Paper, silk, brooches, and dried flowers: alternative wedding bouquets that will last forever

We've been featuring non-floral bouquets made of paper flowers, silk flowers, brooches, dried flowers, leather flowers, buttons, and more for YEARS. And with good reason: they last forever, can be much cheaper than real flower bouquets, and can be passed along to others. Win-win. I decided to see what was new in the market for artificial flower bouquets and other materials that can make up that thing you can hold down the aisle… if you wan to. I know, it's both optional and something I LOVE.

Let's explore the market for alternative wedding bouquets that will last forever…


The most fun ever? This skateboarding wedding in Leeds is definitely a finalist

Sophie and Jem had a skateboarding wedding in Leeds that looked like serious fun. The skate community is a big part of their lives, so part of the wedding ended up at the skate park. Then it was all about the DIY details including paper bouquets made by one of the bridesmaids, personalized carnival games, and loads of handmade decorations.


Trapeze, tulle, and two ladies at a stunning Seattle wedding

Gabrielle and Laura’s Seattle wedding day started off with a bang with some high-flying first look photos at at Emerald City Trapeze. Their custom-made dresses, book paper flower bouquets, and luminous chuppah were a total highlight, but the reception at Urban Light Studios also had an ice cream bar, traditional hora, and tons of string lights.