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7 Ways to Use Vintage Brooches in Weddings

by Emma Arendoski

Hi, loves! If you’re planning a vintage wedding, have vintage brooches passed on to you from your grandmother or another relative, love to shop estate sales for vintage brooches and estate jewelry, or love to re-purpose items for your wedding, this post is for you! Today we’re sharing seven clever ways to use vintage brooches in weddings. Read on to see how to re-purpose vintage brooches and enter for a chance to win a beautiful accessory by PaperFlora for your wedding day. Enjoy!

Vintage Brooches in Weddings

1. Add vintage brooches to your bouquet.

Have you heard of / seen / dreamed of a vintage brooch bouquet? We love the idea of long-lasting bouquets made from brooches instead of fresh flowers — they last forever!

vintage brooches bouquet

the ritzy rose, photo: robert evans

Beau-coup Wedding Favors

P.S. This was Miranda Lambert’s bouquet!

2. Pin it to your clutch purse.

If your brooch has a pinback, add it to your clutch purse for a mix of something old with something new.

silk bridal clutch with brooch


3. Pin to your bouquet handle.

Here’s a unique idea: pin your vintage brooch to your bouquet handle! This works perfectly for a brooch that features a space for a photo
(honor a loved one on your wedding day).

vintage brooches bouquet handle


4. Pin to your garter.

Add your vintage brooch to a garter as stunning “something old” embellishment.

vintage brooches wedding garter

la gartier

5. Wear it in your hair.

customized wine glasses

If you’re planning a vintage wedding, a brooch tied into your hair accessory is a great idea. This is one of our favorite examples…

vintage brooches wedding hair accessory

tessa kim, photo: candice benjamin

6. Use vintage brooches as shoe clips.

If your shoes don’t look ‘bridal’ enough, dress ’em up with a pair of vintage brooch shoe clips.


vintage brooches shoe clips

absolutely audrey

7. Pin to your sash.

And, last but not least, pin a vintage brooch to your dress sash.

vintage brooches dress sash



Now that you’ve seen seven different ways to use vintage brooches in weddings, it’s time to win one of these examples! We’ve teamed up with the lovely PaperFlora to give away this silk bridal clutch (with brooch embellishment) to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader! Enter between 12/27-1/2/14 (11:59pm EST). Use entry form below to enter. Prize value: $63. No cash value. No purchase necessary. One winner will be randomly selected to win; winner’s name will be announced on this blog post on 1/3/14. Winner will be notified via email. Winner has 72 (business) hours to respond to winning email; winner must ‘order’ prize within 6 months. Free shipping included to U.S. only. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Good luck!


About the prize: this elegant silk clutch purse features a soft winter white silk and has a large crystal brooch pin for added sparkle. Clutch has lining with fabric that reads, “wedding day”, “just married”, or “kiss the bride”. Clutch purse has a double layer of interfacing and includes a detachable chain handle that measures 15″. The outer silk fabric is lined with a thick fleece interfacing to add a slight padding. The interior fabric is lined to add stability.

brooch clutch purse

Entry Form

Happy Planning!




tammy S January 2, 2014 - 11:55 pm

Maid of honor gift, best bridesmaids gifts, vinatage pink wedding, bridal clutch, metal framed clutch this is perfect indeed

Janet T January 2, 2014 - 11:09 pm

I like the gray floral clutch

Justyne M January 2, 2014 - 12:19 pm

i love the Pink blush wedding ring pillow

tammy S January 2, 2014 - 1:52 am

Gold wedding ring pillow, like this one thanks

Justyne M January 1, 2014 - 9:16 pm

I love the vintage floral bridesmaid clutch

anne marie January 1, 2014 - 6:16 pm

I like the Maid of Honor Clutch Purse…

Anggela January 1, 2014 - 5:21 pm

Loving the maid of honor clutch.

Natalie G January 1, 2014 - 12:16 pm

I like the pink set of flower accessories. They would make adorable embellishments.

TM Dowliver December 31, 2013 - 1:11 pm

I absolutely LOVE the burlap and lace bag!

tammy S December 31, 2013 - 1:08 am

Bridesmaids clutch evening bag, clutch burlap and lace wedding, rustic natural wedding, beige clutch like this thanks

Jenae Cimba December 30, 2013 - 8:57 pm

These ideas are great! I love the silk clutch

Caroline P December 30, 2013 - 7:44 pm

The dollar dance bag is so cute!!

JOHNY CART December 30, 2013 - 3:26 am

Thank you for sharing this brilliant wedding tips!

banquet hall

rebecca greeno December 30, 2013 - 2:24 am

the ring pillows are sweet.

Samantha Daleo December 29, 2013 - 10:00 pm

I love the Maid of honor gift, romantic wedding
bridesmaids clutch, vintage floral bridesmaid clutch, pink and green
wedding, shabby chic clutch.

angie December 29, 2013 - 6:39 pm

I like all the clutches with lace!

Caroline P December 29, 2013 - 12:23 pm

I love the Maid of Honor gift, clutch bag, gold clutch, blush and gold wedding, bridesmaids gold chevron purse, pink and gold wedding!!

rebecca greeno December 29, 2013 - 1:45 am

Gold wedding ring pillow is beautiful.

DeeLee December 28, 2013 - 11:09 pm

Clutch for bridesmaids in ruby red. My question is why should the
Bridesmaids have all the fun? This ruby red clutch screams PARTY TIME!

Tam Francis: The Girl in the J December 28, 2013 - 11:03 pm

Wonderful ideas. I have used brooches for hair ornaments before and shoe clips, but not on purses or garter or as a bouquet. Lots of wonderful ideas. The purse is lovely. I’m a fan of vintage (wrote a vintage fictional novel) and wear a lot of pins.

Eileen L December 28, 2013 - 8:48 pm

Burlap and lace bag is my fave from paperflora!

Eileen L December 28, 2013 - 8:47 pm

The brooch bouquet is beatiful!

Tara December 28, 2013 - 7:18 pm

MOH Doily Clutch. Our theme/inspiration are doilies and vintage textiles.

Monica December 28, 2013 - 4:58 pm

The pink blush wedding ring pillow

Denise R. O. December 28, 2013 - 3:11 pm

I love, love, love the pink blush ring pillow!

Justyne M December 28, 2013 - 9:48 am Reply
DeeLee December 28, 2013 - 1:05 am

My favorite item from the collection is the
Wedding cake plate, bridal cake keepsake plate, wedding reception accessory, because my future hubby loves his sweets!!

rebecca greeno December 28, 2013 - 12:08 am

SALE Wedding clutch, brides silk clutch, bridal accessories, evening bag, ruffles, chain handle is on my list.

Melanie Fee December 27, 2013 - 6:15 pm

OMGoodness… obsessed with the gold evening bag!! LOVE it all!!

Priscilla_Joy December 27, 2013 - 4:42 pm Reply
Rose Eulalia December 27, 2013 - 3:43 pm

I love the green fabric flowers!


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