Who Needs Flowers When You Can Carry Doughnuts Down the Aisle?
We’re filing this one under “wedding trends we can seriously get behind." Enter: doughnut bouquets.
We’re filing this one under “wedding trends we can seriously get behind”: Because, come on. Doughnut bouquets!
(It’s kind of like the doughnut wall trend crossed with the croissant corsage craze, only maybe better? Discuss.)
Paige Kirk, a 23-year-old bride from Sydney, Australia, may have sparked a new fad at her wedding earlier this month when she surprised her bridesmaids by swapping out their flower bouquets for something a little tastier – if, some might argue, a little less tasteful. (But some would be wrong!) She gave them clusters of doughnuts — in decorated shades of wedding white, naturally — to carry down the aisle.
Kirk told the BBC that she and her fiance, Steven, opted for the unusual bouquets to bring a “different, fun and light-hearted" vibe to their special day, adding that everyone from the guests to the workers at the wedding venue thought they were “hilarious.”
Certainly, they’ve been a hit on social media. The company that donated the bouquets, Sydney-based Dessert Boxes, posted video and photos of Kirk and her doughnut-toting wedding party, on its Instagram page, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.
“I need to redo my wedding so we can have these,” wrote one would-be doughnut-bouquet carrying bride.
Other commenters called the bouquets “really ideal,” “so perfect,” “the dream” and “the kind of bouquet I want.” Exclamations of “hahahah” and “omg” were in no short supply.
There were, however, commenters who noted a drawback or two.
“they wouldn't have made it through the morning let alone down the aisle and to photos!” wrote one self-aware realist.
“definitely no photos … My dress probably wouldn't have zipped …” responded another.
Yet another pointed out that she would have difficulty throwing such a yummy-looking bouquet into the crowd.
All fair points.
Kirk’s bridesmaids, however, managed to restrain themselves – not only down during the ceremony but after as well.
"We had plenty of goodies beforehand so we were too full too eat them," she told the BBC.
Photo courtesy of @dessertboxes