Floral Alternatives For Your Wedding
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Jewels and Baubles
Brooch bouquets can make your special day everlasting because they can be kept for years to come. Incorporate family heirlooms into the arrangement as a reminder of those who are there to support you every step of the way. Take a look at the instructions. Design by Sarah Brobst.
The Most Beautiful Salad, Ever
Imagine the oohs-and-aahs you’ll hear when you walk down the aisle with an unexpected edible bouquet. Even better if the ingredients were grown in your garden.
Kumquats and Jasmine
Vibrant orange brings a whimsical burst of color to a traditional pinstripe background. Design by Kelly Marie Thompson of Fleur Inc.
Tiered Herbs, Candles, Veggies and More
Can’t decide on just one thing for your centerpiece? Then use a lot of different things. This multi-layered focal point combines a variety of potted herbs, artichokes, limes, white flowers, even bottles of hot sauce, all illuminated by tea lights and candles.
If you just can't go without a romantic flower arrangement, accentuate with unconventional elements. Here, light and airy feathers complete an ethereal bride's bouquet.
Pretty white peonies are accented with soft-green succulents, woody-looking scabiosa pods and a few seeded eucalyptus stems. Design by Kia Kreations.
Pomegranate and Wheat
Sounds like the ingredients for a great craft beer, but they also make for a striking boutonniere.
Crepe Paper Canopy
Adorn an arbor or wedding canopy with pretty paper roses. They’re easy to make and longer-lasting than real flowers so no worrying about wilting flowers before the ceremony or reception. Get the instructions. Design by Camille Styles.
A Little Rustic Touch
A succulent, eucalyptus, lavender and dusty miller leaf are cinched together with twine to make this handsome boutonniere. Design by Lauryl Lane.
Wedding flowers don’t have to cost a fortune. Paper bouquets are a budget-friendly alternative, they’re fun to make and they’ll last a lot longer than real flowers. Learn how to make paper flowers. Design by Jess Abbott.
This gorgeous cotton boutonniere includes silver brunia berries and willow branches for homespun chic. Design by Lauryl Lane.
Fruits and vegetables are mixed with floral accents to make a colorful and tasty centerpiece.
Silvery-white ornamental plants are mixed with dusty miller and round seed pods to make this eye-catching arrangement.
For a bit of the unusual, a beetle (cast in resin) carries a pretty purple orchid. Design by Isari Flower Studio + Event Design.
Paper Rosebud Party Streamers
Line the walls of your wedding venue with strands of rosebud garland. They’re easy to make and not too expensive; you’ll need scrapbook paper and grosgrain ribbon. To make a bunch, invite your girlfriends over, offer them some wine and snacks then show them how to cut and roll the rosebuds. Fun will ensue. Download the instructions.
This evergreen boutonniere makes a fetching accessory for a winter wedding or a woodsy event.
Encircled in Wood
Curly willow branches surround a bouquet of roses, parrot tulips, hyacinths, mini calla lilies, berzillia berries and orchids. Design by Lauryl Lane.
A balsa wood flower, mini lotus pod, dried wheat and dried pussy willow create an attractive lapel arrangement. Design by Lauryl Lane.
Laid on a pillow of moss, the fine details in this boutonniere make it oh-so elegant.
Soft and Bright
Earthy succulent colors are made even prettier with the addition of vibrant purple statice.
Don't Be Afraid of Dark Color
Simple privet berries are surrounded by black calla lilies and blizzard roses to make a dramatic statement. Design by Cedarwood Weddings.
Wheat and feathers are accompanied by tiny white berries and secured with a tiny piece of raffia.
Little Green Apples
You wouldn’t necessarily think of mixing of silver baubles with granny smith apples, but here it works perfectly. The white table linens and water candles with greenery add to the elegant setting.