Most of the wedding traditions we practice today can be traced back to the Victorian era--among these, one of the most enduring is the use of flowers in weddings. Back then, flowers not only symbolized abundance and fertility; each bloom had its own meaning as well. Nowadays, many weddings feature lush floral arrangements because of the flowers' symbolism and the fairytale look they can create.
However, if you're inclined to take a different approach to your wedding décor, there are many other elements you can use aside from flowers. Fresh fruits can also symbolize fertility and abundance, while candles, branches, and lights can help create an enchanting ambiance.
The real weddings we've featured have had some interesting alternatives to floral décor. Feast your eyes on our gallery of these creative adornments!