Groom Boutonniere Ideas

October 14, 2021 | kailey

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There’s a common misconception that grooms have limited options when it comes to accessorizing on their weddings day. That couldn’t be further from the truth. From bolo ties to colorful suits, and even boutonnieres—there are plenty of ways to add personality and individuality to your wedding day look. These unique ideas aren’t just for men, but for anyone rocking a suit on their big day. Remember, small details can make a big statement.

Though boutonnieres are a common fashion detail, that doesn’t mean they all have to look the same. How boring would that be? By playing around with different colors, florals, and greenery you can create a unique boutonniere that’ll set your look apart from the rest. To help you feel your best on your big day, we’ve rounded up unique boutonniere ideas that’ll spice up your wedding day outfit. 

Unique Boutonniere Ideas

Use An Alternative To Traditional Floral Boutonniere Ideas

Instead Of Florals, Make Tropical Greenery The Main Event

Recommended reading: The Dreamy Unconventional Colorful Suit Roundup

Pair Your Boutonniere With A Colorful Handkerchief

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Shop similar pocket squares: Painted Floral Pocket Square ($28); Jos. A. Bank Paisley Silk Pocket Square ($29.95); Jos. A. Bank Silk Pocket Square ($24.50); Retro Flower Silk Pocket Square ($80)

Trade Fresh Flowers For Dried Florals

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Say Goodbye to Vertical, and Hello Horizontal

Add a Monochromatic Pop Of Color

Opt for a Mini Replica Of The Bride’s Bouquet

Boutonnieres are just one accessory option for grooms. If you’re looking for more subtle and show-stopping ways to take your wedding day outfit to the next level, you won’t want to miss out on these unique groom style ideas for well-dressed guys—packed with stylish hats, neckwear, and everything in between.

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Fabulously Art-Inspired Festival Themed Wedding

October 13, 2021 | olivia

When deciding on the theme of their wedding, Elizabeth and Sam wanted to create a fun wedding to match both their love and their personalities. They gave their vendor team the creative freedom to make their wedding truly unique. The result was a stunning festival themed wedding.

In collaboration with their wedding planner Honey + Thyme Events, they created an eclectic art-inspired festival wedding with a Ferris wheel, a caricature artist, and a campfire totem pole. Plus, hosting their wedding at Elizabeth’s childhood home made it all the more special.

Honey + Thyme Events’ Thoughts On The Festival Themed Wedding

We used collaborative design boards in the planning process and scheduled dozens of detailed meetings and walk-throughs. We wanted the entire day to feel like a big festival of love. Guests arrived on a trolley to a spacious, private estate. The layout was sprawling and overlooked a pond that reflected the festival lights once the sunset. From the custom cocktail mugs served out of a vintage trailer and the eight-foot dessert wall with a variety of sweets to the caricature artist and campfire totem pole, this was a day we’ll remember forever!   

Keep scrolling to see this colorful and fabulous art-inspired festival wedding as captured by Stephanie Bailey Photography

The Couple:

Elizabeth and Sam

The Wedding:

Mint Hill, North Carolina, USA

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Getting Married At Her Home

My favorite movie growing up was “Father of the Bride.” I always thought it was magical that Annie got married at her home; it felt so personal and warm. When the time came, I knew there would be no place more special than the house that built me. The cherry on top was our father-daughter dance to “The Way You Look Tonight,” the song that played as the end credits roll from Father of the Bride.

A Late-Night Ferris Wheel Ride

The most memorable part of our day was a late-night Ferris wheel ride. We got to jump the line and take a spin while looking down on our most special day surrounded by our loved ones. This gave us the chance to take a moment to think about the end of our perfect day and the start of our lives together!

Wedding Planning Advice

Planning is part of the wedding experience. Don’t try to wish it away or just “get through it.” A wedding is so much more than just a day or a party—it’s a culmination and expression of love and commitment. Treasure that limited time of anticipation for your celebration and union!

Shop similar camping mugs: The Perfect Blend Custom Campfire Mugs ($21.60+); Mountain Forest Wedding Favor Gift Mug ($12.95); Personalized Mountain Hiking Couple Mug ($20.39)

Food Fit For A Festival Themed Wedding

We had fun food nods to our festival theme with cotton candy, candy apples, popcorn, late-night pretzels, and a popsicle cart. Our other food was southern comfort: shrimp and grits, biscuit bar, and banana pudding.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Stephanie Bailey Photography
Event Planning – Honey + Thyme Events
Floral Design – Seeded Events + Design
Catering – QC Catering
Cake – Button Bakery
Live Music – Epic Proportion via East Coast Entertainment
Videography – Lucky Penny Films
Makeup Artist – Bel Fiore Beauty
Wedding Dress – Meagan Kelly Designs
Rentals – Cooke Rentals


Congratulations to Elizabeth and Seth on their festival themed wedding! Major shout out to the vendor team for creating this wedding, and to Stephanie Bailey Photography for sharing this day with us. Create your own unique and fun wedding with our ultimate guide to planning a unique wedding.

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Don’t Miss Sarah Alouache’s New Gown Collection

October 13, 2021 | morgan

Wedding dress styles are changing frequently. That’s why we love this launch of timeless yet modern looks from Sarah Alouache, a new wedding gown designer. Designed in the beautiful heart of Canada, her collection is inspired by everything natural and effortless. So, are you ready to meet the modern designer breathing a breath of fresh air into gowns? Keep scrolling to see more from this launch!   

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Who is Sarah Alouache

The designer behind Sarah Alouache worked as a consultant in a bridal boutique for 10 years so she’s well versed in the best looks and styles for gowns. She noticed that most gowns and designs lacked authenticity, so she decided to launch her own collection to fulfill the dreams of couples everywhere that love celebrating style in the most effortless way. 

With her strong sense of style and fresh outlook on designs, this new Sarah Alouache collection celebrates the uniqueness and beauty of every person on their wedding day. 

Why Modern Wedding Dresses Are Great

Shopping for wedding dresses isn’t like shopping for your everyday office clothing or athleisure wear. With so many options to choose from, we love the look of modern wedding dresses. These gowns capture the essence of modern fairytale romances with a mix of love and luxury.  After all, this is your chance to wear a wedding gown that makes you feel like your best self.

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Styling Your Sarah Alouache Gown 

Add these gowns to your wedding mood boards to start styling them! Whether you’re looking for a gown for your modern beach boho vibe or you’re dying to glitter with gold in the mountains, look no further. The styling guides available on Sarah Alouache will also help you choose the perfect look and accessories.

Sarah Alouache style guide for Luna gown

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Bridesmaid Dresses Your Wedding Party Will Love

If you’re nervous about choosing the outfits that your wedding party will wear the whole day, don’t fret! Bring your bridesmaids along with you for the ultimate Sarah Alouache luxury experience. Their bridesmaid gowns are chic enough to stand next to your wedding gown while you’re exchanging your “I do’s” and beautiful enough that they’ll actually be worn again. 

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They’ve been designed with the same thoughtful intentions that the wedding gowns were, so your wedding crew will be dazzling. On top of the gorgeous style, the thoughtful details will be love at first sight for your wedding party. Don’t miss details like the off-the-shoulder straps or detachable sleeves, flattering empire waist cuts or sexy form-fitting designs, and luxurious satin or chiffon material. 

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Pick Your Favorite And Follow Along

If you’re ready to find the gown of your dreams, check out the Sarah Alouache website to get started. Then follow along on their Instagram for daily wedding inspiration about their stunning new collection. You can find these gowns exclusively around the world at your local bridal boutique. 

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