Post # 1
I’ve been wracking my brain trying to think of some flowers or something that I could get in the winter for not very expensive for my bouquet. I couldn’t think of anything that I’d even like and since it’s kind of the anti-Christmas so to speak I didn’t want to do anything with ornaments. Suddenly tonight I came up with a great idea! I’ll do a “baking tools” bouquet. It fits for us because Fiance is a chef and I want to be a baker, so why not?
So far I’m thinking a ball whisk, one or two wooden spoons, and a basting brush with a large ribbon wrapped around them. I’m also thinking of adding in a balloon whisk, a spatula, a sifter (small one), an offset spatula, an ice cream scoop and/or a pastry wheel. There are so many options now that I’m thinking about it! What do you gals think, would it work or am I too far off the beaten path?
Post # 3
depends if your an offbeat bride or not? and would you like the look of it 10years time in your photos?
Its def up to you and if thats your style. You go for it!
Post # 4
That’s adorable! If it fits your personalities, why not do it? Especially since it’s reusable after the wedding and won’t die like flowers would. Great idea!
Some of my favorite ideas have been boquets that aren’t traditional flowers. I love the look of bridesmaids carrying little clutches or something like that. Flowers are great, but i see them as a bit of a waste of money. Espeically since florists, etc can charge so much more for “wedding” flowers!
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2010 - Ladder 15 Restaurant
I’m never one to discourage off the beaten path ideas, but like ccranetobe, make sure you’ll still want to see that bouquet in your pictures down the line!!
Other cute non-flower bouquets that are popular: button bouquets (find on etsy or do a quick google search), felt bouquets, feather bouquets, or pinecone bouquets (great for a winter wedding)!
But if you love love love the idea of baking tools, I say go for it and don’t look back!
Post # 7
After discussing it some with Fiance, I think I will be doing it because he likes the idea and this way I can avoid flowery boutonnieres for everyone. We looked around online and it looks like I’ll have to special order one for him, but for the GM’s and my Maid/Matron of Honor we’ll be using some cute keychain whisks with a bow tied around them in ribbon. I’m debating on adding a spoon to them, but I have plenty of time to decide that later. Now the big problem is deciding what to include in my bouquet and what to do for the BM’s.
@MandyW thanks for the input, but I have to say I’m just not into the whole feather bouquet because in my region/area it’s considered a bit uncouth to use them. Not that they wouldn’t work for brides in other situations, but I’m just not into them. And I really don’t want the wedding to scream wintertime!!!! Originally we picked December because Fiance is allergic to bees (so we couldn’t be surrounded by tons of flowers in the summer), most of my family will find it easier to get winter free rather than summer, and it’s cheaper. I just don’t like the idea of a winter themed wedding for some reason.
I just want something simple and unique. Which is most of our wedding. I’m planning on walking down the aisle to “Long Trip Alone” by Dierks Bentley, one of the GM’s is planning on using “Lobster Bucket” by The Aquabats for his “serious” speech, I have a male Maid/Matron of Honor and a male Bridesmaid or Best Man, Fiance has a chick Bridesmaid or Best Man and Groomsmen…we’re even planning on walking into the reception to another Aquabats song called Red Sweater…I mean my bouquet isn’t going to push it that much further offbeat! Haha! But thanks for your input gals and if any of you have any ideas feel free to let me know!
Post # 8
If you wanted it to look fuller you could probably wrap cloth around it like that pinecone bouquet has, or put filler (like those tall green things, or baby’s breath? OOH or colored ribbons starched to stand up in curls) in among the tools. I think it could be really cute if done well!
Post # 9
I think that’s such an original idea that you should really go for it! Keep us updated!