Just about any bloom will work for the wedding boutonniere, but why stick with predictable picks? Luckily, there's no shortage of ideas. But how do you pick the perfect wedding boutonniere that will earn your seal of approval and still feel like a cohesive part of your floral design?
What Is a Boutonniere?
A boutonniere is a floral accessory worn on the lapel of a tux or suit jacket for special occasions such as weddings.
Start with the color: White, green, and yellow are all popular shades. Another great way to balance out a boutonniere is with the addition of bold greenery. Fresh herbs, leafy greens, or a modern succulent are all great additions to softer-hued flowers. Or go with one large succulent, a cluster of greens or berries, or a barely there off-white cluster of nontraditional wedding flowers—we like perennial astilbe or clematis—for a look that expresses a more modern style.
In an effort to help you select the perfect boutonniere, we rounded up 59 great ideas that you're sure to love.
Dainty Gold Arrows and Brunia Berries
A boutonniere made of dainty gold arrows and accented with brunia berries, dusty miller, and greenery, created by Sweet Woodruff.
Annabelle Roses and Greenery
A boutonniere of muted pink, peach, and green flowers, including Annabelle roses, dusty miller, and greenery, created by Cattleya Flowers.
A purple clematis boutonniere created by Sebesta Floral + Event Design.
White Gardenia With Dusty Miller
A small white gardenia boutonniere accented with dusty miller created by Amaryllis Floral & Event Design.
Green Succulent With Red Floral Accents
A green succulent boutonniere with red floral accents, created by Make My Day Count.
Berry and Gum Leaves
A simple boutonniere comprised of berry and gum leaves and additional greenery created by Petal + Pod.
Astilbe Tied With Ribbon
A ribbon-tied boutonniere made of astilbe and greenery, created by Mallory Joyce.
Mini Tulips and Herbs
A yellow and green boutonniere comprised of mini tulips and herbs, created by Amy Burke Designs.
White Ranunculus and Greenery
A rustic, twine-wrapped boutonniere comprised of a single white ranunculus and greenery accents.
Calla Lily With Greenery Accents
Succulent With Snowberries
A succulent boutonniere, accented with snowberries and dusty miller leaves, created by Designs by Jeremiah.
Hydrangea Blossoms, Berries, and Acorns
A white and green boutonniere comprised of hydrangea blossoms, berries, and acorns, created by Martha's Gardens.
A classic boutonniere comprised of off-white roses created by Butterfly Floral & Event Design.
A rustic thistle boutonniere created by New Leaf Design.
Single Simple Succulent
A simple succulent boutonniere created by Karen Lenahan Designs.
Succulents, Cotton, and Balsa Wood Flowers
A boutonniere comprised of succulents, cotton, and balsa wood flowers, tied with rustic string, created by Twigg Botanicals.
Succulents and Protea
A modern boutonniere comprised of a succulent, protea, and buds, created by The Little Branch.
A cream rose boutonniere with leafy accents, created by Sara York Grimshaw Designs.
Pink Garden Rose
A bright pink garden rose boutonniere created by Wisteria Lane Floral Design Studio.
Bold Orange Ranunculus
A bold orange ranunculus boutonniere created by Enflora.
White Overblown Ranunculus
A classic white boutonniere comprised of a single overblown ranunculus created by Island Ambiance.
Pink Garden Rose With Dusty Miller
A pink garden rose boutonniere with dusty miller and greenery, created by Jonica Moore Studio.
Mustache Pin With Dried Wheat
A mustache pin boutonniere accented with dried wheat and flowers.
White and Green Stephanotis
A classic white and green stephanotis boutonniere created by Wicked Willow.
Artificial Flowers With a Vintage Skeleton Key
A boutonniere made of red and purple artificial flowers and a vintage skeleton key, created by Grand Floral.
Peach Ranunculus and Silver Brunia
A boutonniere comprised of a single peach ranunculus, silver brunia, and tied with black and gray ribbons, created by Nola Flora.
Cream Rose With Greenery
A cream rose boutonniere tied with green ribbon, created by Sara York Grimshaw Designs.
Eucalyptus and Fresh Herbs
A boutonniere comprised of eucalyptus and fresh herbs, created by Floralearth.
Hydrangea Blossoms With a Green Garden Rose
A white and green boutonniere comprised of hydrangea blossoms and a green garden rose, created by Vault + Vine.
