The history of the boutonniere goes back to the medieval period when knights going to battle would wear a flower or scarf given to them by a female admirer. Today, the wedding boutonniere symbolizes the groom and groomsmen’s bond with the bride and her bridal party. The one-time subtle accessory has become a way for the guys in your wedding to show off their style while complementing the floral theme you spent months putting together. Simply put, statement boutonnieres are having a moment and we couldn’t be more excited. From exotic blooms to feathers to rich greenery, here are fifteen fresh ideas for decorating the lapel.
Combining a mini succulent with pastel hued roses and berzilia berries creates a look of earthy elegance.
For a whimsical boho vibe, pair thistle with berries, pine, and seasonal blooms.
This classic take on the tropical theme pairs orchids and fern leaves with coral hued roses.
Exotic florals always catch this eye. This boutonniere showcases a white anthurium and bird of paradise with a sprig of baby’s breath and greenery.
Craspedia are one of those flowers that just makes us smile. Here, the pom-shaped blossom adds a cheerful pop of color to summer florals and greenery.
Modern with an organic twist, this monochromatic design showcases a succulent complemented by seeded eucalyptus and berzelia berries.
This dashing look features a white spray rose and ranunculus complemented by silver dollar eucalyptus and olive greens.
Radiating natural romance, this design features a white rose complemented by a soft pink wax flowers and dusty miller.
Dried natural elements are very popular right now. Encapsulating rustic beauty, this design features dried wheat and pink wax flower.
Perfect for a countryside wedding, this boutonniere mixes wax flower, thistle and sprigs of cedar.
Feathers with a touch of greenery look so good together that no flowers are needed.
Simple yet unique, a mini greenery wreath summons summer elegance. For fall and winter weddings use seasonal elements such as foliage and pines.
You didn’t really think we’d get thought this list without mentioning pampass grass. Playing with texture, this beauty combines pampass grass, petite roses, and thistle.
No blossom expresses summer delight like the sunflower and this bright boutonniere just makes us happy.
A charming spin on black tie, this boutonniere features two white ranunculus with seeded eucalyptus greenery.
Anything goes for the boutonniere whether the occasion is classic, romantic, or modern. Of course, you don’t want your groom’s blooms to upstage your own. At the same time, it is his day too and he deserves to stand out (at least a little). And a touch of flair on his tux or suit is all that is needed.