My Bridal Bouquet

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Yes, it’s heavy.  And no, there will be no tossing of the bouquet, LOL!  It has pale ivory flowers and black/white brooches, rhinestones, and pearl accents. Bouquet was handmade by Noaki.

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70 thoughts on “My Bridal Bouquet

  1. Melissa

    I love this!

  2. Elena

    Thank you for sharing so many parts of your wedding with us.
    Also, this bouquet is gorgeous.

  3. LuvJ

    WOW. Someone pick my jaw off the floor!

  4. Cheryl

    YAY for Brooch bouquets!!! My daugher is going to have one made with vintage jewelry that the family is donating and some is from her Great Great Grandmother! You don’t throw those! It will be very special.

  5. This is absolutely STUNNING! I can’t wait to see it all come together – your wedding is going to be gorgeous!

  6. Nikki

    All of the bouquets are absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. What a great idea! Looks beautiful! Wish I had thought of it for mine! My sister made hers after collecting brooches for over a year from yard sales, antique shops, etsy and ebay. The final result was unique and beautiful with some added fresh flowers. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Melanie

    That is simply stunning! I had wanted a brooch bouquet but the quick wedding didn’t leave time for one. I went with an origami bouquet. I love being able to display it 2 years after the fact!

  9. mathteach1982

    Best of luck Christine! I was married this summer and it was an awesome experience. Thanks for sharing with us, I hope you will be sharing some pictures after the wedding also.

  10. Barbie

    Aww omg this is gorgeous! congrats!

  11. Melissa

    Sooooooo unique and beautiful christine! Congrats and thanks for sharing! I see wedding planner in ur future lol

  12. Neela

    so beautiful! stuff like this you can keep forever. my bouquet was made out of paper roses and silk flowers.

  13. Gorgeous! And I must got this image of someone being knocked out by your bouquet.

  14. What about your bridal makeup??? Dying to see that!

  15. Heidi

    What an amazing Bouquet. It is stunning and unique. I would have loved something like this when I got married.

  16. That is absolutely stunning and incredibly unique. I am in love with it.

  17. Kate & Zena

    This is beautiful! I love how you used brooches instead of flowers. I say as long as you can heft it, use it. I have really weak wrists (which we’re still trying to figure out the cause. It’s not arthritis, my Cerebral Palsy, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and I tested out for muscular dystrophy, which runs in my family. Oie, I have to see a specialist), so if I ever got married, that is totally not an option for me. It really suits you.

    You could always get a small flower bouquet for your reception and toss that. <3 You can't harm anyone with a very petite flower bouquet made just for the reception. One made with a few deep purple ranunculus or peonies and maybe some dahlias with some seasonal greenery. Peonies, ranunculus and dahlias will all be in season in October, so they'll be really cheap.

    I've seen brides do that. Or you can do a paper version! Ha ha ha! Extra crafty.

    How's Mellan dealing with all the wedding chaos?

    • I hope they can figure out what’s wrong with your wrists! :( On the bouquets for the aisle, there is less bling, but still some – those are much lighter!

      I think everyone attending my wedding is married or about to me, except my sister and Shaun’s brothers, LOL! We’re skipping a lot of traditions, so the bouquet toss isn’t something we feel we’ll miss having!

      Mellan doesn’t even know anything is going on! He’s oblivious!

      • Kate & Zena

        You’re lucky you have such an oblivious dog. Zena panics the minute something changes in the house!

        Yea, I’ve been trying to make an appointment with the specialist, but they’re so busy. Or my mom forgets. Such is life.

        I think it’s important to make your wedding yours, so if you feel a bouquet throw isn’t something for you, don’t do it. The few I’ve been to, there’s always been the toss, but not always the garter thing (which is weird, if you ask me.) Neither have done the cake cutting (or I must have been oblivious to it.) However, there’s always been the polka, since it is totally a Wisconsin thing. If you don’t do the polka in Wisconsin, it’s sacrilege. You must do the polka!

  18. Eisa

    So original, i love it!

  19. This bouquet is beyond gorgeous! I can’t wait to see holding this on your wedding day :)

  20. Super gorgeous. I also had my bouquet made by an Etsy artist. Mine was Gardens of Whimsy.

  21. Erin

    Dazzling! Very elegant. I can’t wait to see what makeup you wear too! Best wishes. :)

  22. TrippyPixie

    How exciting! It’s absolutely gorgeous! I don’t blame you for not wanting to toss it. =D

    I never thought of using brooches on a bouquet before — it’s a very unique idea. While I’m definitely more of a traditionalist, I love how almost every aspect of a wedding nowadays can be tailored to suit the bride perfectly.

    • Though I don’t think I would call myself non-traditional, I suppose that I am :) My mom can’t get over that we’re not having cake!

      • blueraccoon

        No cake? But then how will you stand there for ten minutes holding the knife at *just* the right angle while everyone around you snaps a thousand and one pictures and by the time you cut your cake your arm is aching and you don’t even get to eat it other than that one bite you feed each other? 😛

        By which I mean to say, yay for non-traditional!

        • LOL! Well, now that you’ve put it that way… 😉

          • MLB

            Psh, I had key lime pie when I did the license signing bit of getting married. (We had a public ceremony not long after) It was just as delicious as cake- and if you don’t like cake? Other options are also acceptable.

            Plenty of places, especially Pennsylvania Dutch areas, have what’s known as the “cookie table”- you bring a batch of cookies to share at the reception.

  23. blueraccoon

    This is *gorgeous*. Mine was real flowers – we had a smaller toss bouquet I threw – but it was also insanely heavy due to it being a cascade. (you can see it here: ) But this is just amazing. I love it.

  24. Wenz

    Oh Christine this is lovely!!!! So creative!!!
    But on a side note, if its heavy start working out those wrist & arm muscles :))

  25. Lauren

    Beautiful! Mine was real flowers, but an insanely heavy cascade bouquet. I had a separate toss bouquet, so my actual bouquet did not get tossed. 😉 If I ever get married again (I’m divorced), I would love to have a bouquet like that.

  26. Johanna

    Absolutely Beautiful! Whatever gave the idea? Love it! My mum has similar flowers in the form of brooches! Have a wonderful day and don’t let your bouquet out of your sight!!!

  27. Beautiful. My cousin did this a year ago and it was gorgeous- all broaches she and her mother had collected through the years. What a wonderful keepsake :)

  28. How will you throw that? I can’t if I have one like that when I get married! lol

  29. wooow this is such a beautiful bouquet, your wedding is going to be beautiful I cannot wait to get married, this is something I’d want to do now well as soon as I find a groom ha!

  30. Ana G.

    Beautiful!! Ans so original..congratulations, Christine, you have impeccable taste!