Allow us to rave about one of our very fave essential wedding fashion details for juuust a moment—the boutonnière. For such a small accessory, it sure plays a big role: tying the groom + groomsmen’s looks together, polishing off an amazing suit like the ones from The Black Tux below, adding cohesiveness to the entire wedding design, even. AND it’s a totally doable DIY, which naturally we love and wanted to provide you all with too. Shall we?
Extra points if you end up with neat floral ties like we did! Aren’t these prints from My Tie Shop so fun? Super easy for the guys to mix and match within the same style. Our first look follows a black + purple color palette to accent a classic black suit.
1. Gather your materials. The list is pretty simple for this one: floral clippers, a bit of complimentary ribbon, floral tape. For the flowers, you can follow one of the combinations after the tutorial below…
2. Arrange the flowers how you want them and wrap the stems securely with tape.
3. Finish off with the corresponding ribbon.
Fall Boutonnière Recipes
Red: scabiosa, red clover, acacia, oregano, poppy pod
Black and purple: scabiosa, lavender, astrantia, thistle, acacia
Neutral: scabiosa, thistle, astrantia, acacia, gunnii eucalyptus
And here’s another fave. Since the ties above are more vibrant and playful, we wanted to kept the look neutral with a tan suit and a green + white boutonnière.
Poppy pods for the win!
Lastly, for those with some blue hues to complement: A red boutonnière with a blue suit and a navy floral tie makes a classic fall look that isn’t overly seasonal, if you ask us.
Starting to see how the groom + groomsmen ties and boutonnières all come together? You can make the groom’s bout’ slightly more prominent to coordinate with the bridal bouquet.
Finally, this sweet little accessory gets the praise it deserves. For more style inspiration, check out this guide to the bride and groom, and tips for the modern groom. Don’t forget, you can shop complete wedding looks on The Black Tux.