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boutonnieres avaIt is so very important for any bride to choose the perfect wedding bouquet. But what about guys? Many grooms also want to be flamboyant and stand out in a crowd. Specially for them, we have wedding boutonnieres or buttonholes – tiny accessories that can indicate the groom’s personality in the most charming way possible. Most people think that male boutonnieres should be made strictly from flowers but we have much better ideas to share with you. Besides, wedding trends in 2019 are fresh and unexpected, including groom’s buttonhole trends. Intrigued? Let’s find out more.

A wedding buttonhole or boutonniere is sort of a groom’s wedding bouquet. Originally, it is a tiny arrangement – single or several flowers pinned to the buttonhole or lapel of a suit jacket, tuxedo, or vest. This item makes the groom stand out among other males at the wedding. The tradition to use a groom’s boutonniere exists for a long time already and this tiny but charming accessory never fades out of fashion.

 

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Male buttonholes made from artificial flowers, wax beads, and ribbons. These are modern replicas of authentic Ukrainian boutonnieres from the 19th-early 20th century

 

At some weddings, only the groom gets the honor of wearing a boutonniere, but usually, several men have buttonholes pinned to their fancy suits. They are the groom, of course, the groomsmen, and the ring bearer. It is less common for the couple’s fathers and stepfathers to wear boutonnieres. Though, too many of these festive accessories can cause chaos during the wedding ceremony and party, don’t you think?

The groom’s buttonhole should match his bride’s wedding bouquet. Usually, the same flowers or other decorative elements are used for both accessories. Also, the boutonniere should be styled in the same design as the general theme of the wedding ceremony. It looks classy when everything is thought-out and balanced perfectly.

 

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Vintage wedding boutonnieres from Ukraine, late 19th-early 20th century

 

Classic wedding buttonholes are made of flowers, a single rose is the most popular choice. The rose can be of any color. Often, some greenery or smaller blossoms are added. Some people also use a calla flower, a clove, a bunch of forget-me-nots or lilies of the valley, etc. In Scotland, a thistle is a popular herb of choice because it’s the traditional plant and symbol of the country. In any case, there are hundreds of variants what flowers to use and how to arrange them.

 

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Male buttonholes made from artificial flowers, wax beads, and ribbons. These are modern replicas of authentic Ukrainian boutonnieres from the 19th-early 20th century

 

Lately, there is a new trend in creating groom’s boutonnieres – flowers aren’t the only material used to make these accessories anymore. In 2019, various other items became fashionable. For instance, fruits – a lot of wedding bouquets and matching buttonholes this season are constructed using small exotic fruits accompanied by some greenery. Also, acorns, pine cones, herbs and spices are used – the smell is extra bonus. Besides, originally, bridal bouquets were made from herbs and spices (read more about it here). A men’s buttonhole doesn’t even have to be made from organic materials – it can be paper, lego pieces, plastic figurines, lace or other fabric, ribbons, and so many other alternatives to flowers.

 

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Several groom’s buttonholes made from artificial flowers, wax beads, and ribbons. These are modern replicas of authentic Ukrainian boutonnieres from the 19th-early 20th century

 

Don’t be shy to make something really creative for your wedding. Just use some imagination and consider the theme of your wedding. The bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere can be the most funny and charming thing at your wedding. Make them show your personality.

Here are several wedding buttonholes pinned to the brides’ wedding costumes. They would be worn by the grooms. They match the bridal wreath, folk wedding headdress, of each bride

 

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