The wedding button hole or correctly named ‘Boutonniere’ is one of many wedding traditions, that you may find yourself adopting. However, traditional doesn’t have to be typical. Couples planning a more unconventional wedding want fabulous creative ideas packed with personality.
The Groom would typically wear a buttonhole always on the left lapel, which specifically ties in with the brides bouquet. It is the only buttonhole that would be designed this way. Giving the bride and groom this unique connection is pretty symbolic.
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Far from it being seen as an outdated practice this is one tradition couples seem keen to hang on to and is steeped in history. It seems men have been wearing floral Button holes for centuries, often in colours to represent the colours of their loves. The buttonhole was first seen as far back as the Ancient Greeks when the groom would wear a bunch of flowers and herbs close to their heart. It was said to ward off evil spirits that might turn them away from their beloved.
Alternative Buttonhole Ideas
We love the way your other half can add some personality to maybe a traditional styled suit; and it doesn’t have to be your florist that puts this together either. There are many creative handcrafted ideas about from knitted versions to paper flowers, as well as lego and fantasy figures also. If your planning an unconventional wedding then our top picks from Etsy are just the ticket.
Vintage style wedding buttonholes
These fabulous alternative steam punk buttonholes featuring birdcages, cogs and birds nest is a fabulous design and works really well for an unconventional wedding.
Buttonhole Wedding corsage from Maddison Rocks – £12.95
Peaky Blinders Buttonholes
Fans of the cult TV drama Peaky Blinders will love these alternative buttonhole ideas. The details on each of these pieces from Etsy shop Maddison Rocks is really exquisite.
Gothic Buttonhole Ideas
Fans of darker alternative culture will love this wedding button hole from Maddison Rocks at Etsy.
Alice in Wonderland Wedding Buttonholes
Fans of Alice in Wonderland will love this buttonhole from Maddison Rocks on Etsy
Star Wars Wedding Buttonholes
Buttonholes for Star Wars fans from Maddison Rocks
Doctor Who Wedding Buttonholes
Fans of the cult TV series Dr Who will go crazy for these must have wedding details. The best I have seen, from super talented Madison Rocks on Etsy.
Harry Potter Buttonholes
These alternative buttonhole ideas are perfect for a Harry Potter themed wedding. Love the golden snitch details featured on these unique buttonholes from Maddison Rocks on Etsy
We all have a favourite Marvel superhero so to have your bridal party wearing their own individual super hero buttonhole would be pretty cool. These gorgeous buttonholes are from Maddidon Rocks on Etsy
Lord of The Rings Buttonholes
Thou shalt not pass… Gandalf standing ready to do battle at the end of first saga is one of the scenes I love the most. If your planning a Lord of the Rings themed wedding then a Gandalf buttonhole has got to on your wish list. Head over to Maddison Rocks on Etsy for quirky buttonhole inspiration.
For a more rustic vibe maybe to tie in with a tweed suit, feathers look great.
From Shop Lilly Dillys on Etsy
from Dandy Threads – Image Aaron Jeffels