My Bridal Bouquet

Documenting the creation of my handful of memories

About January 11, 2010

I’m a romantic traditionalist with a dream of being crafty. I’m also quite sentimental & am known as the gal who likes to keep track of the family history. This seems to be the perfect project to bring together all those aspects on the most important day of my life. For more about that, check out our blog.


7 Responses to “About”

  1. Lynn Says:

    LOVE this idea. Just wanted to say that I would love to see a photo of your finished bouquet and see how you made it. We’re Lynn and Corey and we “put the meaning in the greening.” This is a wonderful idea that does exactly that so we’d love to talk about this and your experience. If you would email me if you’re interested in sharing this project with us and our followers and fans, it would be great.

  2. Jessica Says:

    This is such a beautiful concept. Can I post an article about your project to my blog?

  3. Vanessa Says:


    I found your blog through Chera’s blog (great engagement photos!), and was just so touched by your project. This is quite possibly the most perfect way to spend the time you have planning for your wedding. I thoroughly enjoy your posts and hope that you have the most beautiful bouquet and day!

    Kind wishes,

    P.S. My husband grew up with the Pook Toque guys, it’s a small world.

  4. YesBride Says:

    You might like our blog and site. Check it out at We write daily blog entries about all things weddings 🙂

  5. Brooke Says:

    I’m working on a brooch bouquet of my own. How did you put it all together? I have all my brooches wires to heavy gauge floral wire, I’m trying to figure out how to actually put them in a bouquet shape. Any advice would be great!

    • macmorton Says:

      Sorry I’m a little late replying – it’s taking a little longer than I thought to get through the post-wedding stuff! I hope things turned out great with your bouquet. In case you – or anyone else! – still need to know …

      Once I had my brooches attached to wire, I put them all out on display on a table so I could see the colours & sizes. Then I tried to group them together in bunches of about a dozen or so that were a good mix of sizes, colours that worked well next to each other, etc. Each group had a ‘main’ (usually large) brooch and I usually ‘tied’ a few the ‘stem’ of that one. Once I had a few mini groupings like that, I held them together & wrapped their ‘stems’ together. Then I added ones to fill in the spaces. Once I had it mostly all together, I used popsicle sticks & hockey tape (it was red & looked almost like ribbon!) to secure the bottom of the ‘stems’ so it was easier to hold.

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