When I got engaged, I knew I wanted to incorporate many of the family heirlooms I'm blessed to now possess. One of the pieces was this beautiful brooch I inherited from my great grandmother Pearl. I'd worn it as a brooch several times, but it felt so special and perfect for a wedding!
As I browsed wedding magazines and sites like TheKnot.com and MarthaStewart.com I was drawn to large, delicate flowers placed in hair. Brent has always told me I'm a little bit of a hippie, so this comes as no surprise. The clincher was when I tried on wedding dresses and this beauty was put in my hair just for fun.
I fell in love with it, but didn't want to pay $190 for something I felt like I could make.
So I put the two items together...the brooch and the idea for a DIY hair flower. The template I used is no longer posted on Martha's website, but you can simply create a template of a large flower like this.
Buy fabric that coordinates with your dress and start cutting! I mixed mine up with some very fine organza and some silk shantung because I wanted a variety of textures. I probably cut out about 20 of the flowers and then stitched them together. I then sewed three small hair clips on to the back.
My great grandmother's brooch was the crowning jewel in the center.
My wedding photos were taken by A and A Photography. Visit their site and blog!