Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bridal Bouquets

I recently received a request to make a felt flower bridal bouquet using brooches that the bride can later gift to her wedding party. I thought it was a brilliant idea, but found it a tad bit difficult in execution. My first "mock-up" now completed,  I decided to use this blog as a venue to show the bride-to-be what I've come up with, rather than sending massive photos through email.
The turquoise flower is the one she referenced when she made the request so I used it to influence others. I only made six into brooches, the rest being filler flowers. The beaded flower in this pic is a brooch, as is, of course, the turquoise.
I found a number of felt bouquets online--who knew it would turn out to be a growing trend!--and was influenced by some of those as well. (The pompom flower is a brooch as well as the one with the pink middle layer in the forefront.)
In this photo, the flower with the stacked buttons, the leaves and the lily with the turquoise center are all filler.
I used felt hydrangeas as a collar. In the finished bouquet, the stems will be wrapped to make it more comfortable to carry, the stems, of course, being wire.
In this photo, the flower with the turquoise center and stacked buttons is a brooch, but I think it needs a third, smaller circle on top, which means I'll have to take it apart. :^P 
The embroidered flower with the brooch center is also, itself, a brooch. And that makes six!

I'm such a newbie at this I'd love input, especially from you, Melissa. Have a good day, y'all!

P.S. I redid the flower I mentioned above. I think it works much better now.
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I love that you've embroidered some of the flowers as additional elements. And I love that you've mixed the colors up. Love it!

Beth @ Free Stylin' said...

This bouquet is so sweet! What a great idea. You did an amazing job!