Boutonniere style for the guys! Though they may be small, boutonnieres can make a big statement. They add a punch of personality, color, and texture to the groom and groomsmen’s lapels. They are to be worn on the left side, above the heart. While flowers are the traditional choice of boutonnieres, these days groomsmen can be found wearing other types of boutonnieres that are meaningful to the couple-to-be. Incorporating shot gun shells or pheasant feathers for the avid hunter. Cotton for a nod at their southern roots. Just to name a few options! Here are a few of our favorites from this past year!
Photo: alex thornton
Hands down one of our favorite designs, taking a snip from the bride’s bouquet, and making a boutonniere of the same textures, colors to coordinate! The combinations of the blooms and greenery just add so much interest to the lapels!
Photo: aaron & jillian
Photo: lauren Jonas
Succulents add texture and unexpected surprise! The delicate shades of sage and dusty gray work beautifully with the groom’s tie.
Pastel blooms, below were used for a spring wedding! Each boutonniere was different, just as the bouquets and dresses were. Everything doesn’t need to be matchy, matchy, have fun with it!
Ranunculus blooms are one of our favorites! It’s size appropriate for the guys. With brides requesting full and fluffy blooms, such as peonies, hydrangeas and garden roses, they just don’t work for the guys. With keeping in mind a high petal count, these cuties are the perfect comprise.
Photo: Dana Cubbage
Twine wrap with exposed stems for a natural, casual twist. Or finish the design by incorporating a rich velvet ribbon to add another element of stylish design.
Either way you choose, have fun with it, and make sure the bride approves!
Written by : Gayla Harvey