Groom and Groomsmen boutonnieres, seaside, beach wedding samples
Make your fashion statement with a seaside boutonniere. These can be made to order, colors can be brought in to accent your special occasion, and can also be accented with gems, flowers, pearls, or rhinestones.
History of the boutonniere:
A man wears a boutonniere on a formal occasion.
People started wearing wreaths and garlands in the Grecian-Roman era, and continued through the middle ages. In the 18th century the English adapted the practice and introduced the nosegay and boutonniere to help ward off evil spirits and repel infectious disease. Eventually they became a fashion statement as in the 1940s. Hollywood's leading men put on the boutonniere to go out and it caught on for a time as a gentleman's accessory. Now boutonnieres are worn at weddings, proms and other formal occasions