LOVE/HATE: Feathers as Flowers?


When we think about what a bride will carry down the aisle with her, we usually think of flowers. Of course, it’s also perfectly proper to carry a prayer book, a fan, or to follow the example of Frances Folsom when she married President Grover Cleveland in the White House and carry nothing at all.

But most commonly, we carry flowers. We expect other brides to carry flowers. We think of them tied in a bouquet… but the fact is a bouquet needn’t be made of flowers. And some brides – whether from concerns about allergies, dislike of the waste of cut flowers, or simply a desire to be a little different – would much rather their bouquets be made of something else… such as feathers.

Me? I LOVE the idea, so long as they’re done well. The picture up top is my idea of a great feather bouquet. The feathers are simply allowed to be themselves. I happen to be a fan of having things look like what they are.

But what about you? LOVE ‘em? HATE ‘m? Think they soar to heights of fabulousness? Or consider them for the birds?

2 Responses to “LOVE/HATE: Feathers as Flowers?”

  1. nina August 24, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    Never seen a feather bouquet I liked yet. She could’ve just gotten a feather duster.

  2. Jo August 26, 2012 at 7:05 am #

    Love :) And no need for costly preservation if you want to keep it!