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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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Impressive 4th of July Wedding Ideas: Get Married American-Style!

We’ve rounded up our favorite 4th of July wedding ideas to add a festive touch on even the most traditional weddings. And viceversa, some of these ideas will definitely classy up a red, white and blue wedding. Get inspired and get married in one of the most exciting times of the year! Check them out!

Wrap the bride and groom’s chairs in red, white and blue ribbons. Love it!!

Wrap the bride and groom’s chairs in red, white and blue ribbons. Love it!!

These ultra chic ideas can add a touch of elegance to the most patriotic wedding theme or put a twist of Americana on a classic wedding. Let’s mix and match the classic star-spangled banner’s stripes and sparklers onto our 4th of July wedding, shall we?

4th of July Wedding Ideas: Wedding outfits in red, white and blue

How about leveraging the occasion and wear a gorgeous red or blue wedding gown? Or maybe ask your guests to dress in white or with a touch of blue. If you don’t dare go all the way, maybe you can add a few garment details in these colors.

Pick from a red flower on your garter, a blue bow to dress up your hair, or a red, white and blue bridal bouquet. These preppy accessories are the perfect complement to 4th of July weddings.

Wear a gorgeous red wedding gown to your 4th of July wedding!

Wear a gorgeous red wedding gown to your 4th of July wedding!

Preppy red, white and blue bridal bouquet.

Preppy red, white and blue bridal bouquet via Etsy.

Red 4th of July wedding ideas: Red bow hair accessory. A striped table runner perfect for a daytime garden wedding. Who said 4th of July wedding ideas had to take place in a garden? A true glam & patriotic celebration. Simple centerpiece decor for a 4th of July wedding. What do you say about these personalized fun red mini shot glasses? Handmade wedding garter set vintage-inspired.

Red 4th of July wedding ideas. Red bow hair accessory via Etsy. A striped table runner perfect for a daytime garden wedding. Who said 4th of July wedding ideas had to take place in a garden? A true glam & patriotic celebration. Simple centerpiece decor for a 4th of July wedding. What do you say about these personalized fun red mini shot glasses? Get yours on EtsyHandmade wedding garter set vintage-inspired

Love American-Style on the Wedding Invites

Show off your love for each other while giving your guests a hint of what they can expect at your 4th of July wedding with these invites. You can go 100% red or blue or choose a fun red, white and blue wedding invitation. There is no right or wrong here!

Personalized digital wedding invitation and RSVP. Printable 4th Of July rehearsal dinner invitation. Super cool! Let the sparks fly on your 4th of July wedding with these adorable wedding invites. Love American-Style on these wedding invites.

Personalized digital wedding invitation and RSVP (Get them here) Printable 4th Of July rehearsal dinner invitation. Super cool! Let the sparks fly on your 4th of July wedding with these adorable wedding invites (here) Love American-Style on these wedding invites (here)

 

4th of July wedding invitations!! Printable or printed 4th of July wedding invitations. Simple and elegant wedding invitations for a red white a blue wedding. Love this wedding program in shades of red.

4th of July wedding invitations! Printable or printed 4th of July wedding invitations. Simple and elegant wedding invitations for a red white a blue wedding (here) Love this wedding program in shades of red (here)

Wedding Decor: 4th of July Wedding Ideas

Go as traditional or as extravagant as you’d like with these terrific red, white an blue wedding ideas. From elegant garlands in the flag’s colors to star-filled paper garlands all the way to wreaths and ribbons hanging over the bride and groom’s chairs. Take your pick!

Star-filled 4th of July wedding ideas!!! An elegant red, white and blue garland. Another fun, preppy and original idea, groom’s socks American-style. Get some of these T-Shirts for your bridesmaids and let the fun begin! Love these starry straws!

Star-filled 4th of July wedding ideas!!! An elegant red, white and blue garland. Another fun, preppy and original idea, groom’s socks American-style. Get some of these T-Shirts for your bridesmaids and let the fun begin! Love these starry straws!

These star-shaped paper garlands will add a touch of cheer and fun to your wedding decor.

These star-shaped paper garlands will add a touch of cheer and fun to your wedding decor.




Red, white and blue bows will add the perfect Americana-twist to the decor. How about a bow that combines dots and stripes? A striped table runner is a good choice for a daytime garden wedding. If your wedding is more glam, you can combine a great white mantel with a navy blue vintage lace table runner. Throw in some red napkins and voila! A table worthy of a July 4th wedding.

Blue 4th of July wedding ideas: Carolina Herrera in blue. Navy blue vintage lace table runner: throw in some red napkins and glam all over! Decorate your drink dispensers with blue or red ribbons. Red, white and blue striped straws. Adorable looks for flower girls in red, white or blue! Gorgeous knife and cake server set.

Blue 4th of July wedding ideas: Carolina Herrera in blue. Navy blue vintage lace table runner: throw in some red napkins and glam all over! Decorate your drink dispensers with blue or red ribbons. Red, white and blue striped straws. Adorable looks for flower girls in red, white or blue! Gorgeous knife and cake server set.

A great idea to decorate your tables: 3-color flower bouquets and color-matching candle centerpieces.

