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In Bloom: Cotton Blossoms

OK, we know cotton traditionally blooms in August and we’re currently experiencing ANOTHER mid-winter snowstorm, so cotton blossoms aren’t exactly in bloom at the moment… But, we love the look of raw cotton blossoms for winter and early spring weddings. So, let’s just say cotton blossoms are in bloom in a figurative rather than a literal sense, mmmkay? Work with us.

Our love affair with cotton blossoms all started when we spotted this bouquet by local florist Artisan Bloom captured by Sparkle Photography:

We fell hard for the bouquet’s simple elegance, natural texture, and rustic charm–perfect for a luxe mountain wedding at a Park City resort or a casual ranch shindig on Utah farmland. Cotton blossoms offer a fresh, unique look and (bonus!) plenty of bang for the buck.

Check out this round-up of cotton blossom bouquets and cotton blossom reception decor ideas, from a charming cotton blossom wreath to a cotton blossom-strung ceremony backdrop:

Are any of you Utah brides incorporating raw cotton blossoms in your wedding flowers or decor? Share your ideas in the comment section below!

{Images: 1 Sparkle Photography; 2-3 Aaron Delesie via Snippet & Ink; 4-7 Marianna Jamadi via Ruffled; 8 Jasmine Star via Green Wedding Shoes}