Hi, loves! Emma here and today we’re talking about alternative bouquets for weddings. Fresh flowers are one of the greatest things on earth: they smell amazing, look beautiful, and bloom in a variety of vivid colors. But when it comes to your bridal bouquet, maybe you want something different. Every bride has a unique vision for her day, so if fresh flowers aren’t on your list of must-haves, then perhaps alternative bridal bouquets are more your thing. Fresh flowers can be expensive; you can be limited on what flowers you can pick depending on the season. And flowers wilt quickly, especially in hot and humid months. Plus, flowers are thrown away in the garbage not long after the big day, which is money you could have spent on something that is more important to you as a couple.
Alternative Bouquets for Weddings
Why are alternative bouquets such a popular choice for weddings? There are three main reasons: non-traditional bouquets can be cost-effective, customizable in any color palette and style you choose, and they last forever. Since weddings are an emotional and sentimental time, you may want to hold onto the bouquet as a keepsake, whether tucked into a box or displayed in a vase on your desk. If you are interested in a bouquet that will look as beautiful on your 25th anniversary as it did on day one, an alternative bouquet may be the right choice for you. We’re sharing some of our favorite bouquets from handmade artist Hey Bouquet where Renee is designing gorgeous alternative blooms. These are so beautiful you may forget about those Juliet luxury roses — the most expensive flower EVER — you were planning to have flown in from The Caribbean islands or wherever. They wilt anyway! ;) Enjoy!
Why Alternative Bouquets are Popular
Typically, there are three common styles of non-traditional/alternative bridal bouquets to choose from: brooch bouquets, fabric bouquets, and sola bouquets. Brooch bouquets are brooch pins, whether covering the entire surface area of the bouquet or just a few small sections (with fabric flowers or sola flowers mixed in). Fabric bouquets are typically made of silk fabric and sewn into flower-like rosettes. And the third type of bouquet is the sola bouquet, which is made with sola flowers (a type of wood).
To illustrate these alternative bouquets, we are sharing our hand-picked favorites from Hey Bouquet. Let’s take a look at one of Renee’s beautiful brooch bouquets: the gold and black crystal brooch bouquet, pictured below.
If you prefer less bling and more color, consider a mix: one part fabric bouquet mixed with one part brooch bouquet. The result? A beautiful bouquet like this:
Isn’t it gorgeous?
Next up: the fabric bouquet. This type of bouquet is made of fabric or ribbon to create rosette-like flowers. What I love about this style is how you can really get creative with colors here and coordinate exactly with your wedding palette.
And last but not least, my personal favorite: the sola bouquet. Oh, how I absolutely adore these sweet wood-like flowers. They’re incredibly lovely and add just the right amount of texture.
As my toddler would say, Oh my word! as in, that’s so beautiful. Today he said — and I quote — “Mama starts with the letter M… beautiful letter M.” :)
These sola, fabric, and burlap alternative bridal bouquets are great for you and your whole crew!
I think bridesmaids would love to keep the bouquet, especially one that looks like that!
This coral and navy bouquet is a really pretty color combination:
And my top pick of the moment: this teal, gray, and black sola bouquet. Oh, I love this.
Now that you’ve seen a glimpse of alternative bouquets, head over to Hey Bouquet to see even more. This is honestly just a small portion of the beautiful work Renee is doing over there! Let me know which one you like best. I’m off to browse more sola bouquets…