Cacti, skulls, & rainbows: what's hot in offbeat bouquets and flowers

Looking for inspiration to take your bouquet or wedding flower game up to eleven? We tapped the talents of our offbeat wedding vendors to see what new trends were popping up in wedding flowers. We found some fabulously offbeat bouquets and flowers that played with colors, textures, and all kinds of details.

From ombre rainbows and underwater scenes to baby cacti and comic book paper flowers, there was a TON to see. Here are a few of my favorite unique wedding flowers and bouquets…

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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…

Check out this gender-neutral "love for everyone" alternative bouquet toss

Julia and Ben had a wedding in Berkeley with a taco buffet, sangria, homemade beer, and rainbow bridesmaids. But one detail we (and the bride!) hardcore loved was her "love for everyone" alternative bouquet toss. It was inclusive, full of sentiment and gratitude for everyone, and just a rad way to celebrate the guests without weirding anyone out with categories or gender or single/married people. Want to hear about it? Here's what Julia told us about it…

What is dead may never die: dried flower bouquets are STUNNING

I've been hanging, drying, and pressing flowers since those old high school dance corsages. Now it's time to channel that dried flower nostalgia into some seriously beautiful dried flower bouquet for your wedding. Here is some dried flower inspiration for bouquets, table decor, and even hanging flowers!

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Are floral hoop bouquets the most reusable wedding accessory ever?

We already love flower crowns, so why aren't we turning our bouquets into circles, too? Oh, it's happening and it's amazing. Floral hoop bouquets can be tiny or huge and are perfect for hanging up behind your sweetheart table, as your ceremony backdrop, and DEFINITELY on your wall at home after the wedding. Let's take a look at a few hoop bouquets you can buy yourself.