Tag Archives: vintage 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!

Lighthouse Love

9 Sep

Cat & Doug

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Cat & Doug

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.

21 Aug

mini brooch bouquet

A vintage wooden spool becomes a perfect vase for a few old floral brooches! Just one of the many goodies heading to the next “Vintage Marketplace” Have you marked your calendars yet? If you love all things vintage, rust, repurposed and gorgeous, get a car full of friends and come spend the day in Fallbrook!  September 6th, 7th & 8th.  See you there!

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.

Classic Brooch Bouquet

16 Jul

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Kellie and her brooch bouquet

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I love when I get to share a brides photos! Here is the beautiful Kellie along with her handsome honey Kevin. Her custom brooch bouquet was full of a great mix of true vintage and reproduction pieces, very classy style! Love her red Valentino’s!

Congratulations Kellie & Kevin! …and they lived happily ever after.

 

Photos: Rick Martin Photography

 

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