The term “boutonnière” comes from the French for “button hole.” Originally, flowers were worn in the button hole of a man’s suit jacket.
Fred Astaire dons a classic white carnation boutonniere.
Nowadays, men use boutonnières to adorn their finest duds, placed right above their heart on the left lapel. It should complement the colors of your suit, and spice up your overall look!
The modern groom, wearing a tuxedo accented by a fiddlehead fern and hypericum berry bout.
Contemporary brides have moved away from the traditional white carnation boutonnière. Brides are looking for creative, fun, and colorful bouts to spice up their loved one’s suit. Unusual flowers and funky details are what make modern bouts so special. Here are some examples of this sweet-smelling eye candy…
A bright pink anemone draws attention, and funky accents like silver brunia help to differentiate this boutonniere from the rest.
A gorgeous blue anemone will complement any man’s complexion, and the hot pink waxflower makes the color pop.
Pairing this miniature calla lily with dusty miller adds vibrant color and texture.
Take conventional baby’s breath up a notch by clustering it with seasonal greens, burlap, and twine for a rustic wintery look.
A small succulent accented with magnolia leaves makes for a simple, yet stunning, boutonniere.