Post # 1
As soon as the Fi popped the question I did what any good bride to be does…I began looking at every wedding related blog, magazine, and pictures known to man. When I began looking for inspiration pics for boutonnieres for the men, I came across beautiful pictures but just wasn’t feeling anything.
I played around with the idea of fiddle head ferns for awhile…then the novelty wore off. I liked the idea of other brides using items besides flowers to construct boutonnieres, and would give me the ability to make them before the wedding and have to worry about one less thing.
That’s when I stumbled across this beauty:
The FI is a big time outdoors man….like he would live outdoors all the time if he could. And in the summer if I want to see him I grab my pole and head to the lake with him…same holds true once the lake freezes and ice fishing begins. How did I not think of this before? It is such a cute idea and another way to incorporate what we like into our day!
With our main colors being a dark purple I found these lures online:
So I am now on a mission to find these adorable suckers. What has everyone else found as inspiration for their man’s boutonniere for the big day?
Post # 3
Those are too cool! Right now I’m considering lavender (fresh or dried?) boutonnieres, but I am not as awesome as you, clearly. 🙂
Post # 4
I LOVE these. I wish I would have seen something like this when I was picking the bout for my dad. Fishing was our father/daughter activity. My dad and I actually taught FI how to fish.
We went really classic. A single black magic rose with some black feathers.
Post # 5
@Beluga: I love the idea of lavender, it smells so good!
@zippylef: I like the cohesiveness of the flower and feathers, we were toying with the idea of having flowers also and the attaching the lure to the wrapped ribbon around the flowers. You could always add a little touch like that for your dad’s bout!
Post # 6
I was really trying to incorporate fly fishing in my boutonnieres. While I didn’t go the actual fly route, I went to my fly tying bench for some inspiration. Here are what I made for groomsmen and myself. They were a hit!
Post # 7
@ThirstyTrout: Oh I love those!!! Any advice on how to do something like that?
Post # 8
In short, lots of trial and error. I had to submit SEVERAL prototypes, and was still tweaking them the morning of. Feathers are not easy to work with at all. I’ve been tying flies for years, and have a pretty good of understanding how binding feathers manipulates their behavior. I’ll shoot you a PM.
Post # 9
What’s great is that they catch fish too!
Post # 10
These are awesome! My FH loves to fish! Thank you for posting this!
Post # 10
upstatebroad: did you find these by chance?