Post # 1
We’re eloping… but originally had a barn wedding planned. I already had a small collection of brooches (maybe 6?) and decided to just keep going even after we decided to “elope”.
We’re getting married next month and I have about 35 brooches so far… with more (ebay winnings and from friends) on the way!
just thought I’d share this collection.
Honestly, this has been a pretty awesome project! My grandma gave me a brooch of hers that my grandpa (he passed away in 1997) gave her while she was pregnant (and over due!) with my mother. I have some from my Future Mother-In-Law (before she found out we were eloping..ugh), my mom and from some old girlfriends as well as new girlfriends. Plus, I’ve purchased several on my own.
I cant wait to work on the bouquet and see the final product!
Post # 3
ohhh please show us when you’re done! How are you going about creating one? I think they are amazing, just not sure of the mechanics of putting it together!
Post # 4
@AirForceWife78: Hell… I AM not sure of the mechanics in putting them together! ha. I’m going to try the thick floral wire to support the brooch and piecing the “stems” around the fake hydrangea flower (for filler) option. I’ve also heard of using a foam ball (maybe spray painting it first or wrapping it in ribbon?). I’ll definitely post when(if?) I’m finished!
Post # 5
Ah! So beautiful! I love them, but I just can’t trust myself to do a half decent job! I’m sort of sad you’re eloping…I love your ring, and I am dreaming of my own barn wedding, I want to see your barn wedding pictuers hahaha
Post # 6
I totally understand your reasoning though 🙂 (I just read some previous posts.) <3
Post # 7
I made a brooch bouquet (actually some of my brooches were the same as yours, lol!). I went the floral wire route and basically wired the brooches to make flower stems. I wrapped the wires in floral tape as well, it helps the stems stay together as you are putting it together. I recommend hot gluing the pins shut before attempting to wire them.