Want to make an interesting boutonniere? Go a step beyond a single rose. Mix in some other elements such as different flowers, greenery and more.
Snapdragons are not what a DIY bride normally thinks of when it comes to making boutonnieres. But this flower has beautiful florets and comes in a lot of different colors.
Professional florists like to incorporate a more unique look by using more than just flowers. The tip of a snapdragon is a cluster of unmatured buds - perfect as a wired accent for a wedding boutoniere!
After making a clean cut with a floral knife, I insert a 24 gauge wire through the base.
I finish by bending the wire down and taping with green florist tape.
I generally wire and tape all the elements of my corsages and boutonnieres before moving on to the assembly step. This moves things along quicker, especially if you have a large quantity of them to do.