Creative Boutonnieres

August 8, 2014

When you think of weddings, you think of the bride, the groom and of course, flowers. It doesn’t matter what time of year, there are flowers for all seasons.

The ladies carry bouquets that at some point in the evening are set down on the table. The groom and groomsmen wear them on their lapels or vests. What if the groom is just not feeling the flower thing? Maybe he’s allergic, maybe he wants to be different, non-traditional and unique?

There are no rules that say what they wear have to be flowers. Be creative, think outside the box. There are so many options! Trending now are succulents. There is a seasonal theme, pinwheels for spring, fall leaves for an October wedding, seashells or starfish for a beach theme.

You could create a boutonniere based on the grooms hobby or interest. Incorporate small items such as fishing hook or lure for the outdoorsman or avid fisherman (his one liner for the reception could be that he hooked one beautiful bride  Golf tees for the groom who suggests a honeymoon location purely for the golf courses. For the collegiate groom, he may want to go with his alma mater fraternity emblem. If he is the romantic type, a vintage key boutonniere can be worn signifying he has the key to her heart. Finally for the groom who loves to cook, spices and herbs aren’t only found in the kitchen, they’re pretty too!

Let the groom’s voice be heard!