Equal to the bouquet that walks down the aisle, boutonnieres are another form of wedding flower that needs to be highlighted. Boutonnieres are those little bouquet looking pieces that are pinned onto the lapel, pocket or shirt, of members of the wedding party, family, and other celebrated individuals. I’ve sat through many different consultations where the boutonniere was either an afterthought, designed to match the other floral decor, or it’s an equal and exciting topic of discussion on how to make it unique and personal.
1. This look is the new fall classic for the 20’s. A few stems of greenery and filler added together in a tiny bouquet, wrapped beautifully with a silk or muslin ribbon. It’s a simple statement for those who are looking to show their floral style with a boutonniere.
2. Modeled at the FiftyFlowers Bloom Studio, this boutonniere look merges the fresh and dried elements with Silver Dollar and Willow Eucalyptus and one Sun Palm cut into a spear, paired with bleached White Ruscus. Both boutonnieres are wrapped in decorative bronze wire.
- Willow Eucalyptus
- Silver Dollar Eucalyptus
- Eucalyptus seeds
- White Dried Italian Ruscus
- Dried Sun Palm
3. From our Bold and Classy styled shoot with Something Planned Events, I am in love with the darker hues for Fall boutonnieres. I also admire contrasting colors in floral designs, like the contrast of the purpleberry carnation and yellow of the craspedia billy ball and white hypericum berries.
4. Another in-house design, our designer was motivated by the love of “Power Clashing”. Fall is a season of many colors, so why not reflect that in this flashy Bout style?! And to compliment, they used an equally flashy patterned ribbon to wrap around the stem.
- Baby Eucalyptus
- Orange Spray Roses
- Light Pink Novelty Gerrondo Gerbera Daisy
5. I cannot gush enough about this wedding, since it is my second time featuring her on a blog. But I loved Gabby’s boutonniere for a lighter take on the colors of fall. Unlike the traditional boutonniere, the white aster filler is used as the tallest element, and the greenery is used like a filler. And then a shining yellow ranunculus as the focal.
6. Our FiftyFlowers groom is looking simply stunning in his minimalistic boutonniere, constructed 100% out of white dried italian ruscus. Stay tuned for more pictures from his wedding 😉
7. Another creation made by our in-house designers, is this HOT HOT HOT all dried boutonniere. Dried product is a floral element that is making a come back into the trendy design consciousness. They were definitely a no-no when I first started learning design, and I am so impressed with the dried products FiftyFlowers has developed. Taking from the beauty of what worked 20 years ago, and finding new exciting ways to use dried elements.
- White Dried Italian Ruscus
- White Broom Bloom
- White Dried Nigella
- Dried Vintage White Floral Buttons
- White Dried Canary Grass
8. I am a sucker from this shade of straw flower! It’s one of those very special flowers that will bloom, and dry, looking exactly the same as it did when it was freshly cut.
9. Strictly greenery is in! I think this is one look that could span across all seasons, but what a stunner for a fall backdrop! An all-greenery boutonniere is very easy to make, since you can pull little sprigs of greenery off your stems that are being used in your other designs. I am also very in love with the grey velvet ribbon.
10. A color palette of yellow, white, and blue is one that I don’t see often in fall, but I’m noticing it growing. These shades paired together remind me of a cool fall morning when the first frost has lightly dusted every surface. It is similar to the purpleberry and yellow one from above, with contrasting colors, but on the other side of the spectrum. Notice that this boutonniere is shaped horizontally instead of vertically along the crease of the groom’s pocket. This adds a different dimension. We call these pocket square boutonnieres, and I’ve included another look below for your inspiration.
Source: Rosemary and Finch
11. This boutonniere takes the classic construction but is elevated with the wild sprigs of rust dusted nandina and well opened ranunculus. The warm tones are very reminiscent of many fall time hikes I’ve taken here in Idaho, and the astounds colors nature produces.
Source: Plume and Furrow
12. This pocket square boutonniere is by far my favorite. Be sure to head to the florist blog to see the full wedding. She perfectly constructed this piece to mirror the aging beauty of nature when the weather is turning from thriving to dying, and I’m HERE for it.
Boutonnieres are for everyone to show off their personal style. To me, they are equally as stunning as a wedding bouquet, and I love to see how creative someone can get with such a small piece and so little flowers or greens.
Be sure to tag FiftyFlowers on Instagram to show off yours or submit as a Flower Story, and you just might be featured online!