I love alternative wedding flowers, as evidenced by this post about paper bridal bouquets and this post about paper wedding flowers and this post about other alternative wedding flower options that links to even more. Flowers, I’ll admit, are beautiful but also sometimes a real pain in the rear when you’re trying to coordinate a wedding that will include traveling or extreme hot weather. DIY? Not always the best idea when it comes to real live blooms and their idiosyncrasies.
But of course, not everyone wants a bridal bouquet that very specifically is not trying to be real flowers. And some of those people don’t want to resort to tacky looking faux blossoms, either. So what’s the middle minded, possibly allergic bride-to-be who wants an alternative that’s not too alternative when it comes to her wedding flowers to do?
Here’s where I come back to paper. Specifically paper bridal bouquets and arrangements created by The Crimson Poppy. Inspired by her family’s genetic black thumb, the artisan behind the company went from 0 to expert in the paper flower realm, always striving for a realistic looking bloom that wouldn’t wilt or die. And judging by these examples, I’d say she succeeded admirably.
Pro 1: Flowers in any color you can imagine
Pro 2: Roll the cost of preservation into your bouquet
Pro 3: Nothing fussy about these flowers
Pro 4: Will survive transport and then some
Anyone out there going for wedding flower alternatives over real blossoms? What are you opting for and where are you buying it?