Brooch bouquets are a fresh and modern way to add a little wow factor to your wedding. As the name suggests, they up the ante on glamour, bringing in everything from sequins and sparkles to sensational new shades of colour. Here are 10 designs that show you exactly what we mean.
It was all yellowImage: The Ritzy Rose
Yellow is supposed to be mellow, but apparently no one told this bouquet. A gorgeous array of enamel flowers – including, of course, daisies – comes together to create something that, from a distance, might look like the real thing, but up close has an impact all of its own. Better yet, it will never wilt or fade, meaning it can easily be handed down through the generations.
Retro styleImage: Miss Merry
Brooch bouquets might be a very modern trend, but for those brides who are enamoured with the idea of vintage style, you can make them feel a little – or a lot – retro while still being bang on trend. One of the keys, as beautifully showcased here, is being clever with your colour scheme, using such shades as burnished gold and deep rich red to evoke the look and feel of a bygone era.[ew-supplier-carousel]
Brooch the subjectImage: Brooch Bouquets by Gaby, who also did the bouquet at the top of this story
This beautiful bouquet is all about showing just the right amount of restraint. The pops of colour are vivid but not overwhelming, the sparkle factor is eye-catching but still elegant and the splashes of precious metal help to focus the eye firmly on the beautiful design and shape. A small swathe of tulle makes for the perfect finishing touch.
Purple reignsImage: DIY Network
As far as we can see, no two brooches are the same in this oh-so glamorous bouquet. But the overall effect is a cohesive tribute to the beautiful shade that is purple. And yes, we know we’re quoting yet another Prince song here, but we’re sure you can agree that the stunning colour scheme matches perfectly with diamonds and pearls.
Green to envyImage: Etsy
An unexpected colour combination gives this small bouquet maximum impact, as soft shades of coral and seafoam – with a touch of razzle dazzle – create a vibe that is wholly fresh and modern but also incredibly soothing. Would be perfect for a bride who loves colour, but we can also see them creating a bold impact in the hands of the bridal party as well.
The white movesImage: Pink Parasol Events
A brooch bouquet doesn’t necessarily have to be all brooch, and this design is a perfect example of how artificial blooms and bling can beautifully come together, especially in a classic colour combination such as silver and white, with a little green. You could even add in your mother or grandmother’s brooch to turn it into your something old.
Rainbow connectionImage: Parsonage Events
We know the aisle is your time to shine, but this glamorous creation will give you some healthy competition for attention. Brooches of all shapes and sizes come together in a way that somehow, just works. And by the looks of it, collecting all the pieces may have been a group effort – and one that was so, so worth it.
Rock and rollImage: Kay’s Flower School and Brooch Bouquet Training
Not every bride dreams of floating down the aisle in a cloud of white, ivory or pastel. And with a brooch bouquet, the options are endless if you want to mix things up. Just take this example, which draws together red, black and a splash of silver that evokes a feeling not just of thrills and spills but also boudoir glamour with a tough edge. Perfect for an offbeat bride.
Silver liningImage: Pinterest
Just in case you might think brooch bouquets are limited in size, this stunning cascading design proves they’re not – and how. The trick is the addition of beautiful dangling jewellery, which may technically make it a brooch and bracelet bouquet, but is perfect for any bride who dreamed of walking down the aisle with a bouquet of the likes no one has ever seen before.
Pretty as a pictureImage: Etsy
Our first thought on seeing this final creation was probably the same as yours – how beautiful and appropriate would it be for your something blue? Yes, a few other complimentary shades have snuck in, including green and gold, but the overall effect is one of passion and personality. This is one bouquet you will definitely not want to toss to your single female guests.