I haven’t posted anything from my own wedding yet. I was debating whether or not to share something so personal which I know may sound ironic given how open I am on the blog with sharing everyday tidbits and things like daily outfits. But revealing my wedding involved my special someone and he’s much more private so I wanted to respect that. A good friend of mine asked me for information on brooch bouquets though so without revealing too much, here is a brooch bouquet wrap-up including the one from my wedding!
During my wedding planning, I craved uniqueness. Being a seasoned event planner makes you a little jaded. I felt I had seen everything and somehow even the most beautiful arrangements failed to wow me. So when I saw photos of vintage brooch bouquets, I immediately fell in love. They were such a fresh and new idea to the tried and true. Check them out!
Do you have a favorite from the above options? Is this something you would like?
My own wedding had a vintage twist in its regal theme. The vintage feel was felt through the invites, the dress details, the ring setting, my earrings, tiara, flower girl gloves, and dinner table linens. I would have loved to have put our banner boy (nephew that walked the aisle), in a vintage page boy suit too but my hubby insisted on Ryan not looking like a “street urchin” so I reluctantly looked towards the brooches as my final vintage touch.
I got even more excited about the bouquet idea when I thought of the brilliant idea of asking my bridal shower attendees to each bring a vintage brooch of their choice for my bridal bouquet. Hopefully, it made seeing me walk down the aisle, bouquet in hand all that much more special to see. I know the bouquet was even more meaningful for me with all their contributions. Plus while the flowers soon passed away, the brooches continued on as a fashionable keepsake! It’s like I’m accessorizing with fond memories.
I had my talented florist, Andrew Scott Events pick up the brooches, use the ribbon that I hand-selected to match my dress, and create the below masterpiece. What do you think?
I loved it but if I were to do it over, I would have liked even whiter flowers, (white peonies or something) and more brooches. That is just the perfectionist in me…
wedding photography by Guy Heart Photography
Check out my pinterest account for more bouquet inspiration. Who here is getting married?