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13 Knock ‘Em Dead Dapper Boutonnieres

Tradition has typically called for the groom’s boutonniere to be a bloom “plucked” right from the bride’s bouquet. The sentiment of that tradition is great, but here are some other inspirational designs to add to your consideration:

White Gardenia Boutonniere

Photo :: Dawn E. Roscoe


purple ranunculus wedding boutonniere

Succulent Wedding Boutonniere

Photo :: Maile Lani

white ranunculus boutonniere

Photo :: Millie Holloman

steampunk wedding

Steam Punk Boutonniere :: Etsy

succulent and purple boutonniere

Photo :: Weddings by Scott and Dana

Rustic Billy Ball Boutonniere

Boutonnieres by Blooms by the Box

Hot Pink and navy dusty miller boutonniere

Photo :: m three studio

rustic boutonniere with burlap buttons and feathers

Photo :: pobke photography  (DIY instructions burlap boutonniere at green wedding shoes

Tangerine Hot Pink orchid boutonniere

Etsy :: Kate Said Yes

Yellow Boutonniere

Hypericum Berry Boutonniere

curly willow boutonniere

For more boutonniere inspiration, visit us on Pinterest!

Fashion Monday: Boutonniere or Pocket Square?

Boutonniere or pocket square for groom groomsmen at wedding

Many grooms and their brides wonder what proper decorum calls for when it comes to the gentlemen’s attire.  Suit or tux?  Match the bridesmaids or complement the bridesmaids?  Most often though, we get questions about the boutonniere and the pocket square.  Aside from the tie (and vest if you are incorporating one), the boutonniere is a great way to add personality, color and texture to the groomsmen’s outfit.

We checked with Glen Antoine Palmer of The Gentlemen’s Standard to help us out with this one when we asked if a man could wear both a boutonniere and pocket square.  He feels there is absolutely no reason to have to choose between the two. “Of course! A stylish gentleman will always be equipped with a trusty & handsome pocket square. The wedding boutonniere is just an added flourish to the wedding ensemble.”

Boutonniere and Pocket Square

Glen also adds, “The wedding boutonniere is just an added flourish to the wedding ensemble. Since your boutonniere will surely complement your wedding colors, the gentleman must ensure that his pocket square is relatively tastefully understated.”  Traditionally, the groom’s boutonniere should be composed of a single bloom plucked directly from the bridal bouquet.  While that is an endearing sentiment, today, the boutonniere is a great form of expression of the wedding or groom’s personality.  You’ve probably picked up on this with the influx of non-floral boutonnieres as well featuring pinwheels, buttons or fabric.  This has to be one of the cutest and creative boutonniere sets I’ve seen (only because I am a mom to a little superhero)! I’m sure each guy picked his favorite:

How do you avoid overdoing it?   Glen has a solution for that, too: “You don’t want too much competition going on to the point where it distracts the eye. Clean and subtle. Now is not the occasion to break out the wildly patterned pocket square. Instead, look for a pocket square that is neutral to its surroundings, yet adds a bit of discrete flavor into the mix.”  Glen is very true to his word– he did both at his own wedding:

Pocket Square and boutonniere for groom and groomsmen at wedding

If you are not familiar with The Gentlemen’s Standard, be sure to check out the blog for some insightful, thought-provoking and witty takes on life, fashion and the art of being a gentlemen.

Fabuluxe 2.0 Friday Download: Wedding Flower Planner

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A fabulous wedding photographed by Brooke Images :: Flowers by Liz Stewart

We’ve cracked open the vault to help you with your planning this wedding season!

This week’s download is a Flower Planner—it will help you to keep track of the things you want for your wedding.  You can accompany the planner with pictures of sample bouquets, flowers, etc. to give your florist a better idea.  We’ve found it’s always easier to supply the florists with a neat list of ideas and pictures to get the entire vision. Notate the flowers you like by name–a florist will know what hydrangea is versus you saying “that big puffy blue flower”.

Put the quantity under the flower order type, and the details under the description column.  For example:  “lisianthus, white roses, pink roses and star fish, hand tied bouquet with khaki satin ribbon and pearl pins ” under the description.  Your florist will be happy to review your planner or keep it to make notes on or base their proposal around.

Happy Downloading!

Flower Planner