Back in 2007 my little sister got married and as a sweet little wedding day gift to me and mom, she surprised us with gorgeous bumblebee brooches pinned to our bouquets. Ever since that day, I have been in love with the brooch as a wedding day detail. Lately I’ve seen them hidden in up-dos, tucked onto the tips of shoes, and even bouquets made of nothing but brooches! But my favorite new trend is seeing them all over cakes, especially simple cakes with a POW of sparkle-y brooch tucked in between the layers.
For smaller receptions pinning them on chair backs and on napkins adds another gorgeous element of prettiness. A little hint – sometimes fabulous costume jewelry – those amazing chunky clip on earrings you can find at estate sales – make great “brooches” when you need quite a few of them.
My sister’s bouquet by Sarah Yates; hair brooch with veil by Jessica Claire via Green Wedding Shoes; brooch napkin ring by Pam Scott; brooch bouquet from Fantasy Floral Designs via One Wed; brooch cake via District Weddings; menu with brooch detail via Simply Posh Design; hair brooch via Wedding Wire.
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Trisha Dean is a wedding and event planner in the San Francisco Bay Area. A background in graphic design and corporate event planning led to her love of designing and planning weddings. She is the author of Adore and a contributing blogger to Bay Area Bride Guide in addition to the Inspired Bride. She lives in Walnut Creek, California with her husband, daughter, and two cats.