For The Groom: Creative Boutonnieres Inspired by Autumn Hues
Festoon the groom with a creative boutonniere inspired by the natural hues of autumn.
1. AUTUMNAL SPLENDOR
For this naturally chic “bout,” locally foraged foliage and pods provide the perfect background for a showcase ranunculus bloom in dusty rose. $18, from Belltown’s Flora Nova Design.
2. WHEAT FIELDS
A sweet bundle of dried wheatgrass is secured with a velvet ribbon wrap for an elegant yet effortless ode to the season. $25, from Rusted Vase Floral Co. in Ravenna.
3. SOMETHING BLUE
Wrapped in masculine copper wire, this textural boutonniere of blue eryngium thistles with photinia and lychnis foliage will add a relaxed refinement to his big-day look. $18, from Rented Elegance & Design in Bellevue.
4. GO GREEN
Vibrant and verdant woolly bush, hellebore, acorns and reindeer moss all tied up in twine make for a lush take on a traditional autumn arrangement. $20, from Fena Flowers in Kirkland.
5. NATURAL BEAUTY
This is classic elegance at its best, with a peach spray garden rose, blue ivy berries, acorns, and bay and dusty miller leaves secured with gold bullion thread. $15, from Bella Rugosa in Magnolia.
6. POCKET PROTECTOR
An innovative take on the classic boutonniere, this vibrant creation features pepperberry, ninebark foliage, flowering red currant, foxglove and geum florals and tucks into a suit pocket in lieu of a traditional cloth square. $30, from Georgetown-based Floressence.
7. COTTON PICKED
Subtly sophisticated with its moody burgundy hue, a single ranunculus blossom takes on a hint of the season with rustic wheat and cotton accents and a luxurious velvet wrap. $30, also from Rusted Vase Floral Co.
8. CIRCLE OF LIFE
This wreath-shaped boutonniere, composed of wax flower and lush foliage accents, would add a whimsical touch to either a fall or winter celebration. $25, also from Flora Nova Design.