Unique Wedding Boutonnieres and Corsage Ideas
What’s in a boutonniere? According the dictionary, a boutonniere is simply a spray of flowers. But today’s boutonnieres are not just flowers anymore and can include any number of different items to help personalize your wedding style.
Many couples are opting for unconventional items that compliment the colors or theme of the wedding. Berries and feathers have become popular choices.
Acorns, fiddle-heads, scabiosa pods and bamboo, tied together with flowers and greenery, can provide an outdoor and earthy feeling in muted or bright colors.
Is pink one of your colors, but your guy isn’t crazy about wearing pink flowers? Venture outside of the box with peculiar shapes or frayed edges. “Blushing bride” flowers (pictured below, top left) are popular, and not just because of the name.
Pointed edges provide a masculine look, as well as interest. I love the braided wheat!
Getting married on the beach? Incorporate shells, starfish, sand dollars, sea urchins (pictured below with orchid, bottom left) or air plants (top right).
If you are getting married in the fall, pumpkins, colored leaves and leucadendron can be great additions, especially if your colors are rich, warm, earth tones.
Are you getting married in the south? Try cotton! I absolutely love the look!
The Do-It-Yourself Bride may want to take on the task of hand-making boutonnieres out of fabric, beads, crystals or decorative paper. And the bonus is they can last forever and make lovely keepsakes. MarthaStewartWeddings.com is a great resource.
Want a keepsake without the hassle of making it yourself? Check out Amanda Elizabeth Jewelry Design’s sterling silver boutonnieres.
The possibilities are endless! Be creative!