THE ALTERNATIVE BUTTONHOLE

February 25th, 2015

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The most important statement a buttonhole at a wedding needs to make is ‘I am the groom’. Gone are the days of men wearing traditional carnations all the same colour.

If you are using a trendy and carefully trained florist to create your wedding flowers we will make your groom stand out in colour, feathers, diamanté, flowers, beads or even buttons! His buttonhole is the perfect accessory to your bridal bouquet with the wedding theme all wrapped up in one little stem.

With a huge range of materials becoming more readily available by the day, a florist can turn a buttonhole into a masterpiece. For those of you that are up on latest cascading bouquet trend you can request a bespoke cascading buttonhole for your groom or maybe mother of the bride.

My top tip – to protect the gorgeous fabrics of your bridal parties outfit; ask for your florist to use a magnet in the buttonhole. It is so easy for your guests to then attach onto their outfit, and unlike a pin it won’t leave a mark.

 

STYLING

  • For the ultra stylish look have your calla stem wrapped in diamanté gems, its clean and simple.
  • The vintage wedding needs to pay attention to detail so your buttonholes should feature lace ties for the perfect finishing touch.
  • Going rustic? To match your naked Victoria sponge cake why not use an alternative method of the bare stem, freshly picked look, where your buttonhole is tied together with natural twine.

 

With strong influences coming over from our American friends, the bridal party is forever increasing. Previously brides might have one or two bridesmaids to help them prepare for their big day, now we are seeing parties averaging of five to seven ‘maids of the bride’. What does this mean for your florist? Wrist corsages!

Allowing your bridesmaids to dance the night away and keep their floral touch, we are seeing wrist corsages becoming a more popular choice and like their bedfellows the buttonhole they are just as alternative, it’s the perfect match. The most appealing touch to using a wrist corsage is your bridesmaid has a keepsake after the wedding day. Once the floral corsage itself has lost its lustre, your bridemaid will be left with a beautiful bracelet. And depending on the bracelet you chose, a wrist corsage could also be a great way to save on your wedding flower budget.

If you have planned every detail of your wedding down to the last buttonhole, be sure to ask if your florist can incorporate any personal materials into your buttonholes and corsages. At wild about flowers we have attached mother of pearls into the mother of the bride’s buttonhole, grandmother’s vintage brooches featuring lily of the valley and at the end of the month will be re-using a brides diamanté bracelet as a wrist corsage she will wear to her Mothers wedding!

Alternative Button Holes

Written by Ivy Sherwood
WILD ABOUT FLOWERS

31 High Street | Keynsham | Bristol | 0117 986 3328
www.wildaboutflowers-keynsham.co.uk/