Brooch Bouquets are an emergent trend that we’ve come to love! Over the past year, I’ve seen dozens of brooch bouquets featured in real weddings and even had one of my own brides who DIYed her own bouquet filled with vintage style pins! And although I’m a traditionalist at heart, I can’t help but fall in love with the intricate beauty of these brooch floral arrangements!
They are seemingly elegant, eclectic, and have the ability to match a variety of wedding styles – from vintage to offbeat and beyond! Especially for brides getting married in a time of year when traditional flowers are harder to come by, during those frigid winter months, considering an alternative to fresh flowers might be the perfect fit!
Before jumping to the conclusion that buying a brooch bouquet will be cheaper than using traditional flowers, consider that each brooch can range in price from $2-5 depending on the design, age, and style! And that DIYing a bouquet like this could leave you in a tearful fit of frustration if expectations for time, cost, and magnitude aren’t taken into consideration.
The key to pursuing a project like this one is to gather up all the facts, run a cost analysis, and decide if it’s worth your time and effort to create your own bouquet. But the bottom line, is if you love it – then follow your heart! Having a spectacular brooch bouquet that will last forever, could be the unique wedding detail that you’ve always wanted!
When Dana married her long time love, John, this fall in Virgina, she created the stunning featured bouquet with her Mom! For years, Dana and her mom collected gorgeous brooches which they turned into a stunning bouquet for her wedding day! These stunning photographs by Laura’s Focus Photography capture exactly how beautiful a handmade brooch bouquet can be and have this newly engaged blogger swooning!
Tips & Suggestions: Asking bridesmaids, family members, and friends to each buy or find one brooch for the bouquet! It’s a fantastic way to incorporate friends, family, and bridesmaids into a bouquet that you will cherish forever, while also taking the financial burden off of the bride! Also consider asking grandmothers and great-aunts if they have any brooches to contribute into creating an eternal family heirloom that you will pass down.
The fabulous ladies over at 2hands Studios are known for repurposing elegant vintage pieces and creating handmade designs, such as their Vintage Brooch and Silk Flower Bouquet – which I absolutely adore! Jill at 2Hands explains, “What bride wouldn’t want a beautiful remembrance piece from their wedding that not only looks amazing and unique as they walk down the aisle, but will last a lifetime displayed in their home. Some of our bouquets even have silk flowers that can be removed and used as a wearable brooch/pin. Another special touch to any brooch bouquet is using a family heirloom brooch or one that belonged to a special woman in your family. Real flowers are beautiful, but for that unique bride and brooch bouquet goes a long way!”
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*2Hands Studios and Laura’s Focus Photography are preferred vendors in the Bayside Bride Vendor Guide! For more information on how to become a member of our Vendor Guide, submit an Application!