As I mentioned previously, I have been considering making the boutonnieres for the groomsmen. I had bought some flowers last week to have around the apartment, and since they are on their last leg, I thought I’d use them to test out my bout-making skills. I had some fake hydrangeas as well from some of our other wedding projects, so I used a stem of the flowers and a leaf to supplement the real button mums. After about 2 minutes, here’s what I came up with.
It works, but I think it needs some more color. I tried adding a fuchsia feather. I’m still not loving it, but it proves that more color is better!
I think I’ll do another trial, next time with purple button mums. Possibly two mums and less hydrangea, with some hypericum berries if I can find some. I’ll leave out the feathers.
What would you do to improve the bouts? Do you think they have potential?