The lovely little buttonhole or Boutonnière, so cute and so timeless.
So where did this miniature posy tradition come from?
The idea behind wearing the buttonhole came from ancient Greece. Traditionally flowers and herbs were pinned to the chest, close to the heart. This depicted the belief that flowers help keep the evil spirits away from the heart of the groom so that he loves the bride unconditionally.
The same tradition came to England in the medieval times. The knights used to wear the color of their bride’s dress across their chest to express unconditional love and commitment.
Compliment your Bride!
The colour of the flowers and foliage in a buttonhole usually complement the wedding dress and bridal bouquet. You can also follow the overall colour scheme of your wedding.
Gone are the days of it always being a traditional rose or carnation. Nowadays buttonholes are being created out of any variety of flowers and foliage, creating many different looks, textures and colours. From single blooms to native nuts, berries and even succulents.
Who gets to wear this unbelievably cute and stylish accessory?
There aren’t any set-in-stone traditions about who gets to wear wedding-day flowers. But here’s who most couples choose to honor: The parents and stepparents, grandparents, any other immediate family members who are not in the wedding party, ushers, and the ceremony readers. Either way, it’s up to you!
How to adorn your Jacket!
The lovely little buttonhole should be on the left lapel. Often a pearl-headed pin can secure the buttonhole from the back side of the lapel; the pin will not show from the front.
How the groom and others choose to wear the pin depends on how decorative the pin is and whether or not it’s considered a part of the ensemble. You can choose a dressy pin with an understated flower to make a statement.