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Boutonniere Inspiration for The Guys!

written by Marina Strong March 21, 2013

A lot of our Inspirations focus on the Bouquets and Floral Arrangements, 2 very important details of your wedding, but, We Can’t Forget About the Guys!

The Boutonniere is Back! Well, it was never really gone, but now, Grooms are stepping it up, sporting all kinds of unique and creative pieces to show off their personality and the theme of their wedding! To learn more about the Boutonniere, click here, or read on to Get Inspired!

10 Boutonniere Ideas for all Colors and Themes!

Boutonniere Inspiration

Boutonniere Inspiration


Blue & Silver:

Boutonniere - Blue & Silver

Boutonniere – Blue & Silver

A Vintage Wedding with your Something Blue, A Beachside Soiree with a Nautical theme, A Modern Party with Sleek Silver and Pops of Blue. This bout features a traditional boutonniere flower, the Cornflower, with a gorgeous, natural blue bloom, perfect for bouts and tucking in the bouquet as your Something Blue! The Silver Brunia Balls add a fun, modern texture and the Dusty Miller is a perfect compliment with its silvery sage green leaves! Yes please!


Sunny Yellow:

Boutonniere - Sunny Yellow

Boutonniere – Sunny Yellow

Yellow is the HOT color for Spring! And anything with Billy Balls, I’m in! Billy Balls work great for Rustic and Modern Settings, but with the addition of Bear Grass and Solidago, I am loving this for a Rustic Reception! Loop the Bear Grass to mimic the shape of the Billy Balls and add more structure or leave wispy for a more rugged feel.


Ombre – Orange to Peach

Boutonniere - Ombre - Orange 2 Peach

Boutonniere – Ombre – Orange 2 Peach

Ombre is another Hot color palette in the wedding world right now. Ombre, which means gradation in French, refers to the dark to light fade of color. In this example we show Orange to Peach, but it could easily be done in Pink and Yellow as well. The combination of Spray Roses and Ranunculus would work wonderfully for any Romantic, Garden, or Vintage Wedding, and the addition of Bupleurum is the perfect finishing touch!


Pale Pink & Chocolate:

Boutonniere - Pale Pink & Chocolate

Boutonniere – Pale Pink & Chocolate

Soft and Sweet meets Rich and Decadent. From Vintage to Modern, this color palette just works. Delicate Blush Dendrobium Orchids are backed with hearty Galax Leafs, and a couple of Fiddlehead Fern Curls add the perfect touch of chocolatey whimsy. What more could you want?



Boutonniere - Scented

Boutonniere – Scented

Classic, Timeless, and Smells Great! Pleasant Scents can trigger positive memories, relieve stress, and improve your mood, so tuck these blooms into your bout for a delightful sensory experience! Hyacinth and Gardenia are both popular choices, or go with Tuberose for a more tropical scent. Wire a few blooms together, then add a few sprigs of Italian Ruscus for a classic bout that will have your Bride wanting to stay even closer!


Emerald Green:

Boutonniere - Emerald Green

Boutonniere – Emerald Green

We def can’t leave out Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2013! I absolutely love an all green bout! It works with any color palette or theme since green is pretty much a neutral when it comes to flowers, but that doesn’t mean it should be overlooked! Use flowers with unique texture and varying shades of green for an anything but boring boutonniere! Bells of Ireland, Millet, and Hypericum Berries combine with Button Poms to bring you the ultimate textured bout and one of my favorites!


Deep Burgundy Wine:

Boutonniere - Deep Burgundy Wine

Boutonniere – Deep Burgundy Wine

A Fancy Affair or Richly Rustic. This Deep Burgundy Wine Boutonniere is sensual and seductive. The Kangaroo Paw, Dahlia Babies (Buds), and Hypericum Berries all add their own unique texture in varying shades of Burgundy and Wine creating depth and interest. Finish with a few shinny Salal Lemon Leafs for the perfect backdrop on this seriously seductive boutonniere.


The Spring Minimalist:

Boutonniere - Spring Minimalist

Boutonniere – Spring Minimalist

Blooming Branches are only available a few months out of the year, but when they are in season, they are a Top Seller! So make the most of them, with this Bloom-tastic Bout! Take a small section of a Blooming Branch, such as Pink or White Cherry Blossom or Forsythia, add in a few wisps of Bear Grass and you have the perfect Springtime bout!


Black, White & Plum:

Boutonniere - Black, White & Plum

Boutonniere – Black, White & Plum

If I gave this bout a name it would be, Modern Midnight. Perfect for a Black Tie Ballroom Wedding or Modern Masquerade. Mini Calla Lilies offer a Modern structure with clean classic lines and are easy to use in boutonnieres. Step it up a notch by adding in a few blooms of Burgundy Black Scabiosa. The petals on this bloom can be plucked off for a more modern pod look or left on for a more textured, whimsical look.



Boutonniere - Rainbow

Boutonniere – Rainbow

Last, but certainly not least, the oh so fun, Rainbow Bout! If this doesn’t say, It’s Time to Party, I don’t know what does! Rainbow Colored weddings are making a big and bright impact in the wedding world! From Playful Garden Parties to Modern Gallery Weddings, the Rainbow color theme is festive, fun, and tells your guests it’s time to Celebrate! Our Tie Dye Spray Rose is the perfect flower for this boutonniere, giving you a Rainbow of colors in just a few blooms. Add in always popular Seeded Eucalyptus for some texture and a folded Aspidistra Leaf for structure, and Ta-Da! The perfect Rainbow Boutonniere!


Hope you enjoyed this Special Grooms Edition blog post! To see even more Boutonniere Inspiration, follow our Pinterest Board, Boutonnieres We Love!


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