How to Make a Boutonniere for a Wedding

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The best flowers for making wedding boutonnieres are calla lilies, which are a waxy and durable flower that won't be easily crushed. Use floral wire and floral tape to create a groom-worthy boutonniere with advice from the owner of a trendy boutique florist in this free video on wedding flowers.

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Hi, I'm Melissa Seykora with A Village of Flowers in Nashville, Tennessee, and I am going to show you how to make a boutonniere for a wedding, or prom. So I'm going to take a piece of wire, I'm going to cut about five inches long. I'm going to use a Calla lily, it's a great boutonniere flower. It's very durable and very elegant. You can hug people and not worry about crushing it. So poke the wire through, and I bent the wire around it to make it sturdy so it won't break when you're pinning it on to someone. Next I'm going to cover it with black floral tape. We use black a lot now, or brown, depending on what the gentlemen are wearing. We also use green if we want more of a "garden-y" look. And this waxy floral tape holds in the moisture to keep the flower fresh longer. So I'm going to add sedum as an accent. This is a succulent, so it's a great flower out of water. I'm going to tape that on, as well. And so now I'm going to finish it off with some Brazilia berries. I'm going to cut the stem so it's nice and short, and then I'm going to accent that with a little bit of wire. This is a silver decorative wire that we're going to just wrap down the base to give it a nice modern finishing touch. And there's the boutonniere.


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