As I have said many, many times on this blog, I am a sucker for Asian culture. With that established, I just want to give you something to consider for your reception decor. Enter: ikebana.

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging that uses minimalism and irregularity to create truly unique arrangements. Unlike traditional flower arrangements where the actual bloom is the star of the show, ikebana highlights the beauty of the other parts, namely the stems and leaves, focusing on line, shape and form rather than size and color. This could be a great alternative for modern, minimalist brides, or even brides with severe allergies as flowers are used very sparingly.

How awesome is this?! For more examples of ikebana, click the photo.

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