Post # 1
So since Im not big into flowers, our october wedding is more themed around leaves. My sister is making my bouquet from our late grandmothers brooch collection infused with all things fall, and in keeping with the navy and gold color scheme, this is the boutoniere I have made, handpainting and glittering silk leaves. What does everyone think?
Post # 3
@lpore3003: Nicely done. 🙂 I think my main concern would be the glitter. Did you seal it at all? Poor guys might be covered in glitter by the end of the night.
Post # 4
@lpore3003: Hi there. I’m not sure who to say this so I’m just going to put it out there. They look half-done and a bit kid-sy. Like there’s just not enough in them to look like anything but a slighly unfinished craft project.
Limit the glitter and look for something with nicer finishes (perhaps a few more bucks on supplies) to get a more refined look.
I just did an image search on Bing using “handmade fall boutonnieres” and I saw some great ideas. I’d keep experimenting.
Post # 5
@Soon2BeMrsS: I realized that right away lol, I can just picture the photos, everyone glitter bombed. I did seal it and it sealed quite nice so hopefully no rogue glitter
Post # 7
@lpore3003: I would tone it down a little. Right now it says “New Year’s Eve”to me.
Post # 8
I agree that all the glitter is a little much.
What about using the regular silk leaf, like the one in the back, and adding a more natural element? Right now those blue balls are making it look a little artifical but since your theme is more focused on nature/leaves, a more natural element would look better.
Something like this with your silk leaf and blueberries or a navy blue feather:
Post # 10
@LilRhodyGem: I hate to agree, but I do.
I would suggest getting rid of the glitter (or doing something like making a fabric leaf from cloth with glitter sewn into it). You could also look into getting really interesting, natural bird feathers online.
Post # 11
@lpore3003: I agree with the pp posters, the glitter is overwhelming. Love the example julies1949 had! Tatsteful and in keeping with your theme.
Post # 12
I don’t like them. There is way too much glitter – fine for the ladies, not really very good for dudes. They look sort of cheap and poorly thought out, and I know that’s not a very nice thing to say but I come froma design background, so I’m not just being snarky.
I don’t think my FI would wear glitter, and his groomsmen would certainly laugh at him (I mean they’d wear it, but they’d make fun of it)
Why can’t you incorporate something like the brooch boquet? Maybe a brooch-ish button with a navy ribbon behind it, attached to a pin.
Post # 13
I like it, think it’s pretty. I made my boutinierres as well
Post # 14
Too much glitter to me. I like some of the suggestions by PP’s though