Something Old and Something New All In One Pretty Package

Alternative bridal bouquets… sometimes sweet, sometimes tacky, but always fun to post about! In the past I’ve featured bouquets made of feathers and ribbons (which are beautiful and old fashioned), balloons (which are rather terrible), Claycraft (which can look a lot like the real thing if done right), maple leaves (which resemble… maple leaves), wire (très moderne!), and lots of other interesting and unexpected things.

Now there’s a whole new option created by Amanda Heer of Fantasy Floral Designs: the vintage brooch bridal bouquet!

brooch bridal bouquet

Isn’t that just gorgeous? I love how colorful and cheerful it is, not to mention how it incorporates every color of the rainbow without looking at all garish or clashy. I probably say this all the time about so many things, but Heer’s brooch bridal bouquets make me want to get married all over again!

brooch bouquet by alice hu photography

The base price for one of these sweet bouquets is $300, keeping in mind that this is one would hope a bouquet one kept for a long, long time. Especially considering that the bride can have Heer choose each vintage brooch or provide them herself, perhaps after on gram’s jewelry box.

brooch bouquet by alice hu photography 2

(spied on Junebug Weddings; photos via Alice Hu Photography; Studio del Fiore is another source for brooch bridal bouquets)

3 Responses to “Something Old and Something New All In One Pretty Package”

  1. Kai Jones April 9, 2010 at 1:35 pm #

    Also a fun, fabulous DIY project–you could be collecting costume jewelry for years, make it into your bouquet, then take it apart and wear it for the rest of your life.

  2. Christa Terry April 9, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    Word to that, Kai Jones!

  3. Judith George April 11, 2010 at 6:03 pm #

    I love this idea. I think of all of the brooches my mother and aunt have. How wonderful to have that on your wedding day.