A carnation boutonniere is sometimes neglected in today's dramatic edge look of calla lilies and freesia, but this wonderful little flower is a true bargain.
It has a wonderful fragrance, comes in a multitude of different colors and shades and holds up beautifully . .even in outdoor humid weather!
A simple boutonniere of a red carnation backed with ivy makes a sweet combination.
If using miniature carnations, choose a full blown carnation backed with a bud and a few greens.
This boutonniere has a definite feel of "spring" when paired witha soft pink rosebud.
The soft blend of peach and blue is a true winner when this boutonniere was accented with pale blue delphinium.
The bright contrast of reds,lavender daisies and purple static sure spices up this boutonniere. Add a bow, and this could be used for a simple corsage to honor someone cutting your cake, passing out wedding programs or for a tiny flower girl's basket decoration.