6 Tips for Selecting your Boutonnieres

Wedding season is almost here! We’re so excited to see all the different arrangements that we’ll be putting together this season. With all the planning, it can be difficult to figure out what blossoms go well together, let alone trying to figure out if they match the color scheme. While planning by yourself can be fun, rely on the professionals for assistance. So today, let’s discuss some tips from us to try make your floral planning stress-free! We teamed up with Bonobos to put together a list 6 things to consider when designing your boutonnieres. Great attire is best matched with great flowers!

 

1. Consider the season. By choosing seasonal blossoms it will ensure freshness and also give your the overall decor a relevant direction. Keep in mind that if there are certain blossoms that you’d like to be incorporated into your arrangements that are out of season, it might cost a little extra! Below are some seasonal blossoms to consider for your boutonnieres:

Spring: Freesia, Tulips

Summer: Spray Roses, Succulents

Fall: Thistle, Ranunculus

Winter: Pinecones, Stephanotis

 Deborah Zoe Photography

Deborah Zoe Photography

 

2. Keep it simple. Select one element to coordinate with. Whether it is the color of the bridesmaids’ dresses or the pattern of the groomsmen’s ties, let one element be the anchor of your inspiration. Everything else will follow suit.

 Amanda MacDonald Photography

Amanda MacDonald Photography

 

3. Consider the size. Small, simple boutonnieres are a nice choice for a clean, traditional look and look great on a tuxedo. If you’re hoping for something with a more eccentric look, try a mixed-blossom, largely scaled boutonniere as a focal point.

 Snap! Photography

Snap! Photography

 

4. Think of the photo. You’ll be looking back on your wedding photos for years. When planning your attire and flower choices consider how it will all come together in a photo.

If the wedding party’s attire includes a lot of prints and patterns, for example patterned dress shirts for the groomsmen, consider clean, simple florals. If the attire consists of solid colors and fabrics then textural, mixed-florals will be sure to pop.

 Ned Jackson Photography

Ned Jackson Photography

 

5. A connective element. Boutonnieres are a small statement of the overall wedding look. Select a blossom from the overall decor for your guy’s bouts. This could be a blossom from the bridal bouquet, the girls bouquets, or even one featured in your table decor.

 Brandin Tumeinski Photography

Brandin Tumeinski Photography

 

6. Let the groom shine. The bride shouldn’t be the only one getting all of the attention! Sometimes it is fun to have the groom’s boutonniere be different from the rest of the wedding party. Get creative with how you want the groom to stand out. His boutonniere could be a different color to set him apart or it could be a different blossom entirely.

 Sara Kauss Photography

Sara Kauss Photography

 

Follow along here for more floral inspiration and advice. We’d love to work with you to make your special day a beautiful success!

10 Hair Flower Looks We Love

1. Succulent Barrette
Mixed with roses and eucalyptus this sweet, yet elegant barrette is gorgeous for an organic floral look. The subtle color and rich texture amplifies this bride's loose, tousled hair and elegant lace dress. (Lisa Rigby Photography)

 

2. Bohemian Floral Crown
With bold color and a mix of peonies, calla lilies and loose seeded eucalyptus this full crown floral look is boho chic. It pairs beautifully with this bride's beachy waves and her breezy lace dress. (Gallivan Photo)

 

3. Single Blossom
Simple and elegant. This single blossom garden rose tucks neatly into the bride's blonde updo. A garden rose is the perfect choice for a single blossom hair flower because of its soft, textural petals. (Molly Anne Photography)

 

4. Bold, Colorful Floral
This floral crown features bright pink peonies and deep green Italian ruscus. Peonies are a bold choice for hair flowers. They are large scale, show-stopper blossoms that are perfect for an over-the-top floral look. (Angelina Rose Photography)

 

5. Fresh Greens
Fresh greens like this all eucalyptus hair style is a lovely choice for a subtle, understated bridal look. The soft green color and texture from the berries of the seeded eucalyptus is simply gorgeous tucked in the bride's loosely pinned bun. (Emily Tebbetts Photography)

 

6. Spray Rose Cluster
For smaller hair blossoms spray roses are a fantastic choice. This cluster of blossoms features a mix of blush and coral spray roses. Balancing blossoms to one side creates an elegant focal point. For this bride, spray roses were tucked neatly into her side ponytail. (Tico & Red Photography)

 

7. Braided Blossoms
This look is boho and beachy. Loose cream spray roses were tucked into the bride's braid for a natural boho look. These hair flowers paired perfectly with the wedding's fun, laid-back vibe. (Brooke Ellen Photography)


 

8. Multiple Blossoms
This hair flower wedding look incorporates various blossoms. It started with a sweet phaleonopsis orchid and then was built out with a crimson dahlia and blush rosebuds. The flowers are pinned into the tightly knotted bun. (Juan Maclean Photography)

 

9. Statement Succulent Headband
This is surely a wow look! This bride wanted an over-the-top floral piece for her hair in shades of green to match her emerald bridal gown. We selected a large succulent and mixed greens to create the look. Because of its large scale, the succulents and greens were attached to a headband. (Stacie Kirkwood Photography)

 

10. Loose Twig Floral Crown
This boho floral crown hangs naturally in the bride's hair. The flowers and greens are strung loosely on a twig base. Bright yellow flowers provide a sweet, flirty pop of color. Pure sunshine! (Angelina Rose Photography)

Four Wedding Palettes for 2018

This year's palette inspirations are soft and subdued. A lot of natural tones are finding popularity over bright pops of color. Metallic decor is still highly desired and soft pinks, blues, and mauves are the perfect compliment to these lustrous silver and gold details. Lush greens like eucalyptus and dusty miller with their subtle almost smoky green color are a great choice to pair with the overall palettes. Below we've chosen 4 of our favorites for the 2018 season. Enjoy!

1. Dusty Rose


Elegant and understated, Dusty Rose is subtler than a true pink. Dusty rose transitions well and can suit sophisticated palettes or more laid back decor. This color pairs beautifully with creams, greens, and even navy. For our inspiration palette, we chose the soft pairing of Dusty Rose, Cream, & Sage.

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 Lynne Reznick Photography

Lynne Reznick Photography

 Root & Bud Photography

Root & Bud Photography

 

2. Black & White

Black and white may be the boldest color pairing on our 2018 palette list (and that's saying something!). This classic never goes out of style and can be very sophisticated especially paired with metallic gold. For a black and white look, we recommend sleek details like an all-blossom bouquet for a striking touch.

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 Images by: Studio Atticus Photography

Images by: Studio Atticus Photography

 

3. Powder Blue

Powder Blue can be both sweet and elegant. This shade of blue is lovely with creams and whites as well as blush and chartreuse. Paired altogether powder, blush, and cream can be an especially beautiful mix. The subtlety of color is perfect for Spring and Summer weddings. 

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 Images by: Molly Anne Photography

Images by: Molly Anne Photography

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4. Greenery

Green heavy weddings are huge for 2018 and we love this look. A palette of all greens is fresh and can be utterly elegant. Pair with cream blossoms to compliment the greens themselves. We love mixing various kinds of greens for a richly textural look.

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 Emily Tebbetts Photography

Emily Tebbetts Photography

 Snap! Photography

Snap! Photography

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