One of her DIY projects included brooch bouquets and boutonnieres. The bride said, “I knew that I wanted to do something a bit different for the smaller details of the wedding, just for a unique touch. Being a creative person, I saw my wedding as the perfect opportunity to create fun, pretty things to add that unique, personal touch. I decided the bouquets and boutonnieres were a good place to start. I decided I didn’t want to go with flowers, as they are delicate and don’t last very long. Instead, I decided to collect antique brooches, pins, and jewelry from various local antique and thrift shops with my bridesmaids and mother. I also collected bright fabrics of all colors and textures, and handmade rosettes that would soften the solid ball of metal and bling. I ended up making nearly 400 rosettes, it was a fun, mindless project I could do in the evenings after work while watching tv, and still feel like I was being productive for the wedding. I chose antique jewelry and rosettes that I felt represented my bridesmaid’s individuality, so each bouquet has its own personality and theme. For my own, I stuck to a white and metallic palette, no bright colors. They ended up looking great, but were really heavy! My girls ended up getting quite an arm workout!”
My all time favorite DIY was the wedding dress that was created by her aunt. The dress was made out of beautiful soft fabric and antique lace was perfectly placed amongst it. The bride took it a step further by added beading to the dress and the final result was nothing short of incredible!