At the weekend we attended the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza in Birmingham and had a brilliant time. A treasure hunt is in place for the visitors, they have the chance of winning lots of goodies from the exhibitors. We all offer a separate question and leave a clue on our stall. Our question was 'What was Jamball's biggest inspiration?' The answer is Grandma's button tin of course. We started to tell the story to anyone who asked and realised that most people have a tin of buttons at home that has been passed down through the family.
My Grandma had passed a way a few years before our wedding and I really wanted to incorporate something into our wedding. My mum said she had my Grandma's button tin (I remembered playing with it when I was younger), Pete jumped in and said we could definitely use them to make something. The idea of using felt & buttons to create flowers popped into our heads.
Our initial idea was to make button trees to put on every table so she'd be with every guest and this developed into making a corsage for every single guest. We made over 150 simple felt and button corsages, nine button ball vases, we made all the place names and made a wedding tree of buttons for people to sign on the day. For the younger members of our wedding party we made felt butterflies for the girls and robots for the boys. We even made Robot badges for Pete and his best man as they are still big kids at heart.
Pete wanted to do something special for me and created my felt and button bouquet, it was very simply done (it was our first after all) but this is where our business started without us even realising. Our wedding was an explosion of colour and buttons appeared everywhere, even as a topper on the cheese cake! My Grandma was everywhere & all the family had a little memento to take away.
Congratulations to Ami Shelley & Adam Kirtland on winning their jamball corsage in the treasure hunt!