Tag Archives: Brooch Bouquet

Detail: Bouquet.

The disc of our images came in! So now, finally, I get to show off the awesomeness of Kat and Justin‘s work. I’m going to start with detail shots and slowly work up to all the real stuff. Kat said she’s still trying to get me into the blogiverse, so I don’t want to put up too much in the case of it actually happening.

So to kick it off, I’m going to start with my gorgeous brooch bouquet. My mother gave me many of her brooches a couple weeks before she passed. My boss gave me an awesome one that looks like a 1920s flapper, Susie gave me some that had been in her family and Kath, who contributed some of hers and bought a few, put them all together. The thing was SUPER heavy, but turned out beautifully.

















































































































































Not being super into flowers, I figured a brooch bouquet would be a suitable alternative. Plus it enabled me to carry something sentimental and unique.

Kath wrapped it in white organza and sewed those blue beads on to make it look like pins in a normal bouquet. In the locket are photos of Aussie’s maternal grandparents and my paternal grandparents on their wedding day. I also had a Red Sox pin in there … with a PBR pin.

Tagged , , ,

Bouquet, Bunting and Veil … Oh My!

Kath has been hard at work on some pretty awesome projects that are essential to what I have in mind for the wedding. Like … essential essential.

She’s making the bunting to go around the tables. And … of course … they’re polka dots!!!

And the veil.

And, finally, the brooch bouquet!!!!

Kath, you’ve outdone yourself. Thank you so much for all your hard work. It’s so greatly appreciated. I can’t even tell you how much.


Tagged , , , ,

Pack Rat or Rat Pack?

just because I love ’em. Sinatra, Dean, Sammie … *swoon*

Erm, I digress. I’ve gathered a few brooches, and thought that for those of you in the Brigade on the hunt for me … it would be nice for you to see what I have and how you can add to it … if you want. I do want some floral ones, and Tricia has generously offered to craft some out of wire, which will be fantastic.

This is what I have so far:

So, obviously it’s somewhat of an eclectic, colorful mix … which is what I want. I need to get a Red Sox pin, fo sho, and just some other fun, funky goo-gahs to throw it. Yay!



Ok, feeling better and ready for more.

During this ‘hiatus’ I’ve actually figured out some pretty great wedding stuff. And it was really nice to step back, distract myself with other things and take a deep breath.

First: Eff flowers. Well, not entirely, but pretty largely. The girls will all have a small bouquet, likely of orchids. Buttttt, this is what I’m doing.


So, if anyone has any brooches or pins or stumbles upon them … I need like 60-80 total.

Leigh and I went shopping for wedding bands the other day, and given the shape of my ring, I’d likely have to get a custom band to ‘fit’ with it. The standard band is not something I’m totally gaga about following. In fact, I want to do this:

Tiny Text - Thin Posey Ring - custom made with your choice of inscription in sterling silver by Kathryn Riechert

I found them on etsy.com. I’ll get my own phrase on it … something that means something to me and Leigh. And they’re cheap. Like $28 cheap. As opposed to the custom one, which was $900-$1200. Ack!!!

And, finally, Leigh has decided on the kilt. There was a time when he was just going to go with khaki shorts, but he wants to represent his Scottish heritage, and I respect that. He’s going to change into shorts for the reception, but he wants to wear the kilt while we express our commitment to one another.

Kilt - Ancient Hunter Sport Kilt

So, there you have it. Some things figured out, some still up in the air. We’re still working on finding a good photog, and have expanded beyond the Islands. Turns out, it may be cheaper to fly someone from the mainland and get EXACTLY what we want. Who knew?


Tagged , , , ,