Lanterns instead of bouquets #Wedding Porn#Wedding trends#bouquet alternatives#lanterns#non-floral bouquet#steal-this-idea March 1 | Ariel offbeatbride Photo by Tinywater We've featured tons of non-floral bouquet alternatives, but here's one alternative I think we'll be seeing more of in the future: Rachael's bridesmaids carried red glass lanterns instead bouquets … and the result was stunning! Rachel had a TON of a great details at her red & black wedding. Check out all the photos here Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing, chances are good that she's dancing and happy-crying. PREVIOUS Sarah & Justin's geek-chic, backyard fiesta NEXT How can I ask for cash instead of gifts? Show/Hide comments [ 14 ] Such a beautiful idea! I'm obsessed with those lanterns and have been dying to create a boudoir area filled with about 20 of them… Reply I picked these ones up at Cost Plus World Market right around Xmas. They have other colors, sizes and shapes too. 2 agree Reply I can only say – WOW? WOW, WOW. Absolutely great. I also had a black wedding, but this is stunning. Reply Rachel, these are brilliant as much of your wedding was. 🙂 Reply I am doing this too, but my lantern is more plain. Am trying to work out how to get a really bright light in there instead of a candle.. any ideas? Reply LED candle: Reply Also, a quick google search will reveal a few different brands of electric candles.. my favourites being remote control electric candles. I don't have the link now, but found an LED candle, remote controlled, that is made from real wax, so the light effect is much the same as a real candle. Great in lanterns, or on their own. I was very happy to see this article as my bride to be and I are planning using lanterns, fairy lights, and branches instead of flowers, throughout the wedding. Reply http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/lifestyle-home/ele… Great in lanterns or on their own. 🙂 Reply So when you toss your "bouquet" you kill a guest? Reply LOL. I didn't actually carry a lantern, but instead walked my dog and I doubt she wanted to be thrown. Plus she's about 60lbs and I probably couldn't throw her that far. Reply Might I add we will always miss aunt B since the wedding. Reply check these out too! http://www.designspongeonline.com/2010/04/diy-project-paper-bag-lanterns.html#more-47157 Reply I'm doing lanterns for my bridal party. They're cheaper than bouquets, and you get to keep them! Reply I've been planning to use a Lantern because of Diogenes and his belief that his lantern would light when he met an honest man. So I got mine at Ikea on the after the holiday sales it sits in my closet waiting to be painted and adorned. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.