Food Trucks + a Bout Tut

by Audrey on 02.02.16

in Real Weddings

by Audrey
02.02.16

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Boutonniere Tutorial (aka Bout Tut)

How to make a Boutonniere Tutorial - by Everything Beautiful OKC - www.smitten-mag.com_0356

Supplies:

  • Floral Tape
  • Floral Shears or Snips
  • Floral Wire
  • Ribbon of your choice, but less than 1/2″ wide
  • Flowers, we used orange/coral hypericum, blushing bride protea, purple acacia, and a sprig of evergreen

How to make a Boutonniere Tutorial - by Everything Beautiful OKC - www.smitten-mag.com_0357

Instructions:

Step 1:

Select the blooms and foliage you would like to use. (Tip: A good rule of thumb, stick with one focal bloom. Incorporating more than one typically makes the boutonniere lose shape or too large.) Clear the stems of excess foliage, thorns, and leaves.

Step 2:

Build a base for the boutonniere by using the foliage of your choice.  The hypericum added fun texture to the boutonniere as well as the contrast of orange. Acacia has a great purple tint and contrast well with the hypericum. It also provides a flat base for the boutonniere to lie.

How to make a Boutonniere Tutorial - by Everything Beautiful OKC - www.smitten-mag.com_0359Step 3:

Add your focal bloom to the front of the boutonniere and secure the stems. Be sure to hold the boutonniere tightly at the base to prevent your stems from moving when wrapping.

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Step 4:

Hold your floral tape tightly at the top of the stems and wrap in a spiral about two inches down.  Wrap the tape several times to make sure the stems are secure.  NOTE: Floral tape is self-adhesive and will activate as you pull it and wind it around.

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Step 5:

The boutonniere is now complete! To keep the boutonniere fresh longer, you can spray it with foliage sealer and place it in a cool area before use. Add ribbon of your choice to finish off the boutonniere. This can also add more contrast to the finished piece. One (or two, depending on the size) pearl-tipped pins can be used to pin the boutonniere securely.

Helpful Hint:

When using blooms with a softer stem, floral wire may be used to stabilize the structure. Cut the wire the length of the stem and wrap the stem starting from the top and ending at the base. This will help secure the structure of the boutonniere.

Photographer: Magnolia Adam's Photography | Floral Design: Everything Beautiful, OKC | Videographer: April Kirby Video | Catering: Back Door BBQ | Catering: Big Truck Tacos | Cake Baker: Brown Egg Bakery | Band: Dave and the Wavetones | Invitations & Stationery: Chirps and Cheers | Calligraphy: Diane Madrid Lettering | Hairstylist: Salon Eclipse | Bridal Salon: Beloved Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Rings: Tiffany and Co. | Tables: Kahoy Studios | Arbor: Tommy's Woodshop | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab

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