If you want to stand out from the crowd and have something just that little bit different on your wedding day, take a look at our beautiful keepsake bouquets.
Each button bouquet is handmade using a combination of new and vintage buttons alongside brooches and pieces of jewellery, and makes a unique and colourful alternative to a traditional floral bouquet. You’re sure to find something to capture your imagination. Celebrity alternative bouquet designer Lesa Simons, of
Celebrity alternative bouquet designer Lesa Simons, of I Heart Buttons has an established reputation for creating couture designs that are highly distinctive with impeccable quality. Her bouquets are hand shaped to ensure they will last a lifetime. After your wedding they can be displayed in our bespoke bouquet cases and become a spectacular centrepiece in your home, or even be passed on to loved ones for their wedding day. As well as beautiful button bouquets, she also creates paper flower bouquets and has introduced a collection of "Bureau" Bouquets (using vintage style door knobs). She can also make you personalised buttonholes which make a quirky and lasting keepsake of your day. In 2012 Lesa had the pleasure of creating 350 music themed corsages for the stars of the MOBO Awards and in 2013 created the bridal bouquet for the wedding of Scouting for Girls guitarist, Greg and his wife Lisa.
As well as beautiful button bouquets, she also creates paper flower bouquets and has introduced a collection of "Bureau" Bouquets (using vintage style door knobs) and full brooch bouquets.
The range of bespoke ideas include asking wedding guests to RSVP with buttons which Lesa will then use to make the bouquet, or digging out Nan's old button tin, incorporating her spare buttons in the bouquet as a loving tribute.
Whether you're a musician or a chocoholic, Lesa can find a way to incorporate any hobby, interest, or personality into a bouquet. She is also able to work with a theme, and can add things like badges, as she did recently for a pilot. She even found a way of including a keyboard key for the wedding of a computer engineer.
Lesa believes sentiment is so important to the big day, and so, with the help of a silversmith, she gives the option of adding a silver charm to the bouquet with a family handprint or pet's paw print, as well as including a pet as a brooch or button.
There's also the option to add photo charms, lockets, jewellery, or even a piece of special material or clothing, like a relatives wedding dress. Lesa has already included watches and bracelets in to brides' bouquets that have sentimental value, and with I Heart Buttons she maintains that anything is possible.
Of her DIY SOS service, Lesa said, 'If a bride has tried to make a button bouquet herself unsuccessfully, she can send it to me', offering to create it for her. She added, 'There are some bad tutorials out there', and recommends a professional touch.
One of the joys of a Lesa's button bouquets is that unlike traditional flower bouquets, they last forever, allowing the bride to treasure her bouquet as a beautiful keepsake from her special day.
She can also make you personalised buttonholes which make a quirky and lasting keepsake of your day. In 2012 Lesa had the pleasure of creating 350 music themed corsages for the stars of the MOBO Awards and in 2013 created the bridal bouquet for the wedding of Scouting for Girls guitarist, Greg and his wife Lisa.
More recently Lesa created the bouquets and buttonholes for the wedding of Tom Gibbins and Ruth Payne, (sister to Liam Payne of One Direction).
Lesa works from her studio which is based in Ryde on the Isle of Wight with her work being posted out worldwide.
I heart buttons bouquet.... just stunning and So different, will make a lovely keepsake and hopefully who knows a family heirloom.
If you're thinking about your bouquet and haven't yet considered a bouquet made out of paper, felt, brooches, shells or buttons, then why not? Here is our selection of the best alternatives to a traditional flower bouquet - because your bouquet deserves to be as unique as you are! Get inspired by these beautiful works of art and carry yours with pride!