I adore flowers. They're one of my very favourite things about weddings and I am obsessed with the creativity in the wedding floristry industry at the moment. There really are so many hugely talented independent florists out there doing amazingly bold, brave work that is taking wedding floristry to incredible new levels.

However, I know that not every bride wants a floral bouquet - and if that's you then even the most non-traditional floral bouquet can feel a little, well, traditional.

But don't stress! If flowers aren't your bag there are loads of cool alternatives out there that might feel a little more you.

Today, I've rounded up some of my favourite alternatives to traditional bridal bouquets - let me know if you'll be using any of these ideas at your own wedding!


Balloons, particularly giant ones, have become really popular wedding decor over the past few years. They're a great way to make a dramatic but fun statement and look amazing in photos. But why not take things one step further and actually use some balloons as an alternative to a bouquet? They're ideally suited for a beautifully relaxed outdoor ceremony - just don't fly away!

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For a real touch of glamour why not consider a feather bouquet? Dramatic dark colours or elegant whites add a touch of Gatsby glamour, while rustic brown feathers are perfect for boho Autumnal weddings.

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I love these! If you like the idea of flowers but are looking for something a bit different from a traditional bouquet, then floral hoops are a really beautiful alternative. They're also perfect for bridesmaids and flower girls!

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Personal touches really make a wedding, so if you're a foodie then why not incorporate your passion into your bouquet? Anything goes really, but artichokes and cabbages work particularly well in bouquets. Or use beautifully wild bunches of olive branches, herbs or even little oranges for a summery, Mediterranean vibe.

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Dried bouquets not only add a beautiful rustic touch to your look, but you can keep them forever as a gorgeous reminder of your day! Some dried lavender will smell incredible - and the delicious scent will be an added memory of your wedding - while bundles of dried wheat would be ideal for a rustic, countryside ceremony

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We're all still loving using succulents in our homes, right? So why not use them in your wedding too?! They're the perfect way to add a cool edge to your bouquet.

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Pampas grass is another hot interiors trend that has crossed over into weddings. A pampas grass bouquet gives a super cool seventies boho vibe to your bridal look.

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For a fun pop of colour, consider a cute pom pom bouquet - which is also an easy DIY project for crafty brides!

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Sticking to a single colour can be so stylish, and a bouquet made up entirely of fresh green foliage is a really cool, modern take on the bridal bouquet.

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Perfect for glamorous vintage style weddings, brooch bouquets are also a lovely way to incorporate meaningful pieces of family jewellery into your day.

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Pine cones make beautiful bouquets for rustic Autumnal or Winter weddings. Or for a Christmas wedding why not go all out festive and combine them with fir leaves and berries?

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Another great DIY project if you're feeling crafty. Paper bouquets can be incredibly pretty. If you're a bookworm or music lover they can be a lovely nod to your passion too.

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If you feel just feel naked without a handbag, then why not ditch the bouquet altogether and go for a stunning statement clutch bag instead? This is a really stylish look for a city wedding or elopement.

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Are you having a non-traditional bridal bouquet? Let us know in the comments!

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