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What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick, and Why

Wondering what kind of boutonniere to pick? We’ll help! Find out which boutonniere style fits in best with your wedding theme. Plus, get more advice on wedding themes in the book, The Inspired Wedding.

Hi, lovelies! My, oh my, it is gorgeous outside. Spring finally got serious with winter and showed him the door, making this the most beautiful spring I’ve seen in some time. Hello, 65 and sunny! Where have you been? Anyway, I hope it’s spring-y where you are, too! Today we’re talking about what kind of boutonniere to pick for your wedding, depending on your theme. When it comes to your wedding theme, it’s all about the details. Simply put: themed details make for a more cohesive event. And today, we’re showing you what kind of boutonniere to pick for your groom and groomsmen. So whether you’re planning a beach wedding, a modern loft-style reception, a vintage ceremony, or you’re tying the knot in a woodland wedding, we’ve got you covered! See which boutonnieres we’ve handpicked just for you, based on a handful of seven delightful themes (you’ll find similar themes in my new book, too, which will help you plan the ultimate themed wedding). Enjoy!

What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick

Let’s begin with finds for your nautical or beach themed wedding.

Nautical / Beach

For a nautical wedding, what kind of boutonniere to pick depends on what colors you’ve selected. If you’re opting for a traditional navy blue and white color palette, a striped boutonniere, like this one, is ideal.

striped navy and white ribbon boutonniere with jute twine and anchor charm | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by all for love by gina

knotted rope boutonniere for nautical wedding | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by all for love by gina

If you’re not sure on color, you can opt for something with a nautical twist: this knotted boutonniere features a figure 8 knot made from jute twine.

Or, a compass boutonniere is a fun alternative to a traditional boutonniere and can be easily attached to his lapel.

compass boutonniere for nautical wedding | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by all for love by gina

If your wedding is specifically beach themed, a starfish boutonniere like this one fits perfectly.

starfish boutonniere for beach wedding | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by twining vines

Bohemian

For a bohemian wedding, it’s all about the whimsical and the free-spirited feel. As such, feathers tie in perfectly with your boutonniere choice. This is one of our favorites:

feather boutonniere for bohemian wedding | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by feather divine

Another option is a fun, whimsical fabric boutonniere… like these!

fabric boutonnieres for bohemian wedding | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by cottonbird designs

Modern

For a modern wedding, opt for something minimalist. For instance, here is a flower boutonniere (made of clay):

clay dogwood boutonniere for modern wedding | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by parsi

Succulents are always a nice boutonniere option, too. If you’re planning a more elegant modern wedding, skip the burlap and opt for one with a clean, simple look, like this:

modern boutonniere made of succulent | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by lot450 shop

And remember, for a modern wedding his boutonniere doesn’t have to resemble a traditional boutonniere at all. For instance, check out this button boutonniere we found:

modern button boutonniere | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by nonimode

Another example of a modern boutonniere is a lapel pin. We spotted these wood ones here, which is fitting for a modern wedding with a rustic, outdoorsy feel.

squirrel lapel pin as modern wedding boutonniere alternative | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by cabin + cub

And finally, a very minimal dried flower, like this boutonniere made from blue echinops, gives you yet another option:

modern boutonniere | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by eucca

How to Pick a Boutonniere – Vintage

For a vintage wedding, pick a boutonniere with nostalgic details. One of my favorites: a bountonniere handmade from a page from a vintage book.

vintage boutonniere | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by the sunny bee

This one, too, with a hint of lace:

lace and vintage book page boutonniere | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by the sunny bee

And this cameo ‘button’ boutonniere is made from vintage finds:

vintage button boutonniere | photo: clay austin | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by rustic creek, photo by clay austin photography

by rustic creek, photos by clay austin photography

Rustic

When deciding what kind of boutonniere to pick for a rustic wedding, burlap is usually a bride’s number one choice. Add birch flowers and you have a stunning combination, like this:

< flowers wrapped in burlap | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by rustic blend

We talked about succulents as a modern boutonniere option, but succulents can work for rustic weddings, too. Opt for one that has a burlap or jute-wrapped stem for a little more rustic flair.

succulent boutonnieres for rustic wedding | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by flora

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42 Bride and Groom Chair Signs (PHOTOS)

Looking for wedding chair signs for your big day? You’ve come to the right place! This is a HUGE roundup of decorative handmade chair signs we know you’ll love. But don’t let the fun stop there: subscribe + stay in the loop!

