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Sparkle & Shine: Boutonnieres For All Wedding Styles

Are you on the hunt for a truly unique and special way to add a bit of sparkle and shine to your wedding day look? If so, then look no further than boutonnieres! Whether you’re having an ultra-formal event or a more informal wedding, these little accessories can make all the difference in taking your style from average to extraordinary. Get ready for some serious inspiration as we explore different types of boutonnieres that are perfect for any kind of wedding!

Why Do Men Wear Boutonniere?

The groom traditionally wears a boutonniere, which is a small flower or cluster of flowers worn on the lapel of a suit or jacket, as a symbol of his special status as the groom and as a complement to his bride’s bouquet.

Wearing a boutonniere is a long-standing tradition that dates back to ancient times when men used to wear flowers to ward off evil spirits, promote fertility, and bring good luck. Today, boutonnieres are primarily worn as a decorative accessory and as a way to honor the groom on his special day. Read on to discover seven impressive and unique boutonniere styles. 


1. Feather Boutonniere

You can use feathers from peacocks or pheasants, and combine them with some greenery to create an unconventional and eye-catching boutonniere. You can use a single large feather or a cluster of smaller feathers, and pair them with greenery like ferns or eucalyptus to add some texture and color.

2. Wildflower Boutonniere

This is a great choice for a rustic or outdoor wedding. Use wildflowers such as lavender, chamomile, and baby’s breath to create a natural-looking boutonniere. These wildflowers can be combined in various ways to create a unique and personalized arrangement that can fit a variety of suit colors. A single stem of lavender with a sprig of baby’s breath, or a cluster of chamomile with a few sprigs of lavender, are just a few examples of how to incorporate these flowers into a boutonniere.

3. Nautical Boutonniere

Nautical boutonnieres typically incorporate elements such as shells, starfish, sea glass, and small pieces of rope or twine. Other common elements in nautical boutonnieres include small anchors, compasses, and miniature sailboats. These items are often attached to a stem or wire and secured to the lapel with a pin or clip.

4. Orchid Boutonniere

An orchid boutonniere usually consists of a single orchid bloom, often a phalaenopsis or dendrobium orchid, with a sprig of greenery and/or accent flowers such as baby’s breath or hypericum berries. You can choose white, pink, purple orchid blooms or any other color depending on your preference and the overall color scheme of the event.

To create an orchid boutonniere, cut the stem of the bloom to a suitable length, usually around 4-5 inches, and wrap the bottom of the stem with floral tape. Next, arrange the greenery around the bloom and secure it with floral wire. Use a boutonniere pin or a magnetic clip to attach the entire arrangement to the lapel.

5. Pampas Grass Boutonniere

Pampas grass is a tall, feathery grass native to southern South America that has become popular in recent years for its unique texture and appearance. It is often used in floral decorations, including bouquets, centerpieces, and boutonnieres.

Pampas grass boutonnieres are favored for their long, flowing stems and soft, fluffy plumes. They can be a great alternative to traditional flower boutonnieres and can add a touch of rustic charm to your tuxedo or suit.

6. Foliage Boutonniere

A foliage boutonniere is a popular choice for those who prefer a modern minimalist look. Using different types of leaves such as eucalyptus, ferns, and ivy can create a unique and stylish floral design that complements any outfit.

7. Succulent Boutonniere

Succulents can make great choices for boutonnières because they are hardy and long-lasting plants. Succulents are known for their ability to store water in their leaves and stems, which helps them survive in dry environments. This characteristic also means that they can withstand being worn as a boutonniere without wilting or drying out too quickly.

Succulents come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, so you can choose one that matches the style and color scheme of your event. They also offer a unique and unconventional look for a boutonniere, which can be a nice alternative to traditional flowers.

So, in conclusion, when it comes to adding the perfect floral accent for your wedding day look, boutonnieres offer a timeless solution. Boutonnieres can be classic, romantic, lively, and creative. They can also be an expression of who you are as a couple, adding that unique and special touch to your big day. Whether you choose to go traditional or try something more out-of-the-box, investing in a few delightful boutonnieres will always be an excellent choice! In the end, it’s whatever makes you feel happiest and most yourself on that special day.

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