Peach Ranunculus With an Air Plant
An air plant and peach ranunculus boutonniere created by The Little Branch.
White Ranunculus With Greenery
A boutonniere made of white ranunculus and greenery accents, created by Anna Held Floral Design Studio.
Succulent With Red Berry Accents
A succulent boutonniere with red berries, created by Branch Design Studio.
White Ranunculus With Snowberry Accents
A white ranunculus boutonniere, accented with greenery and snowberries, created by Oak Leaf Florist.
White Orchid Held by a Dotted Ribbon
A white orchid boutonniere tied together with a black and white dotted ribbon.
Succulent With Cotton Accents
Florist Elaine Pisarcik paired a succulent with cotton and greenery for this laid-back groom's boutonniere.
Succulents and Pink Hypericum Berries
Florist Megan Wilkes created a heat-friendly boutonniere comprised of succulents and pink hypericum berries.
Lavender and Spider Mum
A pale purple boutonniere comprised of lavender and a purple-and-white spider mum, created by Steve's Flower Market.
Simple Freesia Bud
A single freesia bud boutonniere represents innocence and friendship.
Textured Boutonniere With Berries and Ferns
A textured boutonniere with viburnum berries, raspberries, ferns, and millet, tied with a ribbon.
Single Regal Calla Lily
A majestic calla lily boutonniere adequately showcases the flower's meaning: regal.
Succulent, Lavender, and Eucalyptus
A rustic boutonniere comprised of a succulent, sprigs of lavender, seeded eucalyptus, and wheat, created by Blooms + Flora.
Eucalyptus Leaves and Greenery
A fresh boutonniere comprised of eucalyptus leaves and greenery.
Acorns and Berries
A whimsical boutonniere in an arrangement of acorns, freesia bud, privet berries, and seeded eucalyptus.
Single Elegant Orchid
A single orchid boutonniere adds an exotic touch and a little bit of drama to any event. The flower itself symbolizes refinement and charm.
An Air Plant Paired With Eucalyptus
A fresh air plant boutonniere fashioned with gold seeded eucalyptus.
Miniature Wreath Made From Greenery
Anyone who wears a stylish miniature wreath fashioned from fresh greenery on their jacket is sure to stand out.
A Single Rose
A sweet single rose boutonniere brings out the blue in this navy suit.
Bougainvillea and Unripened Mandarin Oranges
An elegant boutonniere of white bougainvillea, unripened mandarin oranges, and seasonal local foliage.
White Spray Roses Paired With Hypericum Berries
A natural berry boutonniere combining hypericum berries, white spray roses, and eucalyptus leaves is tied together with a peach silk ribbon.
A Succulent Boutonniere Personalized With a Pin
How's this for a modern look? A pastel, sky-blue hue calls for attention, but the green succulent boutonniere and cool, crystal guitar pin add a soft touch of personal flair.
Red Carnation With Eucalyptus
Winter calls for rich, jewel tones. We love the wintry mix of red carnation, blue thistle, willow eucalyptus, and ivy on this seasonal boutonniere.
A Single Dark Red Ranunculus
This groom paired a deep red ranunculus by Everly Alaine Florals with his classic black suit and bow tie.
A Bright Red Rose With Greenery Accents
Marco Alexzondra Floral Design created this boutonniere blend of rosemary, sage, snowberry, eucalyptus leaves, jasmine, fern, and a red spray rose to serve as a sharp contrast to the otherwise subdued wedding colors.
Brilliant Orange-Hued Flower With Greenery Accents
This chic blend matched the bride's bouquet, all created by Laina Graf Florals.
A Single Soft Yellow Rose With Minimal Greenery
This yellow rose boutonniere by Betty Flowers Santorini blended well with the soft tones of the groom's natural linen suit.
Stunning Standalone White Orchid
This stunning white orchid was created by Xquisite Events in Florida and served as the perfect complement to the timeless style of the wedding.
A Fly Fishing-Inspired Boutonniere
The bride's uncle hand-made a fishing fly for each boutonniere because he and the groom both love the sport. This blend of white mjolika rose, dusty miller, and astilbe was crafted by Virginia's Country Garden Florist.
White Ranunculus With Subtle Greenery
Petals and Pours created this blend of white ranunculus and greenery for a subtle statement.
A Twine-Wrapped Mini-Bouquet
This twine-wrapped mini-bouquet is the perfect touch on a timeless black tux.