We are always excited when we get asked to produce a custom shoot. When a magazine Editor trusts us with the creative vision and allows our imagination and abilities as designers to shine. Angela Desveaux Editor-in-Chief and Founder of WedLuxe Magazine did just that for our July shoot at beautiful Miller Lash House in Toronto. The result was a unique an inspiring design that included a brooch bouquet that will become a family heirloom. A bouquet that took 9 hours of tedious detail, months of collecting vintage brooches and turned into a labour of love! A bouquet that was passed on to the beautiful Lindsay Meijer (now Lindsay Eminger) to carry down the ailse on August 7th.
I wanted to share the beautiful email I received for Lindsay’s Mother, Maribeth about the amazing brooch bouquet. Check out how fantastic Lindsay looked with the bouquet!
“There were so many comments about the flowers in particular and the vintage brooch ‘twist’ to the theme was a HUGE success. The brooches in the centrepieces were noted. We decided to give the aunts on my side of the family each a one to wear at the ceremony and beyond (since there were corsages for the other side of the family) and they were all very touches and LOVED the idea.
Of course, most of all – the Brooch Bouquet – there are NO WORDs to describe the beauty…. from the moment Lindsay saw it, her floral bouquet was set aside and she decided to carry the brooch bouquet…. everyone was talking – what is it? what is she carrying? can I see it? We all imagined the life stories of those vintage brooches sprinkled throughout the room…. where they had been , who had owned them – it was like a hundred more lives of experience were there with us on Saturday. The bouquet will be a unique keepsake that brought our brooch collection, and your creativity together to make a keepsake of a lifetime. Who knows, we may have started a new family tradition – the next generation may also carry it at their weddings.”
Her comments brought tears to my eyes and reminded me to stop and reflect on the memories and moments in time that we are so lucky to design. Creating something custom and unique that will be a moment in time. I wanted to share some detail images taken of the brooch bouqet, floral purse and handtied bouquet after the photo shoot. Photographed on the deck of our design studio by Rowell Photgraphy.
Mini antique brooches adorned the handle of this vintage brooch bouquet.
Beutiful ribbon from Mokuba accented the design and brought out the colours of the antique brooches.
This unique purse bouquet could be carried by Bride, Mother or Bridesmaids.
I love the detailing on the purse!
This elegant bouquet is a compliment to the brooch or purse bouquet. You may choose to have two types of bouquets for your wedding day photographs!
Cheers to creating moments in time!
Elizabeth Johnston, Creative Director