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
Today I’m pulling together my favourite ‘alternative’ bouquets
Button make great alternative bouquets and table dressings
Oh 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
In 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
There’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
I’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
My 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
Perfect for anyone who loves a bit of steampunk – made from copper , cogs and wires
Felted Alternative Bouquets
This felted bouquets is so delicate , tactile and gorgeous
In case you get peckish, how about Edible bouquets
If 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
I 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
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
BONUS ALTERNATIVE BOUQUET IDEA
I just remembered this fabulous Christmassy alternative , made from baubles… I love it!!!
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