I make a special effort to keep my boutonniere and corsage stems slender by cutting off the excessive wires as the boutonniere is created. My goal is to always have a neatly taped design that looks professional and hide the bare mechanics.
Use your fingers to give a smooth curve to the boutonniere stem, working it gently into a loop.
I'm tucking the end up under the Israeli Ruscus leaf that is folded under the bottom daisy head.
Finished! Beautiful, with understated elegance. Everything adds to the unique design, from the different greens to the simple addition of pearl accents.
Who knew daisies could be elegant enough for a black tie affair?
Attention to detail doesn't have to take a lot more time or expense - but it pays off with the compliments you'll get from everyone who sees them on the wedding day!
Spray all your wedding flowers with a flower sealant such as Finishing Touch. It simply makes cut flower work such as corsages and boutonnieres last longer because it seals the petals and stops rapid petal transparency.
Mist well and allow to dry before putting into the refrigerator.
Home fridges are meant to take OUT moisture. Professional florist coolers put humidity INTO the air. Flower sealants help keep the flowers from drying out.
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