Traditionally, a bride carries a flower bouquet. But times have changed, and you can carry whatever you want now! I ummed and aahed a lot about the different options, before deciding that I was actually going to have a flower bouquet, but not a traditional one. I'm still debating what my bridesmaid will carry, we discussed it and agreed that they want something to hold so they have something to do with their hands, rather than them just hanging limply by their sides. I don't blame them, I would want something too!
Source - Wedding Art Flowers
Rather than a bunch of flowers, how about a giant paper flower instead? A paper flower is something you can keep forever, and how much fun is one giant flower instead? There are plenty of Etsy sellers who can custom make whatever flower and colour combination you like, but you could also give it a go at making your own with crepe paper.
Source - Not Just For Hire
As a teenager, I loved a good parasol. I didn't want to get tanned, so I carried a lace parasol with me in the summer. As ours is a summer wedding, a parasol could be perfect to shield you and your bridal party from the sun's rays. You could opt for a waterproof style just in case the lovely British weather rears it's ugly head.
Source - The Fictional Flower
Did you and your partner meet over a mutual love of books? A book bouquet made out of your favourite tales is a quirky and cool option. You could even get table confetti and button holes made to match! This is something you could try and make yourself too. You could even make this out of comic books!
Source - Confetti Daydreams
If like me, you love a butterfly or moth, this is definitely a DIY bouquet you could make yourself! The internet is full of different butterflies you could buy, pop on wire and tie together with some ribbon.
Source - Bespoke Bride
Button and brooch bouquets have become a staple of the alternative bride blogs. Easy to make at home with a little at dedication and determination. A brooch bouquet can add instant glamour, and a button bouquet is a way to add a lot of colour and cuteness!
Do you have ideas for something totally different for your wedding? Tell me about it!