3.31.2009

boys need flowers too.

In the form of a boutonniere, that is! I'm a fan of simple ones with green hypericum berries for our ringbearers, because you know they are going to destroy them by the end of the night anyway!
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Next up, the groomsmen. We'll be keeping it simple for them too, adding in a few button mums (possibly in purple, green, or a mix) to add some color. Nothing too elaborate, just something to dress us their collars a little.
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Lastly and most importantly, we have the groom of course! The Mr. will be wearing a different bout than the rest of the gents, containing a purple dahlia and probably more of the same hypericum berries to tie them all together.
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All that's left to decide is who will be making them! I have a florist, but I feel like these would be so simple to make. And with an estimate of around $12 per bout from our florist, it's worth it to try. I'll be sure to post an update when I do.

Is anyone else considering making their own boutonnieres?

4 comments:

Kristen said...

IT sounds like a good idea to make your own, just make sure they are strong enough. Some of mine, that were made by the florist, broke before the wedding and we had to try and fix them quickly. Good Luck!!

Mara (The Wedding Cabaret) said...

these are great!

Jessica said...

i loooove your idea for the groom! cannot wait to see the results!

sjhouser said...

I love the button mums for the groomsmen...I had no idea they came in purple too?!? (I'm quite sheltered when it comes to flowers) I think you could totally make them yourself...I actually made my date one for our senior prom (i just happened to volunteer at a flower shop at the time)..so if I can do it anyone can!