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Modern Brides Are Skipping Fresh-Cut Flowers for Dried Bouquets

By Alexis Bennett / May 25, 2021

Wearing black dresses or sneakers, modern brides are audaciously breaking traditions to add unique touches to their weddings. Most recently, we’ve noticed the dried-flower bouquet eclipsing fresh-cut blooms and taking center stage on ceremony day. For instance, artist Jordan Casteel, whose portrait of Aurora James featured on the September 2020 cover of Vogue, recently tied the knotin a custom Batsheva dress while holding a joyful arrangement of pink dried flowers by Farmgirl Flowers. Not to be left out, her groom, David Schulze, looked just as sharp with pieces of the preserved blossoms pinned to the lapel of his blazer.

In the past, dried flowers were perceived as not being as vibrant as their fresh-cut counterparts, but that’s all changing thanks to beautifully crafted arrangements by brands like UrbanStems and talented artisans setting up shops on Etsy. There are plenty of options that look just as joyful in bright pink and happy yellow hues. The biggest upside of selecting preserved flowers: There’s no need to worry about them wilting on your wedding day. Plus, they’ll last long after the big day is done.

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