Interesting, Unique & Not-Your-Average Wedding Boutonnieres

Step aside, white roses! These alternative groom's boutonnieres offer both personality and style.

When it comes to your groom's boutonniere, he may not be quite as excited to pick the flowers and colors as you are for your bouquet. Try suggesting these unique boutonniere designs!

Photo: Gabe Aceves Photography

When it comes to your groom's boutonniere, he may not be quite as excited to pick the flowers and colors as you are for your bouquet. Many times, whether out of ease or style, grooms and their groomsmen tend to choose traditional floral boutonnieres highlighting a classic rose in a shade of ivory or blush accented with some greenery; however, more and more grooms are selecting more unique options to wear on their lapels.

Your floral designer will likely have an idea of how to incorporate your wedding color palette into a stylish boutonniere, while also offering suggestions on how to highlight the groom's personality. If he doesn't like flowers, consider a boutonniere design using only foliage or alternative materials such as pearls, swirling wire, or even one of his beloved knickknacks. Should you need to include roses in your groom's boutonniere to complement the rest of your wedding flowers, consider adding another element – such as a hydrangea floret or thistle – to add a bit more style to the classic bloom.

For those grooms who don't want the average boutonniere, we've rounded up some photos from real weddings of floral boutonnieres that don't include any white roses. You'll find styles perfect for rustic weddings that are centered around foliage, designs ideal for garden weddings with the addition of thistles and herbs, and whimsical options with swirling details for more modern and playful celebrations. Browse the images below for inspiration, and be sure to visit our photo galleries to see more boutonnieres worn by real grooms and groomsmen! 

Lavender groom's wedding boutonniere
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Consulting by Linda Howard Events

Dusty miller soft color wedding boutonniere
Photo by Marisa Holmes; Floral & event design by White Lilac Inc.

Rose boutonnieres with blue thistles
Photo by Christian Oth Studio

Rustic wedding boutonniere
Photo by Ahava Studios

Thistle and greenery boutonniere
Photo by Images by Berit, Inc.

White orchid Costa Rica wedding boutonniere
Photo by lunaphoto

Bright orange wedding boutonniere
Photo by Todd Rafalovich Photography

Purple and green flowers wedding boutonniere
Photo by Elizabeth Messina

Pink rose boutonniere with hydrangea floret
Photo by Embrace Life Photography; Floral design by The Hidden Garden; Consulting by Linda Howard Events

Whimsical lime green wedding boutonniere
Photo by BLR Life Photography and Cinema

Shaun T wedding boutonniere with purple calla lily
Photo by Turn Loose the Art

Winter wedding leaf boutonniere
Photo by KT Merry Photography; Floral design by The Design Studio at The Breakers