Alternatives to Flowers

posted 3 years ago in December 2013
Post # 3
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it looks great.

Post # 4
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@jg780806:  Looks beautiful!  I’m actually beading all my flowers.  I didn’t like the look of real, “summery” flowers for my winter wedding, so I decided to make my own with French and Victorian beading techniques.  It’s a lot of work though.  :S


Post # 5
394 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@jg780806:  I think your bouquet looks great!  I didn’t want to do “flowers” either.  Seemed out of season to me, and didn’t fit my venue or decor.  We are doing bouquets with pine, cotton, seed pods, and succulents.  It’s more earthy and rustic.  No flowers for decor, either.  Also doing lots of candles!

I love the unique idea of your bridesmaids holding lanterns.  I think it will look great!

Post # 6
4941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@jg780806:  Wow that is gorgeous! I absolutely love unique bouquets, and Christmas themes are to die for. 

We eloped on the beach, and my bouquet was actually my “something borrowed”. My friend owns an Etsy shop and does beach wedding stuff. She lent me her bouquet from her own wedding and I loved it! I’m sad I didn’t get more pictures with it, but it was so windy I wound up having to hold my train and hair a lot for photos.






Post # 7
24 posts
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m using real flowers for just the bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres (white hydrangea, dark purple callas, Picasso callas, and dusty miller and monkey tails).  For the centerpieces, I have purple handmade floating peony candles with rose quartz in the bottom of the bowl (8″ rounds with feet).  I bought these before we chose a venue and their tables are quite large, so I may get mirrors to put underneath to make it seem more substantial.  I love the photos you included!  I just chose not to use a Christmas theme and it wouldn’t really fit my venue.

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