Two hundred days before my wedding (July 31, 2010) and I have almost every major planning decision made – and booked!
Today, I’ve settled on the last un-decided aspect – the flowers. The centerpieces were already determined – candy & personalized gumball slot machines to go with our carnival theme – but now I’m giddy about my bridal bouquet and the story it will tell of our lives.
I’m asking everyone to contribute to my ‘vintage’ brooch bouquet. The brooches don’t have to be old, and they don’t even have to all be brooches. But they do have to be funky or sparkly flowers that are picked with love.
This blog will document each piece that people contribute – and my thoughts and memories about that person.
This isn’t a new idea; if you Google “vintage brooch bouquet” there are 161,000 results! There are talented people who sell lovely artful creations. But I want my bouquet to be made of memories – which means I need your help.
Please take a look through your unused jewelry or keep an eye out the next time you’re at a thrift store or even Wal-Mart. If you find something you’d like to share, send it along. I’ll post pictures and stories as the pieces arrive … and then my challenge of putting it together!