10 Creative Alternatives to Traditional Wedding Flowers
Flowers are a huge part of weddings, with many couples opting for traditional favorites such as pink roses and red tulips to complete their special day. If, however, you find yourself confused with the various types of wedding flowers and are not sure which ones to choose, Bride Online presents a wide range of ideas on their site and can cater to all of your bridal needs: a sure way to calm those pre-wedding jitters. But if you’d like to try something creative and unique with regards to your wedding flowers then you will definitely get a kick out of these alternatives.
French Beads: Using French beads to create your own homemade flower bouquet is very simple and the outcome will surely be impressive. A French wire, often referred to as gimp or bullion, is used to create this beautiful bouquet. Color coordinate or mix and match your beads to create the perfect flowers for your wedding.
Cupcakes:For those newlyweds with a sweet tooth, the cupcake bouquet is perfect because after they have served their primary purpose as your wedding flowers, they will make a very tasty treat.
Balloons: Love is in the air wherever there are beautiful wedding balloons gracing the room. They are not only cheaper alternatives to flowers but they also create an enchanting atmosphere; one that will make both the bride and groom feel as though they are floating on air.
Australian Aura:According to Radio Australia, many foreigners are flying down under specifically to have their weddings. Lily Ge, a wedding planner from Melbourne said, “the [variety of locations] Australia possesses will help the couple realize their dream of the perfect unique wedding.” Taking inspiration from Australia, it may be a nice idea to make a flower bouquet using only flowers native to the nation.
Fabric Flowers: Thread the needle and begin stitching together your homemade bouquet. Using different fabrics to make various flowers will result in a fascinating, artistic finish that will last a life time.
Book Pages: Creating flowers from book pages will give your wedding a mysterious spin. You could print pages from your favorite books to transform into flowers or perhaps print out each other’s vows and use the prints to create perfect roses.
Butterflies: Decorate your wedding flowers with ornamental butterflies. They will liven up your bouquet but beware – you might develop butterflies of your own as you walk up the aisle with these fluttering flowers!
Jewels: Add an extra bit of glam to your wedding with flowers made up of your favorite gems, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. These types of wedding flowers will instantly give your day an extra boost of charm and leave you feeling like royalty.
Peacock Feathers: Peacock style wedding flowers are beautiful and elegant. According to Huffington Post, this type of look is ideal for weddings and is often a popular choice among brides and bride-to-be’s. Peacock feathers can also be used to make a parasol which Huffington Post states as being the ‘perfect alternative to a flower bouquet’.
Buttons and Felt: Release your inner child and turn to soft felt and colorful buttons to make alternative wedding flowers. Get the kids involved with this one; they are experts with sticky glue and might even provide a few pointers before you get started.
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*This post was created in partnership with Louise Wood.