Tag Archives: antique brooches

Love is in the details

23 May

 

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So many sweet little details about this custom, very vintage brooch bouquet!

From personal pieces given by  family members to the little framed photo of their engagement and finally the tiny little embellished vile to hold a bit of the sand from the beach in Cabo where this precious couple exchanged their vows, this vintage inspired bouquet was the beautiful final touch for Julie’s destination wedding!  Even though I rarely get to meet any of my brides, through emails, phone calls and texts, my digging to find ways to add personal touches to my one-of-a-kind creations, I feel like I have a new friend by the time I ship! Each bouquet is so unique that this job never gets old and always surprises me with a blessing or two!  Congratulations to you Julie, may you live happily ever after!

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Roller Derby Bride!

17 Jun

roller derby

roller derby

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!

Brooch Bouquet’s Mini Style

11 Aug

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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!

Nicole’s Vintage Brooch Bouquet

25 Jul

San Francisco Brooch Bouquet

Nicole's Brooch Bouquet

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!

NIcole's bouquet

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!

Brooch Bouquet & Dog Collar inspired by, The Owl and the Pussy-cat

25 Jul

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Owl and pussy cat bouquet

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The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat…  I shared back in May a sneak peek of Bijou’s blinged out dog collar for bride Lisa and her Owl and the Pussy-cat themed wedding. Here are a few more details.  She spent over a year collecting all the pieces for her custom brooch bouquet, once gathered it was all shipped to me in not one, but two  boxes weighing over 5lbs each! 169 pieces came tumbling out onto my dinning table… Yikes! It was quite the process to put just the right combination together of her favorites and to keep the finished bouquet under 6lbs (even at that we laughed about her needing to lift weights just to carry it.) Her dress was the perfect  choice to complete her look.  Flower Bomb by Ian Stuart   (one of my favorites).  And lets not forget “Bijou the Basset Hound”  acting as the ring bearer, sporting her own custom embellished collar! I can not wait to see the photos! Thanks to Lisa for being so much fun to work with! My brides really are the best! …and hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the moon, the moon, they danced in the light of the moon.

Before and After… Custom Brooch Bouquet

16 Oct

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“Proud as a Peacock”

A little sneak peek of the latest custom Brooch Bouquet on it’s way to a lucky bride in Baton Rouge! Can you guess where her inspiration came from?

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