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« on: October 23, 2012 07:04:40 PM »

I've always found floral arrangements a little depressing, they are beautiful for such a short period of time, then they die and you have to throw away what is often a fairly sentimental piece. So for my wedding instead of spending hundreds of dollars on bouquets i decided to make a vintage brooch bouquet, I've seen them here on Craftster and on Pintrest and figured it would be a untraditional, personal piece I could make and keep forever Smiley it was quite time consuming and less cost effective than i though it might be but in the end i was very happy with the results

I found most of my brooches at local thrift store. but found i could easily incorporate pieces with sentimental value as well. i wrapped a necklace that used to belong to my grandmother around the stems and I borrowed one brooch that used to belong to my husband's grandmother to incorporate (temporarily) into the arrangement. it was very special to have pieces of these important people with me as i walked down the aisle. One of the most heartwarming moments was when my husband's blind grandfather found his late wife's brooch in my bouquet. it nearly brought him tears as he leaned down to kiss it. he was thrilled to know that a part of her was there with us that day


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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2012 07:12:05 PM »

that last picture is priceless. Very touching. Lovely bouquet, and what a lovely bride you were!

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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2012 09:00:17 PM »

totally hit "THIS ROCKS"...that last picture made it for me: THAT is what art is about, making connections with our loved ones and honoring those that have shaped our lives. Bravo--beautiful visually and sentimentally.

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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2012 08:24:27 AM »

That is a beautiful bouquet and a beautiful story -- I have to say, I teared up when I read about your husband's grandfather nearly tearing up! Congratulations on your wedding!

So many fabrics, so little time . . .
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2012 04:38:32 PM »

I just LOVE this <<<333

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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2012 08:03:10 PM »

Love this and the last picture.  What a special memory!
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2012 03:49:12 AM »

I love this!  God Bless you for having the courage to be different and at the same time honor so many family members. PS I feel the same way as you about flowers.
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2012 10:20:44 AM »

Such a sweet story and beautiful bouquet!

« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2012 03:05:07 PM »

Echoing everyone else.  Beautiful work and the last photo was very touching.
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2013 09:16:04 AM »

Beautiful work!  You did a great job designing it.   Cheesy

Also, love the pic of you and your grandfather-in law.  It's really sweet and touching.  
« Last Edit: January 14, 2013 09:16:37 AM by SneakyFoxeh » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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