Dream Wedding Canadian Style

8 Jul

Snow Queen

brooch bouquet

Nicole & Chris traveled to Canada in February,  with family and friends they gathered at the Balls Fall’s Historical Church in Ontario Nicole had her fairy tale wedding! What a pleasure to have worked with this beautiful bride to create her dream Brooch Bouquet!

Chris & Nicole

…and they lived happily ever after!

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Justin’s Surprise Boutonniere

23 Jun

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Custom BoutonniereI 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!

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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 good to be back!

6 Jun

Blush

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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!

 

Hey Neighbor!

18 Mar

Heart planter

herb garden box

succulent garden

A little deviation from Brooch Bouquets today, but so worth it!  My amazingly talented neighbors designed and constructed this succulent garden as a wedding gift… are you kidding me? Jim & Mary are not only my lovely neighbors but they are true treasure hunters! Always on the look out for a great deal or better yet the abandoned treasure left on the side of the road! They are such a great team… Mary comes up with the idea and Mr. Talent (Jim) figures out a way to make it happen, then Mary adds the final details…  this is a perfect example of their crafty work… in need of a wedding gift, they came up with the idea to make a succulent garden. Constructed from a piece of redwood the heart was created, planted with succulents (cuttings from her own garden) “we need a box”  left over wood was brilliantly turned into not only a box to carry the gift, but designed to be an herb garden… little bags of seeds with stamped spoons as markers, The wedding gift is complete! Oh did I mention the old leather belt Jim cut apart to make the boxes handles? They really are too much! Congrats to the lucky couple!

Something Old, Someting New Brooch Bouquet

18 Feb

Custom Brooch Bouquet

Vintage Brooch Bouquet

Baubles and Brides bouquet

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!

Brooch Bouquet for a “Snow Queen”

5 Feb

Custom Brooch Bouquet

Brooch Bouquet

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!

Collected with love Brooch Bouquet!

2 Jan

McCall

McCall Brooch Bouquet

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.

McCall

McCall

…and they lived happily ever after.

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