The Weekend Blog (Vol.69)

22nd August 2015

Wedding buttonholes with roses

I’m back in Shropshire this weekend for my cousin’s wedding, which is today. I’m one of her bridesmaids and as I’ve said before, I will be sharing some photos with you very soon. Especially photos of my dress because it’s pretty amazing.

After a relatively quiet week in Liverpool, Tyrone and I got the train back home on Thursday night. Yesterday consisted of a lot of pampering for me as my mum kindly gave me a pedicure and manicure. My mum then taught me how to make buttonholes as we decided to make some for the men on our side of the family (see photo above). I think we nailed it!

Last night most of the family who weren’t at the pre-wedding meet the family meal came over to our house for a Chinese take-away. We all pitched in some money and bought a tonne of food. We are rarely all home at the same time so it was a lovely chance to catch up.

I’m staying for a few days after the wedding to enjoy some time at home with my parents, because once I start work it’s going to be a lot harder to find time to visit.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Enjoy your weekend at the wedding. I hope the weather will be fine x

    • Holly

      Thank you! Thankfully the sun came out the minute we left the cathedral and stayed out for the photographs. Then there was a huge thunderstorm but we were all inside and dancing by this point!

  2. Hope you’re having a lovely time at the wedding! The buttonholes you’ve made are lovely too. Family events are so nice, I always have to miss them because of work so when you do get a chance to catch up it really is enjoyable! Congratulations to your cousin!

    • Holly

      Thank you! I’m in the same situation. My family often go out for meals together but I miss them being in Liverpool, so it was wonderful to all be together for the first time in years!

  3. Michelle

    Have fun at the wedding!

  4. Jamie

    It’s interesting how everyone calls something different. Here in the states, those would be called corsages. I think you guys did a fantastic job.

    When I was in the 9th grade of high school, one of my electives was floriculture, and we got to learn how to make corsages or buttonholes as you call them, and other neat things. I honestly thought that I belonged in a floral shop. Though, I never did try out for an application (I guess I talked myself out of it, and got scared?) to become a florist. There were a lot of techniques that we did too. Heck, my class even learned how to dye flowers! Can you believe that? I’m sure that YouTube or Pinterest has tutorials on how to dye flowers or make corsages now. People always want to share things with others so that their knowledge can be spread. Except for some recipes, now that I don’t get. :/ .

    Anyways, you did a wonderful job on the corsages/buttonholes. I like the white roses. They’re my favorites besides orchids. I can’t wait to see your dress!

    • Holly

      Ah, we would refer to them as corsages if they consisted of multiple flowers, or at least that’s what we say in our family.

  5. I hope the wedding goes well and wish the newly weds the very best! It’s pretty cool how you can manipulate flowers into some awesome designs/decor. I’m glad to hear that you got to catch up with your family. Have fun and take lots of pictures!

  6. Pretty flowers! I hope the wedding was lovely :) x

  7. Cat

    The boutonnieres look beautiful! That’s great that you were able to make them yourself. That also sounds fun to have a get together and just catch up over take-away :) I hope you had fun at the wedding!

  8. Amy

    I love those roses! So pretty. Hope the wedding was great.