The latest Custom Brooch Bouquet to find it’s way into the hands of a happy bride… This one was personal for me. It was a gift for a very special bride, Nicole. Her fiancé Trevor is like a son and has a special place in our family! Soo when he proposed to Nicole and she expressed her desire for a brooch bouquet full of vintage pieces… well, ok! Done! The Ceremony took place in the private home of Trevor’s Grandmother in San Francisco… stay tuned for the details!
I love brides who think outside-of-the-box! Adrea is one of them, she contacted me with the desire to design a unique boutonniere that includes things important to her groom, Justin. Dodger fan, proud to be Italian, love of football, collects watches, world traveler, rock-n-roller, insanely huge Beatles fan & a drummer himself… how’d we do? Adrea surprised him the morning of their wedding with this personal gift!!! Success, he loved it!
This very cool couple had a piece of artwork designed during the wedding and reception… at the end of the night the boutonniere was attached as a permanent memento of their amazing day! Congratulations Justin & Adrea!
So, I am back… life has been a little consuming and sadly my blog took a back seat! But here I am ready to share some of the wonderful relationships and work that has blessed Baubles and brides! First up is this beautiful custom Brooch Bouquet, one of two designed for Blush Bridal salon… the lovely ladies at Blush desired to enhance their clients experience with a unique bouquet to hold while trying on their gorgeous dresses! Such a great idea!
This Custom Brooch Bouquet is a true labor of love… the amazing Mother of the bride, Viviane contacted me determined to have one of my bouquets for her daughters February wedding in the Bahamas! No problem… except that we only had a few weeks to pull it off! I am always willing to except the challenge of a rush order, if I have the stock or the bride has all her goodies ready to go. Neither however was the case… Viviane did all the hunting of the new pieces while I did all the gathering of the vintage/antique pieces, the fact that she worked for FedEx was such a blessing! 63 emails, a dozen phone calls, countless sneak peeks, 4 shipments and a trip to meet the bride on a layover and… One very happy surprised bride with an over-the- top thankful mother! What a delight is was to collaborate with you Viviane! Travel safe and congratulations!
Sometimes you just know… My first contact with bride, Nicole was one of those times, She knew she wanted a custom Brooch Bouquet to carry at her winter wedding in Canada at an historical carriage house! She was going for a snow queen look! Well, if you know me, you know that I love the brides that think a bit out of the traditional wedding box! But more than that I am a sucker for brides willing to share their story with me… Nicole was and is one of those brides. She, along with her family & friends did the collecting and with each piece came a note about why it was chosen… precious! Also included were pieces of her mother’s velvet wedding dress that I was able to use on the underbelly. She will be carrying so much love with her on February 15th! Thank you Nicole for including me in your love story!
I’m kicking off 2014 with the lovely bride McCall… and of course her custom Brooch Bouquet! I am always so blessed when a bride shares her wedding day photos with me! So while I re-group and get back on schedule, please enjoy a glimpse into her BIG day! Images courtesy of Imagery Concepts.
…and they lived happily ever after.
I have to admit I’m kind of excited about the 2014 color of the year… Pantone’s Radiant Orchid! Here is what they had to say in their press release, “Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple-one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.” Ok, brides, designers and those of you who love color, how will you incorporate the gorgeous color into your lives? I’m off to buy a scarf and of course some brooches and bling!
What a delight it was to work with the lovely McCall. She is one of those people that just light up the room with her smile! Plus it is always a treat for me to have a local bride and get to have face-to-face meetings! McCall and her mom did all the hunting for this beautiful pink brooch bouquet, each stem was then wrapped in shades of green for the just picked from the garden look! I can’t wait to see her day of photos! Stay tuned! Oh, and a big thank you to Stephanie of Ribbons and Rust for the referral.
I am so very thankful to be able to do what I love! I meet the most amazing brides and I am sure that I have mentioned once or twice… ok maybe a dozen or more times that my brides are the best! Cat, however is one of those people that I was blessed to have met and worked with and now can call my friend! No more words are necessary for you to grasp the depth of her love story, beautifully captured by Nightingale Photography… enjoy! …and they lived happily ever after.