Bridal Bouquets without Flowers: Unique and Stylish for the Non-Traditional Bride

Check out this collection of bridal bouquets without flowers dedicated to the non-traditional, allergic or eco-conscious bride!

That special someone won't be able to take their eyes - and nose - off this fabulous bouquet made with dried lavender.

That special someone won’t be able to take their eyes – and nose – off this fabulous bouquet made with dried lavender.

Not everybody wants flowers at their wedding. Some brides simply do not like them, others care about the carbon footprint their wedding will leave behind – for these brides, we recommend reading this article on farm to table catering. Other brides may want a bridal bouquet that fits an alternative-styled wedding and others may just be allergic to flowers!

The Bridal Bouquet Tradition

Bridal bouquets are a tradition that goes back hundreds of years. Back in the day wedding bouquets were carried as a ways for the bride to ward off evil. They didn’t necessarily have flowers, more like herbs and plants for good luck and protection. Since most people have forgotten the meaning of plants for these purposes these day’s bouquets have lost their original meaning. Therefore, brides can get creative with what they will be carrying down the aisle on their wedding day. Below are a few ideas for non-traditional wedding bouquets without flowers.

Unique Wedding Bouquet Ideas: Non Floral Wedding Bouquets

On this day and age, if you are not allergic to pollen, somebody in your bridal party may be. By the same token, not all of us are fans of the traditional roses and brides are getting more and more original by the minute. To top it all off, greenery is taking over wedding decor this year. Why not take advantage of the creativity of these gorgeous and unique wedding bouquet ideas? Make your ceremony even more memorable with these non floral bouquets!

Greenery Bridal Bouquets

Beautiful colors, interesting textures, and unique shapes, greenery can create exquisite, lush and low-budget wedding bouquets. Get inspired by these gorgeous all-greenery bouquets!

Clean and crisp palette, modern meets rustic styling, crazy-gorgeous greenery by Crocus Hale. Photography: Clark Walker Studio.

Clean and crisp palette, modern meets rustic styling, crazy-gorgeous greenery by Crocus Hale. Photography: Clark Walker Studio.

Create your alternative bridal bouquets with lush greenery.

Create your alternative bridal bouquets with lush greenery.

Depending on where you live, you may have other types of plants handy. Meanwhile, we love this colorful Southwestern wedding bouquet.

Depending on where you live, you may have other types of plants handy. Meanwhile, we love this colorful Southwestern wedding bouquet.

Non-Floral Brooch Bouquets: Oh! So  Vintage!

Bright jewel pins add a sparkle to a bridal bouquet. They can be coordinated to match the wedding colors. Perhaps consider using antique or heirloom brooches from a family member and turn your wedding bouquet into a true vintage masterpiece.

Brooches and buttons by themselves or mixed with felt flowers add a vintage feeling to the bride’s bouquet. Also, try adding the buttons into centerpieces or party favors to keep continuity to the motif.

Pink feather fan for a Gatsby wedding. Totally unconventional bridal bouquet.

Pink feather fan for a Gatsby wedding. Totally unconventional bridal bouquet.

Check out these awesome bride bouquets without flowers! 🙂

Beads pearls and fabric flowers in pure white. Non-traditional and unique bridal bouquets without flowers.

Beads pearls and fabric flowers in pure white. Non-traditional and unique bridal bouquets without flowers.

Unique Wedding Bouquets that are Nothing but Ordinary

Tap into your inner childhood and carry balloons or a candy bouquet down the aisle. They add a fun element and would be perfect as a unique bridal bouquet without flowers. Another upside, they are much cheaper!

Seriously, whatever means anything to you can be a part of your unique bridal bouquets. Add fun little handwritten messages on them. Toy dinosaurs, your favorite candies, and your collection of stamps, the sky is the limit. Show off your personality on your non floral wedding bouquet for your wedding day- it’s your day!

Fun and funky wedding bouquets for the non-traditional bride. Candy bouquet of marshmallows and candy in cone. I don't think it will make it to the wedding day!

