Sep 1, 2011

Something Old, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Vintage Eisenberg Brooch
by CherryLippedRoses
My last blog post discussed different ways in which you could wear vintage brooches.  To complement that post, today, I'd like to talk about using vintage jewelry as wedding accessories.

Vintage jewelry is timeless, elegant, and modernly fashionable, all at the same time.  Vintage jewelry can be used by the Bride, the Mother of the Bride, and the Bridesmaids to complement and accent their ensembles on that special day.

Vintage jewelry can also help you fulfil those old superstitions for a happy and prosperous wedding by being both something old and something blue.
Vintage German Bracelet
by ChrysalisEShop

Victorian Chalcedony Brooch
by VictorianSentiments
Or even being something borrowed - what a way to pay tribute to a loved one by borrowing a piece of her vintage jewelry, just like Kate Middleton did, for your accessory.

A highly creative use for vintage jewelry as a wedding accessory is to make a bouquet of vintage jewelry.  Just attach your favorite vintage brooches to the petals and ribbons of your bouquet.  For your man, you can make a matching boutonniere out of similar brooches.
Vintage Brooch Bouquet
by HairbowsVonderworld

And don't forget that you can always use your vintage brooch to accent your updo on your special day.

Many wedding blessings to you from the Etsy Vintage Team.


cherrylippedroses said...

My young niece just got married this past weekend...she wore a vintage rhinestone brooch set deep in the folds of a flower at the hip of her satin dress...she used vintage milk glass vases in groups with all white flowers on the tables at the reception...I LOVED it! Thank you so much for inviting me into your blog! Kathryn

Suzanne@threepeats said...

Vintage jewelry has so much style, history and's perfect for weddings!

Victorian Sentiments said...

What a lovely blog, and great ideas for a special wedding! Thank you for including my Victorian brooch - I love the ties that vintage jewelry bring to the past.

nora - treasurehuntvintage said...

Enjoyed the post. THANK YOU! Lovely selections, too. So wonderful that brides are choosing vintage and handmade for their big day.

wonderdiva said...

Such great ideas, and I love the touch of vintage at a wedding -- it just adds class! And what gorgeous jewelry!

11karri said...

Oh, how Lovely...wonderful Post !