Post # 1
i had etsy seller Ellefdesigns do our bouts with vintage velvet flowers and little brass charms. the one on the left is for my dad and my FI’s dad…it has a brass four leaf clove charm, and the one on the right is for the groomsmen with a little lucky horseshoe charm. the flash on my phone makes the pink look a little lighter, and makes the leaves look much shinier than they in person.
this is an issue my mom argued with me about – she thinks i should use fresh flowers. she hasn’t seen these yet – i’m nervous to show them to her.
Post # 3
oops! forgot to add that Ellefdesigns was awesome to work with!
Post # 4
They’re cute! don’t let your mom talk you into real flowers if you’ve already bought these and you have them in your hot little hands. Otherwise, what a waste of money!
I’m not doing real ones, either. They die in the heat, stain the jackets, and get crushed too easily.
Post # 5
Those are too cute! I think once she sees them she’ll fall in love too!
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Very cute! The polka dot fabric adds a surprise bit of whimsy to the bouts. Let us know what your mother thinks!
Post # 7
I think their really sweet! I used vintage paper Lily of the valley for my bouts and am SOOOOOO glad I did. There was no fuss all day. Also I’ve seen them pinned up at almost everyones house who wore them. You can’t tell from photographs that their fake and no one will remember in 20 years , but I did put my grooms in a shadowbox.
Post # 8
They are cute!! I’m still debating on whether to use real flowers or silk. I think the designer did a great job!!
Post # 9
They’re awesome! Dang! Y’all are totally inspiring me to use faux flowers for the bouts!
Post # 10
thank you for the responses! @ ejs4y8: i totally agree with the wilted, stained suits, fresh flower stuff. That is one of the main reasons i wanted to try something different for the bouts. plus i felt that some whimsy with the grooms bouts would be fun and add a unique touch to the wedding. i haven’t shown them to her in person yet…that’s tomorrow…but i went ahead and sent my mom the pic. her response – "i like them – a LOT!"
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
Great news! I think that the idea of a keepsake boutonniere is so sweet. (It probably has to do with my pack-rat tendencies.) I could totally see those as something that would be passed down through generations. :o)
At one point, I was planning on doing this project from Martha.