What’s new in alternative wedding bouquets? 34 ideas that go beyond the flower

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Button wedding bouquet from Pumpkin and Pye

Huge bouquets have been a total trend lately — full of flowers, greenery, and other flora that crops up in various forms each season. They’re gorgeous, but you certainly see a lot of the same each time.

What if you stepped away from real flowers and saw what other alternative wedding bouquets were out there? We’re not strangers to non-floral bouquets, but I wanted to expand my search into a few newer territories: fruits, candy, pearls, beads, wheat, paper, balloons, fans, buttons, brooches, wooden flowers, felt, and more.

Let’s see what’s new in the land of alternative wedding bouquets since the last time we deep-dove into it…

Fruit wedding bouquets

What's new in alternative wedding bouquets? Ideas that go beyond the flower
Country Artificial Pomegranate Fruit Bouquet from HiRusticReach
What's new in alternative wedding bouquets? Ideas that go beyond the flower
Winter fruit bouquet from Fruit Boutique By Kate
What's new in alternative wedding bouquets? Ideas that go beyond the flower
Fruit and succulent bouquet from Wendys Life
What's new in alternative wedding bouquets? Ideas that go beyond the flower
Lovely fruit bouquet from Fruit Boutique By Kate

Bead & pearl wedding bouquets

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Bespoke bouquet with Swarovski Xilions from
CRZy Accessories. Photo by Dave Fuller Photography
What's new in alternative wedding bouquets? Ideas that go beyond the flower
Beadwork Beaded bouquet from Beaded Garden Studio
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Pearl Wedding Bridal Bouquet from Old VarvarA

Wheat & dried flower wedding bouquets

What's new in alternative wedding bouquets? Ideas that go beyond the flower
Farmhouse wedding dried arrangement from Dried Flowers By Olga
What's new in alternative wedding bouquets? Ideas that go beyond the flower
Dried flower bouquet from Westerwisp

Silk butterfly alternative wedding bouquets

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Silk Butterflies bouquet from Oh My Butterfly

Paper flower bouquets

What's new in alternative wedding bouquets? Ideas that go beyond the flower
Large paper flower roses from Katya Paperie
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Ancient Manuscript Paper Feather Wedding Bouquet from Paper Garden Gallery
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Vintage travel maps flowers from Magic Paper Crafts
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Copper Wedding Bouquet from Rachel Emma Studio

Balloon bouquet

What's new in alternative wedding bouquets? Ideas that go beyond the flower
Giant Pink Balloon Bouquet from Lolas Confetti Shop

Hand fans

What's new in wedding bouquet alternatives? Ideas that go beyond the flower
Black Cat Hand Fan from Katara Decor Store
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Blush pink fan from Memory Wedding

Candy bouquets

What's new in wedding bouquet alternatives? Ideas that go beyond the flower
Raffaello sweets bouquet from Up Crafts Studio Design
What's new in wedding bouquet alternatives? Ideas that go beyond the flower
Smarties Candy Bouquet from Elena Handmade Gifts

Brooch bouquets

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Star wars inspired wedding bouquet from Maddison Rocks
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Musical Wizard of Oz inspired bouquet from Maddison Rocks
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Harry Potter Style boutonniere from Maddison Rocks

Clay & wooden flower bouquets

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Clay wedding bouquet from Love Clay Flowers
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Wooden succulent bouquet from Pine and Petal Weddings

Greenery bouquets

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Eucalyptus bouquet from Innocent Chaos

Fabric and felt alternative wedding bouquets

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Pom Pom Felt Ball Flower Bouquet from Hoppsy Daisy
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Bright Ranunculus + Succulent Felt Flower Bridal Bouquet from
Thread and Heart
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Knitted bouquet from Etsy

Use your baby as an alternative wedding bouquet?!

Ok, we’re just kidding about this one — but how sweet is that little niblet? We love this photo from our pals over The Bouqs Co Weddings. For Offbeat Brides who want to go for DIY flowers, The Bouqs Co Weddings‘ experts can curate an arrangement that exactly meet your needs — they’ve even done Lego wedding flowers!

Comments on What’s new in alternative wedding bouquets? 34 ideas that go beyond the flower

  1. With how long OBB has been around, I thought, “hmm, there’s no way this list can contain that many ideas I haven’t seen around the site before….”

    And then I clicked.

    Catherine, this is SUCH a cool roundup! Awesome job!

  2. I am very much considering forgoing a bouquet and just carrying the gorgeous 1930s beaded purse my fiance’s sister gave me. It matches my gray gown beautifully and it’s lovely. But I might find a way to add some flowers to it for some drama.

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