Welcome to the newest segment of our blog!
We’ve been privileged to be around so many beautiful weddings and we’ve had the chance to be inspired by many of those that have given so much attention into the details of their most memorable day. And because we know it would be really selfish of us to keep it to ourselves, so now we’d like to share it with you!
We’re excited! And our first topic of choice: Boutonnieres! It’s probably the last thing anyone thinks about when preparing a wedding. But we’ve watched these little accessories play such a big part in the fun of things during weddings that we just can’t resist to talk about it.
Boutonnieres are defined by Wikipedia as “a floral decoration, worn by men, typically a single flower or bud. The word comes from the French word for buttonhole. While worn frequently in the past, boutonnieres are now usually reserved for special occasions for which formal wear is standard, such as prom, homecomings, funerals and weddings. (Women who wear jackets on these occasions also often may wear “buttonholes”, but more typically a woman would wear a corsage.” Nowadays, a lapel pin is worn more often than flowers on business suits.”
Actually, the traditional flower used for boutonnieres are carnations. However, at weddings today, we don’t see that often. Usually the flowers used as boutonniere on the groom, his groomsmen, the father of the bride and the father of the groom, as well as brothers from both sides, are flowers used throughout the whole wedding or the flower of choice, so to speak. But what we find fascinating lately is how boutonnieres have evolved into something beyond flowers, into something more creative. Many have said that more than the symbol of formality, they’ve added customized touches into their boutonnieres that makes it more personal. And on top of it, after the day, they have the option to turn it into a keepsake from the day. Our friendly boutonniere makers from Le Paperville says that inspirations to create comes from many, such as the personality of the person that will wear it, his hobby, his profession – it can almost come from anything. The boutonniere serves as a symbol that represents the person wearing it. How fun is that?
Isn’t it amazing how we can have so much fun with this little detail without reducing the purpose of it all? Lucky for all of us, there are now many vendors who provide customized boutonniere services in varied price ranges, depending on the complexity of the designs and the materials of choice. So, if you’re in the midst of wedding preparation, don’t forget to put customized boutonnieres on your list. It’s never too late.
I hope you’ve enjoyed our very first Wedding Inspiration segment as we had fun putting it all together! You can look forward to this segment coming up once a month where we’ll be bringing up different topics. If you’ve got a specific topic that you’d like us to bring up, just send us a shout out by commenting here or on our Facebook page.
Photos courtesy of Joe & Kinsky, Agung & Anita, Nicholas & Natasha, Andika & Vony, Danang & Ruth, Franky & Verlin, Ardie & Febe, Steve & Dolly, Wira & Meliana.