March 22, 2011

A bunch of...?

Supposedly all women love flowers. I must have totally missed that memo because I don’t love flowers and I know many women who don’t care for flowers at all. Don’t get me wrong I do like flowers, they are pretty and decorative and can be romantic, but I’m not crazy about them. And even for those who do love flowers, not every bride wants to carry a traditional bridal bouquet. There are many interesting non-floral options for brides to choose from;

The Brooch bouquet- This bouquet takes time and skill to put together. I’ve seen many of these go wrong, but if put together properly they can add an air of delicate vintage romance.

The Pearl bouquet- These are my absolute favorites! They are time consuming to make but so worth the effort. Pearls have a quiet classic beauty about them. I can never get enough to them!

The Crystal bouquet- On their own, these seem to be a cold an icy to me, and would work great for a winter themed wedding. However crystals can be combined with pearls for a softer look.

The Button bouquet- these straddle a fine line between chic and childish, but again its all down to the execution of it. Button bouquets are perfect for a weddings with a whimsical theme.

The Feather bouquet- Now I’ll be completely honest some of these are way too reminiscent of a feather duster for my liking! The trick here is to get the right combo of feather shapes, sizes and colors so it looks decorative rather than like a household cleaning item

                                                                            photo credit [etsy]

The Shell bouquet- These would be right at home at a beach wedding.

The Candy bouquet- These are great for carnival themed casual weddings.

The Christmas ball bouquet- The great thing about these is they dont cost very much especially if bought in bulk online..

                                                photo credit offbeatbride]

The combo bouquet- These combine two or more of the bouquets listed above as well as additional elements like felt, fiddleheads and tissue paper.

Some brides choose to carry something completely different from a bouquet such as a Bible,parasol, candle, lantern, purse or fan etc...

Moral of the story: a bride can carry absolutely anything she wants as she walks down the aisle.



  1. Ooh la la..the brooch bouquets are so precious. Fab post SimplyC

  2. Brielle3/27/2011

    Wow what great ideas

  3. wow these are so beautiful. The first one is exquisite. It makes a nice change from flowers