Boutonnieres, also known as button holes, can be a single flower or cluster of delicate flowers which accent a gentleman’s lapel for a special event. Rather than pinning the boutonniere to the lapel as we do today, many people used to place a flower into the button hole of their lapel – hence the name!
Here at Leigh Florist, our most popular boutonniere is our garden style design which consists of a cluster of petite flowers usually tea roses, lisianthus, or ranunculus with accent greens a ribbon tie (optional).
You can even use a single flower such as a rose, mini gerbera daisy, ranunculus and many other various blooms accented with greens. Traditionally for weddings, most people match the boutonnieres to the bridal party bouquets.
But not all weddings are the same. Some couples have thought of unique ways to make their boutonnieres stand apart from the traditional. Many like to add little accents to their boutonniere. Here are a couple of ways wedding couples have gotten creative.
- Hot peppers
- Shot Gun Shells
- Bottle Caps
- Guitar Picks
- Wine Corks