Last week I showed a few Vera Wang gowns featuring fabulously placed brooches. I have brooches pinned everywhere from hand bags to coat lapels. One of my very favorite suggestions for brides is incorporating a brooch somewhere on your wedding day; on your gown, hand bag, after party dress, or you can even pin a brooch in your hair. The reason I love this idea is that you can keep the brooch as a keepsake and reminder of your wedding to wear on special occasions and anniversaries for years to come. I rarely make a headpiece that I don’t think would be a good brooch also. We have a gorgeous line of heirloom quality brooches. Here are just a few ways to place them:
I’m starting with what is possibly my favorite of the photos- above is the Lillian Grace Brooch pinned on the lightly beaded neckline of a dress. Take a look at those pear crystal petals by Swarovski! I wouldn’t always suggest a pairing a brooch with beading but I love this. It’s delicate and feminine and the silver toned beading reference the silver of the brooch.
I made the Garden Party Brooch several years ago for my sister-in-law. For her I made it with light topaz crystal which we pinned on a champagne colored silk band which finished the strapless neck line of her beautiful dress. This brooch design became an instant favorite and one I love to suggest placing of the waist of a gown, shown here, as well. It dresses up last seasons knee length strapless beach dress from J.Crew very nicely.
Here the Lillian Grace Brooch is pinned on the waist. I love the graceful swoop of the leafy design. It’s as perfect pinned in this direction on the waist as it was one the above pictured neck line. LOVE!
Lastly is the center placed Lola Brooch on this deep v-neck dress again by J.Crew (yep, it’s a favorite)! I love how the circular brooch emulates the embroidered circles on the dress. Sadly, the only time I wore this dress I hadn’t yet designed Lola. This is actually a post for another day, but combining 2 Lolas on the hip of a gown is gorgeous and a very popular way to order and wear this design!
Tell me: Are you planning on wearing a brooch on your wedding day?