Peony Buttonhole


A mandatory element in the image of the groom is a flower arrangement - a boutonniere. The history of the attribute is rooted in ancient history, starting from Ancient Greece, the Middle Ages. The accessory received its name in France and is translated literally - «flower in buttonhole». A beautiful tradition to decorate a man’s suit with fresh flowers has survived to this day, only such an accessory is relevant only on the day of the wedding. At the wedding, the grooms want to look decent, so they pay special attention to the costume, shoes, small attributes - cufflinks, tie clips, boutonnieres.

What style of wedding is a peony boutonniere suitable for?

Absolutely any flowers can be used to create the groom’s boutonniere, it all depends on the theme, style of the wedding, the wishes of the newlyweds, but the main thing is that all the accessories look harmonious, match each other. The composition of peonies is a beautiful, delicate decoration for the future spouse, which is in demand, popular in the summer.

If it is not the season for peonies, and you really want an accessory from them, there is an opportunity to make such flowers yourself. Watch a video with a detailed master class on creating compositions from satin ribbons:

The accessory, in which the central place is occupied by a large peony flower, is suitable for a wedding of almost any topic:

  • For a classic celebration, you should give preference to unopened buds, which symbolize the seriousness, responsibility of the groom, creating a restrained image.

Flower arrangement of closed peony buds

  • For a wedding in an unusual, original style, a composition of peony and additional decor elements that will give the boutonniere themed mood.
  • The blossoming flowers look tender, so they are perfect for a romantic wedding, give the image of the groom ease.

Groom's Wedding Accessory with Blooming Buds

  • Thanks to a wide range of shades, the florist will be able to choose a flower for the main color scheme, in which a wedding celebration or other accessories are decorated. Especially popular are white, pink, scarlet peonies in combination with green leaves.

What decorate boutonnieres

For the decor of floral arrangements, various elements are used, thanks to which the decoration becomes a real work of art. As decorative elements are used: satin ribbons, beads, beads, floristic wire, feathers. All accessories that are at hand of the florist, he can include in the composition, creating an original masterpiece. Often used other flowers, twigs of greenery that make the attribute brighter.

Peony flower arrangement

Such elements not only serve as decoration, but also play an important role - they mask the hairpin with which the attribute is attached to the jacket. As a rule, a pin is used as a fastener, which is parallel to the stem and hidden by the atlas with which it is wrapped, with decorative wire, after which it is decorated with small bows of different shapes, rhinestones.

How to combine a boutonniere:

The boutonniere, consisting of lush flowers, should look beautiful, combine with the suit of the groom, complementing his image, resonate with the bridal bouquet and her jewelry, and also be designed in the general style in which the wedding celebration is organized. Do not rack your brains when choosing shades, composition, you need to entrust this matter to a specialist - an experienced florist can easily create a unique decoration that harmoniously blends into the overall style, you just need to talk about the theme of the wedding, its color scheme.

With a suit or tie of the groom

The buttonhole is a wedding decoration of the groom, therefore it should be harmoniously combined with his outfit. It is important that the accessory matches the color, is an additional attribute, decoration, and not the central element in the image. For example, you do not need to choose scarlet peonies for a light suit, where they will look too defiant, and possibly aggressive. It looks beautiful when the accessory and tie are designed in the same color scheme, this gives the image a style, harmony, especially since the color shades contribute to this.

The combination of a buttonhole with a tie

With the dress of the bride

On the day of the wedding, the bride and groom are always nearby, so it is important that they look beautiful, so that there is no disharmony in their images and outfits. So, it would seem, such distant things as the boutonniere of the future spouse and the bride’s dress are unlikely to have something in common, but in fact they are closely interconnected. In order to make everything look chic, it is necessary to use decorative elements or fabrics that were used to decorate and sew a wedding dress when making a flower arrangement.

A combination of a peony boutonniere and a bride's dress

With a wedding bouquet

A wedding bouquet and a boutonniere are two accessories that are closely related. If pink peonies are chosen for the bouquet, then such a flower must necessarily occupy a central place in the groom's composition. It is important that not only varieties of flowers have in common, but also their shades, decor, and style of execution. An experienced florist will make the accessory of the bride and groom a logical continuation of the bouquet, and everything will look stylish and beautiful. Therefore, it is necessary to order these two important attributes from one specialist.

The combination of a buttonhole and a wedding bouquet

With decoration for bride hairstyle

The decoration of the bride's hairstyle with fresh flowers looks beautiful, stylish. As a rule, the same varieties, types of plants, from which the bride’s wedding bouquet and boutonniere are formed, are used. The charming, delicate peonies that make up the groom’s flower arrangement and adorn the bride’s hairdo create a stylish tandem. It looks amazing, is a sign that the couple carefully approached the creation of their images, the choice of accessories, preparation for the wedding.

Peony hair decoration for bride

General theme of the wedding celebration

In order for everything to be held at the highest level on the day of the wedding, it is necessary to devote a lot of time to organizing the celebration. An important role is played by the conformity of accessories to the general theme of the wedding. This also applies to the groom’s boutonniere, which is a decoration of a man and should be decorated in the same way as all attributes. Peonies are unique flowers, they are good for a wedding bouquet, boutonniere of the groom and guests, wedding decoration. The main thing is that all accessories have a general trend, consistent with the style of the holiday.

A combination of floral arrangement and wedding theme

Should the boutonnieres of the groom and the guests be different

The main culprits of the celebration at the wedding are the bride and groom, they stand out from the rest of the guests with beautiful outfits, bright accessories. Often, guests are offered boutonnieres as decorations, which, as a rule, adorn the outfit of unmarried guys, girls and are attached on the left side. Floral arrangements designed for guests should be more modest. For example, decorations for guests can be without additional decorative elements, smaller in size, a different shade or created from small buds.

Boutonnieres for witnesses should be more modest than the groom, but more original than other guests. It is worth noting that such floral arrangements are best friends of the heroes of the occasion worn on their hands like a bracelet (bridesmaids) or attached to the lapel of the jacket on the left side (friends of the future spouse). To create small buds can be used or one open, but smaller in size than in the groom’s accessory.

Flower Arrangements for Witnesses

Photo of wedding peony boutonniere

Unusually beautiful, delightful peonies are increasingly used in wedding floristry, the charm of these flowers captivates the look. Florists, experimenting with these colors, create new masterpieces, including boutonnieres. Creating an original flower arrangement for the groom from peonies is a creative process in which the master puts his souls so that on the day of the wedding the man looks charming and the boutonniere delights the eyes of his beloved woman and guests.

Peony flower arrangements for invited guests