Feb 02, 2017

There’s nothing like the scent and feel of real flowers, but for brides that are determined to do something different on their big day, there are plenty of alternatives…

Below are 11 brilliant bouquet ideas from independent brands – flowers that will never wilt or fade, which is just perfect if you’re the hording romantic, keep-sake type.

1. Paper Roses

Paper roses have been growing (sorry, ‘growing’) in popularity in recent years, with lots of crafty brands or brides making their own take on the traditional bouquet.

Choose your colour, pattern, or paper thickness and get building your own bouquet, else check out these paper flowers from Flori Belle and Paper Bouquets UK below.

2. Pearl

After diamonds, (chocolate, shoes, kittens, wine and) pearls are a girl’s best friend. And this opulent bouquet idea from Duck Barn Florals proves why: they’re beautiful!

3. Shell

Are you a mermaid? Us too. Hence our heart stopped when we found this range of seashell bouquets by Sly Creations – fit for any mermaid wedding and sure to get a nod of approval from princess Ariel herself.

4. Felt

Big softies will love this felt bouquet idea by Charlie Laurie Designs. It looks classy but you can actually hug it all the way down the aisle.

That said, serious Comicon brides will go nuts for this ‘pow’ arrangment by Beau Buttons – one way to knock everyone out with your bridal look.

5. Brooches

With a bedazzling bouquet by Audrey and Rose, your ‘flowers’ will be the jewel of your entire bridal look. Such a great idea for lovers of vintage or anyone into a bit of bling.

6. Button & Bead

The subtler cousin of the mega crystal-ly brooch bouquet, are those made of buttons – see Beau Buttons‘ arrangments below for example.

Also, see these beaded beauties by Duck Barn Florals, which actually look like real flowers, but won’t stop being beautiful a few days (or years) later.

7. Ribbon

Calling all rainbow brides! This is the bouquet for you. Made of silky ribbons (and magic?), this creation by The Honey Pot Gifts will definetly brighten up your big day.

8. Ostrich Feather

Surely, the most opulent entrance to your wedding would be made carrying an ostrich feather bouquet? This one from Brides Day Revisited is fit for any princess bride.

9. Crochet

If needle craft is your thing, you’ll probably love this crocheted number by Tiny and Toad. It’s a sweet detail for your wedding day, and is available in a range of colours.

10. Dreams

Yes, made of every little girl’s dreams, this sugary sweet bouquet by Wild Wed Designs is also full of sass – like have you seen that pink, fluffy trim? Tasty.

11. Fabric faux

Of course, the obvious way to go faux is with artificial flowers made of fabric. But with this handmade bunch from Elizabeth Rose Crafts, you’d never know they weren’t the real thing.

Have we convinced you to go faux with your bridal bouquet? We’ll have plenty more ideas to share at our upcoming BoShow Festival – grab your tickets here!

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