Custom buttons designed & made by ButtonEmpire
So you know how I wrote about buying pewter, enamel, special WhiteKnot pins as gifts for our ladies of honor? Well, we sort of realized it was a lot of money to be spending on really little pins when we already had actual ribbon ones they could wear. And, well, we sort of also really love ButtonEmpire on Etsy and found the most super awesome alternatives….!
You see, after finding out that the discount on a group order of WhiteKnot pins resulted in a 5% discount–me and my pocketbook were a bit dismayed so I turned to my favorite purchasing friend: Etsy. After searching through for anything to do with white + knot + marriage equality and finding nothing, I ended up back at my favorite sassy button creator ButtonEmpire. We had ordered from her before, absolutely loving our buttons and interactions, and received our wifey duo pins with a free extra button that was of a dictionary page for ‘dyke/dynamic:’
ButtonEmpire now carries The Dynamic Same Sex Duo-1 inch Buttons for Married Cool People
What I found originally though on this saddened journey for something inspiring to give our bridesmaids was non-wedding themed at all: a set of 20 buttons that made up a map of London. What a cool way to bring our physical home with us to California and still fit in our vintage-esque theme, am I right? Plus, we love maps and it’s all about the journey…
‘London at a Glance’ by ButtonEmpire
After we found the London pins, Alex and I started brainstorming for a custom pin to match so that 2 buttons + white knot ribbon could triple as a gift, jewelry, and a corsage! Riffing off ‘The Brides’ theme on our UK and CA RSVP cards, I suggested ‘I’m with the bride’–which Alex then quickly turned, brilliantly, into ‘I’m with the bride(s).’ A quick few emails back and forth with Amy at ButtonEmpire to pick out the paper and font and we were set to go!
Knowing that I wanted to share the awesomeness with you guys, I asked Amy to email some photos of the pins before she sent them. Thus, when I received the email, I also got a sneak peak at the awesome extra, Prop 8 sassy button she’d included with the order.
How frickin’ cool is that!?
While ButtonEmpire is not an SYE-approved vendor (yet! Come on! Come on! You know you want to, Amy…) She has been an absolutely, outrageous amazing vendor to work with, so pro-marriage equality is awesome , and if you have any button needs at all, I say she’s your woman.