When making a boutonnière it’s important to consider the ingredients you will use. Depending on the aesthetic of the wedding and the grooms attire, the boutonnière should be a nice compliment and accent to the other existing elements.


Step 1: Gather your ingredients. A good rule of thumb is to have at least four textures encompassing three elements, the backing, the texture and the focal flower. For this boutonnière, sage was used as the back leaf, snowberry and acacia for the texture and ranunculus for the focal flower.

2. Prepare your focal flower. The focal flower needs to stay strong throughout a day filled with pictures and a night of dancing. For a flower like ranunculus, wire the stem by inserting the wire straight up through until it pokes just barely into the head of the flower. Trim your wire to the length of the stem.

3. Place your back leaves together to start making a miniature bouquet. Place the textured elements on next and stagger them a bit so everything isn’t at the same height.

4. Next place your focal flower in the center and use floral tape to tightly wrap the ingredients together. Leave the bottom of the stems exposed by just wrapping the tape about three times tightly and tear off the excess.

5. Pick a nice neutral ribbon. There are lovely silk or organic cotton ribbons to choose from. Tie a simple knot and trim off the edges. You can also wrap and hot glue the ends to the back to have a clean and simple look.

Photography: D’Arcy Benincosa Photography | Flowers and Tutorial: Tinge Floral


Comments (21)

Ashley | Reply

Thanks so much for the feature Once Wed!

Ashley Kelemen | Reply

Incredibly gorgeous work from two of my absolute favorites!

Abbie | Reply

These are just lovely! Darcy’s work is always gorgeous.

D'Arcy | Reply

Oh thank you Once Wed for such a lovely feature! It has been such a pleasure to work with you!

wendy | Reply

oh how I love D’Arcy’s photography!! And this is a great feature… something everybody in the wedding side of things needs to know and often doesn’t.

dzeni | Reply

Wow, I absolutely love it. D’arcy’s pictures are amazing.

Sheila r | Reply

What fantastic photos -makes it easy to follow with photos like that

Chelsea | Reply

What beautiful photographs! Thanks for the tutorial.

Cassidy | Reply

I love these ideas! I wish I would have seen these 6 months ago! Beautiful!

Sally Yoo | Reply

Gorgeous pics. Boutonniere making is such a lost art–it can add so much to a wedding. It’s all about the details! I like how they used sage.

Kristin | Reply

Lovely lovely images!! and great tutorial!

Steaky | Reply

What elegant boutonnieres! These step-by-step pictures look simple enough and the photos of the finished products look so beautiful that they make me wonder why I’ve been paying florists.

Whitley | Reply

Absolutely gorgeous work!!!

Jenna Petersen | Reply

D’Arcy, beautiful images as always! And to Tinge Floral, we thank you for the very helpful guide for a fun DIY wedding project and your lovely selection of flowers. Really enjoyed this post!

Rebecca | Reply

Gorgeous photography and very helpful article! There’s nothing like a photo-step-by-step guide to show you how it’s done! Thank you!

Lindsey Stewart | Reply

Simply Gorgeous! D’Arcy and Ashley are two shinning talents.

April Francom | Reply

I love those. They are so pretty !

Beckham Style | Reply

LOVE LOVE LOVE. You are so amazing Darc!

Canopy Rental | Reply

Pretty!! Loved the idea.

Barbara | Reply

Gorgeous. And they look so easy to do!

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