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The French word boutonniere means ‘buttonhole.’ In the past, men often wore a single flower or bud in the button hole of the left lapel on their jackets. Today, these floral decorations are reserved for special occasions, such as weddings. I’ve collected some interesting boutonniere ideas for modern weddings and you will notice only one of them uses a real flower. For a classic elegance, a red rose bud on a black tuxedo never goes out of style.
This boutonniere looks like a flower but is actually made out of film. It is masculine, pays tribute to the groom’s personality or interests, and would work well in a vintage-inspired wedding (from bridalinquirer.com)
Surprisingly, I found this exotic orchid boutonniere on academy-florists.com, a florist based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba. These bright yellow orchid boutonnieres are elegant and fun at the same time – perfect for a summer wedding, just like a platinum wedding band. These unique-looking flowers are Mokara orchids, a hybrid orchid originating in Singapore, the bright yellow Mokara orchids pop perfectly from a dark navy suit.
This pinwheel is an interesting spin on the boutonniere. I can’t imagine it sharing space with anything other than a bow tie, can you? This boutonniere was featured on Ruffled (ruffledblog.com), a source of inspiration for vintage brides planning their weddings.
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