One For The Men – The Humble Buttonhole/Boutonnière

On various occasions during my consultations I ask the question ‘do you have any ideas for your buttonholes?’  The common response is ‘no I haven’t really though about those’  Yes the bouquet is often the star of the show (from a floral perspective anyway) but lets not forget the humble buttonhole.

Love That Smile Photography

Love That Smile Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just as the bouquet should complement the bridal gown and reflect the personality of the bride, the same should be applied when designing buttonholes.

Love That Smile Photography

Love That Smile Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consider selecting some of the smaller blooms and elements from the bouquets.

Think about the style and colour of the suit, do you have a pocket square, what style of tie are you wearing?

If you are having a more informal affair maybe consider not having a single rose and play with texture.

Herbs such as rosemary are one of my absolute favourites in a buttonhole, it will last all day and works with so many combinations of flowers.

Alexander Newton Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even going as far as a miniature version of the bouquet can be a really fun way to ensure the look is cohesive.

Buttonholes can be finished in a number of ways, twine is a popular way in which to complete the look but there are many other options available such as ribbon, raffia etc.

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So I guess what I am saying is don’t over look the buttonhole, and I hope some of the images in this post featuring our designs will help with inspiration!

 

Claire x

 

 

 

 

 

 

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