Monday, June 30, 2008

decisions, decisions...

i think i mentioned previously that i had to figure out something to do for boutonnières for both my dad and mr. z's dad. so i made a trek up to JoAnn's and Michael's with Jenny on Saturday. there wasn't any real plan so i kinda just grabbed whatever look fall-ish and appealing and figured it find a way to put it together later.

after playing around with everything i'd bought and the vast collection of fall crap i'd managed to put together over the last few months, i came up with a couple of ideas. i also realized that i don't think the rose therussian made for the groom's boutonnière is going to work.

nothing to indicate scale, but its substantially larger than the other options

its just too big. i feel like it needs something additional, but anything big enough to match the scale is going to have to be equally large, thereby making the overall product gigantic. hmph.

in the process of messing around with everything else i came up a couple of possibilities. originally i was going to do a different bout for each dad but now i'm thinking this one for mr. z...


the wheat with the orange looks really good with the dark brown fabric of mr. z's suit. this one's just a mock up. the real one will have a much nicer looking bow.

and one of the following for the dads.

i saw a bout using a pine cone on the wedding style website and it was cute, though rather cumbersome. so i was delighted to find that one of the fall "packs" i got at JoAnn's had wee little pine cones in it. they are quite cute, you know, for a pine cone.


the berries are more orangey-yellow, and a bit less red, than they look here. i'm torn between the two options. i do really like the berries alone, but then i think maybe its a bit plain and needs something. but i think it looks nice with the pine cone too, though here its just smooshed together and sitting on top, not actually arranged to look its best. in this one i did actually make an attempt to make a nice bow, though i haven't trimmed the ends yet.

what do you think? and while i happily take into account the opinions of friends, and even strangers on the web, i know my family is out there (yes, i'm talking to all of you). see right down there where it says "0 comments" or "1 comment" or whatever? just click on it and follow the directions.

6 comments:

Julie said...

My vote is for the pine cone & berries. I like how it balances out; sort of like a flower and greenery. Great ideas! If I ever get married again, can you be my decorator?

Z said...

I like it with the pine cone... But they all look pretty fantastic!

Atkins said...

I'm jenny's siter-in-law in Canada. I like the one with the pine cone best. Very pretty and original.

Jenny said...

good job! me too on the berries & pine cone, although i'm also a fan of the two-element look. the wheat alone or berries alone looks a little bit bare. what about adding a little leaf thingy to it? check out martha: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/lilac-and-brown-fall-boutonnieres. she's got some cute little ideas on her site. or, you could always trim the stem on ken's bout so it wouldn't be as big, or even attach something to it so the bouts all have an element in common...

anymommy said...

I'll join the crowd - I like that little pine cone too. Your colors are gorgeous - I love fall's palette.

maylily18 said...

i vote for the pinecone! :)