I thought I’d write a little piece on one of my favourite bouquets I have made so far. My lovely client Gemma, who was the beautiful bride, wanted a vintage looking bouquet made from brooches and other sentimental pieces. Gemma had collected a large amount of the brooches herself, some really were beautiful… I was certainly in my element putting this bouquet together!
I asked Gemma if she was having a particular colour scheme, as most of the brooches were plain in colour; there were just a few highlighting a little pink and bronze, as can be seem from the photos. Gemma's bridesmaids dresses and the Groom's tie were a vintage pastel pink, so I thought it may be nice to add an artificial flower in that colour underneath the brooches to give a bit more depth as well as tie in with the theme. Just a few petals were visible which brought out the colour of the wedding scheme perfectly.
Gemma had used hessian in her wedding invitations and other pieces throughout their day, so again I thought it may be nice to use this as the material for the handle to continue this theme, as well as a hessian bow that just finished the bouquet off nicely.
As can be seen in one of the photos I also used a hand crafted ‘I do’ button from the fabulous Jude Johnston from Jude's Vintage
I have used different types of these buttons from Jude in a number of my bouquets, which have included ‘I do’, date of the wedding, the letter of the Bridesmaids first name etc. These are great ways to add a personal touch to your bouquet or buttonhole and can be as subtle as you like.
I would also like to thank Paul Lyon from Roar Photography for allowing me to use his beautiful photographs on my website; they really are stunning.
Congratulations to Gemma and Gareth - I hope you have a very happy future together! :) xx