Posts Tagged ‘brooch bouquets’

Handmade Bridal Accessories

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Accessories can give your wedding attire a completely different look, especially ones that are handcrafted and one-of-a kind. If you’re on the hunt for something unique and beautiful for your big day, you’re going to love the Clay Bouquet Shop. Jennifer Ferencz started her business shortly after her own wedding and she has loved working with brides ever since. She makes jeweled headpieces and belts for weddings and special occasions such as proms and formals. Jennifer also creates amazing bouquets that range from clay floral, and crystal and pearl to brooch bouquets. She’s giving away a $25 gift certificate to her shop too! Please read below for more on how to enter and in the meantime, take a look at some our favorite items!

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Just a few of Jennifer’s stunning brooch bouquets.

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Jennifer has many, many different types of wedding hair accessories to choose from. It might be hard to decide!

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Lastly, we love these bridal sashes, they can really dress up a wedding gown.

Ready to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to Jennifer’s shop? Here’s how to do it!

Receive and an entry for hearting her Etsy shop, liking her Facebook page or by following her on Twitter. You’ll receive double enteries by sharing the giveaway on your Facebook page, twitter, or blog.

The fine print: Contest ends on April 13th, 2012 at 9pm EST and winner will be awarded and notified by Jennifer Ferencz. The gift certificate is not transferable, cannot be combined with other gift certificates towards a single item, and is not redeemable for cash. There is no expiration date and Clay Bouquet Shop ships worldwide.

11 Wedding Bouquets That Will Never Wilt

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Non-floral wedding bouquets are becoming more and more popular. They’re unique, some are more affordable than a traditional bouquet and they’ll never die so you can keep them for years after your big day. We selected our favorite non-floral bouquets that just might have you rethinking your wedding flowers.

The Brooch Bouquet
This lovely bouquet is by Beau Bouquet and it features silk flowers and of course, brooches.

The Butterfly Bouquet
Simply unique, beautiful and fun. We found this one on Killer B. Designs.

The Clay Bouquet

This bouquet from the Clay Bouquet Shop is actually made from clay.

The Felt and Button Bouquet
Here’s another fun and whimsy bouquet idea that your guests will never forget. This pretty creation is from Miss Jennifer Rae.

The Button Bouquet
If you want a bouquet made entirely of buttons, take a look at RBK Creations.

The Fabric Bouquet
This ivory bouquet from Summer Jade Boutique is handmade from different shades of satin and organza ribbon.

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The Shell Bouquet
If you are having a beach wedding this shell bouquet by I Do Artsy Weddings would be perfect!

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The Feather Bouquet
If you’re looking to stand out this ostrich feather bouquet will do the trick. This chic and modern bouquet is designed by Kristin Danger Designs.

The Paper Bouquet
How sweet is this red and white paper rose bouquet from The Little Red Button! Each flower is cut, hand folded and adhered together.

The Wire Bouquet

This is probably the most unique bouquet we found. REFINERII uses salvaged metals and industrial objects for their one-of-a kind creations.

The Cotton Bouquet

And finally we bring you the cotton bouquet. These pretty arrangements by Elizabeth Duval would look fabulous at a winter wedding.

Top 5 Budget Bridal Trends for 2012

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Even with the economy on the rise, brides are still finding new and innovative ways to stay within their wedding budget. This is why we wanted to share the top 5 budget bridal trends you’ll be seeing more of in 2012.

1. Paperless Invitations

Several companies offer electronic wedding invitations now. They are formatted like a traditional invitation but also give you the opportunity to track your RSVP’s online, manage guest lists and include multiple wedding events. Not only are they a fraction of the cost of paper invitations and postage but they’re also a huge time saver and eco-friendly.

2. Preowned Wedding Items

Most wedding items are generally used once and for a short period of time. Because of this brides are buying everything from gently used wedding dresses to decorations and reselling them on online marketplaces like BravoBride. It’s a great way to help another bride-to-be and to recoup wedding costs.

3. Cash Registries

Starting a cash registry in lieu of gifts is a new concept that is becoming increasingly more popular. They are many websites that provide this service, which allows brides to use their ‘gifts’ on their wedding expenses, honeymoon or even a down payment on a house.

