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The Boutonniere

Well, the boutonniere has certainly come a long way since its matchy carnation days and I must say that I am thrilled. I personally think the boutonniere is a very important element in a wedding because it is one of the few areas that the groom can express himself. Let’s face it we all know that the bride is the star of the day, so this small detail is an opportunity for the groom’s personality to shine through. And lucky for him he has so many more choices than in the past.

Check out these unique boutonniere designs:

These are some great ideas for the guy who may not feel comfortable wearing a flower or just wants the opportunity to incorporate his personality. These boutonnieres can be made by Fitts Rosenow, I found them at the The Man Registry’s Grooms Advice Blog.


I found my personal favorite on The Polka Dot Bride in this photo by Jeff Greenough:


 Here are some flower boutonnieres you can find in our own Wedding Shop.

A more masculine flower:


Here’s a beautiful Sunflower Boutonniere:


Wedding Flower Trends for Fall

Fall isn’t here yet but it’s definitly time to start planning for that fall wedding if you haven’t yet!  I’m excited to have a guest post today from Sarah Harris of Wedding Planning Advice where you can find a selection of wedding widgets to countdown the days until your wedding! 

Fall brings pumpkins, multicolored oak leaves, and new wedding flower trends! Even though a simple, white rose wedding bouquet can be an easy go-to, these new trends can inspire you to think outside of the box when designing your wedding bouquets and flower décor.

Fall Wedding Flowers Baby’s Breath

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No Longer Just a Filler

Even though some women may cringe at the sight of this “filler flower,” a large bouquet of baby’s breath can be a simple, low-cost alternative to an orchid or rose stuffed bouquet. If you choose this unique style, you can be sure to turn heads with this new and trendy idea. The understated beauty of a baby’s breath bouquet is decidedly girly while remaining unpretentious.

Fall Wedding Flowers Moss

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Say it with Moss

If you are a DIY diva and love wedding projects, this fall wedding trend is for you. Moss can be a wonderful design element for many do-it-yourself wedding projects. Creating a monogram or initial out of moss will add a natural element to your décor. Also, your guests will be impressed with your stellar DIY skills!

Affordable Fall Wedding Flowers

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Less is More

Even though some wedding flower designs can be over the top, you do not have to follow suit and bury your reception under a plethora of petals. Sometimes a simple bunch of the same flower is more beautiful and interesting than a multicolored slew of stems. If you love this fall wedding flower trend, you can be sure that you will save time and money.

Yellow Fall Wedding Flowers

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Just Plant It

Natural elements are hot for fall wedding flower décor. What is more natural than a “planted” flower in the grass? A new trend for wedding flower design is to make your flowers appear to be growing from the ground. Though this trend may take more time and effort from you or your floral designer, your guests will love the look of your beautiful aisle.

Centerpieces: From the Sublime to the not so Sublime

Thinking of doing your own centerpieces? Or just want to give them your personal touch? Jo Gartin, celebrity wedding planner, in her book Jo Gartin’s Weddings: An Inspiring Guide for the Stylish Bride gives some ideas…

– Make sure your guests can see each other, make them either tall and skinny or short and fat

– All of the centerpieces don’t have to be the same, but you might like to stick to the same color scheme

– Ask your florists if you can buy your own vases if the ones the florist uses are quite to your liking.

– Maybe go flowerless, go with candles or fruit

For your viewing pleasure here are some centerpiece examples. I’m going to start off with some beautiful ideas from Dandelion Ranch located in Los Angeles, one isn’t really a centerpiece, it’s a Pussy Willow Screen but I thought it was pretty unique so I had to include it…

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Here are some centerpieces photographed at actual weddings. I think some are good, some not so good, you be the judge. For photo credits click on the photo.

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The options are limitless!

Remember if you go the traditional route with a cut flowers, make the day of someone less fortunate. Donate your flowers to a homeless shelter or to a convalescent home.


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