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Krista wanted to give her bridesmaids a coordinating item that wasn't a dress, so she opted for matching purses and brooches. Here was Krista's scheme:

I told the girls to pick any dress that they wanted to wear to the wedding as long as it was black and to also coordinate between themselves what brightly coloured shoes they wanted to wear.

Once the girls got their shoes, I started working on their clutches. I coordinated a different brooch and pattern to match their shoe colours.

Krista made each of these herself. You can purchase clutch frames at places like Etsy and Amazon, and tutorials abound on YouTube. Or you can buy them, of course. The best part is that your posse will be able to store the necessities (tissues, lippy, flask, etc.) while they accompany you down the aisle.

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Comments on Coordinate your bridesmaids with matching purses

    • Hi Shelene, the bouquet is actually from Marie! 🙂 she did tell me about her clutches but the person that she works with to make them didn’t have the flashy patterns that I was quite looking for. I went to a local fabric store to see if I could find some examples, really liked what I saw and thought to myself “this can’t be too hard to pull off” and decided to engage my experienced sewing friend, Val. I then worked with Marie to find the perfect broaches. She had sent me several extras to work with. I was going to send back the ones that I didn’t use but decided to keep for myself. It was a fun project! 🙂

    • Rita, this wedding happened in 2011, which means the shoes are could be from 2010… which means it’s unlikely you could find the exact same style five years later. Sorry! 🙁

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