Brides walk down the aisle with unconventional bouquets

Brides are mixing it up with unusual, bold bouquets for their walks down the aisle.

In lieu of traditional flower arrangements, some brides are personalizing their bouquets with distinctive or sentimental items, or putting modern twists on classic combinations.

Martha Stewart style director Naomi de Manana said she’s seen brides incorporate vintage heirlooms such as “ribbon alternatives like a piece from their mother’s dress or veil, or a vintage scarf.”

She added that they are also “adding sentimental objects to the wrapped stem like her grandmother’s locket or brooch.”

Sean Money + Elizabeth FayBride Eliza Murphy used her great-grandmother’s handkerchief to secure the stems instead of ribbon.

Pinterest’s 2017 Wedding Report highlighted two specific bridal bouquet trends that have been popular on their social platform this year: greenery and dusty rose colors.

“Brides are ditching ornate florals for simple, elegant greenery as a beautiful (and budget friendly) decor alternative,” a Pinterest spokesperson told ABC News about the trend, which is up 300 percent since last year.

Pink is also making a comeback.

“Pink is having a moment in fashion and design, and it’s creeping up into the wedding world. This isn’t the pink of the past — it’s done in a cool new way,” Marcus said of the colorful trend, which is up 255 percent so far in 2017.

But some brides are ditching flowers altogether, instead choosing extremely unique twists that add personalized pizazz on their big day.

Here are a few favorites:

Doughnuts

Bride Paige Burgess from Australia chose to carry a bouquet of doughnuts down the aisle.

“I wanted to do something that represents having fun and was more ‘us,’” Burgess, 23, told ABC News. “I thought it was pretty fun-loving and lighthearted, which is what my husband and I pride ourselves on.”

www.danielsuarezgallery.comBride Paige Burgess from Australia chose to carry a bouquet of doughnuts down the aisle.

www.danielsuarezgallery.comBride Paige Burgess from Australia chose to carry a bouquet of doughnuts down the aisle.

Puppies

Meghan Butler, an attorney and owner of four adopted animals, had each of her bridesmaids hold a pup from the Greater Charlotte SPCA in her wedding photos with the hopes the pictures would help them find forever homes.

“We wanted to bring attention to any rescue agency,” the bride told ABC News in April. “There are so many dogs that need homes. Go get a dog that needs a loving home. They’re so happy and they’re great animals and I can’t believe anyone would give them up.”

Discover Love StudiosBridesmaids trade bouquets for rescue puppies in Meghan Butler’s North Carolina wedding photos.

Discover Love StudiosBridesmaids trade bouquets for rescue puppies in Meghan Butler’s North Carolina wedding photos.

Paper

Bride Amber Steele handmade her own bouquet out of the pages from “Harry Potter” books for her April Fools’ Day wedding to groom Robert Michaelson.

“I’ve loved the ‘Harry Potter’ series since I was 11 years old,” Steele told ABC News. “When I was feeling uncertain as a kid due to family drama or just plain growing pains, escaping into the world of ‘Harry Potter’ was literally a saving grace for me. The story continues to hold a special place in my heart and I realized it made complete sense for me to include that story into my own story with Robert.”

Mobile Video and PhotographyBride Amber Steele handmade her own bouquet out of the pages from “Harry Potter” books for her April 2017.

Mobile Video and Photography Bride Amber Steele handmade her own bouquet out of the pages from “Harry Potter” books for her April 2017.

Succulents

This is a more classic twist for a bouquet if a bride is choosing to forego flowers. Many brides enjoy keeping the succulents in their homes after the big day as a reminder of the special occasion.

Getty ImagesA bride holds a bouquet of succulents while standing in Badlands National Park in South Dakota in an undated stock photo.

Getty ImagesA bride holds a bouquet of roses, garden roses, tulips and succulents in an undated stock photo.

Source.