(Closed) Brooch Bouquets

posted 4 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I toyed with the idea of doing my own but then I started looking into it and I couldbuy the brooches for much less than it cost to have it made so I decided the extra money was worth not having to do it myself 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I intended to at first but ended up buying all my bouqets from Etsy. I never had the time & found a seller with reasonable prices so it all worked out.

Post # 4
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963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I thought about it, but found the perfect silk/brooch combo on etsy from wedideas. I got it in the mail and it is perfect. If you want to do your own, there are awesome tutorials on YouTube to help.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My mom and I made mine! 

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I honestly had so much fun making this with my mom. I asked for family members and friends to donate one brooch to my bouquet so I could carry a piece of them with me on the day of my wedding. People that were unable to attend were so excited to still be able to contribute! One of my aunts even found one of my grandmothers old brooches and sent it to me along with one from my great aunt (her sister). We have it on display at my house and I can tell you who gave me each one! 

We did the wiring method were we did floral wire and wrapped them in floral tape and then started doing little bunches. You can buy a plastic bouquet holder too which will start to form the bouquet once you start feeding the wires through. 

Post # 6
Hostess
9689 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

I priced it out, and when you look at cost of materials and the time it takes to make it, it’s cheaper to buy one. I bought mine on Etsy and LOVED it. I still love it! I keep it on display in our dining room now (they fit inside football display cases you can buy at the craft store). My avatar is the pic, but here’s a bigger one (NicolasaCicero on Etsy)

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I made mine!  I posted about it a while back (I linked to the tutorial I used).  It was a LONG and LABOR INTENSIVE project.  I am still in love with how mine turned out, but if you don’t know if you can commit to it, then you’re better off buying one.  I spent hours and hours and hours wiring brooches.  It’s not difficult/complicated really (I say that as an avid crafter though) just time consuming, and it’s your bouquet, so not the time to cut corners.  I mostly worked on it in the evenings while watching TV so it wasn’t stressful at all.  I have it on display in my home now like PP.  I’m so glad I went for it!

If you do decide to take it on, I’m happy to answer any questions!

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Post # 8
Hostess
9689 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

Mill:  That turned out beautifully!! I didn’t have the patience to do it myself, kudos to you!

mrscross1020:  I absolutely love how sentimental that is! Why didn’t I think of that!? (See above, lol)

Post # 9
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Worker bee

These are sooooo cool. I love me some bling. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I created mine with a combination of faux flowers and brooches. Many were heirloom pieces from family members who passed before the wedding, and others were antique store finds. I absolutely love it and love that I still have my bouquet over three years after our wedding and it still looks just as perfect as the day we got married.

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Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

FutureDrAtkins:  Thank you! It meant a lot to me to have brooches from family especially my grandma, she passed when I was just 11 years old. It was a ton a work and was a bit frustrating at first when we went to put it together but once we got going it was awesome. I ALMOST caved and bought one off Etsy, they have goregous ones!

Post # 12
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953 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I made my bouquet out of handmade silk flowers and used brooches in the middle of each–although it was stressful to get started and find the rigth technique, it went relatively quickly once I got it started and it really was a labor of love. Everyone was always asking me how the bouquets were coming, as I made mine, the three for my bridesmaids, and then all of the boutonnieres. If you have the time and motivation to DIY it, I’d recommend it! (It was also on the cheap side–my whole “flower” budget was $150 including the brooches, fabric, and all other supplies!)

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Post # 13
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Busy bee

Made mine also! It did take a lot of time but I started it right away so I had a year to make it and walk away when I was over it. Haha. I loved making it though and I just got a lot of stuff on clearance and sales donated old jewelry it wasn’t to expensive. I used a lot more jewelry then brooches but either way if your up to it, it can totally be done! 

Post # 14
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864 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

heyitsnicolelee:  I made mine, and I love it. 🙂 

I wanted mine to be huge and in the wedding colors. Also I wanted them to be brooch flowers. I got most of the brooches from etsy. I used some gold flowers from stretch bracelets I found at Charming Charlie’s. I also strung lights on th inside to turn on at the reception. Sorry for the fuzzy pics. The real pics are on my computer, but I’m too lazy to put down the tablet. Lol.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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This is mine! I collected hundreds of pieces of the course of two years. I went to a lot of yard sales, estate sales, Goodwills, and never paid more than $3 a brooch. I started making it myself, but then one of my bridesmaids, who is far more crafty than I am, stepped in and asked if she could help. I have many heirloom pieces and am beyond thrilled I chose to see this idea through until the end. It currently still sits, in the pink tea pot, in my apartment on display. I love that I’ll have it for many, many more years to come.

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