Bloomin' Bouquets

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Boutonnière

The Boutonnière, a small arrangement but a grand gesture. The word boutonnière, as you might have guessed comes from the French, it translates roughly to button hole flower. 
History:
The boutonnière dates back civilizations although the exact origin us unclear. Some scholars say the bout goes as far back as the ancient civilizations when men wore a specific color bloom to show support for players or teams in sporting events. Others claim, the boutonnière was worn by the British during civil war times to distinguish friend from foe. It wasn't until the 19th century that boutonnières were worn simply as a lapel accessory to spruce up a man's outfit. Similar to the bridal bouquet, the groom wore a boutonnière to ward off bad smells, disease, and evil spirits.

Modern Traditions and Etiquette: 
Flowers symbolize the VIPs of the wedding party. Today, it is tradition the groom, groomsmen, and other honored male guests wear a boutonnière. The boutonnière is traditionally worn on the left lapel of the suit jacket. A small bloom with a few different types of foliage, finished with a silk half wrap tie, is my favorite way to make a boutonnière. However, there are tons of fun ways to design the bout. It is proper etiquette that the groom wear a slightly different boutonnière than his groomsmen traditionally one that matches his bride.

In the end there is no right or wrong way to design your wedding flowers. Boutonnières included. As long as you and your loved ones are happy that is all that really matters, right?

Take a look at some our favorite boutonnières deigned by yours truly.  

White ranunculus boutonniere

White ranunculus boutonnieres

Rose Boutonniere

Rose Boutonnieres

White ranunculus with a chocolate cosmo

Blushing bride boutonniere

Colorful Boutonniere
Matching boutonniere

Friday, June 29, 2018

Emily + Ryan

Emily + Ryan's May wedding was a dream come true. May can be a scary time to get married outside in Georgia but the rain held off and the heat was bearable for their outdoor ceremony and dinner to follow. Emily opted for lots of fun color which only added to the lush outdoor setting at the beautiful Cator Woolford Gardens






















Photography by Shelby Rae Photographs
Draping by I Do Linens

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Zhua Zhou

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 Photography by Grace Jayne Photography

Alaia Kim's first birthday has to be the cutest thing we've seen all year. The Kim's wanted to celebrate their daughter's first birthday with lots of pretty flowers and an ancient Chinese tradition know as "zhua zhou" or "the first grab". This is when the family places an assortment of items in front of the child, whichever item the child picks and hands to their parents indicates the child's future. So what did Alaia choose? The $100 bill, get it girl. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Becca + Gene

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Photography by Dash Photography
Planning by Elizabeth Marie Weddings  

Almost a year ago we had the pleasure of being a part of Becca + Gene's wedding day. The two Atlanta natives were married at Christ of King with reception to follow at the beautiful Biltmore Ballrooms. Becca was lovely to work with because she had a very defined vision of what she wanted. Southern Charm. We saw her vision and were able to execute it flawlessly. We're so happy Southern Bride chose to publish their wedding. Go check out Souther Bride for more details about Becca + Gene's beautiful wedding day! 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Alissa + Josh


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Photography by Marc and Anna
Planning by Erin Stapleton from Stella Harper Events

Holy cow! Can you believe it's already May?! Summer is just around the corner but before we move on too quickly from Spring I want to take a look back at the our tulip wedding. Tulips are some of the first flowers to appear after winter, they represent a change of season and warmer days ahead. Needless to say, we get very excited for tulip season around here so when our bride Alissa wanted tulips literally everywhere we couldn't wait to execute her vision. Alissa + Josh were married Easter Weekend. All their closest friends and family joined them in the outdoor ceremony at Summerour Studio, which is pretty spectacular that time of year. Inside tulips hung from the ceiling and decorated every table.