4. Faux Flowers

Brides are beginning to forgo the traditional bridal bouquets and opt for non-floral arrangements. Bouquets are being made entirely of brooches, paper, clay and even felt. These types of flowers will never wilt or die and you can use them as a wedding keepsake for years to come.

5. Rent Your Wedding

Grooms have been renting their tuxes for years but we are starting to see a new trend for brides and bridesmaids as well. Some new businesses are offering rental bridesmaids dresses and wedding gowns and you can rent your bridal accessories too such as earrings, necklaces and headpieces.

2012 brides have a lot more options then brides did even a few years ago. It’s exciting to see what even more innovation and smart wedding ideas this New Year will bring.

Vintage Bride Bouquet Giveaway!

Monday, September 26th, 2011

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We blogged about the these gorgeous bouquets last month and now Kathy from Vintage Bride Keepsake bouquets is offering a $50 gift certificate to one of our lucky BravoBride users. This can be used towards any of her beautiful and one-of-a kind creations or if you don’t see one that matches your wedding theme she can customize one for you.

Here’s how to enter, it’s super simple!

If you are already like our Facebook page then just write the giveaway blurb on our wall to be entered.

The contest will run until this Friday September, 30th 2011 at 9pm EST time and the lucky winner will be announced. Good luck!

Fabulous Find – Vintage Bride Bouquets

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Brooch bouquets are beautiful, unique and becoming very popular. They don’t wilt or die and your can keep it as an heirloom for years to come. What we love about this weeks Fab Find, Vintage Bride’s Keepsake Bouquets, is that their bouquets are a mixture of silk flowers, buttons, lace and of course, brooches. Because they are created with elements other than jewelry, it makes them much less costly. Actually, you could buy a fresh flower bouquet for almost the same price but you’d never be able to pass that down to your daughter one day. Take a look below at some of our favorites!

White brooch bouquet
This ivory and white mixture of antique wedding flowers and hand strung vintage pearls are a beautiful combination.

Blue brooch bouquet
This brooch bouquet is a pale sea-foam green with accents of silver, clear rhinestones and pearls. Not your wedding colors? Kathy, from Vintage Bride, can customize a bouquet in any color.

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This is a one of a kind bouquet. Hydrangeas and ivory handmade ribbon roses are combined with brooches of pearls, rhinestones and beads. Vintage lace is used with pretty ribbon and a vintage jewel adorning the handle.

Affordable brooch bouquets
This traditional rose bouquet is adorned white hydrangeas, more than a dozen handmade red ribbon roses and beautiful vintage jewelry. A complimentary, matching boutonniere comes with this bouquet!

Blue brooch bouquet
Still searching for your ‘something blue?’ this bouquet is full of little blue details. This cream and blue bouquet is a lovely mix of brooches, sparkling rhinestones and pearl flowers.

Kathy has even more of her beautiful creations on BravoBride and take a look at the photograph on her website. It’s a image of her parents wedding, still happily married after 61 years!

Fabulous Find – Curtsy Bella

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Who doesn’t want to be served with a little bit of fabulous when they go to a wedding? That’s why this weeks FAB Find is focused on a little shop that does nothing but bring Fabulous to the table.

Curtsy Bella is a gift shop… but not just any gift shop. This little boutique is filled with all that sparkles, shines and screams PARTY! From birthdays to weddings, Curtsy Bella has unique gifts and decor that will make your special occasion as accessorized as you are!

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Besides the gifts within the shop, the ‘Curtsy Girls’ also promote special/custom orders. What type of custom orders? Check out these fantastic bouquets and boutonnieres that Danielle made for her own wedding:

Made from vintage broaches and pins, Danielle created these beautiful, one-of-a-kind bouquets for herself and each of her bridesmaids.

Let’s not forget the gents! Danielle also made boutonnieres for each groomsmen in the bridal party.

No, the Curtsy Girls don’t stop at bouquets and boutonnieres. Check out the flower girl’s tiara and basket! Hand made by the CG’s themselves.

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Enjoy what you saw in this post? Visit the Curtsy Bella site to see more of what the ‘Curtsy Girls’ have to offer and be sure to check out next week’s Fab Find!