Post # 1
hey guys! this is my second post in diy today- i’ve been busy lately! so here is my issue- our wedding was originally scheduled for september 2012. 6 months before the original date, we had some issues we needed to work out and postponed our wedding (another post for another day!). the first diy project i did after we got engaged were the boutonnieres. Fiance refuses to wear flowers and i was really excited to create something special for him and his guys to wear that reflects not just our style but also their personal styles. i chose a rustic twig/berry combo and i really think they came out fabulous (keep in mind, they were my first diy ever!). Fiance loves them and they’ve become somewhat of a sentimental thing for me.. looking at them i think about how excited i was to be engaged and planning. so now our wedding is in july. all of our colors are the same but i have been feeling like the old boutonnieres may be a little too fall-ish for our summer daytime wedding. what do you guys think?
Post # 3
Before reading your post I looked straight at the picture and thought “ohh i love fall weddings”
So yes, they seem quite fall.
Anyway you can maybe paint the leaf green?
Post # 4
@tranquility: thank you for your input! painting the leaf is not a bad idea.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@dovelovesfalcon: I think they look awesome. I highly doubt that anyone at your actual wedding will think, “Pshaw, this wedding could have been perfect except for those fall-looking bouts…” Ya know? They look cool and rustic to me.
Post # 6
@lolot: hahah true. the things we hem and haw over while planning a wedding! i think they look cool and rustic too. i am going to stop over to michael’s crafts tonight to see if i can get a peach leaf or something to stick in there to make it more summery. thanks!
Post # 7
I would paint the leaves green and maybe paint the “berries” as white, to freshen it up…
Post # 8
I like the idea of a peach like leaf or even green. But I also think they look great the way they are. Great job!!!
Post # 9
@hassle_J: oooooh i love the idea of painting the berries!
@Curly W: thank you!
Post # 10
Do they look very fallish? Yes.
Does it matter? Nope!
They look great and you both love them so keep them!!! Or modify, if you want.
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Agree that they do seem fall-ish, and also agree that a little bit of paint will totally lighten them up. They look great!
Post # 12
very cool and orginial!! I so glad you were able to make your man happy and it’s somrthing you will always remember.
Post # 14
it’s a bit fall-ish but they are also very rustic-looking! good job with them, i think they turned out really well! i think it also really depends on the flowers u are having, the color and theme, etc. 😉 overall i like them the way they are.
Post # 15
They do look a little fallish but that doesn’t matter.there pretty!
Post # 16
@tranquility: I thought the same thing. Don’t get me wrong, they are really cute, but they also really scream fall wedding to me.