Wedding floral designer Brittany Kinney makes fake flowers look good. So good, in fact, you’ll have trouble noticing the difference. The idea for her now blooming business, explains Kinney, began with her own wedding.
“When I was planning my own wedding, I met with numerous fresh florists, but quickly learned my floral-vision was quite expensive,” she explained on her website. “My mom suggested that we explore faux blooms as an alternative so that I wouldn’t have to compromise my dream look.”
“I’ll admit I was very hesitant to this idea, writes Kinney, candidly. “But I am so glad she did make that suggestion, because I instantly fell in love with the possibilities of the incredible selection out there!” According to Kinney, family and friends at her wedding had no idea “poser-blooms” were surrounding them all the while. This stuck with her, long after the wedding was over.
Jump forward some years later, and she now specializes in designing handcrafted faux floral arrangements. Using high-quality, beautiful artificial flowers, the result is far cry from what we’ve come to recognize as fake flowers. Her fake flowers are also lighter in weight and don’t easily stain fabrics in comparison to fresh flowers, with the added bonus that they are allergy-friendly.
But the ultimate bonus is that ordering a faux bouquet means there’s little to no hassle on the day of the wedding. “Our poser blooms allow you a stress-free completion date,” reads her website, “with no unexpected surprises on your wedding day morning, since these pretties can be made well ahead of event time and easily stored in boxes.” The flowers can also be packed in suitcases, easily carried from place to place, a handy solution since many destination locations do not have a wide variety of flowers.
But even without these added bonuses, they’re undeniably pretty. See for yourself.