Post # 1
I am thinking about making a brooch bouquet for my wedding. I have several brooches so far, and I have figured out how to put it all together and everything. I just have a few concerns…
1. all my brooches dont look like flowers, I like them all, but I dont want my bouquet to look like a bunch of pieces of jewerly I threw into a wad…any pointers?
2. I dont want my bouquet to be too sparkly…my wedding gown is all lace, and I really dont want it to be overpowered by my bouquet.
3. What about the other flowers? I cant make every single flower arragement in my wedding out of broochs. how do i incorporate real flowers in my wedding.
anyone who has had a brooch bouquets please help!
Post # 3
I had a brooch bouquet for myself and a regular bouquet for all the other girls. The boys just had pocket squares — no bouts (but then then were also all wearing pinstripes, so it may have been too busy with bouts as well). The girls bouquets were mini versions of the centerpieces, and I thought they looked really nice.
For the brooches, many of mine were flowers, but those that were not flowers were mostly circular (although I generally avoided wreath-like brooches b/c I didn’t want the space in the middle). I remember a few semi-circles also. I think because everything was purple–in various shades, and some with other colors thrown in, but purple was the main color–and mostly all had some “jewels”, so that also made them cohesive. For instance, even if they were mostly acrylic or something they had a jewel center. I honestly think that the best looking brooch bouquets have seen were those with something cohesive about them — for instance the color, or all being acrylic flowers (if they are in different colors). So, perhaps if you can keep them the same color palette, the fact that they are not all flowers will be fine. Just think, if you had a regular bouquet, you wouldn’t have it be all kinds of colors–but you may have it be all kinds of flowers.
Also, with mine, once I first made it and I was holding it, I thought it was INCREDIBLY sparkly. I kind of thought that was cool, since I didn’t have any “bling” on my dress. But I know on the day of, it definitely didn’t overpower my dress, or even seem that sparkly, so I think that it will be fine…don’t worry about it overpowering b/c of being sparkly. If anything, if it is looking too hodge-podge, and not going with your color palette of your wedding generally that will be more distracting.
Hope that helps!
Post # 4
1. My brooches are all different shapes, I even have a huge heart lol
Once you put it together and give it the right shape, it is unmistakably a bouquet, no worries about it looking like a clump. It is just all about how you shape it!
2.Well, I intentionally made mine “sparkley” because my dress has no “bling” but that is easily avoidable with enamel brooches instead of rhinestone ones. Got mine from ebay and http://www.fabulousbrooch.com
3. Real Flowers, where ever how ever you want. My bridesmaids will be carrying natural flowers and will be decorating with natural flowers. The only brooches in my wedding will be my bouquet.
Post # 5
First of all, Ivlanie, that is amazing! So incredibly sparkly!!
Kewaldrop, it’s all about planning and execution. I would recommend you to look at lots of inspiration photos, look at sellers on Etsy, look at tutorials, and pick your favorite inspirations. That will help to guide you in which brooches to collect.
I don’t think they all need to be flower-shaped, but again, it’s up to you. I would say collect as many as you can and arrange them in different ways until you find an arrangement you iike.
If you don’t love sparkles, I would look for mostly brooches that are enameled rather than ones with crystals. You can also incorporate other things besides brooches (ribbons, beads, shells) to balance it out. Check out the picture below!
Incorporate flowers wherever you want!