Year of the Edible Bouquet

As a foodie and fashionista, I just had to share this whimsical piece about the latest trend in bridal couture! Edible Bridal Bouquets! 

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As someone who is currently planning a wedding, let me level with you: Everything is SO expensive. All those stories news outlets (including Delish!) write about cutting costs aren’t fluff — they’re gold. So when I see a bride waltzing down the aisle of my Instagram feed with a stick of cotton candy in her arms — rather than a $200 bouquet of flowers — I bow down.

Do you … do you understand what I mean?


See the pure joy on this bride’s face, all because she’s holding a giant swirl of pink, fluffy cotton candy in her hands?! (OK, sure, her smile might also be due to the fact that her soon-to-be husband stands just beyond the frame of the photo, but who can really say.)

Faheema Chaudhury, the smiley bride in question and the lady behind accessories brand Unicorn Crafts, wrote to Delish, “I loooooove cotton candy and knew I had to make a cotton candy bouquet for my wedding.” For what it’s worth, Faheema’s Instagram biography reads “Lover of sugar,” so this checks out.

And as any good lover of sugar, Faheema carried the cotton candy all night long — even during the party.

Other brides are taking the trend and supersizing it, giving all of their bridesmaids cotton candy bouquets, too. And the pictures are, well — see for yourself. (But they’re hilarious and gorgeous, and so freaking whimsical. Those were the words you were looking for.)
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen brides swap flowers for something edible. The year 2018 brought us pizza bouquets and ones made of donuts.
What’s next? Lollipop bouquets? Ones made with pickles? Or with little alcohol nips. Honestly, the sky is the limit.
Deputy EditorSarah Weinberg is the deputy editor at Delish and has covered food, travel, home, and lifestyle for a number of publications, including Food Network Magazine and Country Living.