8 Special Details for the Alternative Bride

These ideas are anything but ordinary!

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With the new year approaching, wedding trends are emerging left and right. Last week’s blog post discussed the trend of chic black weddings, perfect for a romantic winter wedding for the not-so-average bride. Whether you’re a boho bride-to-be or are wishing to stray from the typical wedding specifics, we’ve curated a list of extra-special details to incorporate into your big day.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo | Tony Le

1. Unique Venue

Sure, you could get married at the church down the street or in your parents’ backyard. But what about a ceremony venue that will have everyone talking? Wayfarers Chapel fuses historical beauty with modern design and gives guests the feeling of being both indoors and outdoors at the same time. It doesn’t get more unique than that!

 

 

 

 

Photo | Unknown

2. Sleek Gown

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by tulle and lace, then kiss it goodbye all together. Opt for a sleek, avant garde gown instead. You’ll feel fashion-forward and bold as you strut down that aisle.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo | Carissa Woo

3. Anti-Diamond Girl

Diamonds don’t have to be a girl’s best friend! For your wedding band, explore alternatives with atypical design, such as twisted metal, colored stones or black diamonds that sparkle just as bright.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo | Wedding Chicks

4. Wild Florals

Roses and peonies may not be your thing, which is totally fine. Overflowing, bountiful florals look organically beautiful. The messier, the better.

 

 

 

 

Photo | Etsy

5. Boho Veil

You might feel that a traditional veil may be, well – traditional. This flower crown and veil combines the best of bohemian bridal style. You’ll look like an angelic garden princess!

 

 

 

Photo | Clair Photography

6. Not-So-Stale Centerpieces

Flowers, candles – we’ve seen these classic tablescapes before. If you’re looking to keep your wedding decor unexpected, incorporate quirky details in your centerpieces. Show off your personality with eccentric figurines, tiny terrariums, or sand and seashells.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo | Green Wedding Shoes

7. Food Trucks

When it comes to the reception, most guests expect a buffet-style dinner or multi-course meal. Make the food a source of entertainment with food trucks, offering dinner options, late-night snacks or desserts. It makes dining interactive and fun, and not to mention delicious!

 

 

 

 

 

Photo | DuJour

8. Cut the Cake

Tiered wedding cakes are to be expected, but you are anything but. Brownie towers, cheese wheel cakes and cheesecake cakes are just some wedding cake alternatives guests will want to dive right into!

 

Which alternative wedding idea could you see yourself incorporating into your big day?