Thursday, 21 January 2016

A Morris-Wood Wedding : An Alternative to the Bouquet

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!


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.


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.


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!


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!

Much love,
Kitty xxxx





8 comments:

  1. I love all of these ideas but you know what makes me still prefer a fresh flower bouquet...the smell. I just adore the smell of fresh flowers. Some great ideas though x

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    1. I must admit, while I looked at all different ideas, I'm still having fresh flowers, with a twist! x

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  2. I love the butterfly bouquet. Some lovely ideas here. I had quite a traditional wedding in one way but I did run off to Gretna Green where brides used to go to elope in the olden days ;)

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    1. oooh I've been to Gretna Green, I bet that was fab!

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  3. Hi Kitty-I did a whole chapter on how to make alternative bouquets in my book and they are easy xxx

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    1. oh awesome! While I've decided what I want I still have no clue for my bridesmaid and DIY might be the way to go :) xxx

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  4. My bouquets were made from shell and ai loved them.
    I love that I can keep them forever and is a good keepsake for me and my bridesmaid

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    1. oh wow I bet they looked absolutely incredible!

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