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The groom’s boutonniere is not only a miniature work of art and an opportunity for the groom to make his own statement but also a way of upholding romantic tradition. Historically, wearing a lady’s token or color into a joust or battle was considered the height of chivalry—symbolizing his fight for her. This became the practice of selecting a flower from the bride’s bouquet to wear atop the groom’s heart, another way to show his undying commitment.

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A grouping of smaller flowers, perhaps in different colors, or a touch of greenery through the use of herbs like sage, lavender or eucalyptus are ways the groom can share his own style. No matter what style you are looking to create—country chic, boldly modern or traditional—the boutonniere’s wrappings, such as a rose wrapped in satin ribbon, should be coordinated with the wedding colors and match the special occasion.

Lead Image: Amore Events by Cody & Robert Radifera Photography | Top Left: Photosynthesis Floral Design & Rachel May Photography | Top Center: Tourterelle Floral Design & Eric Kelley Photography | Top Right: Floral Images Design Studio & Rachel May Photography | Bottom Left: Karson Butler Events & Southern Blooms & Aaron Watson Photography | Bottom Center: Photosynthesis Floral Design & Rachel May Photography | Bottom Right: Southern Blooms & Shindig Weddings & Events & Anna Routh Photography

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Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings 2017  
Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings 2017