I purchased this item for my bridal photos because I am doing all real flowers the day of my wedding. This was intended to be similar but not exact and in pictures it will look great I'm sure. It was a little stiff coming out of the box so i adjusted it a little bit and let it sit out and it is getting a better shape. It is larger than I was expecting to me that's great but if that isn't something your wanting, I guess it's something to consider. But for the price and overall value of the item, I would recommend purchasing.