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A Button Themed Bridal Shower

So it’s wedding season and once again we have quite a few weddings to attend this year and along with weddings come bridal showers. We are helping a few people plan theirs and so I’m browsing through Wedding Chicks and check out the loveliness that ensues which was brilliantly shot by the talented Jessica Claire. EEK! It seriously is all about the details.


This button garland makes me so happy. I’m wondering what else we can hang on string!


Check out the rest of the process from the adorable Ruche dresses to the TJ Maxx dishes that were only $4 a piece!

Photography: Jessica Claire Photography

Styling: Carter and Cook Event Co.
Florist: The Floral Lab
Paper: Paper and Thread
Cake: Erica O’Brien Cake Design
Location: Cafe Mimosa
Hair Accessories: Ruche
Make up: All Made Up Team
Dresses: Ruche

Emmi Salonen

Recently discovered the work of Graphic Designer, Emmi Salonen. Simple, clean lines and drawings along with good type make for good design.

She also has a shop full of buttons and tape.

Buttons for your Eyes and Tastebuds

A wall of buttons in textiles store in France. Wait until I show you the ribbon wall.


Something that’s a button and is tasty. These are so cute AND you can eat it. Thanks Bliss’d for the link. Here’s the recipe. Feel free to send me the final result :).

Flashback to the Eighties

Spoiler alert for Lisa!
Lisa’s bridal shower is this weekend and for her shower, we are all tying our pony tails to the sides, pulling out our neon pink leggings, dancing to the Cure’s “Just Like Heaven” and rockin’ out to the era of the Care Bears and Madonna.

Lisa’s bridal shower invitation was designed by one of our good design buddies, Sarah. Note the use the hot pink masking tape (that she found at Target) so carefully bound around the black envelope. We can also see Lisa’s lovely nose ring embellished by a small rhinestone. The montage itself is deeply reminiscent of our childhood favorite, the original Hannah Montana, JEM. Oh you know who I’m talking about!


What fun project isn’t complete without the use of our favorite medium, the gocco. I tried to gocco the hot pink onto the black napkin. At first, it was pretty bright, but when it dried up, it didn’t seem to have much staying power. Any suggestions out there on how to improve? I had also tried using the cloth ink. Same result.


And of course, what is the eighties without some righteous pins. My husband bought me a professional button machine two Christmases ago and it is definitely one of my favorite crafting tools. Using Sarah’s artwork, I’ve managed to plaster Lisa’s face on about 15 of these 1″ pins.


We are having an eighties costume contest, so I’m excited to see what all the ladies come up with. Anybody have a pair of leather hot pants I can borrow? 🙂

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