I’m back with another in my series on Breaking The Mould – helping you to sidestep tradition for tradition’s sake and find some awesome alternative suppliers for every aspect of your wedding. Today, we’re looking at your wedding flowers. Whether subtle or statement, flowers tend to be the go-to decor item for most weddings. Don’t get me wrong, I love a venue filled to the brim with gorgeous, fragrant blooms, and there are some floral designers out there creating truly jaw dropping arrangements and installations.

But what if flowers are not your thing at all? What if you can’t tell a daisy from a daffodil and have no desire to learn the difference? What if the thought of hundreds of petals leaves you cold (or makes you sneeze?) Or what if you’re looking for something that will be beautiful and equally good for the planet. Don’t panic! You’re not destined for a wedding devoid of pretty details. Here are some of my favourite suppliers, creating incredibly creative alternative bouquets and arrangements, without a fresh flower in sight. Want to find out more? Read on, and get ready to break the mould, and find the perfect take on your wedding flowers.

Break The Mould and Find Your Perfect Wedding Flowers

Friend of Faux

Artificial garland from Friend of Faux Artificial wedding flowers arrangement by Friend of Faux Artificial floral arch by Friend of Faux

Love the look of flowers and foliage but not the idea of fresh ones that will be destined for the bin after the big day? Friend of Faux have got you covered for your wedding flowers. These stunningly realistic artificial garlands and arrangements are contemporary and elegant and can be hired by the metre. Cost effective, green, waste free and totally gorgeous, this business idea is fabulous and much-needed in the industry.

Crown and Glory

Meadow flower headband by Crown and Glory Big bright flower crown by Crown and Glory Statement blue rose headband from Crown and Glory

Dreaming of flowers in your hair? Get yourself over to Crown and Glory’s website and find just what you’re looking for. Their big, luscious floral crowns and headbands are wonderfully colourful. Made from 100% artificial flowers, you can rock your flower child look for hundreds of parties to come! (If you’re after other wedding accessories, check out Crown and Glory’s amazing veil collection. Colour and glitter and flowers, I shall just leave it there)

May Contain Glitter

Pink and mint paper flower wall with gold glitter by May Contain Glitter Hanging paper flowers by May Contain Glitter Paper flower buttonholes

Fabulously talented paper artist Michaela specialises in beautiful paper flowers that make a real impact. Perfect for statement venue decor, her hanging flowers and customisable paper flower walls add definite wow factor. I love the modern, edgy shapes of her flowers – perfect for blank canvas wedding venues from marquees to warehouses and beyond.

Jamball Creations

Colourful alternative wedding bouquet by Jamball
Image by Toast of Leeds

This husband and wife team are a creative powerhouse. Using felt, origami, buttons, brooches and anything else you can think of (comic book pages or rainbow plastic dinosaurs, anyone?!), Jamball design amazingly creative and totally bespoke bouquets.

I am such a fan of these – they’re quirky and kitsch and the colours pop beautifully in photos. With homages to Dr Who, Harry Potter, The Beatles and Walt Disney among their collection, these unique alternative bouquets make my inner geek very happy indeed!

Nicola Garrett Brooch Bouquets

Brooch Bouquet by Nicola Garrett in blues and greens wedding flowers Colourful brooch bouquet by Nicola Garrett

For an alternative bouquet with some vintage flair and a healthy dose of bling, why not go for a brooch bouquet? These beautiful examples from Nicola Garrett appeal to every sparkle junkie. I love that her bespoke pieces can incorporate brooches of your own, or from family members.

The finished bouquets make stunning keepsakes from your day, and will last for ever. Imagine this becoming the ‘something old’ for a wedding of future generations – it’s a beautiful heirloom to pass down.

I hope this selection has inspired you about your wedding flowers, and if there’s still a drop of tea left in your cup, go take a look at these amazing wedding dresses and wedding cakes. Remember, it’s YOUR day, so break the mould a little and do it your way. If in addition, you’re on the lookout for creative, out-of-the-box photography to capture your wedding day, then find out more about my work or head straight on over to my contact page and let’s have a chat.


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