A Stephanotis or Gardenia By Any Other Name

My ultrasound was this morning, which, consequently, is why I’m not posting until after noon. If I had a scanner handy, I’d be impressing all of you with my extremely attractive — though currently rather Halloween-ready — offspring. As it is, our scanner is broken, so I won’t be showing off my fetus until I can drag my tush to the drug store to use the big girl scanner.

Instead, you get another round of alternative wedding flowers…this time from DK Designs in Hawaii.


I love the tight, polished look of this Stephanotis bridal bouquet, crafted from Claycraft by Deco clay and accented with tiny Austrian Swarovski crystals. The whole thing is finished with a double-faced satin Tiffany blue ribbon embellished with a square crystal buckle. And unlike your average bridal bouquet, this one will never wilt or fade or get nasty-crunchy.

DK Designs also makes floral centerpieces and (ta da!) hair accessories like this pretty and delicate gardenia hair clip.


Gardenia perfume can be added to the flower itself just before shipping so it smells just as sweet as the real thing.

Clay wedding flowers aren’t for everyone, of course. Real blossoms and blooms will likely never go out of style. But for the bride-to-be who wants something just a little bit different, they can be a beautiful alternative.

6 Responses to “A Stephanotis or Gardenia By Any Other Name”

  1. blablover5 says:

    Clay flowers look so cool and delicate. I’m always slightly worried I’m gonna break them.

    Congrats on the ultrasound and seeing the little baby. I’d found out a few weeks before my wedding that my MOH is pregnant so she’ll get getting one to show us all soon as well.

  2. Surprisingly, many of them are not as delicate as they seem, blablover5. I should know…I’m a total klutz!

    Big congrats to your MOH 🙂

  3. Melissa says:

    They’re really not as delicate as they look. I got a stephanotis bouquet (“pearl” centers) from diane for my wedding last year and it was fantastic. I took the bouquet apart and now we use small clusters of flowers to decorate the tree at Christmastime!

  4. Dianasaur says:

    These flowers are really popular in hawaii. People are always wearing them in their hair. Every time I go back I get a couple more. People here always want to touch them to see if they’re real.

  5. Melissa: Neat! How nice it must be to be able to see your bouquet every year 🙂

    Dianasaur: Color me surprised — I’d have thought with all the lovely flowers that real florals would be the more popular option for everyday wear. Then again, these will last forever, so it’s not that surprising.

  6. Tom Inatafe says:

    These are lovely, but Im surprised their so durable. I still prefer real flowers, tho. A spritz of perfume isn’t ever going to smell as sweet as the real thing.