six ways to use vintage brooches in your wedding

six ways to use vintage brooches in your wedding

I love vintage brooches.

I actually have a small collection of brooches from the 1930s and 1940s, and I so enjoy wearing them. They're just right for brightening up the lapel of my overcoat on a winter day, pinning a wayward scarf in place, adding a little sparkle to a casual cardigan, or even dressing up a ponytail for a special occasion. I almost always get compliments on them because they're so lovely and quite different from today's costume jewelry, and I enjoy being able to tell the story of each of the pieces I own.

Vintage brooches can be a great accent for your wedding, too! I've pulled together a few easy ideas for incorporating them into your celebration, and I'll bet you can think of even more ways to use them on your wedding day.

Don't have any vintage brooches lying around? You can find them at vintage boutiques and sometimes at thrift shops, or you can always find them on ebay. If you're more interested in the look than in the provenance of the jewelry, you can even find them at craft stores or on crafting supply websites.

 

in lieu of flowers

Brooch bouquet by Fantasy Floral Designs, San Juan Capistrano, California.

A vintage brooch as a groom's boutonniere. Photo by Jeremy Harwell, originally featured on 100 Layer Cake.

 

to accent your wedding cake

Lace wedding cake with vintage brooch accent. Cake by Sugar Ruffles, Rampside, UK.

Cake topper by Fantasy Floral Designs, San Juan Capistrano, California.

 

to add sparkle to your stationery

DIY Vintage Brooch Escort Cards, tutorial at the Intimate Weddings blog.

DIY Vintage Brooch Escort Cards, tutorial at the Intimate Weddings blog.

Silk Pad invitation with satin ribbon and Pearl Brooch by Isabella Invitations, Houston, Texas.