Today I am thrilled to share these gorgeous hand crafted alternative bouquets from Bride as a Button.
Each bouquet is crafted from a variety of buttons, brooches and personal treasures, from custom orders to off the peg designs, and these can be shipped worldwide.
The bouquets are personally designed to match any colour scheme, style or wedding theme, whether that be vintage, to Gothic, & shabby chic to funky Rockabilly.
I spoke to Rebecca Woods who owns Bride as a Button…..
Who are you, and what do you do?
“Bride as a Button, is a bespoke design company creating unique and alternative button bouquets, corsages and accessories.”
“Handcrafted from a variety of upcycled jewellery, antique brooches, buttons, decopatch and personal treasures.”
“I make bouquets to match any colour scheme or wedding theme from Vintage to Gothic and Shabby Chic to Funky Rockabilly.”
“The company was established by myself, Rebecca Woods in 2012, based at my home studio in Northamptonshire.”
When, and why did you establish Bride is a Button?
“I established Bride as a Button after making button ﬂowers for a friend’s wedding.”
“The guests reaction to them was astounding, with many making their way into pockets and handbags as momento’s.”
“I became hooked on buttoning thereafter and haven’t looked back since!”
“Establishing Bride as a Button was a return to working life for me, after a career break to raise my family.”
“With an arts based degree and a previous career in project and account management, the time was right for me to return to my creative roots and forge a career doing what I loved.”
“I believe it is very easy to lose sight of our own strengths and abilities when dedicating a considerable length of time to nurturing your family.”
“Forming Bride as a Button, during the problematic economic climate has been a force of dedication and one that has boosted my conﬁdence, sense of achievement and personal value beyond belief.”
Tell us a wee bit more about your work
” As well as working with lovely Brides and Grooms I have been fortunate to be regularly featured in prime wedding magazines and invited to exhibit at the UK’s leading wedding fairs, amongst the cutting edge of design talent.”
“I have also worked with some outstanding stylists, photographers and wedding suppliers.”
“A recent collaboration was with Ruby& Stardust, where I worked as part of their dream team, on a ‘Cinderella’ fairytale shoot.”
“I made fairy wands, buttonholes and a bouquet brimming with pumpkins, mice, glass slippers and even a diamond watch face.”
“The photographs were stunning and it is such a rewarding and fun part of my business, working with such talent.”
“I also collaborated with Alter Ego Portraits, to create a very classical 1950’s style Rockabilly shoot.”
“I am very inﬂuenced by my Style Icon Audrey Hepburn and my love for all things retro and vintage.”
“It is a strong ethos of mine, to keep abreast of current cultural styles and to inspire those looking for their own style.”
“I am continually sourcing materials, searching trends and fashions to create truly innovative designs.”
“I avoid following the work of other bouquet designers, preferring not to be inﬂuenced by other styles, but remaining fresh and true to my own.”
“I include hand sculpted resin and beaded ﬂowers, a unique feature of my bouquets and patents of my work.”
What inspires you ?
“I am also constantly inspired by the unique and creative ideas that I receive from brides to be.”
“I am always amazed at how many different concepts and challenges I meet. One day I can be working on a comic book, “Batman” themed bouquet, with plenty of ‘Wham’, ‘Bam’ and bright colours.”
“The next day I’ll be working on a vintage style bouquet, with delicate lace, crystals and glass beads.”
“This variation is totally enriching and keeps my inspiration ﬂowing. Receiving feedback and photos from newly weds, is also an immense drive.”
“Knowing you played a part in the special day of so many couples, is reward beyond words.”
“I am very passionate about creating bespoke designs that suit the individual style and personality of the bride.”
“I work closely with Mood boards and photographs to keep a bride involved through initial concept to completion.”
“I often include items of personal jewellery in my bouquets, with sentimental value and special meaning.”
“I love up-cycling and fully embrace the eco-bride.”
“It is very satisfying to give a new lease of life to old and forgotten treasures, whilst reducing our carbon footprint.”
What is the future for Bride is a Button?
“With a very supportive husband, family, friends and fellow crafters, Bride as a Button is growing in strength to strength.”
“I now have a wealth of conﬁrmed work stretching into 2016, an imminent launch of a brochure and development of a new range of inspirational bouquets ahead.”
“I plan to continue to exhibit and showcase in retail bridal outlets across the UK and branch into the realm of button bouquet hen parties.”
“It is also a future aim to work with the Wedding Wishing Well, a charitable foundation, raising wedding funds for the terminally ill.”
“I feel very blessed to have found such an enjoyable career, with a healthy balance of family life and I look forward to being able to help others less fortunate whilst continuing to deliver a high quality, personal design service.”
Thank you so much to Rebecca for sharing her amazing alternative bouquets.
I love the colourful vibrant designs and how themes have been incorporated but don’t overwhelm.
I also like the eco bride aspect with reducing our carbon footprint by upcycling and using old as new… being very beautiful and environmentally sound.
To Contact Bride is a Button