Post # 1
I’m so excited! I had a super productive wedding weekend, but my shining achievement was putting together my brooch bouquet. I had help from some very talented friends of mine, and with lots of sweat and floral tape, we got it done! Here she is!
All my wired brooches, 58 in all (I think):
The base of fake hydrangeas:
Wired up peacock feathers:
In progress bouquet:
Side views of the nearly finished bouquet:
Feathers on the underside:
Ribbon wrapped handle:
Here’s the step-by-step tutorial of the prep work for those that are interested.
Post # 3
It looks really nice! I love the color choices 🙂
Post # 3
It’s so pretty!! where did you get those wired brooches?
Post # 4
Wow you did an amazing job! It looks so great and I love the purple hydrangeas!
Post # 6
Gorgeous! I love the colors!! if you don’t mind me asking, about how much did this cost?
Post # 7
@Mrs.Lonestar: Thanks! We went with a peacock theme so we could just incorporate all of our favorite colors as we liked.
@Jamcnair: I made them all myself! I collected lots of brooches over our twenty-month engagement. The tutorial thread I have will show you step-by-step how to wire up your brooches.
@theredhead: Thank you! Hobby Lobby always has great sales, I got them for half price!
@Ms.GoodEarth: I haven’t really run numbers on it, but it was definitely cheaper than what fresh flowers would’ve cost me once I include the bridal party.
Lots of the brooches are thrift store finds, gifts for Christmas and my birthday and just because from friends and family, and good sale finds. The other thread has some prelim photos of our bridal party flowers (not quite finished yet) but floral-wise, it was under $100, and my brooches probably cost me around $120ish over the year and a half.
Post # 8
@indibee: It’s beautiful! Great job! I can’t believe your wedding is almost here.
Post # 9
Gorgeous! I love the hydrangeas as a base and the peacock feathers! What will your BMs be carrying?
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
It looks gorgeous! I love all of the colors and texture. Fantastic job ND! I can’t wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!
Post # 11
@indibee: Wow that is SO much less expensive than I was expecting! And a fun project, particularly to get through the engagement 🙂 Wondeful job!
Post # 12
@Rouquine: Thank you, Dear! Gaah, I know, in less than 3 weeks I’ll be a Mrs! That’s so crazy.
@taylor.ashleys: Thanks! The hydrangeas were chosen to tie in with the Bridal Party flowers. I don’t have finished photos (we added a feather to the bouquets and the bouts are in-progress and all not ribbon-wrapped yet) but here’s the preliminary Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquet and Mr.ND’s nearly-finished bout. I’ll post updates on those next weekend.
@doily: Thanks, lovely! I’ll have to do a big update soon, we got all of our favors made this weekend (400) and the lanterns are all unwrapped, ribboned-up, and have their own e-tea light for quick set-up at the church.
@Ms.GoodEarth: Thanks! I figured it’d be worth a splurge, since I can keep it longer than real flowers, but by just being diligent about checking thrift stores often and only buying on good sales (or things I loved loved), I didn’t come out too high on price.
Post # 13
Those a great! I can’t wait to see them with the feathers, I love peacock feather, so pretty!
Post # 14
Omg, I have been waiting to see this thing. It turned out amazing!!!!! You rock! Way to go, sistah bee. 🙂
Post # 15
@indibee: =) I’m so excited for you. Can’t wait for the recaps.