Wedding Buttonhole Ideas

Buttonholes, those little flower arrangements that the groom, groomsmen, suited bride or any of the wedding party dressed in a jacket, wear in their lapels, are often lower down the planning To-Do list but when they're done well, they're one of those beautiful details that make the big day extra special.

According to Johnny's Little Sister florist Bella Verrechia, designing a buttonhole is about floral matrimony: "A well designed buttonhole should complement the bridal bouquet and the other wedding flowers. I always use elements from the bouquet in the groom's buttonhole."

As the flowers should be designed to fit in with the whole aesthetic of a wedding, and the invitations are the tone-setters for the occasion, we asked Bella to create buttonholes to match a few of our on-the-day stationery collections.

spring wildflowers wedding buttonholes

Spring Wildflowers by Emma Block

"There are so many dainty spring flowers which can be used with this design. However you must be careful to choose a flower that will last the day out of water! I've used pale pink ranunculus, purple clematis, flowering rosemary and olive. Popping in a fresh herb will add a beautiful scent – great for when you’re giving guests a hug hello!"

Rococo buttonhole ideas

Rococo by Hartford Prints!

"Here, I've used an English hellebore as they have a very subtle golden-red shade which complements the artificially sprayed-gold peppercorn berries. I often avoid using artificial or painted materials, however sometimes if you want to match a colour such as silver, gold or copper it really is the only way!"

foliage buttonhole ideas

Foliage by Emma Block

"A mixture of olive leaf and eucalyptus – sometimes simplicity is key! I always love receiving a client brief that's heavy on greenery; there is something so refreshing and beautiful about it. When there are no coloured flowers, adding a herb gives that extra texture and keeps a purely green arrangement interesting."

blush buttonhole ideas

Blush Dusk by Papier's in-house creative studio

"A pale pink rose with peppercorn berries and olive. I decided to use peppercorn berries as I love to use a combination of small fillers with a bold flower. Sometimes a simple texture such a the peppercorn is just enough to make the buttonhole stand out."

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