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Most brides don't give an overwhelming amount of thought to their groom's boutonniere. In fact, we're sure many of you ladies had simply planned to have your florist pick a bloom from your bouquet and turn it into an accent for your guy's lapel. Sure, these pretty-yet-predictable picks are totally acceptable, but why not pick a mini arrangement that speaks to his style and still coordinates with your bridal blooms?
But how do you go about finding that perfect boutonniere that will earn your guy's seal or approval but still feel like a cohesive part of your overall floral design? Start with color. White, green, and yellow are all popular shades for the groom's bout since they don't evoke an overly feminine feeling. But if you're set on matching his bloom to your pink bouquet, consider coordinating with a more muted hue. Soft peach or orange-infused coral will keep his floral accent in a similar color family, but have an edge he'll surely appreciate.
If don't want to have matching floral details, gift your guy with a bold boutonniere of bright greenery or cool succulents. Another idea we love? A cluster or non-traditional wedding flower like perennial astilbe or clematis.
And if you and your husband-to-be are willing to think outside the box, we love the idea of swapping out flowers for something more unique. A family heirloom, like a cool pin or a vintage key, can be combined with berries or wheat for a wedding-worthy look that speaks to your groom's sensibility.