Generally recognized as a symbol of good luck, many brides are integrating feathers into their weddings. If you like this idea, add small touches to avoid looking like a Mardi Gras gone awry. The only exception is, of course, if you are actually having a Mardi Gras themed reception (as shown in the feather centerpieces above).

Especially if you are sticking to a white or pale color palette, small feathers can add interesting texture to bouquets. If you are going with bolder colors, such as red or black, incorporate them into hair accessories or shoes.

Photo Credits:
Bouquet - Yvonne Event & Floral Decor
Red shoes - Brian Dorsey
Feather and bead accents on dress - Veluz Reyes
Black head band - FredFlare.com
Yellow and Blue Centerpieces - Hostess with the Mostess