Grooms, groomsmen, fathers and grandfathers, they all play a very important role in a wedding day and are prominently featured in wedding photos for all to see. Although current groomsmen attire has become more personalized with the addition of companies like The Black Tux
, a boutonniere is still the best way to make the male bridal party stand out from the rest of the guests. A typical rose pinned to the lapel is no longer the only option for acceptable varietals - and color combinations are endless. Calla lilies, orchids and succulents are becoming much more popular and more affordable!
What you choose for your wedding day can take the men's attire from classic to bohemian and from edgy to romantic. An ever-more popular trend has become the addition of greenery as a focal-point. Varietals like rosemary, grasses and ferns add delicacy and texture to the focal flower. Succulents, callas and orchids are becoming the go to focal flowers for a modern male bridal party.
The key to choosing a successful boutonniere is simplicity. Keep the components to 3 or less varietals and ideally 1 or a maximum of 2 portions of each varietal. A boutonniere shouldn't be bulky, as the larger the piece gets the harder it will be to pin on and you run the risk of the piece being distracting instead of complementary to the day's attire.
Phalaeanopsis Orchid Boutonniere with eucalyptus accents
Hypericum Berries and Succulent Boutonniere Photo Credit: stylemepretty.com Heather Hawkins Photography
Umbrella fern, Fiddlehead fern and succulent boutonniere
Photo Credit: ruffledblog.com Kate Harrison Photography
A boutonniere with edgy texture can kick the whole bridal party's look up a notch. A traditional floral tape stem covering for the boutonniere isn't the only option. Choose fabrics, ribbon or grasses to cover the stems and to add more personality. The ribbon can match the brides bouquet ribbon or can go a little more bold by contrasting the wedding colors. Don't be afraid to do something different - grooms are becoming more involved in every aspect of the wedding planning, find a floral combination that exhibits his personal style and let the small details tell a story.
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