3 Elegant Alternatives to the Traditional Bridal Bouquet

The bridal bouquet has a huge responsibility. Not only does it embody the theme and sentiment of the wedding, it should also be an extension of your personality and creativity. While a professional florist takes the credit for putting together your flower arrangements, they will use your direction to get started, which is why it’s important to realize that it’s okay to think outside the box. If traditional bouquets aren’t really you, here are three elegant and unique alternatives that complement your wedding day.

#1: Succulents

The beauty of succulent bouquets is that you can grow your own rather inexpensively. Succulents come in gorgeous shades of green, from pale silver to deep evergreen, and their different shapes and sizes present eye-catching texture. The trick to making your own succulent bouquet is to start them early enough so can separate them into different cuttings. And after the wedding? Plant the succulents in their own pot and keep a piece of your bouquet for years and years.

#2: Wildflowers

Any florist would be happy to arrange a wildflower bouquet for you. But when we say wild, we actually mean wild. That is, picked from a meadow or field the day of or before your wedding and assembled by yourself. If you are a fan of spontaneity and thrift, and you find beauty in unexpected places, letting nature be your florist can be quite a romantic gesture. Oftentimes wildflowers are overlooked because we might consider them pests or weeds, but if you remove the labels, you might start to see how lovely some wildflowers are, like chicory, Queen Anne’s lace, chamomile, and bluebonnets.

#3: Lanterns

Are you planning a wedding under the stars? Use decorative lanterns to light your way! The beauty of using light instead of flowers as the focal point is that you can decorate it any way you want. And there are so many lantern styles available—from old-fashioned oil lamps to more modern candle holders. Using your lantern as a vessel to carry one or two show-stopping flowers is also a great way to put a spin on the traditional bouquet.

It’s your wedding. Why not make the most of it? Bring your bouquets to life by choosing elegant and unique alternatives to the essential bridal accessory. If thinking outside the box is part of your personality, contact me today to find out how my wedding photography is a cut above the rest.

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