A great idea to decorate your tables: 3-color flower bouquets and color-matching candle centerpieces.

Delicious Red, White and Blue 4th of July Wedding Ideas

Show off at your reception with these delicious catering ideas worthy of a 4th of July wedding.

Tie a gingham ribbon to mini bottles of Coke. An ideal combination to pay tribute to the 4th of July.

Tie a gingham ribbon to mini bottles of Coke. An ideal combination to pay tribute to the 4th of July.

Red, white and blue wedding ideas.

Red, white and blue wedding ideas. Navy and red cake serving set. 4th of july themed wedding cupcakes with white blue and red colors. Delicious red white and blue 4th of July wedding ideas strawberry, basil and lemon popsicles. Decorate your drinks with patriotic paper straws (they come in variety of designs). Wrap your party favors with these favor bags. Wedding signs filled with patriotism and love (here).

A tasty and original idea! The wedding cake decorated with strawberries and blueberries to honor the 4th of July. You can choose to serve the cake with utensils in patriotic colors.

Wedding cake decorated with strawberries and blueberries to honor the 4th of July. Photography: Brinton Studios.

Wedding cake decorated with strawberries and blueberries to honor the 4th of July. Photography: Brinton Studios.

Red, White and Blue Wedding Ideas: Wedding favors fit for a 4th of July Wedding

For all red, white and blue weddings, a patriotic wedding favor is a must. Lollipops are a fun, adorable and economical way to thank your guests. Take your pick, as they are not boring-looking at all! From edible stars to 4th of July-themed wrappers.

Wedding favors fit for a 4th of July Wedding. OMG! Bacon wedding favor lollipops! Red white and blue lollipop stars. A terrific idea for a 4th of July wedding.

Wedding favors fit for a 4th of July Wedding (here) OMG! Bacon wedding favor lollipops! (here) Red white and blue lollipop stars. A terrific idea for a 4th of July wedding (here).

Which idea did you like best? Do you have other ideas you’d like to share? Leave us a message below and let us know!

More 4th of July wedding ideas

Lace flower girl dress in white with detachable train. So cute!!

Lace flower girl dress in white with detachable train. So cute!!

Love this flower girl dress. I would remove the feather because less is more, but the dress is amazing! (clic here for price)

Love this flower girl dress. I would remove the feather because less is more, but the dress is amazing! (clic here for price)

Bows and wreaths decor

Pinwheels in navy blue (more) 4th of July decoration ideas: one of my favorite bows perfect for a rustic wedding (more) Another version of the bow over a rustic wreath. Red, white and blue bows will add the perfect Americana-twist to the decor. Polka dots everywhere on this fun bow… maybe for aisle decor? Lovely pinwheels for your photo booth background (more)

4th of July wedding guestbook. Isn't it adorable?

4th of July wedding guestbook. Isn’t it adorable? (more)

4th of July vintage-themed dessert wedding table. I'm in love!

4th of July vintage-themed dessert wedding table. I’m in love!

Bring out the sparklers!!

Bring out the sparklers!!

Sparklers are a must for a 4th of July celebration. Photo by Joel Horst [Luxart Studios]

Sparklers are a must for a 4th of July celebration. Photo by Joel Horst [Luxart Studios]

At dance-time, bring out the sparklers! For a daytime wedding, these funny glasses will entertain and serve as a super cool wedding favor.

These funny glasses will entertain and serve as a super cool wedding favor.

These funny glasses will entertain and serve as a super cool wedding favor. (more)

Hydrangeas and mini roses can be used as a patriotic table setting.

Hydrangeas and mini roses can be used as a patriotic table setting.

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23 Impossibly Romantic Ideas for a Blush Wedding

Bridesmaids in blush with silver accessories.

Bridesmaids in blush with silver accessories.

What is more romantic than a blush wedding? Today we bring you plenty of inspiring ideas to decorate a blush themed wedding. This is one of the biggest trends in colors for 2016 and, if you are a true romantic, you will not want to miss out on this blush pink wedding extravaganza!

A blush wedding is timeless and romantic. Blush is the ideal color to give your lovey-dovey wedding a sophisticated twist. And the pink blush wedding theme is a trend that started a few years ago and has not stopped being one of the brides’ favorites in 2016.

Delicate and elegant, this super romantic color makes everything look beautiful, lovely and breathtaking! Get inspired by these incredibly romantic and ethereal ideas for blush weddings. Wear it on just on your wedding gown or go all the way. Indulge and make it the center of attention (after you, of course) of your very own blush themed wedding.

Color palettes for Blush Weddings: Romantic, Glam, Rustic or Vintage!

A blush themed wedding is easy to coordinate with other colors or hues to make the wedding more intimate or more upscale, or super country western!! Depending on the colors we combine it with, we can achieve the perfect look for a romantic, glam, rustic or vintage blush wedding!

Blush makes it easy to incorporate coral and silver into the wedding decor to pick it up a notch. Meanwhile, a pale pink helps add love and sweetness to a blush colored wedding. Like many other shades of pink, blush can create a romantic atmosphere and bring happiness to the new couple through the exacerbation of their feelings of love.

