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DIY Bouquet Inspiration

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I'm delighted to share a few recent wedding details from one of the designers working on my wonderful team at Matthew Robbins Design. I'm lucky to have such great people working on every event we produce and Melissa Martin is one of our stars. She's a master crafter and loves anything DIY, and her own wedding was filled with details she spent many months and long nights perfecting.

Melissa is extremely sentimental and really wanted to incorporate a vintage brooch handed down from her grandmother into her bridal bouquet. She was so inspired by this one piece that she decided to ask her family and friends to each contribute a brooch so she could create an entire bouquet using all of these collectibles. Not only was the final result whimsical and beautiful but she now has an amazing object to cherish and share with future generations. She had so many contributions from family and friends, she decided to make a fabulous cake topper with the additional flowers after completing her bouquet.

I hope this inspires a few ideas for your own bouquet. Sometimes you don't need a single fresh flower to create something personal and unique. Are you crafting any great details for your wedding? Please share your ideas and inspiration!

All images by August T. Photography.

Comments (6)

  • I also wanted to let everyone know hair and makeup was done by Jessica L Dabel. If you are getting married and you want to book me for your special day you can contact me at

  • I was at this wedding..not only was it was wonderful!!!

  • This was one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve attended. Melissa did an amazing job visualizing and executing each tender detail. Everything was homemade from the chalkboard signs to the vintage washed up glass bottles, used in her flower arrangements.

    Melissa also incorporated her family by building the most romantic ceremony arch; accumulated from driftwood her nephews collected throughout the year.

    Due to her talent, creativity, and artistic ability Melissa demonstrated every girls “dream wedding.” She is not only an inspiration, to me and her loved ones; she is very passionate and dedicated.

  • I was genuinely honored to be asked to photograph Melissa's wedding! If you would like to see almost 1,000 photos from her wedding with proverbial tons of detailed photos of DIY for weddings, then here is the link -

  • What a beautiful and fun wedding. It was unique and beautiful just like Melissa. When most brides would have been stressed out Melissa seemed to be just enjoying the moment. I was honored to be a guest at this wedding.

  • Just wish we could have spent more time talking. It was a beautiful time

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