Silk Wedding Flowers: The Ultimate Guide

You simply can’t have a wedding without flowers. From the bridal bouquet to centerpieces at the reception, flowers play a massive part in your big day. Not only do they bring color and texture to a wedding celebration, but they’re also a chance for a couple to let their personality shine through their choice of blooms.

Every wedding has flowers, from beautiful hydrangeas to show-stopping peonies, but what if you could keep your arrangements for life, instead of just your wedding day? High quality silk flowers are just as beautiful as the real thing, and they’ll live on forever.


silk wedding flowers buying guide centerpiece idea with silk flowers in a cloche
Silk flowers are fine candidates for a composition under glass; like this glass cloche. (via One King’s Lane)

Not yet convinced? Let’s find out more.

Why choose silk flowers?

Why go with silk? The real question is why not? 

First of all, they’re more sustainable. Silk flowers can be reused and will look fresh forever, unlike living blooms which will last a week at best. You’ll be able to keep a bouquet or table centerpiece for years to come, as a special memory of your wedding. 

While there are different artificial versions of flowers, silk flowers look real. We’re not talking about fake flowers from the dollar store, here. These silk flowers are beautifully-crafted, delicate, and look just like the real thing. You also know exactly what you’re getting before the big day –– no last-minute surprises! They’re also always in season, so you don’t have to worry about not finding your favorite blooms.


silk wedding flowers guide tropical flower wedding ceremony backdrop with birds of paradise proteas and ginger
Get the look: You can have a tropical wedding backdrop anytime. A mix of leaves are dotted with red ginger, heliconia, birds of paradise, and pincushion protea.

Flowers can be one of the most significant expenses on a wedding day, so make sure you’re considering all available options. Silk flowers can also be more cost-effective, especially if you want to go all-out with your florals on the big day. 

No-one will be able to tell the difference, but you’ll get to keep them forever. What’s not to love?


The best silk wedding flowers

Once you’ve decided on silk flowers, you have endless options. We have a wide variety of silk flowers to choose from. Our catalog includes everything from popular wedding flowers like peonies, roses, ranunculus, and hydrangeas, to artificial foliage options like eucalyptus, ivy, boxwood, and ferns. 

It’s all about choosing what represents you and your partner. Let’s go through some of your best options. 


red silk roses in clear glass vase with gold rim silk wedding flowers guide
The ribbed glass on this vase is perfect for obscuring the silk flower stems, while the gold rim adds a gorgeous detail.

Silk roses

Of course, roses are a classic wedding choice. 

Red roses are synonymous with celebrating the joy and passion of love, so red silk roses are perfect if you’re going for a more traditional wedding decor theme. 


white roses with silver dollar eucalyptus and Queen Anne's lace in wood fishbowl vase
PAIRED WITH WOOD  A mix of white roses, Queen Anne’s lace, and silver dollar eucalyptus in a wood vase. (via @angelamarieevents)

Silk roses, just like their living counterparts, come in a huge variety of species and colors, from white and cream to vivid blue and pink. They’re a super-versatile flower, that looks stunning on its own or incorporated with other blooms into bridal bouquets and centerpieces. Loose rose petals are another excellent wedding decor choice, scattered down the ceremony aisle or on reception tables. 


low wedding centerpiece of pink peonies in small vases martha stewart weddings
GET LOW  Colorful pink peonies in low glass vases put the focus on the flowers. Don’t feel like you have to have huge, full arrangements on your wedding day—sometimes simple but special is the way to go. – Martha Stewart Weddings

Silk peonies

Peonies represent love, honor, happiness, and beauty. Can you think of a more fitting flower for a wedding?


long table with a mix of bud vases with tulips ranunculus peonies and delphiniums from silk wedding flowers guide
MIXING IT UP  Add color with ranunculus, peonies, tulips, and delphiniums in vintage-look glass bud vases and metal bud vases. Substitute artificial blooms for any flowers you’d love to include that are out of season. (via @jumanzoliflores)

A bouquet of silk peonies is a classic choice for a bridal bouquet, whether you go for all-white, all-pink, or a mix of different colors. For a rehearsal dinner or vintage wedding theme, single silk peony stems look great in glass bud vases on a less formal tablescape. 

silk wedding flowers guide escort card table with white phalaenopsis orchids in bud vases from martha stewart weddings
ELEVATED ESCORT CARDS  Re-create this scene by grouping phalaenopsis orchids in slim vessels of varying heights. For a less pricey option… dahlias, Queen Anne’s lace, or anemones. Then add a decorative screen as a backdrop. Head to target for basic styles you can paint, wallpaper, or cover in fabric; eBay often offers vintage models; or, for the most wallet-friendly solution, score one for the day from a local party-rental company. Similar bud vases available at Jamali Garden. – Martha Stewart Weddings

