Guest Post: Feathered And Fabulous

Add a touch of whimsy or softness – literally – to your wedding bouquet and wedding flowers with non-traditional materials. Guest blogger, Sally Thompson of Blushing Blooms shows us how…

Unusual details are popular right now and feathers are one of these quirky, fun elements that are being added to wedding bouquets. Feathers add softness, drama, and a touch of vintage.

Feathers can achieve many varying aesthetics depending on their style and use. Don’t be afraid to explore the extraordinary materials that could add that point of difference to your wedding flowers.

Feathers add texture bringing depth to a bouquet and can also be used for a splash of colour. Feather details can be used in bouquets, centerpieces and if being built upon for a wedding day ‘motif’ can also be used in fascinators, boleros, jewellery, embellishment and decor.

If visions of feather-laden Showgirls from Nevada are making you cringe, read on and we dare you not to fall in love with the host of gorgeous feathered images we have to share with you today.

Here’s a round up of some of the best we’ve seen on the web. They’re stylish, showy, fabulous and fun.

This bouquet is from our own studio is bold in contrasting colours but has a whimsical, vintage feel.


{Above: Blushing Blooms – Flowers by Sally Thompson; Image: Beautiful Moments Photography}

This bouquet is soft, chic and romantic. Peaches and cream at its very best.

{Above: The Wedding Window}

With this bouquet, calla Lilies and peacock plumes combine to create a dark and sensuous mood.


{Above: Bliss Tree}

Almost over the top in its detail and size the neutral palate of this bouquet keeps it tasteful albeit quirky. Perfect for the bride making a statement with her wedding flowers.


{Above: Verandah Magazine}

Cream roses never go out of style but this Moulin Rouge style finishing takes the conservative to a more whimsical yet still pretty place.


{Above: The knot}

Pheasant Feathers are a hot trend overseas for fashion, interiors and wedding flowers. This stunning bouquet definietly has the Pheasant Feather wow factor.


{Above: Image via Brocade; Image by Dinofa Photography}

Feathers have been hugely popular overseas late 2010 and I believe we’ll see an increase use of them in Australia this year. And just as we promised, not a hint of Las Vegas in sight.

Author Sally Thompson.

  1. Love this idea! The combination in the first bouquet is just gorgeous!

  2. Michalene says:

    I am loving all Sally’s work! Its so inspiring to see a florist so ‘out of the box’ and with such great style. Bye bye boring bouquets!

  3. Marcela says:

    Me too, I’m lovin her work 🙂

  4. scott says:

    simply brilliant yet so naturally simple.

  5. Feathers are a simple and inexpensive way to add elegance to floral arrangements. The photos shown above are a true testament to that! They’re all gorgeous!

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“I’m Marcela, an Aussie expat living in Hong Kong. This space is where I share my love for weddings and bits and pieces from my family’s life and adventures. I love celebrating weddings, motherhood, family, travel and life’s simple joys.”