Boutonnieres often coordinate with your summer bouquets, but shouldn’t be overly feminine. The boutonniere’s history dates back centuries–originally deemed as the “buttonhole flower” by the French. Men used to wear one daily on their frock coats. Except, your soon-to-be husband most likely hasn’t worn one since high school prom, so let him choose between these options:
Choose contrasting colors such as white and yellow.
Photo: Ivy Weddings
A litte lavender on his lapel will help reduce those pre-ceremony jitters. It’s smell will make him drowsy, (but not fall asleep).
Photo: Studio 563
Consider a stripped red and navy bow tie accented with white hydrangea. Doesn’t this look like the perfect 4th of July wedding suit?
Photo: Diana Deaver Weddings
If you’re having a destination wedding, like this groom did in Mexico, choose a vibrant green orchid.
Photo: Matt Adock of del Sol Photography
5. Baby’s Breath
Personalize a sprig of baby’s breath by wrapping it in twine or lace.
Photo: Clary Photo
Check out more summer boutonnieres in our photo gallery.