Boutonnieres. Ah, hard to pronounce and harder to spell! But what are they? Traditionally, grooms and men in the bridal party were meant to wear a flower in the button hole of their suits. The reasoning goes back decades, and this is just another one of those wedding traditions that has stood the test of time. Today, this tradition still stands, but has been given a lovely and modern twist, sometimes with boutonnieres having no flowers at all. We love this excerpt from The Art of Manliness blog:
"Most men will wear a flower on the lapel of their jacket only a handful of times in their lifetime. This is a shame. Nothing adds panache to a man’s appearance like the confidence embodied in wearing a stylish boutonniere. A simple flower worn on the lapel of a jacket is a gesture full of meaning that extends beyond the flower. Boutonnieres are a symbol of fragile life, of beauty in nature, of love undefined yet captured in a single bloom."
Nothing says unique and fun like a custom made boutonniere. They don't have to be over-the-top, but we love that nowadays you can choose exactly what type of boutonniere will suit your wedding theme! Have a look at some of the options below that we've put together - so different and lovely. We especially love that two local Durban creatives can make these custom designs and they're right on our doorstep - lucky us! You can get in touch with Genevieve Motley
and Nadia van der Mescht
from the details on their website. We adore how unique all their pieces are!
Delicate corsage // No. 2
Groom & Best Man boutonnieres by Genevieve Motley // No. 3
Paper flower corsage // No. 4
Unique & fun cork boutonniere // No. 5
Custom designed cuff links by Genevieve Motley // No. 6
Custom made rosette by Nadia van der Mescht (as featured on The Pretty Blog) // No. 7
Team Groom by Genevieve Motley // No.8
Custom boutonniere by Nadia van der Mescht
Labels: boutonnieres, custom design, genevieve motley, Nadia van der Mescht, on trend, wedding traditions