Move over, boring chairs: it’s time for fun, totally creative wedding chair signs to take center stage! It’s Monday and we know you need a serious kick in the you-know-what for inspiration. You’ve been lazying around watching Netflix all weekend, no? Well it’s time to get serious and start crossing more to-do’s from your list. Today we’re talking about bride and groom chair signs and unique chair sign ideas. Today’s round up of (count ‘em!) forty-two amazing ideas are sure to get those creative juices flowing. Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Wedding Chair Signs

1. These gold bride and groom chair signs for mod couples

bride and groom chair signs cute | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by host and toast studio

2. These signs in Italian

It means, “To Have” and “To Hold”

to have, to hold (in italian) chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

sugar and chic shop

3. These geometric beauties

geometric wedding chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by host and toast studio

4. These chair signs made from your silhouettes

silhouette bride and groom chairs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by from kelly with love

5. These chair signs will get that song stuck in your head (in a good way)

i belong with you bride and groom chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by host and toast studio

6. These chair signs are personalized with your new name

mr and mrs bride and groom chair signs personalized | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by to have to hold art

7. Or this monogram can tie you two together, literally

monogram chair sign bride and groom chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by host and toast studio

8. This wood chair sign set is adorable

by lh calligraphy, photo: natalie franke

9. These script-y signs

bride and groom chairs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/ | via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by host and toast studio

10. These chair signs with engraving

the bride the groom chair | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by susabellas

11. These embroidery hoops are so cute, you should attached to a ribbon and hang on chairs

custom made embroidery hoop | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by stitch folks

12. And these!

embroidered mr and mrs chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by mama bleu designs

13. Or this!

custom emboidery hoop | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/
by stitch folks

14. These Gatsby inspired chair signs

mr mrs gatsby chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by z create design

15. This reclaimed wood sign is perfect for rustic-loving couples

just married barn wood sign | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/
by the lovely glass jar

16. These wood signs

bride groom chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by zcreate design

17. These signs in gold

mr mrs chair signs at head table | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/
by z create design

18. These chair signs for the nautical couple

captain and mate chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/
by z create design

19. These rustic-inspired chair signs with burlap and wood

mr mrs chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by borden specifics

20. These I love her, I love him chair signs

i love her i love him | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/
by the beeze knees

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9 Amazing Plantable Wedding Invitations + Favors

Looking for plantable wedding invitations, favors + more? You’ve found it! Now make sure you subscribe, though, or you’ll miss other fun posts like this one.

It’s no surprise that eco-friendly plantable wedding goods are so popular right now. I mean, when you can take a wedding essential — like invitations — and recycle them into the earth to make wildflowers, I’d say that’s pretty amazing. Well, that’s what we found when we popped into I Do Bliss and saw her beautiful plantable wedding invitations. And then we dug deeper and found other plantable wedding goods from all around the web we knew you would also love! Why stop at invitations when you can tie your love for nature-inspired finds throughout your big day, including favors, save the dates, and decor? Now you can give back a little to good ol’ Mother Nature when you tie that knot. Enjoy!

Plantable Wedding Invitations, Favors & More

1. Plantable Wedding Invitations

Let’s begin with the plantable wedding invitations that inspired this entire post. These beach inspired invites have certain portions that are plantable. Take a peek!

wildflower plantable wedding invitation
by i do bliss

2. Chic Seed Packet Favors

These seed packet favors are a charming idea for a bridal shower or wedding reception.

red cloud boutique

love blooms seed packets

by red cloud boutique

3. Plantable Floral Decor

Use these flowers as tabletop decor at your cake table or guest book table. After the wedding, plant and you’ll see wildflowers bloom!

plantable poppies

by paper sprouts

by paper sprouts

4. Plantable Save the Date

This particular save the date was designed for a destination wedding, but there are other styles available, too.

love is in the air plantable save the date

by recycled ideas

This state-inspired one is cute, too!

save the date state
by recycled ideas

5. Plantable Wedding Place Cards

A place card + favor in one! Guests can find their seats and plant these cards at home after the big day.

save the date plantable place cards

by recycled ideas

6. Plantable Pots

These are completely biodegradable, plantable pots with plantable paper confetti (THREE PER FAVOR). Guests receive instructions on how to plant. It’s eco-friendly and easy, all rolled into one pretty box.

gift box kit

by recycled ideas favors

7. Plantable Guest Book Wishes

Instead of a traditional guest book, have your loved ones write on these plantable pieces of paper. After the wedding, read the notes and plant them. It turns wishes into wildflowers.

plantable guest book

by lace and twig

8. Plants as Decor + Favors

Easy tip: arrange plants on your wedding tables and have guests take them home as their favor. This is an excellent dual-purpose way to cover decor and favors at once.

plant wrapped in burlap

by baloolah bunting

plant favors wedding

by bespoke country wedding

9. Herb Garden Kits

I need this for my own garden! Give guests the gift of herbs, like cilantro or chives, so they can have them readily available!

herb garden kits
by the gifted tomato

I also thought this ‘gardening’ box was a cute idea! I spotted it at Paper Sprouts:

gardening box

by paper sprouts

What do you think of these plantable wedding ideas? Will you be using them for your big day?

xo
-E.

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