Aside from the beauty of the vintage brooch bouquets I found online – and my desire to avoid going to the florist! – there is one main inspiration behind this idea of creating a homemade, keep-it-forever piece of art to carry down the aisle on my wedding day.
I am fortunate enough to have been given three sets of heirloom rings to use for our wedding. Unfortunately, none of the rings fit me – in size or style. But the rings mean a lot; they belonged to my mother, my grandmother, and my great-grandmother. I’ve been trying to figure out how to incorporate these fabulous mementos, but was coming up blank until I thought about the bouquet.
Not everything that makes up the bouquet has to be a brooch – or a flower. I’ve seen a key ringwith a butterfly that could work wonderfully. I also considered picking up some more of these napkin rings that are currently acting as curtain tie-backs in my house. I’m also keeping an eye on the pendants for sale at Michaels – I’ve already brought one home!
I haven’t decided for sure yet where the rings will go, but I’m thinking on the ‘stem’ of the bouquet. That way I can be touching the rings of three generations as I say “I Do.”