Another Twitter discovery (I'm beginning to think I spend far too much time on Twitter), are the wonderful button wedding bouquets designed and made by Lesa of I Heart Buttons. These bespoke bouquets are a beautiful alternative to the traditional floral bouquet chosen by many brides.
Lesa's passion for buttons started when she saw a photograph of a button bouquet on the internet. The first creation was seen by a friend of a friend who commissioned Lesa to make one for her wedding. This led to the opening of an ebay shop and the launch of the I Heart Buttons website.
The bouquets are created using vintage buttons and broken vintage jewellery, which would otherwise be thrown away, combined with new buttons. If you want to make your bouquet more personal then Lesa can include sentimental pieces of jewellery or buttons.
Button creations for weddings also include buttonholes, bridesmaid and flowergirl posies, pomander balls, table centrepieces and decor. If you think of anything else you would like made out of buttons, I'm sure Lesa would be happy to oblige! She has also started designing and making button jewellery such as neklaces, earrings and wrist corsages. If you're on the Isle of Wight, you can visit Lesa's shop in the Royal Arcade, Union Street, Ryde.
As Lesa says:
“The most fabulous thing about button bouquets is that they will last forever. After your wedding, they can become a spectacular centrepiece in your home or even passed on to loved ones for their wedding day.”
If you decide not to keep your button bouquet you can take it apart and reuse the buttons, although I doubt if many brides will want to destroy their own personal work of art. As well as reusing vintage items, Lesa is committed to reusing boxes, bubble wrap and other packaging where possible.
For something different to the usual flowers, which you can keep as a memento or pass onto your daughter for her big day, a button bouquet could be the perfect choice. If you want to increase the individuality of your bridal look, I think a button bouquet would look stunning with some jewellery from Kate Hamilton-Hunter's wedding range.
Men aren't left out of the button lovefest either as there are vintage button groom buttonholes and boutonnière for the best man.
If you are interested in having a greener wedding, please read the first post in my new series “A greener wedding”:
Website: I Heart Buttons
Etsy: I Heart Buttons UK
Facebook: I Heart Buttons Vintage Button Bouquets
Blog post about Kate Hamilton-Hunter – Jewellery with an eco-friendly heart
All photos supplied by I Heart Buttons
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