Floral :: Boys + Boutonnieres

June 15, 2017

Not always the floral focal point of the wedding day, regardless the boutonniere is just as important as the bouquets for the bride and her maids. Have you ever wondered why the groom and groomsmen wear boutonnieres in the first place? Traditionally the groom wears a flower from the bride's bouquet to symbolize his ties to the bride and his groomsmen do the same. The boutonnieres are always placed on the light side, right about the heart. (#love) Boutonniere's are typically small in size but have the ability to make a statement and express the groom's personal style and preferences. These small floral details add a touch of personality, color, and texture to the groom and his groomsmen, and they are typically a factor in deciding on the color of the suit, tie, and so on. While flowers are traditionally the center of these designs, more grooms are choosing to select a more modern type of boutonniere, and they're opting for different styles and natural elements other than traditional flowers. In honor of the boys and their boutonnieres, we've gathered a few of our favorites from past real weddings on the farm. Browse through some of our favorite boutonnieres crafted by our floral design team below..

Grooms + Groomsmen ::

 

While many grooms decide to let their brides select their floral design for their boutonnieres, we're seeing an increasing trend of guys who want to design their own + we love it! More grooms (and groomsmen) are wearing boutonnieres featuring bold colors and textures complimented by unique greenery. Unlike the standard white carnation boutonniere of the senior prom, many grooms are taking the opportunity create a more personal boutonniere that not only stands a part from his groomsmen but represents his personal style as well. Boutonnieres are also worn by the fathers and grandfathers of the bride and groom, and those designs usually match or are very similar to the others.

 

Design ::

 

Traditionally, the groom's boutonniere would include at least one flower of the bridal bouquet, and the groom's central bloom is usually the primary flower of his bride's bouquet. While that particular flower may be the focal point of the boutonniere it may also include other elements for contrast: ivy, a smaller complementary flower or other textures to enhance the design. For weddings that have a nature or rustic theme, couples are selecting natural pieces such as sprigs of fresh cotton and succulents, and sprigs of herbs are also popular during summer weddings. 

 

To schedule a tour, confirm our availability, and book your wedding with Mint Springs Farm, please contact us today.

 

(Research: traditional boutonniere information from Martha Stewart Weddings)

 

 

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