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The Best Boutonnieres

Class up his wedding ensemble with unique boutonnieres in bright, springtime colors.
updated 8/26/19

1. An active, outdoorsy couple that loves to run triathlons, Nicole and Ron Johnson opted for an outdoor wedding with an underlying theme of birds and trees. The bride created this darling boutonniere using feathers, a miniature bird’s nest and fake flowers. To brides planning a DIY aspect to their wedding, Nicole advises, “Start early if you have the time. Go to all kinds of different stores, and brainstorm with creative friends.” And lastly, “Trust your instinct!”

2. Jackie Just of Just Bloomed created this boutonniere for a wedding exuding personality with eclectic décor. Consisting of pink mini cymbidium orchids, spray roses, and seeded eucalyptus, these soft and fluffy boutonnieres were the perfect touch to a spring celebration.

3. When a young couple approached florist Alissa Berglund of I Do Flowers with a vision for a clean and classic wedding, she chose to accent the groom’s lapel with elegant white cymbidium and dendrobium orchids. Alissa also wanted to reflect the groom’s involvement in the planning process by creating a larger and more flourishing boutonniere than those worn by the groomsmen.

4. Made from a Captain Aguila Calla Lily, florist Sadie Gardner of Sadie's Floral created this streamlined piece for a bride and groom in medical school. The yellow accented a colorful array of red, blue, and hot pink floral arrangements, resulting in a cheery and fun atmosphere. Lilies are Gardner’s favorite choice for boutonnieres as they’re accessible year-round and hold up to wear.

5. Add a unique touch to his wedding wear by pinning fresh blue delphiniums to his lapel. Brenda Cornelisse of Floréal Studio camouflaged the stems into the groom’s jacket when she substituted a black ribbon for floral tape; this allowed for a clean look where the flowers popped against the black suiting.

6. Grooms, take note of this advice from floral designer Eric Sandstrom of Floral Logic: choose flowers that are “sturdy to hugging and dancing,” like this boutonniere. Eric kept both functionality and beauty in mind when creating this romantic piece with the pink miniature cymbidium orchids and seeded eucalyptus. For those who love cymbidium orchids, you’re in luck—they’re always in season and can be used year-round. 


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