It is definitely true that today’s modern buttonholes and corsages are a far cry from the foil wrapped carnations of the past!
Carefully chosen buttonholes can help bring the whole weddings colour theme together. The way to do this correctly is to select a flower from your bouquet for your groom and a coordinating flower or colour for the best man and the guests. Identify the ushers by giving them something different.
For a vintage look at your wedding, combine feathers, beads and sparkling diamante with fresh flowers to create flower jewellery with some panache!
Calla lilies are still one of the most requested flowers for wedding bouquets. The smaller varieties make great buttonholes. Give them a twist by adding some diamantes and matching ribbons.
Cymbidium Orchids are a good choice for a Summer Wedding as they can easily tolerate hot weather. You must remember that your buttonhole and bouquets, while they most definitely have to be beautiful must be tough for the amount of hugs you will be getting! Why not attach your buttonhole to your handbag once the formalities are over.
Funky Gerberas come in a variety of colors and I have to say they are one my favorites! You can have a myriad of colors for a fresh spring look that would add a splash of variety and fun to your gown. Why not use the mini version of the gerberas with bear grass for a fresh, retro look?For a country feel use dainty mixed flowers like Sweet William or daisies to create miniature posies and finish it off with a pretty ribbon.
The Eucharist lily is one of the only pure white flowers. Mixed with fresh greenery, it is perfect for contempary style weddings.
For fragrance and elegance, not many flowers can compete with lily of the valley. Use it in ladies buttonholes and finish with satin ribbon and diamante detail.
Roses contuine to be the most popular choice for buttonholes. This is unsurprising due to the fact that there are so many colors to choose from! If in doubt remember that white roses go with any color scheme and suit both women and men!
A sprig of rosemary with a ribbon bound stem is a good choice for brides on a budget and can look really lovely.
Instead of following the norm, think up your favorite flowers. What you would like to receive a bouquet of on the morning of your wedding from your husband to be? Red roses, pink gerberas, Orchids, Tulips? Whatever it is, make it is something you are happy with and will be beaming from ear to ear as you take it all in when you are walking up that aisle. Let your buttonhole hold just a sample of what that bouquet would be like.
Use your imagination; use your favorite ribbon, your favorite jewels and your favorite ideas! Have your buttonholes as little or as big as you wish and most of all be happy with what you have created!