Posts tagged ‘button holes’

August 11, 2011

@Beaubuttons on the blog…

Introducing Beau Buttons…

So you think bouquets, you think flowers right? Well think again!

Over the last few months I have stumbled upon so many fabulous & unique wedding industry peeps. I’ve seen bunches of new ideas, breaking the norm and running away from tradition and Beau Buttons is definitely one of those businesses.

This stunning little business offers an alternative to the ‘normal’ wedding flowers by using buttons and brooches to  design and make these quirky, playful creations.

“With a fantastic selection of vintage hide outs such as Portobello Market on our doorstep, we can’t help but be inspired by the vast array of vintage buttons, brooches and beads. We love scouring through these fabulous findings to discover new little beauties to use in your bouquets” – Emma, Beau Buttons.

Summer pastels and super sweet love heart buttons make up this new bouquet! A whimsical design for a fun and fabulous bride.

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Personally I think they are gorgeous, a very different approach to bridal flowers. Beau Buttons will design and create you a bespoke bouquet according to you requirements, so with your colour scheme and theme in mind, Emma will lovingly put together your unique one off bouquet to match your personality exactly.

Emma also lovingly creates matching buttonholes, bridesmaid bouquets and even centrepieces so you can treat Beau Buttons just as you would a florist. Also if you have a special piece of jewellery, button or brooch, then you can have this incorporated into your bouquet… what a fab idea!

Get to know Emma a little better:

1. How did Beau Buttons begin?

Beaubuttons began whilst planning my own wedding. A fifties style wedding, I wanted a bouquet with a vintage element to it and one I could treasure forever and pass down to my daughter. I have always been a keen jewellery maker and craft geek so began experimenting with creating button bouquets… I fell in love with the design/creating process and am now addicted!

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2. What is the most unusual bouquet you have made?

My most unusual bouquet is probably my Sweet Rosie Bouquet, made up from the cutest ‘love heart’ sweet style buttons! This bouquet was first made as small centre pieces for an american style cupcake shop, hence the candy style buttons.

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3. How do your prices compare to a more traditional fleural bouquet?

Prices for floral bouquets can vary massively, although I would say they fall between the £50 – £150 price bracket. My large bridal bouquets start from £120 and bridesmaid bouquets from £55. The thing to keep in mind is that button bouquets last forever, becoming a keepsake from your wedding day that can be passed down to other generations.

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4. How do you like to relax?

I used to be a professional dancer and exercise is still a really important part of my well being, I now practice yoga regularly which definitely helps me relax.

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5. What is your favourite thing in the world to do?

Spending time with my two amazing children and partner!

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6. Who in the world would you most like to create a bouquet for?

Hmmm… someone with an alluring and playful side who would let me express that through a fun and quirky bouquet design injected with a mass of Hollywood glam! It’s got to be Dita Von Teese!!

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7. Who inspires you?

Inspiration in my life comes from so many people and places! If we are talking about inspiration behind my business then my entrepreneurial late father inspires me greatly… He had many successful businesses and approached them with enthusiasm and positivity. As for inspiration behind my designs then it has to be the Starlets of days gone past…. Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Ava Gardner (to name a few)… the sense of style, glamour and ‘chicness’ that these ladies possessed is definitely inspirational.

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8. What is your favourite soundtrack to get your ‘create-on’?

On no, my guilty pleasure… The Dirty Dancing Soundtrack!! shh… don’t tell!

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9. Will we be seeing you at any tweetup’s this year?

Not as of yet, but if I hear of any locally then for sure!

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Beau Buttons are excited to be exhibiting at the Vintage Chic Wedding Fair this year!

Emma is  currently in the middle of re-vamping the website so keep an eye on their Facebook page to see their latest masterpieces!  http://www.facebook.com/Beaubuttons

If you are searching for an eye catching bouquet with a twist then contact Emma via e-mail here: info@beaubuttons.co.uk and i’m certain your search will be over!

Hover over the images to see which of the Photo credit goes to: Haywood Jones Photography

http://haywoodjonesphotography.co.uk

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