Alternatives To Flowers

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride, Flowers


I’ve had this photo by Jessica Claire sitting on my desktop for months. (I’m a hoarder, photos live on my desktop for months at a time).

Nothing says you have to carry a bouquet of flowers down the aisle. A stunning coloured feather sets off the Maria’s red gown perfectly in this pre wedding shot.

Remember the gorgeous polka dot bride I posted a little while ago? She carried a bouquet of felt flowers with buttons!

Megan goes by the nickname of Princess Lasertron and actually makes button bouquets! Check out more of her work on her blog or her etsy store

This bouquet from Martha Stewart is made entirely from paper. Check out the tutorial

Apart from the obvious silk choice there are many different things you can include in your bouquet- with or without real flowers!

  • Beads
  • Shells
  • Fabric
  • Fruit
  • Seeds
  • Clay flowers

  • sarah says:
    July 23, 2008 at 4:05 am

    This is such a great alternative for brides on a budget. Flowers can cause a modest wedding budget to sky rocket! I love how easy it is to support peoples handmade crafts with etsy as well. You can really find some gems on that site! Beautiful! Thanks!

  • Dahlia says:
    July 25, 2008 at 2:47 am

    There are definitely many alternatives to having a bouquet consist of flowers. I saw an example from the Wedding Bistro featuring a bride carrying a rosary. To see the example, you can see the page here.

    All the best,

  • Wedding Paper Divas Blog Wedding Invitation News, with tips on everything from Bridal Shower Invitations to Save the Date Cards says:
    July 26, 2008 at 1:10 am

    […] Polka Dot Bride recently lauded the idea of using an alternative to a traditional bouquet of flowers for your trip down the aisle. From beads, shells and feathers to bridal bouquets made out of paper or fabric, she gives a wealth of ideas about how to add some creative flair to your big day. I personally adore fresh flowers so much that I’m not sure I could part with the idea, but what do you think about these creative twists on the classic bouquet? You tell us. […]

  • Australia Entertains says:
    July 31, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    We love parasols instead of floral bouquets as well. Divine and practical!



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