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Old 11-02-2010, 1:39 PM
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Hi all

i've got my heart set on having a brooch bouquet, I can't post a link but if you google 'wedding brooch bouquet' there are pictures!

My best friend is convinced we can make one and there are currently people scouring junk shops and ebay for brooches! Has anyone else attempted one? Any tips/suggestions would be gratefully received!

Not getting married til July 2011 so I figure I've got time to play around and decide if it is possible to make something that looks like a bouquet rather than just a bunch of brooches!
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Old 11-02-2010, 3:50 PM
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I'm currently in the process of making mine, its the hardest DIY project I've ever done cos its a lot of wire bending. I adapted a tutorial from offbeat bride which showed you how to make a crystal bouquet to just ues brooches instead. I think the most important thing is to have pretty big brooches, otherwise it looks a bit spare, its taken me half the time to find ones that fit properly.

http://offbeatbride.com/2010/02/crys...fbeat+Bride%29
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Old 11-02-2010, 3:56 PM
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You mean something like this? I really want to make one too! I might Google a tutorial or something and definitely make one, it would make a lovely keepsake as well, maybe a family heirloom that your children could get married with! I haven't started looking yet but I'm planning to go to charity shops etc.
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Old 11-02-2010, 5:32 PM
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Thank you! The picture shows exactly the sort of thing I mean! And I'm glad I'm not the only person to take on this project - most of my family have looked at me as if i'm mad when i've told them about it!
Will let you know how I get on......
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Old 11-02-2010, 6:06 PM
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Great idea!

I saw this yesterday but I think it's a bit too adventurous!
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Wow that is lovely isnt it? ive never sen anything like it before. I wonder how many brooches you would need? Im going to start having a lok in charity shops and see just how many flower ones I can see and how much they are and take it from there.
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Wow that is lovely isnt it? ive never sen anything like it before. I wonder how many brooches you would need? Im going to start having a lok in charity shops and see just how many flower ones I can see and how much they are and take it from there.
It is, I love the fact it's so shiny and quirky. Not sure I'd be throwing it at the bridesmaids though!

You could probably mix and match, get some from charity shops and some from High Street places like New Look/Claire's etc, plastic flowers are quite big as accessories at the moment so it might make it easier to fill the bouquet up.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:34 PM
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Hi try also boot sales, bazaars, ebay maybe and places like greenwich market - I have bought them from places like that. Dont think I have time but it is very pretty !! Good luck with it.
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wow thats gorgeous you could make mini ones for your bridesmaids to use and keep too , i made my bouquet for my wedding and it was just silk lillies and gorgeous but i wish id seen that as i would have made one of them too , xx

just looked on ebay for you girls and theres some lovely ones that would be good to use and not too expensive

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_t...All-Categories

you could always ask around your families to see if any of them have any brooches that you could use that way it would be more personal
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:51 AM
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Default Brooch Bouquets by Nicola Garrett

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Old 08-12-2010, 5:22 PM
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These are lovely! I'm making a felt and button bouquet and i intend to search little antique shops this weekend for old buttons, i bet they sell old brooches too!
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:05 AM
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Antique and quirky shops are a good place....but they do know what they are selling and sometimes the price reflects that...its not as glamourous but a good old car boot sale if you are near one can be pennies for the brooches.
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I made a brooch bouquet for my daughters wedding, it worked really well and looked absolutley stunning, friends and family were thrilled to be able to help out by digging out forgotten brooches. I have done a blog about how we made it and how much it cost, you can find it on tracystravels.co.uk
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