Boutonnieres…Because Men Need Some Love Too!

Often times in weddings we get so caught up in the beautiful bride and all the other details that we forget about the guys!  They are a huge part of the wedding; especially the groom.  The word boutonniere comes from the French and was originally known as the button hole flower because it was worn through the button hole of the lapel.  Today, it is simply pinned on the lapel of the jacket.  Wedding bouquets and boutonnieres became a tradition with the belief that they would ward off bad smells, diseases and evil spirits.  

Early on in your wedding planning process, you will schedule an appointment with a florist to go over your vision.  Make sure you take advantage of all the resources on the internet these days like Pinterest and Wedding Gawker!  Getting a visual and being able to express that to your florist will make it much easier on you and ensure that you are getting exactly what you have in mind.  Keep in mind while researching different flowers that many of them come in several different colors and sometimes shapes.  Therefore, if you like something but it does not exactly tie in with your color scheme, be sure to ask the florist because chances are, there is an option to get that flower in a color that you want.

One more piece of advice when choosing the boutonnieres is to be sure they directly tie in with the other flowers.  For example, if the bride’s bouquet contains light pink dhalias, white rannunculus, purple lisianthus, light yellow roses, queen anne’s lace and lavender freesia, the boutonniere could be something like this:  a white ranunculus accented with some lavender freesia and queen anne’s lace!

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A delicate light pink tulip accented with wax flowers and greenery

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Rare chocolate cosmo with accents

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Purple Lisianthus with a stem of wheat wrapped in twine

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Yellow rannunculus with whimsical accents

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Blue Thistle, purple lisianthus and accents wrapped in twine

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Notice here how the groom’s boutonniere ties directly in with the bride’s bouquet

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A light pink rose accented by wax flowers, peach hypericum berries and wrapped in twine

I hope you enjoyed these inspirations and we would be happy to name that flower for you if you have a question!

Happy Planning!

Unique Boutonnieres!

We all know that most of the wedding is focused on the bride.  Why not treat your groom to something special?  I think a fun way to make your groom feel special on your wedding day is to surprise him with a unique boutonniere made just for him!  Below are some of my favorite boutonniere ideas.

I love the idea of using a hobby or something he enjoys doing to incorporate in to their boutonniere.  It can even be somewhere he loves visting or where he had his bachelor party, like the Vegas style boutonnieres below!

If your fiance has lost someone close to him, a great way to honor their memory is for him to wear a timepiece with their picture in it.  Love!

If your man is a beer connoisseur, how cute is this boutonniere made from real wheat with a bottle cap from his favorite brewing company?

 And if you want to have lots of fun with this, you can always use his favorite animated character to create his boutonniere!  I also love using the computer chips for those techhie guys! I say the more creative you can be, the better!!

 What do you think of these unique and fun boutonnieres?  We would love to hear which one you like best!

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