Suit up your groom and groomsmen in style with these creative combinations
Written byKimberly GomesApril 13, 2016
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Every groom wants to look his best for the bride. Tack on bits of nature’s beauty by pairing ferns with pint-size succulents alongside ‘Lady Banks’ roses (Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’), Pieris japonica, and thyme. This superb, symmetrical design seamlessly weaves in wedding colors with a subtle pearl ribbon and packs its own punch with a range of plants.
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Orchids & feathers
Interested in adding a hint of Hawaii to your special day? Tie in a bit of the Big Island with this stunning feather and orchid combination. These burgundy beauties come with the perfect amount of color and texture to accent the groom without overpowering his look. Those going with a bohemian wedding style can easily thread feathers into arrangements for an earthy, uniform feel.
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Dark & light delight
This boutonniere combo lets the groom stand out with dark hues of scabiosa alongside red amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus) and eucalyptus, while the light and bright groomsmen sport white spray roses (Rosa hybrida) with Pieris japonica and eucalyptus, adding length and background color.
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Sometimes a little burst of color can go along way. This yellow ranunculus (R. asiaticus) steels the show with a ray of sunshine amidst hellebore's earthy hues and heuchera’s plum, lobed leaves. This boutonniere boasts fullness, texture, and varying tones, making it a gorgeous accessory for stylish grooms.
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This boutonniere bares ‘Blushing Bride’ protea (Serruria florida) with accents of silver Brunia laevis berries and a satin ribbon wrap. Its soft pink hues and modest size offers a more subtle approach for grooms seeking a classy, contained floral design.
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Looking for a boutonniere with understated style? Try this miniature bud design by pairing seeded eucalyptus, wax flower (Chamelaucium uncinatum), and leucadenron (Proteaceaeleucadenron). This Australian-inspired combination uses bright, enchanting colors without big, bold blooms, adding just the right amount of flora for low-key grooms.
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When it comes to boutonnieres you simply can’t go wrong with roses. This groom wears pink roses in varying stages of blooming, set against background bits of seeded eucalyptus and leaves. This option works well alongside bridal bouquets brimming with garden roses. Simply add your favorite native plant for a lovely, timeless arrangement.
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Soft, silver foliage
Complement the bride’s pearly white dress with soft, frosted foliage. This groom’s boutonniere uses the silvery shades of seeded eucalyptus to accent the white, felt-like foliage of Senecio cineraria ‘Dusty Miller.’ This design makes a flawless option for brides and grooms weaving native plants into a classic color scheme.
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Buds & berries
Who says bouquets and boutonnieres are limited to ornamentals? Weave in a range of nature’s finest with this mix of fruits and blossoms. Pair pivet berries (Ligustrum vulgare) with fleshy succulents or combine spray roses (Rosa hybrida) and olive leaves. Either way you’ve got a creative design fitting for a range of rustic weddings.
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Keep it traditional with tight, white roses and lisianthus buds. This elegant option aligns with a wide range of styles and adds a little texture and dimension with scented geranium leaves, Pennisetum messiacum ‘Bunny Tail’ grasses, and eucalyptus.
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Herbs with flair
Bring on the herbs with this lengthy, sophisticated design. This boutonniere serves as a beautiful replacement for eucalyptus with strands of local rosemary and silver Brunia laevis berries. Between its mellow tones and piney aroma, it’s a no-fuss fit for groomsmen.
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Add a pop of color with these bright purple orchids. This charming boutonniere incorporates jasmine blooms (Jasminum polyanthum) and strands of greens for a combination bursting with lively color. Bring it all together with ‘Baby’s Breath’ (Gypsophila paniculata) and pearl pins.