Traditionally speaking, buttonholes were worn by male wedding party members close to their heart to ward off evil spirits.

Debi Treloar

MORE FLORAL INSPIRATION

Mix bombastic roses with sweet delphiniums and decorative wax flowers to protect your men. 

Floral buttonholes (Combo and Sweet Avalanche roses, delphiniums and wax flowers), from £7, scarletandviolet.com

RECEPTION THEMES YOU WILL LOVE

As seen in the July/August 2013 issue of Brides