Well, these still maybe girly, but somewhat less fluffy than some of the English gardens I’ve seen groom’s and their packs awkwardly sporting. Maybe truly manly boutonnieres will be a future post topic…. I’m envisioning legos, transformers, a pez dispenser.
I had a few roses left from a late November wedding (post coming soon) and thought I would make some man adornments (mandornments?… nevermind) that could reflect the mood of the wedding without sacrificing masculinity.
In general, I think man’s look is more balanced with a very petite boutonniere. That way it supports the ensemble rather than bombards it. There are so many other places I’d rather look than the man’s lapel. Most of my leftover roses, however, fell into the bombardment category. Here’s what happened.
Boutonniere 1: Forest-inspired (can you sense an obsession yet?)
What is it made of?- ‘Anna’ Rose, Brassilia, Ruscus, lichen, twig. I love the subtle colors in this rose. The outer petals (removed) actually transition to a magenta stripe.
Boutonniere 2: Titanic Lace… Okay, so this one is totally girly. But I love the flower so much.
What is it made of?- ‘Titanic’ Rose with lace wrap. My endlessly patient model cringed when I forced this one upon him. But I like it.
Boutonniere 3: Prairie
What is it made of?- ‘Vendela’ Rose, Snowberry (one of my faves), scabiosa pod, and a couple sprigs of grass flowers. This rose is a smaller rose and was a good scale. The grass I thought twice about but now I love. It adds some airy, country feel to it.
Boutonniere 4: Sea Disco
What is it made of?- ‘Vendela’ Rose, bear grass, turquoise and green sequins with black sequin wrap! YES!
Boutonniere 5: Birch
What is it made of?- ‘Mt. Everest’ Rose, Some kind of beach growing grass, and birch bark.- Given the chance again I think I would forgo the white bow.
Boutonniere 6: Autumn garden
What is it made of?- Asters, Ceanothus (purple), myrica foliage, spiraea seed head, and twine. I love this. It’s like a miniature bouquet all with items pulled from the garden… and garage.
Boutonniere 7: Pink
What is it made of?- ‘Titanic’ Rose, brassilia, and groundcover roses with blue ribbon wrap. This rose is definitely a big one, but with a shorter stem and the small accents, I think it looks balanced and fantastic. And though it is way pinker than the other pink boutonniere with the same rose, I didn’t get any weird looks from my model.
Stay tuned for wedding photos, Rose analyses, and easy arrangements involving fun with rocks.