Satin ribbon and pearl pins are a classic choice for a hand-tied wedding bouquet. But there’s no rule that says they’re required wrapping for wedding bouquet stems. We’re huge fans of using interestingly textured, unusually patterned and/or heirloom fabrics and other materials to bind bridal bouquets. Some of our favorite ribbon alternatives include lace (especially black), raffia, twine, silk handkerchiefs, crocheted doilies, bear grass, leather and suede. Also alluring: mixing a simple or rough-hewn wrap material with a contrastingly delicate or ornamental accent, or vice versa. For instance, fine lace accented with wood buttons, or twine encircled with pearl rosary beads. And, of course, there’s nothing more meaningful than a bouquet wrapped with a bit of lace from the hem of your grandmother’s wedding gown, or adorned with your great-aunt’s heirloom locket.
Find more hand-tied bouquet inspiration, and the week’s wedding news, events & tips, in today’s week’s Wednesday Wedding Buzz!
Credits (Photos top to bottom, left to right): Karen Tran Florals, Kellie Kano Photography via Greer Loves, Heather Bliss via Callie Rose, Meredith Perdue (next 2 images), Four Seasons Flowers, Shannon Kelley Photography (last 2 images)