One of the most fascinating (and overwhelming) parts of wedding planning is thinking of and visualizing all the tiny parts of your day. Once you've booked the venue, the photographer, and the planner, bought the dress and picked a colour scheme - that's when it hits you. There are so many things to design and put together to make this day turn out beautifully! That's one of the reasons we highly recommend working with an experienced designer. In addition to helping you define the look and style you want for your wedding, they are experts at helping you pull all the details together in a cohesive way that fits your budget.
We're starting with boutonnieres because they are so often overlooked. These tiny little details can be as simple or as unique as you desire. As a photographer I love pulling details together to showcase the story of their day. Being able to photograph well thought out pieces like a custom invitation suite and coordinating boutonnieres can add an extra element of design and beauty to the album spreads.
That being said, I'm a firm believer in staying true to who you are. Don't have boutonnieres simply because you "think" you're supposed to have them. If you don't like boutonnieres, don't have them. Invest the money in another aspect of your day. Instead of ending up with something that you don't like, sometimes it's better to bypass it altogether and invest in elements that enhance your wedding day. Having a beautiful wedding day that is meaningful and authentic is the best possible outcome!
As you consider what type of boutonnieres you want, keep in mind that there will be some availability and budget considerations to consider. Gather a few pictures of boutonnieres that you're interested in as a starting place and discuss them with your designer and florist. Your designer will be able to make suggestions on how to coordinate them with the overall look of your day and a professional florist will be able to work with you from there.
We've curated some beautiful images styled by Social & Co Events to give you some inspiration as you consider this tiny aspect of your day.
Photography | Parrish House Photos