- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2007
Best thing about these is that they can be saved and passed on. I was lucky that I happened to have bags of vintage jewelry handed over from family members. Some of it gold filled and real gemstones! Also used clip earrings, shell MOP buttons, necklace pieces, also an old watch that belonged to my father and a tiny portrait ornament that belonged to my grandmother. So its a great way to carry them with me down the aisle. I purchased organza dragonfly picks for fillers and also placed a few on my wedding cake. Wildthings.com
My suggestion to anyone doing a brooch bouquet is to start months in advance. These take awhile to get just right. I assembled each on stiff wire to make a “pick”, floral tape to cover the underside. Then arranged in a floral “frog” until I had the right mix. I stared at it for weeks before I was ready to tie it all together and finish with the ribbon. Then added a stretch rhinestone bracelet to the bouquet handle for comfort and sparkle. Three bridesmaids had some of these picks added to their real flower bouquets so we matched but alot less work!
Also, be a bit careful about leaving this laying about during the wedding reception. I had placed mine on the fireplace mantel during dancing and it disappeared! Later located it behind the bar. Hmmmm, the wait staff had liked it too?