DIY Boutonnieres



I think these DIY Boutonnieres are some of the prettiest I have ever seen.  If you want something a little different for your groomsmen/honored gentlemen, try some of these delightful DIY Boutonnieres.


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Wine corks have long been used for many more purposes than the intended sealing of wine bottles.  I love how someone designed the boutonnieres above using a cork as its base. And each could be unique as well, because no two corks are the same, — well neither are flowers!


Would you like something that would last forever?  Well consider these gorgeous felt flowers.  I love them, but frankly, I’d have a difficult time making them…and I bet they’d cost a fortune to have a seamstress create…maybe you have a super talented friend or relative?


And you know I have a fondness for succulents.  I love this style of flower.  Very masculine, and unique.


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Planning a country wedding with a casual flair?  Then these boutonnierers are for you!  They appear to be time consuming to create, but they ARE one of a kind.


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Or maybe you desire something understated, but sparkly – say for a formal evening event?  Then the above adornment is perfect. Some of your groomsmen may scoff at its delicateness, but it’s pretty and surely wouldn’t be cumbersome on the dance floor.


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The above button boutonnierer is adorable, but I doubt it would hold much appeal for men. Not so the one below.  I imagine it would be a big hit among your male attendants.


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Whatever you chose, it would be thoughtful to allow your groom to have some imput into this decision.  Afterall, most of the choices are yous…  🙂











Make Your Boutonnières Your Own



Would you like to make your boutonnières  your own?  It’s lovely, thoughtful, and too often overlooked.  Let’s face it.  Weddings are so often about the bride.  Little girls begin planning their big day in preschool.  Okay…I’m exaggerating a mite…but I DO have four daughters.


The last wedding we attended, Jennifer and Fred’s, sported these beautiful adornments.  What was so special about them?  Well, the bridal couple incorporated their nautical theme in these beautiful flowers. The sea is special to them and their wedding honored their love for it.  Look at these gorgeousimage

boutonnières.  Not only are the flowers perfect, but they have nautical rope attached.  The top bloom is the groom’s.  Notice the “knot”.  The couple “tied the knot.”  Cute, huh!  🙂  The invitations reflected the same theme.  It takes a lot of thought and planning to tie all these loose ends together, yes…pun intended.  The next two photos are of the groomsmen’s boutonnières.  They also sport the nautical rope motif.


The last photo is of the bride and groom.  This gives one a nice view of his boutonnière.  I hope wedding trends continue with more thought and consideration given to the groom and his interests.  A marriage is not just about a wedding…

Next time…should the bride have a “going away” corsage?  I know this is an old-fashioned theme, but I like it.  I had one to pin on MY going away suit when Kenny and I left our reception.  I tried to talk my girls into one – the florist overruled me, and the girls followed her dictate… now why did I allow that?  Good thing I have two more daughters!