Alternative Brides: Bouquets 2

Fresh flowers are lovely, but they’re not necessarily for everyone. When it comes to the wedding bouquet, these days there are lots of other options for those who can’t find what they want in season, are limited by budget or by their allergies. I’ve been trawling through Etsy to find some great examples which I hope you’ll find inspiring. Click on the pictures to be taken directly to the creators’ shops :

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Lollipop bouquet by EdibleWeddings on Etsy

A bouquet you can eat! Looks bright and colourful, and serves as an emergency snack if it’s a long time until the reception dinner.

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Fan by ModernCrochetClub on Etsy

This lovely lace fan looks pretty and will keep you cool if your wedding falls on a particularly hot and sticky day.

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Paper bouquet by mkallasides on Etsy

Paper flowers are gorgeous, lightweight and keep forever. I love the the bold colours and variety of flower shapes in this one.

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Bridal Button and Felt Pomander by MissJenniferRae on Etsy.

This button pomander looks so bright and colourful. It would also double as a gorgeous hanging decoration for your home once the wedding day is over.

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Rustic pinecone bouquet by MomoRadRose on Etsy.

This gorgeous rustic collection of pinecones and seedheads would be great for an autumn/winter wedding when your favourite flowers aren’t blooming.

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Kanzashi bouquet by TheaStarr on Etsy.

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Kusudama flower bouquet by MadameBsBoutique on Etsy.


A couple of examples in fabric for you here (including one of mine!). Hardwearing, available in various colours and textures, and will keep forever without watering.


If you have more ideas of your own, please share them below or on Twitter or Facebook.

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