Post # 1
Fiance and I were looking around online at alternatives to the traditional floral boutonniere. We found a ton of options on etsy. Surprisingly, Fiance was particularly interested in some feather boutonnieres that we found. He actually got pretty enthusiastic about it and is hoping that we can go that route.
My question is this… do you think it would be “random” to have feather boutonieres if feathers are not incorporated into anything else? Or do you think that we would need to try to add feathers elsewhere for cohesiveness?
Personally, I feel like we would need to add feathers elsewhere as well to make it work. We were not presently planning on using them in any way but they do fit the “feel” of our wedding.
Here are the ones he likes:
All thoughts and comments are appreciated!
Post # 3
I think these feather bouts are subtle enough that they can stand on their own without incorporating feathers into the wedding elsewhere. I’m glad that your Fiance found a style that he could be enthusiastic about! I wish I could get my Fiance to feel the same sometimes, haha.
Post # 4
@msbadger7: Thanks for the opinion! Yeah, Fiance is pretty good about getting “appropriately enthusiastic” about wedding related things. Genuine enthusiasm? Maybe. Enthusiasm to make me happy? Probably. I’m shooting for both! haha
Post # 5
Bah – I voted for the wrong thing because I read the question wrong. I DEFINITELY think these can stand alone. I absolutely adore feathers. If they were the male peacock (the green/blue) they may need to tie in elsewhere, but these female feathers with the bit of purple are so beautiful and subtle I think it will look fantastic.
If you really want to tie it in, could you maybe add some to your bouquet? Or even affix it to a brooch around the ribbon/fabric part? Regardless, I think he made a great choice!
Post # 6
I don’t think you need to use feathers elsewhere, but I would incorporate your wedding colors into the boutonnieres- the wrap perhaps?
Post # 7
So pretty. This is going to sound random, but I think I’d either incorporate feathers into the other floral pieces or else find calla lilies the same shade as the inner colors on the feathers (for your example, that deep purple) — there’s something to me about the shape of the callas that would echo the feathers in a nice subtle way.
Post # 8
I think they can stand alone as well, but if you feel like you want to work them in, perhaps you can put a few on the BM’s bouquet handles. Using them in more places would just make them a part of the theme as a whole, which if you don’t really love feather isn’t particularly helpful
Post # 9
Thank you so much for the comments everyone! I feel so much better now that I’m not totally fixated on trying to incorporate feathers! Haha.
I may see about including a few feathers in the bouquets but nothing over the top… lots of time to think about it!
Post # 10
@julies1949: my colors are actually purple and charcoal… so it kind of works out perfectly!
These are the tuxes the guys will be wearing: