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PLEASE HELP!!! ~~~BROOCH AND FLOWER BOUQUETS~~~ POLL

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I have collected well over 160 brooches, and now I want to start on my bouquets. I like the idea of a brooch bouquet but I'm not into all brooches, I'd rather both brooch and real touch flowers. I'm very undecided as to which direction to go with flowers. I have selected some bouquets that I like and would like your opinion on which do you think would be the best choice. These would be for my bridesmaids, but I will only do the inverse of the bridesmaidâ€s bouquet in white with some color in it.

 

The brooches that I have collected have been aqua, yellows, oranges, etc

 

The ones that I have collected for me are swarovski crystal.

 

Here is my wedding pallette. Colors Seafoam/Palm Beach Coral/Silver Enhancements. 

 

color scheme coral and seafoam 1.JPG

 

BM's will be wearing seafoam and coral and my MOH will wear silver

 

 

bouquet 1.jpeg     BOUQUET #1

 

bouquet 2.jpeg    BOUQUET #2

 

bouquet 3.jpeg    BOUQUET #3

 

bouquet 4.jpeg    BOUQUET #4

 

 

bouquet 5.jpg    BOUQUET #5

 

bouquet 6.jpg    BOUQUET #6

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Hey Shay!

 

I love that youâ€re doing a real touch/brooch bouquet.   So hereâ€s my $.02, hopefully it helps.

 

I think the type of floral bouquet you choose may depend on the size of the brooches used.  Options 1, and 5 are my favorites, but I think they would look best with  small crystal brooches, while  3 and 6 would be best for medium to large brooches and in any color.  And while I really like option 2, I have never seen one done with all calla lilies, which isnâ€t a bad thing, but it makes me think that it may be harder to hide the wire/stems  that will be attached to the brooches since callas arenâ€t a full flower.

 

Do you have any pics of flower/brooch bouquets that have inspired you?

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I guess I'm biased since I had a brooch and real touch bouquet, but I think it's a great idea! cheesy.gif

 

And I agree with Miss ChocoTaco, the sizes of the brooches would probably impact the kind of flowers. I used just white roses for mine, since they were nice and full and the brooches nestled between them nicely. I couldn't get the roses, callas and brooches to play nicely together when I tried it.

 

All of your inspiration pics are gorgeous! But 3 and 6 would be my picks, they just look like they would work well with brooches to me.

 

Can't wait to see your pics!

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Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 View Post

 

Hey Shay!

 

I love that youâ€re doing a real touch/brooch bouquet.   So hereâ€s my $.02, hopefully it helps.

 

I think the type of floral bouquet you choose may depend on the size of the brooches used.  Options 1, and 5 are my favorites, but I think they would look best with  small crystal brooches, while  3 and 6 would be best for medium to large brooches and in any color.  And while I really like option 2, I have never seen one done with all calla lilies, which isnâ€t a bad thing, but it makes me think that it may be harder to hide the wire/stems  that will be attached to the brooches since callas arenâ€t a full flower.

 

Do you have any pics of flower/brooch bouquets that have inspired you?

thanks for $.02 cheesy.gif, the brooches are medium-large and then I have small brooches (which are really crystal buttons). I was planning on inserting the small button brooches in the flower and using the medium-large ones throughout the bouquet for myself. The BM brooches are small to medium-small, and they are all colored. I do have some of them that are crystal for them. I think you are right about the wire part with bouquet number 2, but they may work for the BM's only and I would have to put more fuller flowers in mine and use the lilies sporadically in my bouquet as color.  

 

I have no inspiration on brooch and flower since there are not many online to compare against. I'm looking for a more exotic-beach bouquet. So whichever inspiration from above I choose will have orchids, because I think they bring that very tropical feel.

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Originally Posted by acireta View Post

 

I guess I'm biased since I had a brooch and real touch bouquet, but I think it's a great idea! cheesy.gif

 

And I agree with Miss ChocoTaco, the sizes of the brooches would probably impact the kind of flowers. I used just white roses for mine, since they were nice and full and the brooches nestled between them nicely. I couldn't get the roses, callas and brooches to play nicely together when I tried it.

 

All of your inspiration pics are gorgeous! But 3 and 6 would be my picks, they just look like they would work well with brooches to me.

 

Can't wait to see your pics!

Thanks for the reply, Did you eventually make the bouquet or did you end up buying it? do you have a picture?

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Originally Posted by Shay4966 View Post

 

thanks for $.02 cheesy.gif, the brooches are medium-large and then I have small brooches (which are really crystal buttons). I was planning on inserting the small button brooches in the flower and using the medium-large ones throughout the bouquet for myself. The BM brooches are small to medium-small, and they are all colored. I do have some of them that are crystal for them. I think you are right about the wire part with bouquet number 2, but they may work for the BM's only and I would have to put more fuller flowers in mine and use the lilies sporadically in my bouquet as color.  

 

I have no inspiration on brooch and flower since there are not many online to compare against. I'm looking for a more exotic-beach bouquet. So whichever inspiration from above I choose will have orchids, because I think they bring that very tropical feel.

I totally get the tropical feel that you're going for, which is why 1 and 5 were my favs. But with added info from you and Erica's response, I think option 3 would be best. I can't wait to see them when you're done.

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although not tropical, very beautiful!!! I love the brooches you used. 

Originally Posted by acireta View Post

thank you, ma'am! cheesy.gif

 

mine wasn't very tropical but with the right colors and some orchids, I totally think you can achieve the look you're talking about!

 

here was mine at the wedding:

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