This afternoon we are back with our regular feature ‘Advice from the Married Side,‘ real life wedding planning...
I have another great blogger for you this week and this time it is all about the growing trend in Alternative Bouquets.
A big thanks to Ruth Bagnall from Button Moon Bouquets for sending in this article and pictures.
”With a background in vintage clothing and costume design, it’s not been a huge leap for me to find myself in the world of weddings – all that drama, sparkle and magic is right up my street!
Like many people in this industry, it was only after my own wedding last year did I really begin to wonder if I could make a living selling my designs. Having taken the plunge, I have recently launched Button Moon Bouquet, where I make unique vintage button and jewel bouquets and accessories. I love to create something totally unusual and bespoke for my clients, and I get real pleasure knowing my designs have the potential to become an heirloom, passed down though generations.”
”Alternative bouquets are becoming more and more popular, particularly with brides getting married abroad, with allergies, or just want something a little bit quirky.
I have brought together a selection of beautiful and imaginative items for the bride who doesn’t want traditional flowers, but still wants to make a statement as she walks down the aisle!
I wanted to find bouquets that completely stepped away from flowers altogether, so rather than silk or paper blooms, here is something completely different!”
Here are some examples of Alternative Bouquets that Ruth likes from other companies:
First up, how about this wonderfully dramatic feather posy? I love the opulence of this, and you could go the whole hog and have feathers on your invites, in your hair or in vases on tables – perfect for an Art Deco or movie themed wedding!
By Little Works of Art on ebay
Many couples choose to go abroad and have a beach wedding, so how perfect would a seaside themed bouquet be – this unusual shell one is just the job! By Romantic Flowers on Etsy
This sparkly, glitzy number would look amazing with a classic bridal gown and tiara – perfect for the bride who wants to be a princess on her big day, just imagine how it must catch the light!
By Gift Wrapped and Gorgeous
Now this one really is thinking outside the box, and any quirky lady who wants to be the centre of attention can’t help but smile at this – it’s made from glass baubles, like you get on the Christmas tree! It’s so bright and colourful; it would look lovely with a 1950’s style wedding dress with a brightly coloured petticoat. You could even hang individual baubles around the venue to tie the theme together. SO kitsch!
As featured on Off Beat Bride
And finally, this is one of my bouquets- made from vintage buttons, brooches and glass beads, it sparkles and charms it’s way into the hearts of brides all over the world, and like all the bouquets listed here, will last a lifetime, and can be passed down to children and grandchildren as a truly personal wedding gift. Oh, and it looks great displayed on a mantlepiece or in a vase too!
Ruth, Button Moon Bouquet xx