Autumnal Boutonniere Designs for Fall Weddings

Use blooms with rich hues and verdure for a lovely seasonal boutonniere.

Though a boutonniere is perhaps the smallest of items that will include florals on your big day, these accessories are not to be overlooked.

real wedding photo barn of chapel hill north carolina wedding boutonnieres for groom and groomsmen fall foliage color palette
Photo: Ginny Corbett Photography

If you’re planning on hosting your nuptials in the fall, you'll likely want to incorporate autumnal details. Besides the overall color palette of your fête, one of the main elements to consider when organizing the details of your fall celebration is your floral design. The hues featured in the blooms that will decorate your wedding ceremony décor and reception centerpieces will best represent the design as a whole, but you'll also need to consider additional floral details like your bouquet and the boutonnieres for your groom, groomsmen, and family members. 

Though a boutonniere is perhaps the smallest of items that will include florals on your big day, these accessories are not to be overlooked. While the design typically coordinates with the look of the bridal and bridesmaid bouquets, they do not have to match entirely. For example, if the bride is carrying a creamy arrangement of roses and bridesmaids are holding blush varieties, the groom's boutonniere can showcase some rust-toned foliage accented with burgundy berries or blooms.

Typically, boutonniere concepts for autumn weddings contain an array of bold tones and a touch of rustic greenery. For flowers, consider chrysanthemums, calla lilies, dahlias, and ranunculuses in dark tones; and for foliage, scabiosa pods, olive leaves, eucalyptus, sprigs of grass varieties, blades of wheat, and even pinecones are all popular choices. 

To see examples of such designs, see fall boutonniere ideas below from real weddings, and be sure to click on each photo for further inspiration! 

groom in white tuxedo jacket and bow tie with dark calla lily fall wedding boutonniere ideas

Photo by Steve DePino

Boutonniere with pink and orange flowers navy tuxedo jacket with black lapels
Photo by Lucas Rossi Photography

Brock Osweiler boutonniere with purple calla lily flower

Photo by Jared Platt Photography

Gold leaf with red berry boutonniere

Photo by Image Singuliere

groom with fall wedding boutonniere burgundy flower fall wedding ideas

Photo by Grant Daniels Photography

Verdure rustic wedding boutonniere

Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Planning & Design by Linda Howard Events

Feather and verdure wedding boutonniere

Photo by Paul Barnett Photography

Fall wedding ideas pinecone boutonniere

Photo by Sallee Photography

Fall wedding ideas dark color flower boutonniere

Photo by Vue Photography

wedding flower ideas boutonniere with scabiosa pod and fall inspired flowers

Photo by Studio This Is

Orange flowers fuchsia bougainvillea flower boutonnieres

Photo by Paige Jones; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events

Fall wedding ideas orange ranunculus boutonniere

Photo by Arte de Vie

Orange orchid boutonniere for fall wedding

Photo by 6 of Four Photography

groom in purple bow tie and dark purple calla lily flower boutonniere fall wedding ideas

Photo by Heather Nan Photography

Get more ideas for boutonnieres by looking through our photo galleries featuring hundreds of images from real weddings, get expert tips for stunning bridal portraits, see fall wedding invitations we love, and discover the pros and cons of a fall wedding.