But what if you’re allergic? Or you just don’t like roses or callas or any of the other "traditional" flowers? That would be awful! Can you imagine walking down the aisle sneezing the whole way? Or what if you just like to think outside the box? I’m a huge fan of being original--and what a great way to channel your originality!
So... what types of alternatives are out there?
Wire BouquetsI think that I’ll start off with my new favorite. Wire bouquets. I love the whimsy and the blend of hard and soft. It’s almost poetic, don’t you think?
PinwheelsNot a fan of the industrial look? Never fear. If you’re into whimsical, then you’re going to love these pinwheels! They’re straight out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Alice in Wonderland. Come to think of it... if you’re doing a theme wedding, these would rock!
Fabric BouquetsThese are gorgeous. I love the endless choices and the amazing combinations.
From top left: Kimono Fabric Bouquet, Organza and Feather Bouquet,
Satin Bouquet with Brooch Accents, Muslin and Cotton Bouquet
Do you like bright tones? Muted? Patterned? Many of the talented artists over at Etsy will custom-make your bouquet--what about using the outfit you were wearing when he proposed? Or when he first asked you out?
If you still need more inspiration for an alternative bouquet, I have a few more that I would love to share with you:
Brea Gunn is a blogger and writer living in Houston, TX with her husband and son. When she's not hyperventilating as a result of chasing her son, Smalls, you will find her immersed in any one of her writing projects. Her current obsessions include shoes of any kind, healthy eating, fashion, and sewing. According to her husband, she is very opinionated. Brea doesn't always agree with him.