While we love the art of a well-arranged bouquet, vase, or jar of flowers, sometimes your wedding, birthday party, or dinner party calls for something that’ll last just a big longer… like, forever. For those occasions and more, it’s time you familiarize yourself with the art of the fauxquet.
1. Giant Paper Flowers: These gigantic flowers make us think of Alice in Wonderland, Candyland, and Katy Perry all at the same time. They were created like one creates a regular paper flower, but super size. (via Green Wedding Shoes)
2. “Dried” Paper Flower Bouquet: For a less poppy more rustic look, we’re digging the ruffles and waves on these “dried” paper flowers. The way to get that paper looking crinkly? Spray it with water! Who knew that fauxquets required water, too? (via United with Love)
3. Ranunculus Paper Flower Bouquet ($270): Oh ranunculus, how we swoon over all those layers and colors! This Etsy seller’s got a whole shop of this celebrated flower… made from paper!
7. Dusty Pink Bouquet ($54): Available for sale over on Etsy, this dusty bouquet looks so romantic, almost vintage. Don’t be surprised if you see something like this for sale at Anthropologie or BHLDN soon.
11. Brooch Bouquet: While we can’t say we’re totally sold on the trend of brooch bouquets, we’d be remiss not to include one in this ode to the fauxquet. Flea market for the win! (via Fancy Pants Weddings)
15. Pine Cone Bouquet: Last, we’ve got the bouquet from Brit + Co. founder Brit Morin’s wedding! It was made using mini pine cones, natural cedar roses, and all sorts of other goodness. (via Brit + Co.)
What do you think of the fauxquet trend? Would you carry one at your wedding? Would you try to catch one at a friend’s wedding? ;)