(Closed) Brooch Bouquets…opinions?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Brooch bouquets are....
    Beautiful/Creative : (46 votes)
    58 %
    Not so nice : (33 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @GingerSweepea:  I made one myself from brooches I have collected ever since before I met Fiance.  They remind me of my gramma and I love vintage.  I think some are beautiful.  Others I dont find so beautiful but other people might!

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper

    I absolutely do not prefer this trend… not because none of them are pretty (some of them are and some of them aren’t, they vary), but because they are not flowers. When you are expecting flowers, brooches seem unnatural, shiny, stiff…I guess the word I’m thinking of is jarring.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @joya_aspera:  I get what you are saying.  Our wedding is filled with things that people wouldnt expect.  Im not crazy about flowers, but I’m crazy about vintage brooches, jewelry and sparkly estate sale finds! haha.  So I wouldnt WANT to carry flowers down the aisle.  Im a very crafty gal and I would feel funny carrying something someone else put together, even if it was flowers.  Im having real flowers for the centerpieces, but for my bouquet its vintage brooches all the way baby!  Fiance and i dont really fit into a box, we are a little crazy and we want our humor oozing out from our day. 

     

    Brooches aside I’ve also seen lovely alternatives with buttons, paper flowers, wheat, dried lavendar and even a bride and maids carrying crosses and family bibles…. i think every bride should have what she wants on her day, regardless of what others expect.  Be true to yourself brides!

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Everyone at our wwedding loved the brooch bouquet that I Made for our wedding. They thought it was creative an like nothing they had seen before. I personally had a hard time justifying paying hundreds of dollars for fresh flowers that would die in a couple days. 

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I hate this trend because I would buy brooches at thrift and antique stores to make jewelry or just wear, and ever since the shop owners have gotten wise, the brooches I used to get for $2 are now $15 and up.

    This started out as something brides could do because it was much cheaper than buying a fresh bouquet, but I would be very surprised if it still is.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I like a flower bouquet with just a touch of brooches for some sparkle.  I do not like all brooch bouquets

    Post # 9
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Do I think they are pretty? Yup, sometimes!

    Would I have one for myself? Nope, never 

    I’ve seen some gorgeous ones so I can’t imagine that someone could

    say they arent nice.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @EffieTrinket:  OMG the same thing has happened with a lot of things I have seen at Goodwill lately!  I guess it will die off though too.  You are right though about it probably not being cheaper now.  I lucked out in already having all my collection and discovered a photo somewhere obscure almost 2 years ago… i thought oh wow cool… then I started seeing them everywhere!  I remember I didnt even have Pinterest back then… I only started pinterest like a few months ago.  And I started seeing all of my wedding ideas on it… even a few I really thought I thought up all on my own!  I’m really proud of my brooch bouquet because I made it with my own two little hands!

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @nl:  

    I agree with you. OP have your brooch bouquet if you wish, do it the way you want. I don’t care about tradition nor do I want to be a cookie cutter bride. Be you and rock it 

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

    @Lily_of_the_valley:  +1

    I much perfer a bouquet with a few brooches scattered

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee

    I like them 😀 I’m having a button bouquet as I never wanted flowers or fake flowers, I love having other options. 

    Post # 14
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My favorite is a good mix! I love a flower bouquet with a few mixed in…..the BEST of both WORLDS!!

    This is gorgeous!!

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @weddingbound:  Something like this is pretty. But I’m still not crazy about them. I don’t understand why you would put a feather brooch in your bouquet? I feel it looks like an after thought and misplaced. I think its better if the brooches are ‘floral’ looking when mixed.

    Post # 16
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I think some are beautiful & some are hideous, lol, though that applies to fresh flower bouquets as well.  I’m making a brooch bouquet, but for me it’s not about being “trendy” it’s just being me.  I photograph vintage jewelry part-time & pretty much only wear vintage jewelry, plus I don’t really care for fresh cut flowers all that much, so a brooch bouquet is ideal for me.  Plus, I used mostly my fiance’s grandmother’s jewelry & pieces I already had, so I didn’t need to buy any brooches (though I did purchase 1 new one for my something new).  The bouquet cost about $15 to make, that included the $7 for the new brooch, lol!

     

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