I’m so happy with the success of our Designs by Buddy first annual Florists’ Review Boutonniere/Corsage contest. We had 300 entries!

I was very impressed by the beautiful color combo’s, flower selections,  and even simplicity of some of the entries, yet amazed with the details of boutonnieres and corsages made with real flowers, silk, or even paper.  They were very creative using:

  • Feathers
  • Rhinestones & Gems
  • Vintage Beads
  • Wire
  • Paint and Glitter
  • Wine Corks
  • Beer Bottle Caps
  • Gun Shot Shells

Brides are putting a lot of thought and effort into their boutonnieres, highlighting the grooms hobbies and personality.  Brides are working with their florists or even doing it themselves, but either way, it is very thoughtful and personal on their special day.  It was a lot of fun to see the creativity.

 

 

 

1. I just got married and made all my flowers myself out of paper. I made the flowers in the months before the wedding (so much less stressful than dealing with live flowers the night before!) and was so excited to use Corsage Buddy for the corsages and boutonnières!    
They worked great, and following the wedding my friends and family are telling me they've taken the backs off their corsages and boutonnières to put them on their fridges as a cute fridge magnet :). Regardless of the contest, thanks for a great product and a great wedding accessory!

- April Thompson ~ Spokane, WA  

 

 

 

2. I simply call my boutonniere for your contest…”Sophistication”. 

In creating my boutonniere, I used the boutonniere buddy magnet.  The design consists of a purple Phalaenopsis Orchid which I accented with silver aluminum design wire, a Seeded Eucalyptus Leaf sprayed with super silver topped with rhinestone tape.  There are rhinestones attached to the wire as
well as in the center of the orchid and then to complete the design, I attached some black feathers.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. I used Boutonniere Buddy Pin on this lightweight, silk boutonniere, which is perfect for a rustic themed autumn wedding!

 A little copper bird is nestled snug in a green, mossy nest. The creamy line flowers and deep brown, curled wire (the shape which is reminiscent of the wild Fiddlehead Fern) bring some height to the otherwise bulky form of bird and nest.  Bronze toned leaves and tiny, burnt orange berries add a touch of accent.

Instead of the traditional burlap bow, I used a cream and copper hemp cord 

bow, bringing the colors of the line flowers toward the bottom, supplying harmony and unity throughout.

The finishing touch is a small, rustic key and a heart with a key hole; symbolizing the groom's love for the bride...'holding the key to the door of her heart.'

 - Sarah Ostermann ~ Coleman, Wisconsin

 

 

 

4. I used the Boutonniere Buddy Pin for my boutonniere.  The white Helvetia Lily and Fleurettes of Amaranthus are accented by Scabiosa Pods and Diamond Gold Oasis wire, giving it an "Understated Elegance".

 -Sue Hill ~ Flowers on the Hill ~ Hudson, NH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. I used the Boutonniere Buddy Pin for my boutonniere.  The white Helvetia Lily and Fleurettes of Amaranthus are accented by Scabiosa Pods and Diamond Gold Oasis wire, giving it an "Understated Elegance".

 -Sue Hill ~ Flowers on the Hill ~ Hudson, NH

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Succulent Boutonniere:  Boutonniere made of beautiful grey succulents, dusty miller, peach ranunculus, variegated ivy,

 

 and Bo

utonniere Buddy Simple Magnet.

- Marsha Motsinger Hively, AIFD Elegant Hive, Tustin CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. I made this boutonniere for my Nephew’s wedding. I call it Oasis beauty! It features a beautiful sunset Calla Lily with a Echeveria succulent attached to a bronze wire with your Boutonniere Buddy Magnet. It was beautiful and he loved it.

 

- Carma White ~ Four Seasons Flowers ~ San Diego, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. I bought these boutonnière magnets from Designs by Buddy, then using floral cut outs I made flowers, attached them to wine corks and made these boutonnières for my vineyard wedding!

- Courtney Ford

 

 

 

 

9. Fall Harvest Boutonniere   Fall is my inspiration! I love all the colors and textures that come with the season.  I used boutonniere buddy magnet, preserved oak leaves, acorns, mountain ash berries, orange cockscombs and red epidendrum orchids.  

- Joey Chuy ~ "Forget-Me-Not Florist" ~ Toluca Lake, Ca.