I’ve just recently discovered a blog called The Offbeat Bride (http://offbeatbride.com), and I love it. I wish I had seen some of their posts and ideas when I got married! They seriously have a ton of ideas, but this one specific idea just made my jaw drop.
Here it is: a wedding bouquet made out of vintage brooches. Seriously. I’m. In. Love. To see the pictures and learn more about it check out http://offbeatbride.com/2010/01/brooch-bouquet. To die for! The bouquet was made by Studio del Fiore, amazing! (Once I get permission from the Fiore I will post pictures)
Truth be told I love vintage jewelry, it’s my favorite. And if you’re interested in making one of these and you have lots of time and patience, check out ebay (sometimes you can get a whole lot of jewelry for cheap, sometimes not), or local antique shops (I got a pair of rhinestone combs for $5 at a local antique shop in Sandy). And you don’t have to limit it to brooches. You can use pendants, necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, etc!
I’m thinking I may make one of these myself. It would make an amazing prop for a shoot, or just be fun to have!
And to think, all I got were real flowers! 😛