Flowers of clay


Courtesy of DK Designs

If you think this is just an ordinary bouquet, think again. These flowers are actually made of air-dried clay that mimics the appearance of fresh flowers. "They are a great alternative for a bride who wants an arrangement to cherish for many years to come," says Diane Phillips of DK Designs, who creates custom clay wedding bouquets. "With a little bit of care—light dusting—the flowers will last a really long time!" Wondering what to do with your arrangement after the ceremony? Diane says that couples display their bouquets in their homes as centerpieces and as artificial flower arrangements. One bride even dismantled her flowers to create ornaments for her first holiday with her new husband. And Diane doesn't stop at bouquets! She also creates cake flowers, centerpieces, wedding favors and more. Take a look at all of her designs at —Kathryn Papanek

Wedding Wisdom: Don't be afraid to think outside the box when creating your flowers and decorations. Feathers, greenery, branches and other unique items can be incorporated into your floral arrangements.

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