The white rose is always a safe bet when it comes to choosing boutonnieres for your wedding. Just because the traditional flower has trimmed lapels for decades without fail doesn’t mean you can’t take a risk and think outside of the box – there is no shortage of winning ideas for adding floral embellishment to a groom’s attire. The goal is to find a boutonniere that is unique, but also aligns with your overall floral design whether the theme is classic, natural, or modern. To help you pin down the perfect look, we went through the Real BB Weddings archives and rounded up distinctive blooms worn by our grooms over the years. Stylish, bold, and unpredictable, here are fresh boutonniere ideas for spring and summer.
Historically, a groom would take a flower from the bride’s bouquet and wear it on his lapel to symbolize commitment. Real BB Weddings couple Sammi and Steven put a bold twist on this sentimental custom. To demonstrate their bond, Steven sported a blush peony bud boutonniere inspired by Sammi’s pretty pink peony bouquet.
Watermelon hued ranunculuses pop against a dark grey suit. A couple of sprigs of pink astilbe and seeded eucalyptus add a soft, organic touch to the punch-colored blooms.
The formal black tux and white flower look gets a makeover with the addition of color and rich greenery. What is so great about this design featuring a white ranunculus, blue delphiniums, and ruscus is how the color combo comes across as classic yet eye-catching.
We love a groom who isn’t afraid of a little floral flair. Playing off his dapper flower print tie and blue suit, Alexander accessorized with a statement boutonniere featuring a jewel-toned orange rose and natural greenery.
When we think of tropical inspired weddings, magnetic pinks, purples, and greens usually come to mind. By taking a refined approach to the tropical theme, this boutonniere composed of white Phalaenopsis petals and bleached island ferns and leaves, in turn, stands out in a sea of color.
A great place to start when choosing a boutonniere is the groom’s suit – what style and color will he be wearing? Sophisticated yet charming, a Princess Hitomi rose was all that our groom Logan needed to dress up his summer white tuxedo.
In addition to color, another way to add interest to men’s floral personals is by incorporating various textures into the design. For example, a boutonniere composed of an ocean song rose, lavender astrantia, and seeded eucalyptus offers an unexpected contrast when pinned against a navy and black trimmed tuxedo.
When two is better than one… this boutonniere featuring a pair of white ranunculuses with a touch of greenery is a fashionable alternative to the usual single white flower. And it’s a great option if you are planning a black-tie affair, but don’t want a stiff, cookie-cutter aesthetic for your wedding party.
And if you are married to the idea of your groom wearing a white flower, consider replacing a rose with a surprising bloom. Here, a petal rich peony adds floral polish to a sharp navy tuxedo with black trim.
Sun-kissed blue skies and warm temps make spring and summer ideal times of the year to get married. When we first meet with our clients, we always tell them to look to the season for floral inspiration – it’s impossible to not be swayed by May’s gardens that blossom with dynamic lyricism or late August’s soft, romantic beauty. Just as you are compelled to carry a radiant bouquet and clink champagne glasses over a brilliant colored tablescape, consider dressing your groom and groomsmen with fresh, dashing boutonnieres.