Imaginale Design
I am so excited about this coming weekend! My fiance's sister (Jasmine) and mom (Nelly Nells :) are coming to visit me for some wedding DIY!

The biggest project we are taking on is making the men's boutonniere's. Something do-able, but unique... maybe like this...


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Which is your favorite?
7 Responses
  1. Lenora Says:

    I think they're all very pretty and cute, but not particularly masculine? More like a small corsage for a little girl. To that end I think I like the third best. The first one is very stylized and almost cartoonish, which I think I like, but not for a grown man. The buttons on the second one are very cutesy; I would like it better without them. I do LIKE all of them, the first couple just don't seem very dark/vintage/romantic/Spanish like your other stuff.
    ~Jenna


  2. Ale Says:

    Good point! They don't have a "manly" appeal to them and I will have to dig around the internet to see if I find any with that type of look. Luckily I will have some help this weekend!

    To be honest, the last one was my favorite -- kind of quirky, but not "kiddish" - you know? I might end up leaning towards quirky. Hmmm... BUT, you have made me VERY curious to see if there are any "Spanish" looking boutonnieres... hmmm...


  3. Lenora Says:

    You could definitely make the third one look more Spanish using your colors. Some others I like are here: http://blog.invitationconsultants.com/2009/05/unique-boutonnieres.html

    The one with the fluorescent yellow is not the best color, but I looked at the maker's Etsy site, and I LOVE these: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20082585 The black and the feathers is superdramatic and very vintage glam.


  4. Ale Says:

    Haha, did you see the banjo one?! Hilarious! I could make a "Spanish guitar" one... juuuust kidding :)

    I think incorporating red will do the trick. Maybe making a red, ruffled flower as one component but pairing it with *gray* for a more masculine look. Plus, the guys are wearing gray suits!


  5. Jenn Says:

    I like the colors in the second one, but the buttons make it a little feminine. I found this tutorial on Martha Stewart (I'll probably end up making these!) that I thought I'd share with you!
    http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/article/fit-to-be-tied?page=4&backto=true&backtourl=/photogallery/paper-and-fabric-flowers#slide_16


  6. Jenn Says:

    This is the finished product! :)
    http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/photogallery/paper-and-fabric-flowers#slide_16


  7. Ale Says:

    Those are really nice Jenn! They have a sophisticated but "different" look to them. I will have to test out my ribbon-flower making skills this weekend. Thank you for the pass along -- I really appreciate it :)