I love buttonholes – I always look at the boys buttonholes at weddings to see if they have the usual limp rose with petals falling out or if they’re wearing something a little out of the ordinary. Here are a selection of some of my favourites and a few tips to make sure that you get your buttonholes really fresh on the day …..
Honey Moon Tulip Buttonholes (PlanetFlowers)
I asked the lovely ladies at Planet Flowers for some pics of buttonholes, explaining my fetish for them and I got a whole load more than I bargained for….. these are really beautifully done, carefully crafted and showcase how you can use different flowers, combinations and colours for a bit of standout.
Crystal Blush Calla Buttonholes (Planet Flowers)
Vendelle Rose with Eryngium Buttonholes (Planet Flowers)
These ones above are my favourite – a bit cool and edgy (like the prickles on the Eryngium and the fact that it brings in some colour)
Nicole Rose Buttonholes (Planet Flowers)
You can see the little drips of water on the flowers (they are sprayed to keep them fresh). It is so important to get them just at the right stage of blooming as normally they are prepared the previous day. The last thing that you want is petals falling out on the day and tired and droopy buttonholes – not a good look. I would thoroughly recommend getting your florist to do a trial run and seeing how they last the day after they have done them (or ask to see some pics of other weddings).
Garnet Glow Calla Buttonholes (Planet Flowers)
These buttonholes all look to be in tip top condition and show that there are so many variations to choose from. If you are up in Scotland would definitely recommend looking up these ladies at Planet Flowers as they definitely know what they are talking about when it comes to flowers. You can also take a look at their blog for inspiration and a post where they show even more of their buttonholes. I have blogged about them before and their arrangements of beautiful summer wedding bouquets.
I could not believe how long it took Britt who did my wedding flowers to do the 20 or so buttonholes for my wedding, but they really were a masterpiece, looked beautiful and I am happy to say there wasn’t a loose or droopy petal at the party. I had thought they were the relatively easy and cheap last minute addition on the wedding flower list, but actually I realised they involve a lot of time and effort on the florists behalf and is a great way for the groom and his ushers to show their sense of style. For my winter wedding I choose cream roses and berries and they were beautiful (still trying to find a photo so that to follow!)