I don't know about you, but I think that there's something so sexy about a man with flowers. It could be the fact that those flowers are usually going to someone he loves, or it could be seeing this masculine dude holding something so pretty and delicate...? Not sure! But it definitely tugs at my heart strings a little bit! Dale and I were in the elevator in our building the other day, and there was a guy all dressed up with a bouquet of flowers in his hand. When he got off on his floor, my husband sort of snuck a peak over at me because he knew exactly what I was thinking already. Valentine's Day is next week...don't forget! You see, I do believe my husband is one of the sweetest, most thoughtful guys out there...pretty much anything that I need, he happily provides. But I also know that he is extremely practical. It's the engineer in him. He doesn't usually see a clear purpose for flowers, and so he definitely does not like buying them. I give him a hard time about it from time to time, sure, but I don't expect flowers every single holiday, or even every single Valentine's Day. But I do love getting them! ...and he knows that I'd love to get them next week! ;)
Ha, anyway! I bring up men and flowers because this week's Picks on Paper is about boutonnieres for the groom and his groomsmen! A few are more recent trends, including the use of cotton and feathers, as well as more traditional romantic boutonnieres in white, ones made using paper and buttons, and a few other creative alternatives using intricately carved wooden flowers, small wreaths and even vintage keys!
Picks on Paper - Creative Boutonnieres
Souder Photography via Style Me Pretty | Southern Weddings | Fernanda e Sharon Fotografia de Casamento via Ruffled | Jasmine Star Photography via Brandon Kidd Photography | Almasy Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs | Aric + Casey Photography via Style Me Pretty | Ulmer Studios via Style Me Pretty
Ashleigh Taylor Photography via Style Me Pretty | Shea Christine Photography via Style Me Pretty | Simply Rosie Photography via Style Me Pretty | Sarah Yates via Style Me Pretty | Angelica Glass via Oncewed | Aubrey Joy Photography via Style Me Pretty | White Loft Studios via The Sweetest Occasion | Kurt Boomer Photos via Style Me Pretty
Pomp and Plumage on Etsy | Pinterest | Craftzine | Abbey Hepner Photography via With This Ring (Photos 1 and 2, Row 3) | Tec Pataja via Oncewed | Pobke Photography via Style Me Pretty | Frenchmouse via Etsy | Oncewed | Ruffled | Pomp and Plumage on Etsy | Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography via Style Me Pretty
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Steep Street via Oncewed | Amy Wellenkamp Photographers via Style Me Pretty | Jasmine Star Photography via Brandon Kidd Photography | Brienne Michelle Photography via Style Me Pretty | WeLovePhotography via Love and Lavender | April Hiler Designs on Etsy