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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!

As Seen On Martha Stewart Weddings: The Four Most Important Things to Discuss with a Prospective Wedding Florist

Artistic Blossom's owner and head designer, Kelly, was interviewed for an article on MarthaStewartWeddings.com. Read the article to get great tips and advice on what to discuss and look for with prospective florists. 

Click below to read the article!

6 Fresh Table Ideas to Inspire Your Next Party

Make your next party or special event one to remember! Here are 6 fresh ideas to inspire your next event. From linens to flowers, placecards to glassware the details matter! But, rule #1: Always remember to have fun when planning! Let's get partying...

 

1. Fun Linens
We love the look of this navy sequin linen. Perfect for any party! It adds a touch of sparkle and great texture to the table. It's a sophisticated, yet fun idea that will look great throughout the night!

Person + Killian Photography

Person + Killian Photography

2. Unique Flatware/Glasses
These gold rimmed glasses and chargers are the perfect solution for a simple and elegant look. The gold detail adds a hint of warmth to the overall setting and the clear glass chargers allow the patterned tablerunner to shine through. The smallest details make the largest impression!

Person + Killian Photography

Person + Killian Photography

3. Different arrangements for each table
A large trend for 2016 is varied centerpieces for each table. Whether some tables have high centerpieces and others have low centerpieces or every arrangement is different, this can be a great way to add visual interest to your event overall. At the event pictured below, every vase has a different pop of color and different blossom. This can create a playful look for a fun party.

Stacy Kirkwood Photography

Stacy Kirkwood Photography

4. Custom calligraphy
Nothing says 'personalized' like custom calligraphy. Whether it's hand drawn table numbers or cursive place cards, customized details are sure to impress your guests. 

Painted Light Photography

Painted Light Photography

5. Blossoms at each place setting
For a really over-the-top look, add blossoms at each place setting. This could be as simple as a stick of rosemary, some delicate petals, or a striking floral stack as pictured. Blossoms at each place setting create a cohesive look and make an event feel personalized.

Kristen Schueler Photography

Kristen Schueler Photography

6. Think up!
Who says flowers have to be on the table? It may take some planning, but floral chandeliers or custom hanging arrangements like this one can create a spectacular look at any event. Custom-made birch hangers dripping with orchids and suspended glass globes were the perfect showpiece for this large space.

Michael Sparks Keegan Photography

Michael Sparks Keegan Photography

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