Why stop with decorating your reception venue and church? Add some floral decorations to the bridal party.
Buttonhole flowers for the groom and groomsmen are a wedding day tradition - they are an elegant addition to their outfits, plus they help identify the members of the bridal party lost in the sea of dark suits during the party. It's also a nice idea to offer a boutonniere to the father of the bride and the father of the groom.
- There are a myriad of options - here are a couple to get you thinking:
- The groom's buttonhole matches the bride's bouquet; the groomsmen's matches the bridesmaids.
- Follow a monochromatic flower scheme where the groom wears an intense lilac boutonniere and the groomsmen adorn pale lavender numbers for example.
- Match the guys' blooms with their waistcoats, the colour theme of your wedding, the bridesmaids' dresses or even the blue of your beloved's eyes?
Anything goes! Popular buttonhole flowers:
- Australian bush flowers
Remember that boutonniere flowers are worn on the left lapel and can either be pinned or threaded through the buttonhole.
For the ladies
The mother of the bride and the mother of the groom traditionally adorn a corsage. "¨Here are some corsage tips:
- Corsages often match the colour of the bridal party, although they should primarily complement the wearer's outfit
- A flower and outfit in matching tones always look elegant, while contrasting hues look great and are sure to add that special touch
- A corsage of mixed flowers can look very striking as long as the colours do not overwhelm the outfit
- Foliage always complements a beautiful corsage
- Corsages can be worn on a blouse, wrist or bag... or all three
Popular corsage flowers include roses and orchids, however corsages can be fashioned from just about any flower that takes your fancy.
Don't hesitate to spoil your flowergirls with beautiful blooms, but choose wisely - As a rule of thumb, the younger the child, the shorter her attention span. You can trust older kids with flower baskets, wands or posies, but younger children will probably put them down halfway through the ceremony and leave them behind. For the little ones, a pomander of flowers or a colourful corsage to wear on their wrists are much safer options."¨Keep it simple and incorporate your bridesmaids' flowers into your flowergirls' basket, wand or pomander. "¨Try a circlet of delicate rosebuds or tie their hair into a topknot and place a few blooms around the front of the bun - so cute!
Flowers make the perfect addition to any hairdo. To add to your glamorous look, you can choose fragrant flowers delicately placed in your hair, or even wear a floral garland for a fresh alternative.