Fun and funky wedding bouquets for the non-traditional bride. Candy bouquet of marshmallows and candy in cone. I don’t think it will make it to the wedding day!




Gothic steampunk wedding paper flower bouquet. Get it here!

Affordable, romantic and unique bridal bouquets without flowers. These are just so pretty and soft looking in pale pink with cream.

Affordable, romantic and unique bridal bouquets without flowers. These are just so pretty and soft looking in pale pink with cream.

As much as we all love a beautiful bridal bouquet full of fresh flowers, it can be really fun to reinvent the classics. This non-floral bridal bouquet says it all.

As much as we all love a beautiful bridal bouquet full of fresh flowers, it can be really fun to reinvent the classics. This non-floral bridal bouquet says it all.

Splendid non-traditional wedding bouquets without flowers. I really enjoy the look of this bouquet.

Splendid non-traditional wedding bouquets without flowers. I really enjoy the look of this bouquet.

Wedding Bouquet Ideas for Summer for the Non-Traditional Bride

Ok, so flowers are the obvious choice for a wedding in the summer, but that doesn’t mean flowers are your only option. This is the perfect season to carry a paper fan or pinwheel paper flower. Some brides take advantage of the season to create beautiful, fragrant and unique bridal bouquets without flowers by added herbs like sage or rosemary or sprigs of lavender and wheat.

Folded colorful paper flowers are unique ways to show off the bride’s personality while keeping the cost of the wedding down. Most brides that go this route choose a paper that has deep personal meaning for them. Sheet music of your favorite song, pages from a favorite novel, or an old personal letter can add a special touch to your wedding day.

If you cannot part with the idea of a flowers but still want to save some money, check out this impossibly fun wedding idea. Bright pink paper flower bouquets.

If you cannot part with the idea of a flowers but still want to save some money, check out this impossibly fun wedding idea. Bright pink paper flower bouquets.

If you are looking for a fragrant, fresh and summery bouquet go no further. Unique lavender and lemon bridal bouquet. Make sure it's hollow or it will be too heavy to carry. Wedding photographer: Jagger Photography.

If you are looking for a fragrant, fresh and summery bouquet go no further. Unique lavender and lemon bridal bouquet. Make sure it’s hollow or it will be too heavy to carry. Wedding photographer: Jagger Photography.

Wedding bouquet ideas for summer for the non-traditional bride. Unique wedding bouquets without flowers. Rose and peony National Geographic map paper flower bouquet. Butterfly bouquet for the rehearsal.

Wedding bouquet ideas for summer for the non-traditional bride. Unique wedding bouquets without flowers. Rose and peony National Geographic map paper flower bouquet (Here). Butterfly bouquet for the rehearsal.

Non-Floral Bridal Bouquets for Winter Weddings

Let your imagination run wild when creating winter bridal bouquets without flowers! Fall or winter weddings are the perfect time to stray away from the traditional flower bouquet. Evergreens or pinecones give more of a “wintery” feel. Or if you want to use an inorganic material, consider using pearls and beads.

Flowers formed from burlap for a non-traditional wedding bouquet. This look is perfect for a rustic themed wedding. It can be tied into other wedding decorations like table runners or banners.

Origami flowers & lilies wedding bouquet. A personalized, one of a kind, non traditional, alternative wedding bouquet.

Origami flowers & lilies wedding bouquet. A personalized, one of a kind, non traditional, alternative wedding bouquet. (Here)

Woodland weddings deserve this unique wild feather and pine cone bouquet. Isn’t it gorgeous?

Woodland weddings deserve this unique wild feather and pine cone bouquet. Isn’t it gorgeous? (Get it here)

Colorful and unique fall bride's bouquet without flowers.

Colorful and unique fall bride’s bouquet without flowers.

Alternative bridal bouquet made from books.

Alternative bridal bouquet made from books. (Here)

Non floral winter wedding bouquets from books.

Non floral winter wedding bouquets from books.

Try some of these ideas to create unique bridal bouquets without flowers and shae your pictures with us! 🙂

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