Who’s ready for a little bout-scootin’ Wednesday?!? Today in the Lowcountry, we’re sharing our current obsession…boutonnieres! I’m not sure why, but boutonnieres have become one of my favorite wedding details. They sum up your entire wedding in one adorable little package and, let’s be serious, who doesn’t love accessorizing all the men in your bridal party? You know I get a little Pinterest crazy sometimes and I live for beautiful, Southern wedding details, so here are a few that caught my eyes from some of our favorite Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach and Charleston weddings.
As you all know, it’s Tuesday, which means it’s detail day around here…and today, it’s all about boutonnieres! While the rules are flexible, most couples tend to accessorize any important person that is not part of the bridal party which a big, beautiful bout. Normally, this tends to include parents, grandparents, ushers and readers. While most leading ladies tend to stress over the style and look of the flowers they will carry down the aisle, few give much thought as to what their husband-to-be will be sporting. Our best advice is to let the your personal style, location and season lead the way and don’t be scared to utilize non-floral materials such as feathers, cotton, fabric and even buttons. Hopefully, this round up will get your creative juices flowing..
I consider myself a decent speller, but the word ’boutonniere’ throws me every time…so, I usually just stick with the term ’bouts’. A ’bout’ is simple and cute (it comes from the French term ‘buttonhole’) and doesn’t put my spelling ability to the test…problem solved! You’ll usually find them as a single bud, sometimes a gathering of 2-3, adorned with leaves or foliage and secured by a simple ribbon. The color scheme of a bout ties in seamlessly with the rest of the wedding and tends to match the bride’s bouquet. We’ve collected Part II (see Part I here!) of our favorites that range from modern to vintage and simple to ornate. Don’t you just love how these little guys perfectly accessorize our Southern fellas.