Sharon’s blog

Read about stunning silk flowers, beautiful weddings, amazing replica bouquets and my latest designs.

Summer meadow flowers in jars

When lockdown is over and things start to get back to normal, whatever that is, what could be nicer than an outdoor party!

These simple but beautiful jars full of artificial meadow flowers look so summery and inviting. They would also look lovely on the tables at a festival themed wedding and make ideal gifts for your guests.

Replica bouquet of silk roses and freesias

When Kerry first contacted me way back at the end of January she sent me some really lovely photos of her wedding bouquet and I thought this is a bouquet I would really like to try and reproduce, it was so lovely, as seen here on the left.

But artificial flowers are much more limited in their colours, shapes and sizes. Searching through the websites of my usual wholesalers, the roses were either the right colour but the wrong size or the right shape and the wrong colour – very frustrating.

Not willing to be defeated next I searched the general internet. At last I found some roses that were nearly right and I showed them to Kerry who was happy for me to go ahead and order them directly from Hong Kong!

Once the roses arrived I ordered the Freesias from my local wholesaler as usual, not knowing that within a few days it would be closed because of Covid-19 and I had ordered them just in time.

I proceeded with the construction of the replica bouquet (right image), by this time we were all in lockdown and Kerry said it was nice to have something lovely to look forward to.

On receiving the bouquet Kerry sent me this brilliant review – “Thank you so much for my beautiful bouquet Sharon. I really wanted a replica, initially thinking it might be impossible. But luckily I found Cooper floral design who were not going to be beaten. Sharon managed to find what looked like replicas, but we could not be sure until they arrived. They turned out to be perfect and my husband and I couldn’t be happier with the finished product. I highly recommend Cooper Floral design, not just for the finished product but also for the outstanding service throughout. Many, many thanks.”

Thank you Kerry, I hope you enjoy your silk bouquet for many years to come x

Sunny silk daffodil bouquet, vase arrangement and buttonhole

It’s always a great pleasure to supply the flowers for Not Just Brides window display. The lovely wedding boutique is located oposite the old Market Place in Westbury and has a wonderful range of bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses and gentlemens suits to hire.

The silk bouquet contains yellow and white daffodils, blue Forget-me-nots, white blossom and bright fern leaves. The vase arrangement also contains daffodils, with Forsythia and Maidenhair fern. The matching buttonhole is pinned to one of Not Just Brides handsome waistcoats.

White and green wedding bouquets

Whilst placing the bouquets on the windowsill for this photo I dropped the bridesmaid’s bouquet right on it’s head! If it had been made of real flowers it would have been a total disaster, with crushed petals and broken heads. But the artificial flowers just bounced and carried on looking perfect 🙂

These beautiful white artificial bouquets are ready for the Lanes Wedding Fair on 1st March, organised by When We Wed.

Bridal bouquet of ivory roses, Lily-of-the-valley, apple blossom, Freesia and Tweedia with fern leaves. Bridesmaid’s bouquet of ivory roses, Lily-of-the-valley and Tweedia with fern leaves, and small child’s bouquet of rose buds, apple blossom and ferns.

There will also be matching buttonholes and table arrangements on display at the wedding fair.

I’m looking forward to chatting to lots of lovely couples about their wedding flower dreams and showing them just how beautiful silk flowers can be (and robust!).