Silk orchids

If you want to make a statement, but aren’t keen on going over the top with massive floral displays, silk orchids are the answer. They’re visually striking enough to look good on their own, rather than paired with other blooms in an arrangement. 

clear wedding tent reception decorated with white phalaenopsis orchid garlands from silk wedding flowers guide
Get the look: Garlands of white phalaenopsis orchids criss-cross and cascade down over wedding reception tables In a tent with a clear, see-through ceiling. (via @pearlyposie)

They’re simple yet elegant, and, again, can be found in a range of colors. White silk orchids are a classic wedding choice or go bold with bright blue silk orchids placed throughout your reception venue. Orchid blooms come in a variety of shapes, so you can really get creative with them. 


classic wedding reception tables with silver candlesticks and silver urns with blue hydrangea bouquets
Get the look: Beautiful and elegant wedding styling with blue hydrangea centerpieces in classic, silver flower urns. (via Raûl Avila)

Silk hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are the perfect flower to include in bouquets and arrangements, thanks to their large, ball-like structure. Our blue silk hydrangeas are the most common color, though we carry everything from white to pink and purple. 

blue and lavender hydrangea wedding bouquet
COASTAL CLUTCH … an atmospheric palette of blue and lavender blooms with a charcoal bow. – Martha Stewart Weddings

Why not get creative with your hydrangea usage? Wrap pink silk hydrangea stems around a wire molded into the shape of a heart or the couples’ initials for a memorable accent piece.


boxwood backdrop with white faux magnolia flowers
Dress up a boxwood wall with an arc of white magnolia flowers for a wedding ceremony or photo booth backdrop. (via FLOWER magazine)

Silk magnolias

For brides and grooms looking for a less-common flower option, magnolias are perfect. They’re not a traditional choice for weddings, but are simultaneously elegant and dramatic, and will definitely be memorable. 


tablescape with  Queens Anne's lace ferns and greenery in bud vases and magnolia flowers in julep cups
FORAGED GREENERY  Here’s a simple, summery way to celebrate: Set a handsome table using decanters, tumblers, and even an ice bucket or two, all filled with a dramatic mix of garden greenery and understated blooms. – Martha Stewart. Get the look with magnolias in silver julep cups, ferns, and other greenery in bottle bud vases.

A few branches of this white magnolia spray are a great place to start. A tall presence on reception tables, placed it in a tall vase –– either on its own or paired with faux leafy magnolia branches for a realistic look. 

A magnolia leaf garland dotted with pretty silk magnolia flowers looks stunning used as a table runner. Let it run down the center, and even down to the floor, on long wedding reception tables. It’s a great option for adding greenery and blooms to the decor without using vases that could end up adding to your costs. 


pink anthuriums with philodendron leaves in gold bud vases
PINK ANTHURIUMS  Steel Bretagne gold vases with anthuriums and greenery are perfect for a destination wedding. (via @macandthemushroom)

Silk tropicals

Planning a beach wedding, destination ceremony, or a celebration in the middle of summer? Tropical silk tropicals are the best way to embrace that warm weather vibe and tie the wedding theme together. 


modern birds of paradise floral tropical centerpiece
SCULPTURAL  Use a wood or cement flower box for this modern arrangement with birds of paradise, large leaves, and cut stems. (via Fior déco)


Use bright, eccentric flowers – like this silk red Peruvian lily – as the main focus for the floral arrangements, built out with smaller neutral blooms and greenery. Palm fronds and monstera leaves are ideal choices if you need somewhere to start, and a red ginger spray makes for an eye-catching accent. 


sugarbush pink protea in white ceramic bud vase for a tropical wedding
CHOOSE BIG BLOOMS  Perfect for a tropical or desert wedding, sugarbushes are equal parts striking and simple. Also known as protea, sugarbushes need little else to complement them in order to make an impact; when fully bloomed, they’re sure to leave a lasting impression. – BRIDES. Get the look: Pair a silk protea with this ceramic bottle bud vase or this ceramic teardrop bud vase.


Silk frangipanis are an obvious choice for a beachside wedding. Incorporate them into the bride’s bouquet and into flower crowns for the bridal party.  When using silk tropicals, it’s all about having fun and getting creative!

Ready to pick your silk flowers?

Whether you’re hosting a black-tie wedding with a sit-down dinner or a barefoot beach wedding in Hawaii, you’re going to need flowers. And silk flowers are simply your best option if you’re looking for pretty blooms that can last forever. 

At Jamali Garden we have a full range of high-quality silk flowers, so you’re sure to find the perfect ones for your special day.