We are an innovative florist designer offering rentals of realistic faux silk and foam flowers in Raleigh, NC and surrounding areas. We create realistic, aromatic, silk flower arrangements and decorations to add a pop of color and beauty to your special day.

With our variety of collections and custom-made arrangements, we can help you find something perfect for your wedding day, bridal shower, sweet sixteen, quinceañera, corporate event, and more. We’re committed to helping our clients create a perfect event with our couture decor flower rentals. Serving as the client’s floral experts, we make sure that our events look like a dream come true. We offer gorgeous faux silk and foam flower arrangements, bouquets, boutonnières, ceremony arches, memorial decorations, and anything you imagine to create a magical event. With our seamless delivery, installation, tear-down, and pick-up options, our clients don’t have to worry about anything. Fall in love with our beautiful, sustainable, aromatic blooms and save up to 80% of your event budget. We offer shipping services and installation all over the United States.

Serving All of North Carolina

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Say “I DO” with Borrow The Blooms, your innovative floral designer that lets you BORROW stunning, aromatic, faux, eco-friendly blooms, and experience the joy of flowers like never before! As your floral experts, we ensure your event looks glamorous and magical. We are master designers in silk flower arrangements, bouquets, boutonnières, ceremony arches, and more. Add a pop of color and beauty to your special day with our variety of collections and custom-made arrangements.

With our aromatic florals, you’ll have options to choose what matches best for you, and if you can’t find what you envisioned, then we design it for you (this is our favorite part!). No worries, we promise to help you find something perfect within your budget for your wedding day, bridal shower, sweet-sixteen, quinceañera, and any special event.

Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, we offer shipping and services throughout the United States, seamless delivery, installation, tear-down, and pick-up options. 

Experience the joy of flowers without the hassle, preserve the beautiful memories, save money, and do your part for the planet by choosing to RENT flowers with us, your sustainable, budget-friendly choice for premium faux blooms and decorations.

My favorite part about being a vendor is being able to connect with couples, help create their vision, and make their wedding dreams come to life. I love traveling outside the United States and learning about the country’s culture. I also enjoy hiking, yoga, and spending time with my family.

Karina Motelli, Co-founder & Managing Director | Borrow the Blooms

My great-grandmother had a house in the mountains in Northern Italy. She loved planting flowers so her backyard was always FULL of colorful flowers. She passed on this love to my grandmother, and this passion for flowers led my grandmother to start the first florist business in the little town where they lived. Through this exposure, my father spent his teenage years working on flower farms, eager to extend his knowledge about these divine creations.

When World War II began, they moved to Argentina. They eventually got a beautiful house and they grew a gorgeous and colorful garden in the backyard, recreating one just like my great-grandmother once had in her home.

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You can certainly see why I grew up with a passion for flowers. My dream was to rebuild the business that my grandmother started in her little town in the mountains. Fast forward to me getting a degree, and after so many circumstantial and health obstacles I encountered on my way, I decided to go to Costa Rica where my mother lived, and I began a self-growth journey.

That’s when the idea to go back to my roots and passion for flowers came about. I originally thought of opening up a traditional flower shop, but the shortage of flowers around the world, the impact the flower industry has on our environment, and the constant increase in flower prices made me think about other ways to pursue this dream. 

My mother suggested using silk and other faux flowers which I thought was a great idea, but then I thought about the loss of the beautiful essence and aroma of fresh flowers, to which my mom responded right away “I can create aromatherapy essence for your flowers…problem solved!”

From this, Borrow the Blooms was born! A wonderful alternative to fresh flowers without compromising authenticity, all while having a positive impact on our environment and being able to fit everyone’s budget as we create your floral dreams!

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Q: What’s your title/position in your business?

A: Karina Motelli, Co-founder & Managing Director

Q: What’s a fun fact about yourself?

A: My family is very small, yet I have family in 8 different countries!

Q: What is your favorite thing about elopements?

A: What I love about elopements is that only the people that they care about are invited, it’s not a pretentious event, it’s really about the couple. They get to use the money saved towards a house or other important needs. It’s very personal and truly a day focused on the couple.

Q: Is there a wedding detail on your bucket list?

A: A traditional Italian wedding in northern Italy!

Q: Tell us about your favorite elopement!

A: My favorite elopement was one done at the couple’s house on Thanksgiving. We took out all the furniture from the living room and dining room and transformed it into a beautiful ceremony and reception space. We added a beautiful large arch by the fireplace, used tall vases with wide feathers, and we decorated the railings for the bride’s grand entrance. For dinner, they had a super long table which stretched from the living room to the dining room so they were able to have a true, intimate family dinner. Truly a beautiful day to give thanks.

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“Borrow the Blooms came through in less than 2 weeks to help me plan an intimate backyard wedding for my son. I had no real vision of what my backyard could become for such an event, but this company knocked it out of the park! The owner is kind, caring, and very mindful of what her clients want and need. If I could give a million stars it still would not convey my gratitude! I recommend them 100% for all your decorating needs, no vision or lack thereof is beyond their capabilities.”

- Sharlene, 2022

Borrow the Blooms is disrupting the Flower Industry with their Sustainable, Aromatic Flowers
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