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Show your groom’s lapel a little love with a statement-making boutonniere. Whether he’s rustic and wants a succulent with billy balls wrapped in twine, glamorous and wants a pop of color against his black tuxedo with a pink orchid, classic and wants an all- white calla lily, or romantic and wants a closed peony and green berries, we’ve got ideas for every groom’s style. See more of our favorites here.
Boutonnieres often coordinate with your summer bouquets, but shouldn’t be overly feminine. The boutonniere’s history dates back centuries–originally deemed as the “buttonhole flower” by the French. Men used to wear one daily on their frock coats. Except, your soon-to-be husband most likely hasn’t worn one since high school prom, so let him choose between these options:
Choose contrasting colors such as white and yellow.
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Let’s face it, the bridal bouquet will get more attention than any other floral arrangement, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t show your groom’s lapel a little love with a statement-making boutonniere. A boutonniere must last for hours, meaning throughout the ceremony, photographs, dinner and dancing. Depending on the sturdiness of the flower, it’s likely that one boutonniere just isn’t enough. So, be prepared and have two or more as backup. To help suit your wedding style, here are a few of our favorites:
Rustic – If you’re a sucker for succulents like we are, then choose this natural yet simple boutonniere filled with yellow billy balls and wrapped with twine.
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