Delicate wedding color scheme Soft blush and green with a dash of ivory.

Delicate wedding color scheme Soft blush and green with a dash of ivory at the Etsy Store

To achieve a very upscale look within budget constraints and touch of creativity, add black and gold to your blush wedding decor: centerpieces, chair wraps, table runners and photo booth backgrounds, and the list can go on and on. Remember to add blush food – cakes, champagne, candies and sweets! They will account for an unforgettable dessert bar at your upscale and impossibly romantic blush wedding!

For a sparklingly romantic pink blush themed wedding, combine pink blush with sequined gold touches – very 2016! Bring in the pink blush roses and decorate your tables, chairs, cake, centerpieces and even the floor while you’re at it.

Blush Wedding Attire: Ethereal and Romantic

If you are an avant-garde bride that wants to break with the tradition of the white wedding dress, consider a beautiful blush gown with lots of feminine details. You may even keep the white dress and accessorize it with a pink blush sash, or wear a blush wedding dress to your civil ceremony.

A touch of blush on the groom’s boutonniere or tie, on the bridesmaids’ dresses or on your very own bridal bouquet can help you turn your reception into “the” blush wedding of the year!

Bridal bouquet for blush weddings. Flowers by First Bloom of Charleston. Photo by Jennifer Beardon Photography via Charleston weddings Blog

Bridal bouquet for blush weddings. Flowers by First Bloom of Charleston. Photo by Jennifer Bearden Photography via Charleston weddings Blog

More Ideas for a Pink Blush Themed Wedding

We couldn’t help ourselves and we put together a collection of very original and romantic ideas to inspire your blush wedding. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do! And don’t forget to let us know which one is your favorite!

A curvy Parisian bride in her ruffled blush pink wedding dress. Gorgeous!!!

A curvy Parisian bride in her ruffled blush pink wedding dress. Gorgeous!!!

Blush wedding details. Blush champagne with gold sugar trim.

Blush wedding details. Blush champagne with gold sugar trim.

 




 

Blush chair covers for romantic blush weddings.

Blush chair covers for romantic blush weddings. Find them at Etsy!

A dream in blush: Gala by Galia Lahav. Fall 2016 Wedding Dresses. Want to see more Galia Lahav dresses?

A dream in blush: Gala by Galia Lahav. Fall 2016 Wedding Dresses. Want to see more Galia Lahav dresses?

Sequins and glitter for a romantic blush themed wedding. Check out all of the blush reception ideas!

Sequins and glitter for a romantic blush themed wedding.

Blush inside and out this wedding cake. Perfect for a romantic and intimate wedding.

Blush inside and out this wedding cake. Perfect for a romantic and intimate wedding.

 

Want to add sparkle to your reception? Check out these 50+ Trendiest Gold Wedding Ideas!

 

Blush lace short dress perfect for the civil ceremony.

Blush lace short dress perfect for the civil ceremony.

 

Get married amongst the stars. A wedding with a lot of magic. Blush, indigo and gold wedding: original, classy and romantic.

Get married amongst the stars. A wedding with a lot of magic. Blush, indigo and gold wedding: original, classy and romantic.

Gold and blush are a most suitable pair for a romantic glam wedding.

Gold and blush are a most suitable pair for a romantic glam wedding.

Rustic Shabby Chic or vintage burlap ring pillow with blush chiffon flowers and lace embellishment.

Rustic Shabby Chic or vintage burlap ring pillow with blush chiffon flowers and lace embellishment. Find it on Etsy.

Classically elegant nude blush bridesmaid dresses. Beautiful but simple idea for the bridesmaids: light pink dress with matching flowers.

Classically elegant nude blush bridesmaid dresses. Beautiful but simple idea for the bridesmaids: light pink dress with matching flowers.

 

 

So romantic for a vintage or a boho wedding invitations in blush, pink and magenta.

So romantic for a vintage or a boho wedding invitations in blush, pink and magenta. You can purchase the digital file for self printing or have them luxuriously printed on top of the line paper here.

White and blush chair covers. Divine!

White and blush chair covers. Divine!

This is beautiful, elegant and can be used for more than just weddings. Glam up your next dinner party!

This is beautiful, elegant and can be used for more than just weddings. Glam up your next dinner party!

Gold sequined and blush wedding cake. Could not be more on trend for this year.

Gold sequined and blush wedding cake. Could not be more on trend for this year. A De la Creme Creation.

Perfect blush wedding day shoes from Badgley Mishka.

Perfect blush wedding day shoes from Badgley Mishka.

Take advantage of the soles color - they are usually blush - and have him or her write on the bottom of your shoes for the something blue and romantic.

Take advantage of the soles color – they are usually blush – and have him or her write on the bottom of your shoes for the something blue.

Blush wedding ideas for a rustic wedding. Enamorada!!

Blush wedding ideas for a rustic wedding. Enamorada!!

Beautiful blush wedding bouquets. Check out all of the decor ideas!

Beautiful blush wedding bouquets.

Pronovias 2016 blush wedding dress. Love the lace detail!

Pronovias 2016 blush wedding dress. Love the lace detail!

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