Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wedding Wednesday - Brooch Bouquets

8 months ago, I had no idea what a brooch bouquet was. My friend Darlynn got engaged in December and one of the first decisions she made was to have a brooch bouquet instead of traditional flowers. When she mentioned this to me, I smiled, acted like I knew what she was talking about and quickly headed over to pinterest to see what in the hell a brooch bouquet was. I fell in love.

Darlynn's brooch bouquet was stunning (and very heavy as I held it through the majority of the ceremony).
Photo from Darlynn - Little Blog Dress
After spending a few days with my Mom on our family summer vacation last week, we spoke about flowers. My Mom is very crafty and she discussed her making me a brooch bouquet for my wedding. I found a few examples on pinterest...






I know this is an unconventional bouquet but after seeing one in person, I think this may be perfect for a New Orleans wedding! What do you think about brooch bouquets?

10 comments:

  1. I LOVE brooch bouquets! I actually want to make one just to have as a decoration in my house.

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  2. Never heard of a brooch bouquet until this post.
    I think it would be great as your bouquet. But, with a little twist ... get family members, his family too, to give you an old brooch to incorporate into the bouquet ... something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue ... all in one bouquet

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    1. That's a great idea Joan! I asked my Mom to go through all of both of my Grandmas jewlery, I am hoping to hear that I have a brooch from both. All of my grandparents are deceased and I want to honor them and this is a great way to do so!

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  3. These are all so beautiful, but I must say I love mine the best!!! YAY!

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  4. Although I don't think they're for everyone, I do think brooch bouquets are absolutely stunning. I love Darlynn's-sooo pretty with all the colors. I think that your wedding almost requires one. That's so awesome that your mom will be able to make one for you too!

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    1. I agree with you 100%. I don't think I would have considered a brooch bouquet without the NOLA setting because I love real flowers so so so much. BUT the vintage feel of it goes perfect. I really like the first one I posted from pinterest (right under Darlynns). Those are wood flowers incorporated in the bouquet!

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  5. absolutely great idea!! thanks for the add on twitter, i have added your blog to my feedly :) I don't wanna miss a thing!

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    1. Hey Jodi!! I''m adding you to my feedly as we speak! Thanks for the comment :)

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