One of my brides recently asked about boutonnieres; she is thinking about doing something really unique for her Groom to-be and the male side of the bridal party with non-floral’s for their lapels.  This seems like such a small detail, but these personal touches really do add a unique element to the overall feel and mood of your wedding.  There are no rules when it comes to personalizing your Wedding, so why not do something different.

To give a brief background, because I was curious enough to look up their history, “boutonniere” comes to us from the French.  According to one source, “the boutonniere and the bridal bouquet were created for similar reasons: to ward off bad smells, disease, and evil spirits.” (www.bluebouquet.com).  Today, they are primarily worn as a special part of the bridal party attire, to help them stand out as important members of the wedding.

Here are some of my favorite classic styles to unique trends I’ve seen for Groom’s and Groomsmen:

Classic white rose, theknot.com

purple calla lily wedding boutonniere stock image

Purple calla lilly, stockpodium.com

Classic orchid, junkermanjonesevents.blogspot.com

Light pink ranunculus, marthastewartweddings.com

The Boutonniere

Blue hydrangea, theknot.com

Laura loves yellow billy balls, so her florist used them in most of the wedding day arrangements.

Billy balls and greenery, theknot.com

Succulents, cactusjungle.com

Key with flowers, disastrousjane.com

White newsprint, offbeatbride.com

heart boutonnierre

Red heart bouttoniere, theknot.com

unique boutonniere ideas

Birdy boutonniere, enandablog.wordpress.com

Feathers, sittinginatreeevents.com

scrabble-boutonniere

Scrabble love, enandablog.wordpress.com

Pinwheel, bridalguide.com

Questions?  Email me anytime –  thebrightoccasions@gmail.com –www.thebrightoccasions.com