As we all know, the flowers at a wedding are the most important decorative element that you can have. They bring a softness to the ceremony and introduce color and liveliness to the reception. The presence of flowers in your big day are a must, but the next day they are wilted and gone. Unfortunately, it just goes with the territory and with wonderful organizations like Random Acts of Flowers, you can know that your blooms will have a good home when the day is done. But, what about you, the bride, and your bouquet? Yes, there are some fantastic ways of preserving fresh flowers, but I want to give you a few more options for making your bridal bouquet a real keepsake that will last forever! By introducing brooches, fabric, paper and other elements into your wedding design, a nontraditional bouquet will lend well with your aesthetic. Remember if you do decide to go with an all feather bouquet, or all paper bouquet, be sure to add touches of whatever element that you choose into the bridesmaids bouquets as well, to create a cohesive look. Enjoy!