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Authentically Alternative Series ©: 12 alternative bouquets for weddings & elopements

Authentically Alternative  Series : 

Alternative bouquets: as the Alternative Celebrant , I am always excited when I discover an alternative way to look at, create, or dress up a celebration.

I aim to live my life as authentically as possible and I love to share my joy in the alternative, and the ‘ordinarily extraordinary

Alternative bouquets for weddings and elopements 

bouquet of nuts and seed pods
I’m totally “nuts” about finding alternatives to the traditional !


Today I’m pulling together my favourite ‘alternative’ bouquets

 Button make great alternative bouquets and table dressings

bouquet made of white and silver buttonscolourful vases of button flowersOh my goodness I love love love button bouquets and table decorations… not only can they add the colour and sparkle you want BUT, they will last forever.  Dare I say that obviously my favourites are the bold and colourful ones but the joy of this medium is that you can use any colour palate and combination you want at any time of the year.

PLUS and table decorations can double up as wedding favours

Beads & Brooches add colour and sparkle

vibrant bouquet made of beaded flowersgoth inspired black and white bouquet made from broochesIn exactly the same way as buttons but perhaps with even more ‘bling’ , beads and broches certainly offer a bit of extra sparkle


Feathers add glamour and softness

feather fan is a lovely alternative to a traditional bouquetThere’s something so beautifully tactile about feathers, whether you have a traditional shaped bouquet , using natural or coloured feathers , or a fan, they certainly add a bit of fluff !




Paper/ Origami are a good alternative way to reuse and repurpose

bouquet made from old comic bookstraditional looking wedding bouquet, but look closer, its all made of paperI’m pretty creative myself .  I’m also an advocate of reuse and repurpose , so to take your old comic books, car magazines, music  scores or whatever might have some meaning to you and create something this beautiful, meaningful and sustainable for your big day, just fills me with delight

Really Alternative Bouquets: Balloons

balloon artistry - floral bouquetMy big little bro is a balloon entertainer.  At my mums 70th , he decorated the tables with vases of balloon flowers.  What fun!

Metal is not just for the hardcore

steampunk, copper cogs, wire and metal flowerssimple twisted copper makes a stylish alternative to a bouquetPerfect for anyone who loves a bit of steampunk – made from copper , cogs and wires

Felted Alternative Bouquets

sumptuous blues and greys felted flower bouquet these delicate flowers and leaves are made of feltThis felted bouquets is so delicate , tactile and gorgeous


In case you get peckish, how about Edible bouquets

chocolate bouquet need i say more! its pink and its edible - stunning edible bouquetIf you are a foodie like me, having an edible bouquet might just be a dream come true, and I’m sure, if the photos are taking a while, you could get away with nibbling a couple of leaves without anyone noticing !


Knitted or Crocheted provides texture and flexibility

crocheted pale green floral bouquet and matching long glovessuch a vibrant bunch of knitted flowersI am always in awe of anyone who can knit or crotchet, I just simply do not have the wherewithal!  so to make something as intricate as this out of wool is just stunning



Dried Flowers are great for an autumn wedding

earthy autumnal dried flower bouquet

Dried flowers can bring a whole new texture to wedding flowers and they’ll last longer.





Keeping it simple : Only leaves

I love the simplicity of using just greenery… I particularly like the softness of this lambs ears bouquet






bouquet made from Christmas baublesI just remembered this fabulous Christmassy alternative , made from baubles… I love it!!!


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