Unique Wedding Bouquets Without a Flower in Sight
While we'll always be big fans of fresh flowers, we also think it's entirely okay to carry a wedding bouquet without a single bloom, whether it's because a non-floral design fits better into your budget or you simply want to surprise guests with something unique. In fact, flowerless arrangements can be absolutely gorgeous, not to mention they can make quite a statement down. If you're wondering what to have in your bouquet instead of petals, we've got plenty of unexpected ideas that are undeniably beautiful.
As with any bridal or bridesmaid bouquet, you've got options when it comes to how you arrange your clutch. Some modern couples opt for completely non-floral sprays, while others favor arrangements that feature a few blooms but focus on something else, like greenery, fruit, or even seashells! Still other brides and bridesmaids carry bouquets that look like they're composed of flowers, but the plants are actually fake and made from materials like fabric, paper, or in one case ahead, porcelain.
No matter what you need your bouquet (or bouquets) to be—from whimsical and romantic to formal and elegant—there's a non-floral clutch idea for you in this slideshow. We've even go so far as to round up creative and colorful arrangements for all sorts of wedding themes. First on our list is this tropical assortment, which Tumbleweed Floral Truck artfully crafted using white and green anthurium, speckled aspidistra, and large monstera leaves among other forms of foliage. This intriguing arrangement is just one of many—wait until you see what's ahead!
Geometric Wedding Bouquet
How cool is this mostly-blue bouquet? The artistic bride created it herself using a mix of paper shapes, faux flowers, and wire.
Pampas Grass Wedding Bouquet
The trendy plant can certainly make its way into your bridal bouquet. Pampas grass is especially statement-making when paired with magnolia leaves and other unique foliage, as shown in this arrangement by The Wild Side.
Olive Branch Wedding Bouquet
Olive branches symbolize peace—not a bad emblem as you're merging families. This bride's clutch (by Stella + Moscha) was beautifully simple.
Puppy Wedding Bouquet
Wild Wedding Bouquet
Go for a natural look. Watershed Floral crafted this foraged arrangement, which was filled with organic greenery.
Leafy Wedding Bouquet
Mix and match the wedding world's favorite non-floral elements. This Expressions Flowers bouquet contained ferns and eucalyptus leaves, among other popular additions.
Seashell Wedding Bouquet
Tropical Wedding Bouquet
Whimsical Wedding Bouquet
This bride's Crocus Hale Flowers bouquet was perfectly quirky thanks to its swirly fiddlehead ferns.
Vegetable Wedding Bouquet
Celebrate your love of produce with a fresh bouquet of veggies. This TFS Studio clutch contained carrots, radishes, and asparagus among other edible goodies.
Painted Wedding Bouquet
Frond Wedding Bouquet
Go big or go home! Tropical fronds sprawled out of this Lavenders Flowers bouquet.
Fruit Wedding Bouquet
Air Plant Wedding Bouquet
Looking for a bouquet that'll beat the heat? Try a massive air plant, like this one from Renee Landry Events.
Feather Wedding Bouquet
Plants aren't the only natural elements you can use. Mother Plucker Feather Company combined plumes and branches to craft this rustic arrangement.
Bush Wedding Bouquet
For an out-of-this-world bouquet, add unusual pops of color. This Hart Floral Design bridal bouquet contained dried (and blue painted) tropical leaves, plus soft and dreamy smoke bush branches.
Cotton Wedding Bouquet
Cotton gives off the fullness of flowers, but the fluffy fiber can look much more unique, as this Magnolias on Silk bouquet went to show.
Fern Wedding Bouquet
Long, cascading ferns replaced typical blooms in this wild, blossom-less bouquet by Teresa Sena Designs.
Porcelain Wedding Bouquet
Opt for weather-proof, wilt-proof, and allergy-proof petals, like the ones shown here that were made of porcelain and fabric.
Candle Wedding Bouquet
As a nod to her heritage (Indian brides often carry lamps), this bride held a votive on a plant-filled tray (which was designed by Sidra Forman).