Inspiration for beautiful vintage creations can be found most anywhere these days. Lots of people are standing up and taking notice of how wonderful it is to save a vintage piece from the land fill and turn it into something that can be treasured. Usually, all it takes is a little inspiration, imagination and the desire to create to turn something quiet ordinary into something extraordinary.
Last month, our friends' daughter got married and I was lucky enough to get to help with the planning. Early on during the planning stages, I gathered pictures online that I felt would be along the lines of this brides taste. Among those pictures, was a beautiful bouquet made from vintage brooches. As you can imagine, she fell in love with this idea....I knew she would, it was right up her alley! You may remember the vintage themed wedding shower we gave in May, well, this is the lovely bride with her vintage brooch bridal bouquet.
Tom Finn Photography
The bride and her mother gathered vintage brooches, earrings and rings from family members, thrift stores and online shopping. What made this so special was many of these pieces belonged to the brides grandmothers and relatives, so each piece was special in that regards.Tom Finn Photography
We did search online for tutorials, but they were vague at best. The bride, her mom and sister sat out to complete this task, and even though it was a job, and took more time to complete than intended...it turned out beautifully.Tom Finn Photography
The different colors in the pins and jewelry make a striking contrast against the wedding dress.
From this distance, the bouquet looks like fresh flowers. If you are a sentimental soul like I am, I so wish I would have had something like this long ago on my wedding day. What a great keepsake from your special day, and it will last forever....vintage forever.....my heart sings!
I had to show this picture because it is simply my favorite. Just look at the beautiful bride with her beautiful bouquet standing next to her handsome dad in his um.....um......"well worn" work attire!!! Such a contrast in attire and made such a great statement...I just love it!!
Each piece that was important and held special meaning was displayed on the outside of the bouquet, other pieces made up the centers of this beautiful piece. If you look closely, in the middle is a yellow "J" that to me was a great touch, as the bride's name and her grandmother's name both starts with that letter.
And what do you do after the wedding? Well, my friend found this amazing shadow box to house the bouquet, along with the wedding cake topper, the invitation and a copy of the prayer said at the ceremony. This makes a wonderful keepsake from your special day to enjoy for years to come. It is truly amazing what one can do with a little imagination and inspiration and an old jewelry box full of vintage jewelry......Amazing.....and Special.
~ A special thank you to my sweet friend, who allowed me to share this wonderful vintage creation with all my blogging friends today! Thanks so much!!!
Have a great Vintage Thingie Thursday everyone and a great weekend doing what you love best. I'll look forward to seeing you back here next week.