By Azure Nelson,
Published Apr 6, 2011
Special to OneWed by Bride Buzz
Flowers are an essential part of any big day, but if disposable blooms aren’t part of your vision — you green bride
, you — we here are Bride Buzz
have a collection of bright, colorful and un-wiltable options to carry, toss and share on your Big Day.
Our first pick? EmersonMade
. Created by a husband-and-wife team, the creative enterprise creates the most adorable, hand-stitched linen blooms
we’ve ever seen.
The beautiful buds come in a variety of styles, sizes and colors, making their wedding-day possibilities endless (think dahlia corsages for mom and grandma, rose boutonnières
for groomsmen or a memorable poppy sash for the bride). Even better, EmersonMade’s posh petals are far from pricey (most are under $100, and many are under $50).
If you need inspiration, go no further than EmersonMade’s site and blog
, which feature the lovely couple sporting their wares in dozens of chic ways.
Want something with a little more bling?
Check out these amazing Brooch Bouquets
from Fantasy Florals
. Handmade by florist Amanda Heer, the bouquets are made from brooches supplied by brides. So start colleting! Once you have a collection of family heirlooms and vintage store finds in order, get in touch with Amanda and tell her your vision. Together you and she will work together to create the perfect memento for your wedding day. The best part? You never have to throw it away.
And our final Bride Buzz fabricated bouquet to “Oh!” and “Aaah!” over is Emici Bridal
. Emici’s stunning heirloom quality designer bridal bouquets
are more durable than any real-floral bouquet we’ve seen. Hand-cut and hand-formed flowers are made from various silk fabrics and embellished with accents like rhinestones, crystals or freshwater pearls. Prices start around $300 and increase depending on the amount of detail used in the piece you choose. Emici even allows you to completely customize your bouquet, so you can go as detailed or simple as you want.
Log on to Bride Buzz
today and search ‘Flower’ to get all of our favorite floral alternative floral finds!
And don't forget to enter to win $150 in fresh wedding flowers from FiftyFlowers!
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