Unusual and Unique Bridal Bouquets #Nontraditionalbouquets

Unusual and unique bridal bouquets

Selecting a bridal bouquet is one of the best opportunities for brides to express themselves on their wedding day! The tradition of carrying bouquets down the aisle originated long ago, when it was believed that holding a collection of fragrant herbs, flowers and spices would ward off bad luck and also mask body odors in a time when people bathed just once a year. The style of the blooms was not considered important until Roman times, when both bride and groom wore lush garlands of greenery, flowers and spices to increase their fertility and fortune. In time bouquets came to symbolize a bride in bloom without any heavier meaning. Nowadays brides just want to hold something that speaks to their hearts and compliments the style of their happy day. If said bride wants something unique and different then we have several non-traditional bouquet suggestions. These can be much longer lasting than floral bouquets, more affordable and perfect for a DIY bride.

 

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Wreath Bouquets

We think that the wreath-as-a-bouquet trend is so adorable. This fresh and fun idea works down the aisle and then can even be re-purposed as decor at the reception. How cute would this be hung at the front of the bride and groom table? Great for DIY brides and rustic themes alike.

 

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Bridesmaids wreaths are so sweet too. This pair we spotted on Ruffled blog:

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Succulent Bouquets

Succulents have been popular for a few years and they are still going strong. They make lush and beautiful unexpected bridal bouquets.

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We love the pink roses and hanging moss adorning this unique bouquet:

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Greenery Bouquets

Carrying a handful of greenery is a refreshing alternative to an ordinary floral bouquet.

Melissa Timm Designs in Knoxville, TN designed this fresh take on a bridal bouquet for a styled shoot. We love the oversize scale and colorful ribbons in this custom bouquet:

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HappyWed.com shared this glam green bouquet:

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Paper Bouquets

Paper flowers are popular trend  for weddings due to their durability, beauty and uniqueness. Many brides are choosing paper flowers for their wedding bouquets to save money and to have a lasting keepsake from their special day.

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A beautiful tutorial on Ruffled’s blog by paper flower maven Rachael at Appetite Paper is here. Her flowers are so realistic, lovely and inspiring.

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Brooch Bouquets

We adore brooch bouquets which can be made from heirloom or family pieces. Grandmother’s brooch and Aunt Edna’s earrings incorporated into your bouquet can be a reminder of the love you have for your family as you walk down the aisle. These are not only stunningly beautiful but they are also long-lasting.

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Interested in having a custom bouquet made? We suggest Sarah Brobst of Sarah Brobst Designs, a talented artist with mad brooch bouquet skills. Her work starts at $150 and up. She can build a bouquet from your materials or source them herself.  Sarah, is a self-described “one woman operation, filled with fun creativity and the drive to repurpose items of all sorts.” Her work is unreal, gorgeous, interesting, fun, and, well, see for yourselves….

Candy Bouquets

Having a fun and light-hearted wedding? How about a sweet candy bouquet? These adorable bouquets can include so many colorful candies. We love this marshmallow and waffle cone confection:

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An armload of lollipops makes another fun statement. So easy to make yourself and sure to put a smile on your guests faces as you pass them by. Children in attendance will surely be captivated!

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Cotton candy bouquets offer up a spun-sugar delightfulness and are great for saving money on flowers!

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We would love to hear what kind of bouquet you are considering? Are you going with a traditional and beautiful floral bouquet, or are you considering something outside the box?

Wedding Inspiration: Rockabilly #RockabillyWedding #1950sStyleWedding

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Rockabilly is a wild and free attitude that oozes cool with a big nod to the great era of the 1950’s when cars were works of art and guys were called Daddy-0. When the sounds of Elvis and Carl Perkins were heard on the radio. When girls wore scarves and crinolines.

Wedding Inspiration: Rockabilly

If you crazy kids love iconic 1950s style and the rock n roll state of mind: saddle shoes, bangs, bright red lips, tattooed boys wearing Ray Bans, polka dots, motorcycles, peep toe pumps, drive-ins, bows, hearts, records, 50s music, pompadour hair and cool cars; then we suggest throwing a jumpin’ and jivin’ Rockabilly Wedding!

A modern take on this style is so much fun. Take for instance, the most amusing engagement ring photo we’ve ever seen, courtesy of a sharpie and some Rock-n-Roll ‘tude, shown below from Dimples and Tangles:

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Get inspired by some awesome retro weddings we found online. How cute is the rockabilly bride holding all the black and white balloons? Her groom is also looking adorably vintage with his white jacket and black bow tie. Their wedding was photographed by the talented photographer Ben Blood, and was featured on ruffledblog.com. Another bride stuns in her knee length bridal gown, complimented by her polka-dotted bridesmaids. Her special day was a 1950s inspired wedding held in the UK and featured on boho-weddings.com. Love all the red heels!

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A color palette of red, black and white with pops of aqua works with the retro theme. Check out these sweet wedding cakes and cupcakes! We are loving the lovebird cake adorned with roses and an anchor featured on RocknRollBride.com. The tattoo influence is evident on the true love cake courtesy of Steve Gerrard of  stevegerrard.com / Ben the Cake Man / Flickr: 77443176@N03. Super cute soda shop inspired cupcakes courtesy of weddbook.com.

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The red Gerbera daisy bouquets are just the right touch for a vintage ceremony. Top your cake with a custom made cake topper from tohellinahandbag on Etsy. It’ll cost you $300, but I bet this would be one beloved keepsake. They will make the topper in your likenesses! Adorb!

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For your reception eats, you can totally riff on drive-in fare. Load your buffet with bottled cokes, popcorn, mini BLTs, burgers and maybe have a mini milkshake station. Easy and inexpensive too! If you can afford one, rent a vintage 50s car to park out front! Great for pics and for setting the scene.

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One of the best things about a custom wedding is it allows couples to be themselves and showcase their individual styles. We dig!

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It’s easy to tie into the Rockabilly theme with a pair of saddle shoes from ModCloth and polka dotted garters from AllofYou on Etsy.

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A glam touch are these sweet white chocolate covered cherries from simpleprovisions.com. The adorable black and white polka dot converse can be found on ebay.

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Some hip invites which would compliment the Rockabilly feel are available from notonthehighstreetcom. We love the old vinyl hanging from the rafters for decor. And how awesome to have customized guitar picks for favors (available from enquiries@groverallman.com.au). Yay.

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You can channel rock and roll, fifties style, with a softer palette too. Pink softens the mood in a very romantic way. Have your bridesmaids wear pastel cotton dresses with parasols and the groomsmen wear suspenders for the sweeter side of Rockabilly. Awwwwww…..

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However you incorporate the Rockabilly style into your wedding, make it your own. After all, it’s only rock n roll!!
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