The tradition of wedding buttonholes originates from ancient Greece when bride grooms would pin a small arrangement of flowers, usually mixed with fragrant herbs, close to their heart in order to ward off any evil spirits which may wish to turn their hearts against the bride.
Nowadays, buttonholes are no longer shrouded in superstition but are seen as a mandatory part of the groom’s wedding attire.
Just like wedding bouquets and corsages, buttonholes can be created using many different varieties of flowers, foliage and accessories and can be tailored to complement any wedding theme or colour scheme.
Here’s just some inspiring ways to transform your groom’s lapel on your big day…
There’s something wonderfully exquisite about white buttonholes. Elegant in their simplicity, they possess a sophistication that is hard to surpass. This beautiful example combines pretty stephanotis and gypsophilia and would look equally stunning whether worn at traditional wedding or a more contemporary soiree.
For a vintage inspired wedding theme this enchanting buttonhole creates a beautiful overall look for your wedding party. A single white mini calla lily and a pink ranunculus bloom are accented with variegated ivy and solidago tied together with a silver grey ribbon to create a wonderful complement to the style of your groomsmen.
Red roses always evoke romance, passion and love. This Red Spray Rose Boutonniere has a fresh and modern look that will set the tone for your wedding day. Featuring two red spray rose blooms accented with seeded eucalyptus, this boutonniere is the perfect choice to celebrate your day of love and commitment.
Purple is a very on trend at the moment and a wonderful way to add a pop of colour to your groomsmen. This Purple Passion Boutonniere features a single purple anemone stem is arranged with green mini hydrangea blooms and lavender French taffeta ribbon to create a distinguished look. A gorgeous accent piece.
For that ‘just picked from the hedgerows’ look ask your florist to combine your favourite flower with herbs and luscious foliage to create a truly eye-catching buttonhole. Here, a single orange rose is beautifully complemented with red hypericum berries and seeded eucalyptus. Complete the look with a statement feather to bring your buttonhole bang up to date for the 21st century.
Free Spirit Boutonniere, £12, Interflora
For more beautiful buttonhole designs view the full Interflora Wedding Collection on the website.
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