Updated: Feb 24, 2021
We all know how important bouquets are for weddings, but guess what else is just as important?
BOUTONNIERES are one of the little additions that come as an afterthought. For those of you who don’t know, or aren’t familiar with the term, boutonnieres, are typically a cluster of flowers pinned on during prom, or weddings. We tend to remind most of my couples after a few meetings that we still need some boutonnière inspiration pictures. We don't mind reminding them, this is our job :) They are fastened with a pin or two and these little floral arrangements help tie the wedding party together in a relatively inexpensive way.
With the plethora of floral options, there are so many combinations available, the possibilities are endless. The typical boutonniere will be tied in with the couple's floral theme, these pieces help create a story across the wedding party.
Wedding in Holly, MI by yours truly at the Red Riding Hood Stables.
We used a mixture of Hollyhill black beauty (to match the location) and black satin dahlias, and our farmers in Saugatuck grew the 'Café au Lait' for the bouquet.
This image shows not only the FUN & HAPPY couple, but a cute boutonniere that ties in perfectly to the bouquet, as well as the bridesmaids' gowns!
photo credit: Taylor Marie Parker
Mix up the way they are wrapped.
We tend to wrap in ribbon and let the stems hang out, but this is not the only way. For example, this boutonniere ( our first ever) was tied with the stems hanging out with a yellow thread to match the tie.
We have also done a gold wire wrap, which is also very regal.
Options range, but you can do, wire, jute (popular for farm weddings), anything that can spin around a 3-5 stem mini bouquet is the name of the game! Maybe you have something old or something new?
These we wrapped with a dried dyed leaf wrap and no stems were showing, with a mixture of cosmos, sage, gomphrena in red and light purple ageratum and butterfly anemones in orange, and some seeded eucalyptus.
We made one with a nice thick navy ribbon, which helps the groom stand out!
As you already know, there is a superfluity of boutonniere ideas, you can definitely put your own spin on! We hope this is able to open your eyes to the possibilities that are available.
As always, feel free to contact us, email@example.com, call or text 616-560-9595, if you have questions! We love when our clients are creative and bring their own flair. We are eager to inspire & excited and to work with your ideas.