Wedding flowers aren’t just for the bride! Complete your groom and groomsmen ensemble with a beautiful and personal floral boutonniere. These 7 unique (and classic) boutonniere inspirations are based on 7 stunning wedding themes. Incorporate found objects with flowers to make something modern and memorable. Make sure your groom stands out and give him a boutonniere with a touch of elegance and individuality.
The Elegant Beach Wedding
Calla Lilly and Beach Grass is a forever elegant combination – clean, classic, and fragrant. Tie with a piece of twine or a simple ribbon. For something a little more unusual, consider a Succulent boutonniere. Succulents come in fabulous colors and shapes and hold up well under the hot sun. Just make sure you don’t use one with spikes!
Tip – Incorporate sea shells, dried starfish, or sea themed found objects like anchors or a ships wheel for a unique touch.
The Classic Church Wedding
If there were ever a time for Roses, this is it! One or two half-closed buds with Baby’s Breath is a classic combination that will look good on any man. Amp up the elegance with some carefully placed gold, brass, or silver paint or dust along the edges of flowers and on the tips of greenery.
Tip – Consider a blush Rose in one or two hues to match bridesmaid dresses.
The Backyard Family Wedding
Bring back the flowers of your childhood! Daisies, Daffodils, and Peonies are perfect when paired with local greenery. Keep things bright and festive but still delicate. For the more adventurous couple, Thistle flowers or buds from berry bushes can look gorgeous when carefully combined with long grass.
Tip – Buttons, rings, and colorful ribbon add a personal touch to the design. This is the perfect place to include a nod to the grooms family with a game piece from childhood or a button from a childhood outfit.
The Exotic Destination Wedding
Orchids capture the exotic spirit of a destination wedding. With a delightful range of shapes and colors, it’s easy to find an Orchid that captures the spirit of your wedding. Jasmine flowers add a touch of elegance. Ready for something funky? Small, local fruits like berries add colorful pops and smell delicious! If citrus fruits grow nearby add some fresh peel.
Tip – Instead of holding the boutonniere together with string or ribbon, look for locally crafted bracelets to wrap around stems.
The Rustic Farmhouse Wedding
Baby’s Breath, small Roses, Thistle flowers, beer hops, and Lavender bring color to a wildflower boutonniere. Or incorporate herbs for a relaxed farmhouse wedding. Sage and Rosemary hold up very well for long days. In cool areas, mint is also an excellent option.
Tip – A few carefully placed feathers are perfect in a rustic boutonniere.
The Vintage Wedding
Opt for Sweet Pea and Roses, Anemone and Lavender, or colorful wildflowers. Want to be a little different? Look for art-deco style costume jewelry to incorporate into a funky flower combination like Peony and a few piece of wheat.
Tip – Nestle your creation in a clean twist of newspaper or lace to complete the vintage effect.
The Themed Wedding
If you’re building your wedding around a favorite place, book, era, sport, or film, combine found objects with smaller, colorful flowers for a truly special boutonniere. You can also forego flowers completely! Use a vintage key tied on with ribbon. Make a pin from scrabble tiles, LEGO men, baseball cards…the world’s your oyster!
Tip – Looking for some more funky objects to include in your sweet, personal groomsmen boutonniere? Try pocket watches, bottle caps, pearls, pins, photos, origami (made from a poem, comic book or influential novel), guitar picks, a scrolled note from the bride, medals, pinwheels, or small plastic figurines.