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The Role of the Boutonniere


May 13, 2020

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French for “buttonhole” the Boutonniere has a long history through the ages, but is now a staple of the floral design for modern weddings.

When one thinks of a flowers for a wedding, the bridal bouquet immediately comes to mind.  There is a lot of focus on the colors, style, and type of blooms that will be used.  Indeed, even the ribbon treatments all reflect the design of the wedding, from formal to rustic.  However, the boutonniere the groom will wear on his wedding day increasingly plays a role in completing the look.  It also serves to identify the male members of the wedding party.

Generally, a bloom used in the bridal bouquet is also incorporated into the design of the boutonniere as a romantic gesture.  Boutonnieres have long been used as a mark of elegance and masculinity.  Cary Grant and Clark Gable became masculine prototypes, with their black suit always accompanied by a discreet boutonniere.  Although they are not required, they do add additional whimsey to the floral design.

Photography Credits:
Photos by Sarah Beth
Katelyn James Photography
Corbin Gurkin Photography
Rachel May Photography
Audra Wrisley Photography
The Madious
Lissa Ryan Photography
Rebecka Emily Photography
Urban Row Photography
Lindsay King Photography
Hannah Bjorndal Photography
Lauren Thompson Photography
Emily Clack Photography
Flowers by Petals and Promises



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