Having a seasonal wedding gives you the opportunity to work seasonal elements into your wedding style and design. And, if you’re getting married this fall, you’re in luck; the fall season has some of the most striking seasonal elements of the year.
There are a huge variety of ways to incorporate autumn elements into your fall wedding. You can use traditional fall flavors in your signature wedding cocktail, decorate your wedding aisle with fall foliage, and/or work fall colors into your wedding color palette—the possibilities are endless.
If you want to inject some autumn flair into your boutonniere design, here are five festive, fall boutonniere ideas to get your creative juices flowing for your autumn wedding:
When most people think of fall, the first thing that comes to mind is the colors. Shades of reds, golds, greens, oranges, and purples are synonymous with the season—and if you want a boutonniere that also feels synonymous with fall, one way to do it is to incorporate those colors into your boutonniere design.
Depending on the materials you’re using in your boutonniere, there could be a variety of ways to incorporate a fall color palette into your design. For example, if you’re creating your boutonniere mainly out of greenery (such as eucalyptus or ivy), you could fasten the greenery with a ribbon in a deep shade of gold or maroon. Or, if you’re crafting your boutonniere out of an unexpected material, such as paper, you can choose materials that reflect a variety of fall colors (for example, a patterned paper with red, orange, and gold).
Many people associate fall with changing colors—but really, when it comes down to it, what they’re thinking of is fall foliage. The changing fall leaves are what makes the color scheme of fall so striking—and they’re also the perfect material for crafting a fall-inspired boutonniere.
Gather leaves in a variety of fall colors and use twine to tie them together before fastening to your lapel. If you want to add more visual interest, consider adding other types of fall foliage and organic materials, such as twigs, greenery, pine cones, or acorns.
Traditionally, boutonnieres are crafted from flowers. And, if you want to go the traditional route with your wedding boutonniere, you have plenty of gorgeous fall flowers to choose from.
Some fall flowers you may want to consider incorporating into your boutonniere include:
The flavors of fall are just as synonymous with the season as the colors, foliage, or flowers—and if you want to incorporate a culinary spin into your boutonniere design, using traditional fall foods is a fun (and visually impactful) way to do it.
There are a variety of fall flavors that would translate well in a boutonniere; you could use grapes (which can be especially relevant if you’re having a vineyard wedding), crab apples, cranberries, or you could even incorporate a small squash or pumpkin.
The key to using food effectively in your boutonniere is to make the food item a key element in the design—but not the only element. Incorporate other elements into your boutonniere design, such as greenery, flowers, feathers, or other materials; otherwise, you run the risk of looking like you just pinned a pumpkin to your lapel before you walked down the aisle—which is not exactly the look anyone is going for.
There’s no need to be too traditional or serious when brainstorming fall boutonniere ideas; if there’s something about the fall season that feels fun, memorable, or meaningful to you, consider it fair game for working into your boutonniere design.
For example, do you and your soon-to-be spouse spend every Sunday of the fall season watching football? Then you might want to incorporate a small football ornament or your favorite team’s colors into your boutonniere design. In your household, is autumn all about sampling the best seasonal beers? Then maybe you incorporate bottle caps from some of your favorite fall beers.
The point is, your wedding should feel like a reflection of you—so whatever the fall season means to you, feel free to represent it in your boutonniere design.
When you’re hosting a seasonal, fall wedding, you want all the details to truly feel like fall. But, you also want them to truly feel like you. And with these festive, fall boutonniere ideas, you have everything you need to start thinking about the boutonniere design that not only captures the essence of fall—but also captures the essence of you, your partner, and your wedding style.