Feed your guests and fix all your problems with fruit bouquets! #Food#cake alternative#gluten-free#non-floral centerpiece#steal-this-idea Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted May 15 2013) Ariel arielmstallings Photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography How do you simultaneously appease family demands for "more than just cake" while also bringing joy to all your guests with restricted diets AND adding a delicious explosion of color to your reception tables? (Oh AND providing wedding favors?!) Fruit bouquets are the answer to everything, as Offbeat Bride Tribe member Moonlitfractal explains: In one of those classic wedding battles, my mom and grandmother teamed up to tell me that it 'just wasn't right' to serve cake as the only dessert at the wedding *facepalm.* Eventually we decided to use fruit bouquets as an additional dessert. They were brought out after the meal, and added even more bright color to the room while providing a no-sugar-added, gluten-free dessert for people who have restricted diets. They were a big hit! The bud vases were handmade by my mother and doubled as favors! How many layers of win can you pack into one concept? The next time someone asks me ANYTHING, my answer is going to be "FRUIT BOUQUETS!" 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 Breanna & Thaddeus' robotic rock'n' roll wedding NEXT Mix high fashion and low fashion with this style board from Well-Groomed Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] I'm so flattered that you chose to feature this! Reply *fist bump* Reply Really interesting idea. This is something that I would have never considered for a wedding – but I'm glad to hear that it was a hit! Thanks for the idea. Reply Oh, I love fruit bouquets! A woman at work received one for her birthday and it caused such a scene – it was so pretty and so unusual. This would be a great idea for desert and decor. Reply This is a great idea for anyone trying to save table space. Stealing this idea. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.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.