Fun Fact: Boutonnieres first became fashionable for men in the 1600's. For hundreds of years, men have adorned their suit coats with a small bundle of flowers wrapped with a ribbon. Yes, I said it: HUNDREDS of years. Now, you tell me: why are we still using the same style of boutonniere? Isn't it time to try something new? I'd say so! It's time to give that good ol' boutonniere the boot!
Reinventing "The Bout"
In the summer of 2018, we got the chance to collaborate on a gorgeous urban garden styled shoot at The Lytle House in Chicago. We wanted to increase representation and services for LBGTQ people in the wedding industry, and it was the perfect opportunity to debut a modern boutonniere style. This artistic boutonniere is our way of bringing boutonnieres into the 21st century. Adding fresh floral to a metallic gold frame creates the perfect blend of softness and modern structure.
Not only does this boutonniere design have a more contemporary aesthetic, but it actually does away with the tape, wire, and disposable ribbon is used on traditional boutonnieres. The frame is made from up-cycled materials, and is hand-crafted into a unique shape, so each boutonniere is one-of-a-kind.
Modern Love at The Lytle House
For the people who want to break from traditions of the past and invent new ways to dress at their wedding, the opportunities can sometimes be limited. The wedding industry leans heavily on gender stereotypes, and that's why we are committed to increasing services for the queer community. This styled shoot gave us the opportunity to show modern decor for modern love. Click the photo to the right to see the full gallery from this shoot, and learn more about the vendors who created such beautiful work using the links below.
Shout out to the amazing vendor team that helped put this shoot together including:
Nikki Segarra of Thistle & Twine Atelier (Photographer)
Robyn of The Lytle House (Venue)
Kerryanne & Kim of Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists (Hair & Makeup)
Kpoene of Mignonette Bridal (Gown & Jewelry)
Lonesome Traveler (Bowtie)
Emilie Modaff (Model)
Danielle Malenock (Model)
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