Real groom Peter and his groomsmen donned calla lily boutonnieres on his wedding day. See more images here. Image: Story of Love
Whether you call them buttonholes or boutonnieres, lapel flowers were, once, a common site on men’s suits and tuxedos, however, just about the only place we see them these days is at a wedding. Though traditionally worn by the men in the bridal party, these days, they can be worn by both sexes and, sometimes, they don’t even contain flowers!
Here are 8 gorgeous
buttonholes that will inspire you! Inspiration: woodland wedding
Image: Jamie Groom Photography | See more images of George and Megan’s Real Wedding here
For something different, forgo the flower heads and, instead, highlight of natural beauty of green foliage. Add extra effect by wrapping the stems in twine.
Inspiration: Spring has sprung
Image: Sussie Mellstedt Photography | See more images of Daniel and Sanna’s Real Wedding here
Reminiscent of spring, bright pinks and greens contrast well against this neutral colours such as grey or brown.
Inspiration: traditional elegance
Image: Maua London
rose is about as traditional as you can get when it comes to boutonnieres, though carnations and cornflowers as well as poppies and orchids are classics, too. Inspiration: colour
Image: Sanshine Photography | See more images of Mike and Emily’s Real Wedding here
A pop of bright colour can be accentuated when using a single
flower. This look is perfect for both a spring or summer wedding! Inspiration: native
Image: Akito Floral Design
A striking combination of native style
blooms, this buttonhole, which is perfect for an outdoor wedding, is all about unusual textures. Inspiration: pastel perfection
Image: Lilac and Wild
Sweet and elegant, a soft peach
pastel-coloured cluster of roses is the perfect choice of boutonniere for a romantic, vintage wedding. Inspiration: rustic
Image: Jarek Lepak Photography | See more images of Chris and Kathryn’s Real Wedding here
Gypsophila never looked so good! This style of buttonhole is so simple to create and so effective. A great look for a
rustic-themed wedding. Inspiration… lego!
Image: Charlene Morton | See more images of Darren and Kate’s Real Wedding here
While, traditionally, buttonholes are
flowers, modern couples wanting to add a spot of fun sometimes ditch the flowers entirely, opting, instead, for superheroes, cartoon characters and, even cars!