Archives for category: Wedding Buttons

Save-the-date magnets have become quite a trend over the last several years— step into the apartment of any early 30-something and you’re sure to find 4 or 5 posted on the fridge. Check out these save-the-date magnets created by Busy Beaver:
custom magnets
custom magnetsThat’s right— Busy Beaver Button Co. makes magnets. We can customize any of our button sizes into magnets. So if you’re looking to do a traditional 2-inch square magnet like the examples above, or a more creative 1.75-inch oval in glow-in-the-dark, Busy Beaver can help you out. Just email orders@busybeaver.net for pricing and we’ll help get your project started!

For more unique wedding ideas check out the Busy Beaver Button Blog.

Busy Beaver presents the third and final installment of custom button couture wedding accessories by designer Love Lulu Mae. Check out the unique bridal bouquet created with multi-colored 3-inch round and 1-inch square buttons:

custom wedding buttons

photo by Maypole Studios

custom wedding buttons

photo by Maypole Studios

custom wedding buttons

photo by Maypole Studios

Busy Beaver recently sat down with Ms. Lula Mae herself, Agnes B. Miles, to get her take on all things bridal.

You don’t just make button-themed accessories. What other pieces do you design?
I make bridal pieces and always try to incorporate vintage findings to give a classic piece a custom flare. I also take custom orders, which allow my clients to use the materials I have to create a piece that is unique to them. But no matter what I’m making, there are always feathers!

Is it true you made a piece for Oprah? What did Ms. O’s headpiece look like?
It is true! I made Oprah a little cocktail hat along with a bright orange and blue headband with a big cameo on it for the 2010 Oscar gift bag.

What bridal trends are you digging now?
Bridal hats are the trend of this season. I’m also loving the color champagne instead of white. Even though it isn’t white, it gives any wedding an elegant glow in the room!

Say Yes to the Dress or Bridezillas?
Bridezillas, of course! We love the drama!

What button are you wearing right now?
Right now I have on a Marilyn Monroe button on my blazer. It adds a little excitement to any outfit!

Love, Lula Mae accessories can be found at Faire Frou Frou in LA, Sofia in Chicago or online at smashingdarling.com or lovelulumae.com.

Check out part two of the Love Lulu Mae and Maypole Studios wedding button extravaganza! In this series, the groom gets into the action with a custom boutonniere made with 1.5-inch and 2-inch diamond buttons.

custom wedding buttons

photo by Maypole Studios

custom wedding buttons

photo by Maypole Studios

custom wedding buttons

photo by Maypole Studios

custom wedding buttons

photo by Maypole Studios

How darling! Stay tuned for part 3 of the bridal button shoot for a look at a unique bouquet and headpiece.

Need custom buttons for your wedding? Shop now at busybeaver.net.

As promised, we present more custom button couture wedding accessories by designer Love Lulu Mae with Maypole Studios providing the photography. Check out the amazing bridal accessories created with multi-colored 1.5-inch, 2.25-inch, and 3-inch buttons:

custom wedding buttons

photo by Maypole Studios

custom wedding buttons

photo by Maypole Studios

custom wedding buttons

photo by Maypole Studios

custom wedding buttons

photo by Maypole Studios

Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3 of the bridal button shoot with more exciting ways to wear custom buttons at your wedding.

Need custom buttons for your wedding? Shop now at busybeaver.net.

Check out these great wedding favor buttons from customers Nick and Alexia:

custom buttonsNick said of the couples’ custom 1-inch buttons, “I am from Detroit and Alexia is from Chicago. We both live in Logan Square now and wanted to give love to our home towns at the big event. My friend Jana made the illustration of us that are on the buttons.”

We’re digging the hometown love, Nick! Good luck to you and Alexia on your big day.

Need custom buttons for your wedding? Shop now at busybeaver.net.

It’s officially wedding season! From party favor to bridal party buttons, Busy Beaver has been getting a ton of custom wedding button requests. Check out these campaign-themed wedding buttons designed by Keith Rein of Paper Thin Design:

custom buttonInspired by the location— the wedding took place on a farm the groom owns in Georgia— Rein came up with an “old timey political banquet” theme for the invitations. The bride and groom loved the idea and even came up with the slogans for their custom 2.25-inch buttons:

Custom ButtonsAt the wedding, each bridesmaids pinned a bride button to their dress and all the groomsmen wore a groom button as part of their boutonniere. Buttons were available for guests— everyone chose which “candidate” they supported and donned the appropriate button:

custom buttonsGood luck Tom and Jenna— may your lives together be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, and full of custom buttons.

Create custom buttons for your wedding! Shop now at busybeaver.net.

But we love this couple’s style. Check out their custom 1-inch wedding buttons:
CustomButtonsCongrats to Michelle and Steve who are tying the knot tomorrow, decidedly not at 4 a.m.

Want your own custom wedding buttons? Shop now at busybeaver.net.

We spied what appears to be an antique royal wedding button in this piece from the BBC on the history of royal wedding souvenirs.
The director of the Museum of Brands in London (pictured here) explains that souvenir companies have been cashing in on royal weddings for over a century; the first appearance of commemorative mementos dates back to Queen Victoria’s marriage to Prince Albert in 1840. While royal weddings of the past were commemorated with objects like decorative plates and mustard tins, modern day royal wedding fare includes such oddities as a Charles and Diana rubik’s cube and William and Kate Twinings teabags.

Considering the hysteria surrounding tomorrow’s royal nuptials, Busy Beaver suggests adding this custom 2-inch square button to the list of wacky wedding souvenirs:

custom buttonTo make your own wacky wedding souvenirs, shop now at busybeaver.net.

Excited about creating a modern family photo display with buttons? Here are a few tips for easy installation of your mural:

custom buttons

1. Commission Anders Nilsen— he’ll do all the dirty work! Nilsen is the Michelangelo of button murals and knows all the secrets to perfecting your family photo button display. His previous installations include a 10,000 piece mural so he’ll definitely be able to tackle your family tree! You can contact Anders Nilsen at ndrs@hotmail.com; prices depend on the size and scope of your button mural project.

2. Nail ‘em! Expert Anders Nilsen creates his murals by adhering buttons to nail heads that have been placed strategically on a wall. We can’t give away Nilsen’s secrets to making them stick, but we can tell you it’s not chewing gum.

3. Use Magnets! Magnets are a great solution for apartment dwellers who have limited space. Just pop your family photos on the fridge and be reminded of crazy Uncle Carl every time you grab a cold one.

4. Pin on Cork board. Production manager, Joel Carter, displays his button collection on a cork tiled wall in his kitchen. Whether you stick your family photo buttons in a cork wall or on a simple bulletin board, cork is a great semi-permanent solution for your family photo button mural.

5. Frame ‘em! For smaller quantities, like a mural of just your immediate family, buttons can be adhered with poster tack within a shadow box frame. If you’re feeling extra creative, make a heart-shaped display.

Looking to start your own family button mural? Place your custom button order now at busybeaver.net.

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