Looking for a unique winter wedding boutonnière? Get inspired by these seasonal bouts chosen by event planner and designer David Stark.
Photography: Dave Robbins Photography
When choosing a wedding boutonnière, you should look for an arrangement that fits in with the rest of the wedding's floral scheme, but that also provides a unique finishing touch to the groom's and groomsmen's attire. And if you think winter weddings get short-changed when it comes to boutonnière options, David Stark's team is about to prove you wrong! Because the reality is, there are so many beautiful and unique options featuring fresh, in-season flowers and plants. The results are the perfect blend of lushness and sophistication, while still being masculine.
Whether you're planning to DIY your boutonnière or want inspiration to share with your florist, Stark and his team came up with unique arrangements that are worth considering for your big day. Highlight the season with a late winter-blooming flower, like a hellebore. Their classic shape and distinctive colors make them eye catching and interesting. Furthermore, they pair well with almost any other flower, making them easy to incorporate into a boutonnière. You could also skip flowers altogether and ask your florist to create a bout made largely or greenery and foliage. Nandina leaf or cedar are both pretty, seasonal options.
If you really want your boutonnière to speak to the winter season, think about an arrangement of boxwood studded with a tiny pinecone. It'll look almost like a Christmas tree or holiday wreath. Love that idea? Then ask your florist to fill your mini arrangement with Balsam, one of the most fragrant evergreen varieties around. That'll surely get you in the holiday spirit.
Ready to see which other blooms we love for a winter wedding boutonnière? Click through here.
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The heleborus blossom is cut from one of the earliest spring blooming plants … so early that it actually blooms in winter. We've paired it with two other winter darlings, the velvety, silver-tipped pussy willow and the waxy-leafed malosma laurina.
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Deep and decadent, nandina leaf tips turn a gorgeous burgundy in the late fall to early winter. They're nestled next to myrthus Katherine and white pine needles, creating a show-stopping trio of textures and colors.
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Olive and Cedar
Fresh and verdant, olive leaves and sprigs of yellow-tipped cedar are combined with seeds from the ornamental tallow tree and one precious kumquat. This one started green before turning golden, and then eventually flushing bright orange.
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Glossy, black ligustrum berries are a sophisticated and sensual contrast to the olive leaves and yellow-tipped cedar. The elements of green help the berries stand out against a darkly shaded suit, while keeping the entire boutonniere decidedly modern.
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Simple yet distinct, this trio proves that you don't need flowers to add whimsy to your wedding. Bayberry branch, myrthus Katherine and one plump little leucadendron cone from a showy little New Zealand shrub, combine together to make a lovely boutonniere.
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Boxwood and Blossoms
Instantly evoke a festive feeling with a classic combination of boxwood, white tweedia blossoms and a sprig of black pine with its lovely open cone. The seasonal trio pairs well with both rustic and contemporary wedding themes.
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Pine and Balsam
Classic meets exotic with this lush boutonniere expertly pairing white pine needles, balsam fir and a South African cape chincherinchee blossom. Using unexpected blooms helps add a distinct element, while the evergreen elements keeps it seasonal.
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Gorgeous without being overly girly, a single leaf from the kalanchoe tetraphylla plant (aka the paddle plant) sits beside a tiny, white speckled haworthia plant, a tuft of white pine needles and a petite pink tip echeveria. Mauve velvet ribbon ties it all together.