Rose Boutonniere



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Create a rose boutonniere for your groom that matches a rose out of your wedding bouquet. I usually try to make the groom's boutonniere a little more special than the buttonhole flowers of the groomsmen and fathers.

Keep your cut flowers in a refrigerator lightly covered with plastic (to keep the moisture in.) I refresh by spritzing a couple of times a day with a flower sealant.

If you want a double rose boutonniere, try to choose a smaller headed rose, such as these lavender roses. I find that the groom and groomsmen begin to rebel wearing flowers that look big enough to be a corsage (except minus the bow)!

By the way . . .bows just do not belong on boutonnieres. Keep them for the corsages only. If you want ribbon - then wrap it down the stem to coordinate.

You can, however, accent the rose with another bud or two. These lovely stephanotis are very fragrant and a great favorite with brides. Be sure to handle the blossoms as little as possible, because they do wilt easily (especially in the heat.)

Roses come in so many different colors, shades and varieties. See how the bright hot pink looks awesome with the purple of the static accent.

Photos courtesy of John Henry. All rights reserved.

You will find all kinds of supplies, including garters, fresh flower supplies, cake decorating items, ribbon, gift favors and more at my online wedding store.

Check out the right column for all the supplies needed to make your own beautiful boutonnieres.



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