Good morning! I hope when you’re reading this you are still in PJ’s, sipping on coffee or enjoying a bowl of Lucky Charms. That’s what Saturdays are for, right? This weekend I hope to check out some vintage flea markets. I’ve got my eye open for some shabby chic furniture (a roll desk, perhaps?), some whimsical tea cups (surprise, surprise) and any piece that will add a splash of inspiration to my office space. I adore Saturdays for this very reason. A whole lot of time to do a bunch of little nothings that equal one big memory. The team at EB is also working behind the scenes on a few projects of our own, but for obvious reasons I can’t share the details here. So, hold on to your bridal hats… 2011 is going to be quite the year for EB!
Ooh – check out this gorgeous bouquet spotted at Noaki. It is such a soft, calming shade of blue to keep you cool and collected on your wedding day. Wowza, look how many vintage brooches are packed into this bouquet and check out that huge rhinestone center! I adore the feathers, pearl embellishments, and the bursts of blue beading.
And, speaking of keeping your cool… while you’re busy planning your wedding throughout the weekend, keep a big smile on your face and don’t stress out over the small stuff. Make sure to save time for some relaxing with the fiancee – rent a movie, go out for ice cream (or, hot cocoa) and keep those fires a-‘burnin! Don’t get caught up in the planning and miss out on some weekend fun!
These are the exact colors of my wedding!! I love this bouquet so much and it is exactly what I want! Joni did you make this bouquet? I need to know where I can get one just like it!
You can find brooches at Ebay, antique stores, etc. I have a booth at an antique store and I have hundreds of brooches, just for the people who are doing their wedding bouquet with brooches. It generally takes 50-55 brooches, but you can do flowers and just add a few as a focal. I charge $3 each for the majority of my brooches so it costs basically $150+ to make a bouquet. It does get expensive if you do your bridesmaids one each too. I read today of a bride who is doing her’s entirely with brooches and then putting one brooch each in her bridesmaid’s bouquet. It does save a bit of money because you don’t have to buy the bridesmaids an additional gift since they are getting a few brooches to wear!
Beautiful I love it my nephew he is the Navy so the wedding is Tiffany blue ,the bride and I seen these bouquets and this is what she wants. So this week-end I’m off to Canton Texas First Monday flea market sale to search for brooches.I hope to find all kinds of brooches thanks for the beautiful picture.
Wow! What a stunning bouquet! I think it is all my vintage accessory dreams come true, LOL. Wish I had seen this 10 years ago when I got married, that’s for sure. Ah well, it would still be fun to try and put one together some time. :)
Deb, I know exactly what you mean! I wish I would have spotted this for my wedding, too. Hopefully by sharing it more brides will incorporate the brooch bouquet into weddings. I’d love to make my own, just for a fun project to add a splash of vintage decor to my home. If you end up crafting one sometime, email it on over – we’d love to see the result! Thanks for stopping by!
I know that bridal bouquets are usually expensive. I love the look of Brooch Bouquets, but I’m curious as to the cost of making them verses a traditional flower bouquet. Anybody know how much money/time it takes to construct one? (Or where in the world you find enough brooches)
Hi Amber! I’d love to make my own sometime. I think the key is to take time to look for your favorite brooches. Try thrift stores, estate sales, look online for vintage or handmade options… I think with enough time + patience you could make a really beautiful bouquet that doesn’t cost an exuberant amount and will look BEAUTIFUL. Good luck! Thanks for stopping by!
such a beautiful bouquet…so stunningly silver…excellent inspiration. i love the look of the eclectic mixed brooch bouquets…but this is a completely lovely and elegant alternative!
I like the idea of this being a “something blue”. It’s something different for brides than the traditional blue garter. Plus, you can place it on your desk after the wedding and keep forever. I like the eclectic bouquets, too, but really like how this one is soft and feminine. :)
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