My mother in law and I made my brooch bouquet.
Picture by Monetmine (www.monetmine.nl)
This is awesome. I really want to do something like this, how did you do it?
WOW so fun and AMAZING!!!! Thanks for posting! :)
OMG I'm so in love with your bouquet! I think my MIL and I will be collecting brooches for our wedding, HEART!!
That is absolutely amazing! Love it! Wait, what did your bridesmaid's have?
There is a whole construction underneath the brooches. My MOL is so creative!
I didn't have bridesmaids. That isn't the norm where I'm from. We did have two flowergirls (we call them bridesmaids)
That is the prettiest thing ever!!
were they stuck in styrofoam? Or how did they all stay in place? It looks awesome!
That is incredible!
That is beautiful!
Thank you! :)
The brooches are not kept together by styrofoam, we used metal wire.
This is the prettiest brooch bouquet I've seen! Tell the MIL job well done!
This is beautiful!
What a beautiful arrangement! Is it heavy to carry?
Thank you :)
I guess the bouquet is a bit heavy, but I didn't have trouble carrying it around most of the day. But a bouquet toss is definately out of the question... ;)
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL! I can't get over how gorgeous and unique your bouquet is. How long did it take to make?
that's so cool!
That is amazing. I am now insanely jealous.
looove it! how many brooches did you use? i have a large collection of vintage brooches but i'm not sure if it would be enough for a bouquet. also, were any brooches harmed in the making of this bouquet? lol i would love to keep mine intact.
I never thought I would really like a non-live-flower bouquet but this one is truly gorgeous. Kudos. You make me wish I could DIY.
Love love love this! Gorgeous!
I just tried to count the brooches and I guess we used 50-60 of them. The bouquet weighs 1 kg (little over 2 pounds).
We have worked on the bouquet 4 afternoons:
1: After collecting all of the brooches, they were put on wire
2 & 3: Arranging the brooches and making the construction hold
4: Using satin fabric to make the wire less visible and make the bouquet hand
But I have to admit we didn't work not all afternoons from 12-18. We did chat, have a cup of coffee and let my hubby and FIL share their opinions.
We spend a lot of time arranging the bouquet, at first trying our different options and then thinking about how tho make the bouquet stay in the shape we wanted.
No brooches were damaged, but some of the pins are fragile. Be sure to handle them with care! :)
I really doubted if I should do this, becaus of the work and our inexperience with making a bouquet. But it was a wonderful experience and I now have a beautiful bouquet in my living room!! :)
this is the most amazing bridal bouquet i have EVER seen!!!! i am OBSESSED!!!! wow!!
you have so many beauty brooch.I LOVE YOUR BOUQUET
Your bouquet is beautiful and my inspiration. Can you give a little more info on how the brooches were wired?
This is awesome! Who makes your dress? I've been looking for a floral bottom
Beautiful colors in your bouquet! Very, very pretty!
how do you assemble the brooches once they are stems and how did you create the dome like shape
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