(Closed) brooch bouqets

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m having the same problem, actually.  I won a brooch bouquet as part of the awesome wedding package Fiance and I won, and the woman’s work is gorgeous, so I’m really excited about seeing the final product.  I do, however, have to provide her with the brooches, and that can get really expensive.  I, too, love flowers, so that’s also giving me pause.  I thought about maybe doing some sort of silk flower/brooch mixture, but she’s doing her best to talk me out of it.  I still don’t know whether I’m just going to put the brooch bouquet on display somewhere or if I’ll actually carry it.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I”m planning on carrying one, but don’t have photos of it. There will be plenty of flowers throughout your day, but if you didn’t want to carry it, you could put it on the table with your guestbook. That way it will be seen and admired by all of your guests.

Also, once the wedding is over, you can keep it in your house as a tamgible memory from your wedding. I’m planning on having mine as a decorative piece once we get married.

Post # 6
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3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I was hesitant at first too because I always pictured a beautiful fresh flower bouquet.  However, I absolutely loved this brooch bouquet when I saw it.  One think I love about it too is that I can carry it and if my daughter or granddaughter loves it too, she can carry it as long as I take good care of it.  Mine is a mix of silk peonies and brooches so it’s not entirely brooches though and I still get a hint of flowers in it.  Also, the brooches in my bouquet are detachable if I want to wear them after the wedding and then put them back on (it takes a little work with the wire but I looked at it and it’s not too hard). 

 

 

Post # 7
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1392 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

What if you have a second bouquet?  You could use one for the ceremony and then take photos of you with both maybe.  I say that do what you feel is right.  I was worried from time to time that I didn’t have a real flower bouquet, but in the end I am so glad that I have a keepsake to cherish and pass down to a loved one someday.

Post # 8
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Worker bee

I actually love the idea of a brooch bouquet, but I agree with @locket, maybe have a second bouquet?

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

i’m doing a brooch bouquet for my wedding 🙂 i’m doing it diy. i have it about 80% completed so i’ll include a picture of my progress. i wanted a very blingy bouquet, so mine is made of all crystal brooches. the other pix are my inspiration pix i found on this board and google.

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