An Alternative to the Floral Bouquet
Feb 7th, 2012
Traditionally the flowers of a bride’s bouquet are said to symbolize everlasting love. But do flowers always have to be the focal point of the bouquet?
Recently, I had a discussion with my best friend (who is getting married in June) about her bouquet. Coming from a traditional family I assumed that she was going to ask me what kind of flowers she should use. Instead she showed me pictures of bouquets hand crafted out of brooches, fabric flowers, feathers and buttons. At first I was a little skeptical because I’ve always loved the elegance and tradition of flowers. However, I found that brooch bouquets can be classy and fun.
This alternative offers the bride a range of creativity while still keeping that elegance that flowers bring. These bouquets allow you to incorporate family heirlooms to keep that special person with you on your unforgettable day. They also give you a meaningful keepsake without the hassle of trying to preserve your floral bouquet.
Photo Source: Etsy
By visiting thrift stores, antique shops, and talking with your family you can really match your brooch bouquet to your personality with a variety of trinkets!
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If you aren’t completely sold on a bouquet made entirely out of brooches you can still keep the traditional floral bouquet and add a few brooches to give it a pop of uniqueness!
Photo Source: Wedding Bee
At first I was a little skeptical but I think that brooch bouquets are a great alternative for that unique and fearless bride! Today’s brides are creative, fun, and pushing the bar on individualism. Are you willing take a step away from tradition and incorporate this into your special day? Let us know what you think!