Oh the nights are drawing in and we have rain a-plenty this afternoon which means only one thing… Autumn is on the way. Hurray! I know that I’m not exactly in the majority when I say this but this colourful season is most definitely one of my favourites. Other than the fact that there are so many ‘events’ to look forward to such as Halloween and Bonfire Night this time of year is always special to me as I married my boy two years ago this October and we’re also expecting our little one this month.
So what better way to kick things off than by providing you lovelies with a floral DIY encapsulating some of the wonderful colours that this season has to offer. Not so long back we teamed up with the florist extraordinaire Karen Morgan from Passion For Flowers to produce a series of floral tutorials that we’ll be sharing with you over the next few weeks on Rock My Wedding.
We promise that they’ve all been designed with you in mind; full of beautiful flowers and super duper easy to reproduce at home. All you need to do is follow Karen’s simple instructions; we hope you like them as much as we do!
What You Will Need
Twine or ribbon
1. Select a stem of Wax Flower, a single Thistle and a sprig of Rosemary.
2. Cut them to size.
3. Arrange them how you want them to look when pinned onto a lapel, keep the flowers facing forwards. You don’t want any getting squashed against the suit jacket.
4. With florists wire bind the bunch of flowers together; don’t go down too low as on this type of relaxed button hole as it is nice to see the stems on show.
5. Go over this wire by wrapping the florists tape over the top.
6. Finish off the buttonhole with twine or thin ribbon to tie in with your wedding style. We used twine for this example.
Tip: As these button holes are not sealed at the stems they can be kept in water, this means you could make them the day before and take them out of the water when they are ready to be worn keeping them as fresh as possible. Ink wells are the perfect size for buttonholes.
So how about that then? Have we inspired you to try your hand at making your own buttonholes for your big day?
And which season is your favourite?
All my love Lolly xxx