Here is a fun and cheery DIY broach wedding bouquet project for those of us who are sitting under rain clouds and might need some inspiration for a craft project.
I loved this bride’s idea of using broaches for her non floral wedding bouquet. I just had to share it!
Real Wedding Broach Bouquet
Comments from the Bride
“When my fiance and I started thinking about flowers I knew that I wanted something a little different for myself. I wanted bright colored flowers for the girls because of summer, and just because I LOVE bright colors! For myself though I thought about doing some broaches alongside real flowers. I dislike the fact that flowers die! I thought I could dry the bouquet after the wedding and still keep it. Let’s face it, its gonna look awful and eventually will fall apart. So I figured I could do something better!
I hopped on Pinterest and started looking at broach wedding bouquets. There were ones with real flowers, some with fake flowers, and others that were all broaches. I loved the bouquets that were all broaches, but I didn’t like how small they looked. I soon realized why they were so small – broaches are expensive when you are searching for some neat looking ones! So I came up with an idea. On the invitation to my bridal shower it said, “Please put a Broach on your gift instead of a Bow for the bride will be using them on her wedding day” Everyone that gets invited to a shower are people that are most important to you or you are very close. I ended up with a ton of broaches! Some of the most beautiful pieces of jewelry I have ever seen! Some were brand new, old, or in the family or in other people’s family! It was pretty neat to hear stories of why I got the broaches I did! I ended up buying a couple of broaches myself though.”
“The fun thing about having everyone bring me a broach at the shower was they had no idea what I was doing or how I was going to do it! The day of the wedding was as if they were there next to me all day! I think the two best things by far were having my broach bouquet sitting there and also everyone finding which broach was theirs or which ones they liked. Now, it sits next to my bed and I look at it every morning and every night. Reminds me of the great memories!
“I made all the little tin lanterns out of soup cans. I also made the girl’s jewelry, including a big chunky white necklace for myself to use after the ceremony. The signs and chalkboards were DIY. In addition, I did my own hair and makeup and made a broach bouquet that I still get to look at everyday!”
5 Steps to Make a Broach Wedding Bouquet
You will need floral wire, floral tape, and a pair of pliers.
1. Tip a broach upside down and attach wire around it. Twist any remaining wire that hangs down. This should be sturdy enough that the broach does not droop. You may have to use more than one wire.
2. Next wrap the wire in floral tape.
3. Use 4 fake hydrangeas in a bunch together and wrap with floral tape to form a bouquet. Use as support for the broaches.
4. Hold the hydrangeas and place the broaches where you would like them to be in the bouquet. After everything is in place cut the remaining length of each stem.
5. Wrap the stem in floral tape and then add ribbon of your choice around the end to complete the bouquet!
If you are more of a visual person, here is a helpful step by step guide that I found from Project Wedding
Photographer – Davista Photography
Floral – Flowers on Main
DJ – Big Bang Entertainment (Rochester, MN)
Tuxes/Bridesmaid/Flower Girl – Mestads (Rochester, MN)
Boots – Let it Ride
Wedding Dress – White Rose Bridal
Rings – Kay Jewelers
Caterer – Canadian Honker
Rentals – Ripley’s
Venue – Private Residence