Lanterns instead of bouquets #Wedding Porn#Wedding trends#bouquet alternatives#lanterns#non-floral bouquet#steal-this-idea Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Mar 1 2010) Ariel findyourafterglow 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 Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the brand-new From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings 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 books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. To follow her latest work, join join The Afterglow, for exclusive access to essays, videos, online courses, and more. 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. 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 ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! 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.