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Real Wedding: A + J Romantic Boston Public Library Wedding

This elegant wedding at The Boston Public Library features shades of pink and cream blossoms with navy elements. Lush roses and hydrangea with stock and lisianthus were signature blossoms throughout the event. Trailing ivy on the reception tables as well as on the groom’s boutonniere added romantic green elements.

Venue: Boston Public Library
Photography: Ned Jackson Photography

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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!

Ten Stunning Wedding Bouquets with Orchids

Add orchids, known to symbolize love, luxury, and strength, to your wedding bouquet for a delicate and exotic touch. Available in wide varieties, orchids offer various color options and textural feels. Whether it's the soft, sumptuous phalaenopsis orchid or the dancingly, playful oncidium orchid, there is an orchid that will suit your overall vision.

1. Loose & Natural Phalaenopsis orchids-
This elegant look features a bridal bouquet of all phalaenopsis orchids. The orchids are gathered in their natural state, draping organically down. Simple and elegant, this look is beautiful for any bride.

Elegant Bliss Wedding Photography

Elegant Bliss Wedding Photography

 

2. Modern & Rich Mokara orchids-
With its rich orange color, this mokara orchid pairs beautifully with a mix of red blossoms for a contemporary color splash. Deep roses and bright red gomphrena blend to make a texturally sophisticated bouquet. 

Eric Lauritis Photography

Eric Lauritis Photography

 

3. Rustic & Colorful with Oncidium and Mokara orchids-
These bridesmaids bouquets balance the perfect textural blend of blossoms to create a rustic farm look. Orange Mokara orchids blend well with lavender roses and blue delphinium, while bright pops of deliciously yellow oncidium orchids give textural height to the overall bouquet. 

Stacie Kirkwood Photography

Stacie Kirkwood Photography

Stacie Kirkwood Photography

Stacie Kirkwood Photography

 

4. Tight & Constructed Phalaenopsis orchids-
These richly white phalaenopsis orchids are a popular choice for bridal bouquets. Unlike our first bouquet with loose and natural shape, this bouquet has a more structural feel that is just as stunning. Blended with football mums and dusty miller these orchids add just the right amount of softness to the bouquet. 

Hinkley Photo

Hinkley Photo

 

5. Citrusy Green Dendrobium orchids-
Tucked into these blossom-packed bridesmaid bouquets are rich jade green dendrobium orchids. They offer beautiful color with their green petals and ruby cores. A truly stunning mix of flowers. 

Ashley O'Dell Photography

Ashley O'Dell Photography

Ashley O'Dell Photography

Ashley O'Dell Photography

 

6. Ruffled, Magenta Cattleya orchids-
Who can argue the stunning color of a magenta cattleya orchid? Their delicately ruffled texture is perfect against the hearty red roses in this bouquet. Colorful, yet elegant. 

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7. Blush & Cream Cymbidium orchids-
The subtle touches of cymbidium blossoms in this bridal bouquet provide added texture and soft cream color. Blended with roses and ranunculus, the orchids are a delicate addition. 

Lindsey Mae Photography

Lindsey Mae Photography

Lindsey Mae Photography

Lindsey Mae Photography

 

8. Monochromatic Vanda orchids-
Did someone say purple? These vanda orchids are the perfect pop of color for this bride's monochromatic visions. Richly purple and full of soft texture these vandas are the star of the show.

Stacie Kirkwood Photography

Stacie Kirkwood Photography

Stacie Kirkwood Photography

Stacie Kirkwood Photography

 

9. White Phalaenopsis mixed with Green Cymbidium orchids-
This gorgeous bouquet is freshly green and textural. The balance of green cymbidium orchids with other green elements like fern tips and veronica balance beautifully with white phalaenopsis blossoms and white lisianthus. 

Corinna Raznikov Photography

Corinna Raznikov Photography

 

10. Elegant Auburgine with Dendrobium and Mokara orchids-
Purple and orange are analogous colors and make a beautiful combination in this featured bridesmaid bouquet. Roses, hydrangea, calla lilies, and dendrobium orchids mix various shades of purple while pops of orange mokara orchids give hints of light throughout the bouquet.

Nancy Gould Photography

Nancy Gould Photography

Nancy Gould Photography

Nancy Gould Photography

 

 

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