I can not even begin to express how fun this custom Brooch Bouquet was to create! When a bride chooses to do all the hunting of pieces I am often a bit nervous to see what they gather, then comes the challenge to creatively put it together! But oh how I squealed when I opened this brides treasures… seriously, spiders, cougars, scorpions, dice, 30 different skulls and yes, that is a mini brass knuckles behind that spider! I talk about being an out-of-the-box bride quite often, not following the norm, creating opportunities to add your personality and uniqueness, Jamielee did just that! She is an ex roller derby player and her quirkiness is all over this bouquet! What a treasure and dare I say heirloom she now has of her very special day!
Hi Friends! After months away I’m back and so happy to share some of what’s been happening in my world! I shared a little about this bouquet and how creating it was personal for me. Now I get to share a few of my favorite shots from this precious, very private wedding in a vintage home in San Francisco! The Groom is like a son and his lovely bride Nicole has become like a daughter…and they lived happily ever after!
Hearts full, smiles bright… it was a magical day!
I just love a woman who knows her own heart!!! The lovely client, Debbie contacted me to create a custom brooch bouquet, I went through my normal questionnaire … “when is your wedding date?” her response, “oh I’m not a bride, I just want one for my bedroom!” Needless to say my questions went in a slightly direction… Her response upon receiving her Boudoir Brooch Bouquet… “Oh my God it’s beautiful, I love it, love it, love it!!! An that is why I do what I do! Creating smiles one at a time! :)
In the midst of creating custom Brooch Bouquets for my lovely brides I had the opportunity to create a few of my mini desk-top bouquets, each with a personal story… the top was a gift to my Mother-in-law for her 80th Birthday, I even Mod Podged an old bottle with antique wrapping paper. The pink was for a friend re-covering from surgery. “Under the Tuscan Sun” was for a friend dreaming of Italy! Finally the purple and gold was commissioned for a Mother’s day gift for a treasured mom! Each have found a spot in the lives of the recipients where they can be seen and bring joy! One smile at a time!
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!