new silk wedding flower collection to the site at mysilkwedding

Highlights of the package include a bridal cascading bouquet, hand tied bouquets for bridesmaids, a toss bouquet, groom and groomsmem boutionnieres and two tulle bow arrangements.

Colors are mainly coral peach and blush using roses, calla lilies, ivy, and rose leaves.

Bonnie uses shooting pearls, ribbon loops and streamers to add a touch of elegance and class to this beautiful silk wedding flower collection.

The collection was designed by Bonnie Ray for one of her brides for a late summer wedding. The bride, groom and parents were all exceptionally pleased with the flowers.

The collection is now available either online or off by visiting the site and calling the toll free number.

December 21, 2007

Valentines Wedding Flowers

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If you’re having a Valentines wedding and you haven’t ordered your wedding flowers it’s time to get in gear.

Local florists will be swamped around Valentines day. Online florists, even the silk floral designers usually have an abundance of work with deadlines to meet.

That puts you in a precarious situation. So just a brief word of warning. don’t put it off. You want your wedding flowers  ready for your wedding.

Many couples like to have their wedding ceremonies around Valentines day and last minute preparations often result in mix-ups and last minute deliveries.

Wouldn’t you rather have your wedding flowers well in advance to eliminate the stress and headaches. I thought so. So if you’ve been putting off ordering your wedding flowers it’s a good time to consider getting your orders placed.

May 29, 2006

The Season of Flowers

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Spring has come and will be gone before we know it. Why I am talking about spring? For starters spring is the season of flowers. Seems like everything is in bloom. Unfortunately, the blooms won't last long. They go throuh their cycle and "poof" they're gone. But to the bride whose wedding falls in another season, there's no need to worry. Today's silk wedding flowers not only look practically indistinguishable from natural flowers but are also available year round. So when it comes to the right flowers for your wedding, regardless of the season, using silk flowers allows you the freedom to choose exactly what you want to make your dream wedding a reality. <a href="" rel="tag">silk wedding flowers</a>

Bonnie Goodwin Ray

May 28, 2006

My Silk Wedding Flowers Undergoing Major Overhaul

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It's been a long time coming but finally my silk wedding flowers is going through a major overhaul. Gone will be the drab colors and layout of the site. The new look will be very feminine, and have more of a wedding related look. Colors will be softer and help set the getting married mood. We will also be offering many bonuses and surprises that are currently not offerred. So keep a watch for the new site. It's being designed for you the bride in mind.
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 Bonnie Goodwin Ray

May 27, 2006

Changing Times

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It seems that most everything is changing these days. And the same is true when it comes to weddings. Brides are no longer limited to pale colors. Todays bride will often opt for bold and lavish colors in their gowns and flowers. Regardless of the wedding theme and color choices you've made, you can bring it all together with silk wedding flowers . There are a wide variety of colors and hues availabe for today's bride to choose from. So why not go with silk? It only makes sense.
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Bonnie Goodwin Ray

Why Use Silk?

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Remember the old days? When it came to wedding flowers you had two choices, real or plastic. Plastic really looked fake so there really wasn't much of a choice. But today's silk wedding flowers, if chosen carefully look so natural it takes a well trained eye to tell the difference. In addition to their natural look, they save money, can be made up in advance, and will continue to maintain there beauty throughout the years. Why would you want to use anything else?

Bonnie Goodwin Ray

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