Cute as a Bout: Whimsical Boutonnieres by {etc} Handmade Goodness

A boutonniere is to the groom as the bouquet is to the bride РBUT, an alternative bout is to the more dapper groom as the alternative bouquet is to the fun, experimental bride.

{etc} Handmade Goodness is the go-to supplier for your whimsical, alternative bout needs. I have searched far and wide, and I must say nothing does boutonniere¬†alternatives like them. Personalized, unique, whimsically-creative and indeed, handmade with love, each bout they make is a prized piece. Using a wide variety of quality materials, in all kinds imaginable, they can create bouts-of-your-dreams that are very coherent, very apt to your wedding theme. I love how they never seem to run out of fresh ideas and whimsy designs — oh dear, I tell you I haven’t seen anything alike! Here are my best picks. Enjoy! ūüôā

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Photo source: all photos lifted from {etc} Handmade Goodness Facebook account


Color and Sparkle: Kate Spade Wedding Theme

I love pink. And I love glitter. Oh, and I love color too. Those being said, imagine my glee upon seeing a Kate Spade inspired wedding. It’s like being in one place with all my favorite things altogether there.

Think of confetti, polka dots, stripes, sparkle, gold hearts and bows. Oh what joy! And I’m not even stopping there. The Kate Spade color palette is full of bright colors and is such a cheery sight. No dull moments, just lots of fun. Go mix and match shades of Red, Berry Pink, Citrus Orange, Electric Blue, Amethyst Violet, Apple Green and Bold Yellow – and for your final touch, sprinkle those Gold Glitter!

If you love fun and will go for bold and spirited designs at any rate, go steal any of these inspirations and make your wedding a celebration everyone will remember!


photo source: Polka Dot Bride

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photo source: Style Me Pretty, Powell Brower

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photo source: The Every Last Detail

kate spade 14 kate spade 10

photo source: Martha Stewart Weddings, 100 Layer Cake

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photo source: The Every Last Detail

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photo source: Loverly, Urban Outfitters

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photo source: Minted

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photo source: Lisa Storms, Nordstrom

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photo source: Inspired Bride

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photo source: Elizabeth Anne Designs

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photo source: 100 Layer Cake

kate spade 13 Brit & Gary

photo source: Loverly, Elizabeth Anne Designs

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photo source: Em for Marvelous

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photo source: My Sweet and Saucy, Beautiful Blooms

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photo source: Style Me Pretty

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photo source: Wedding Chicks, The Alison Show

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photo source: Elizabeth Anne Designs

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photo source: Hey Gorg, Meg Says Hello

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photo source: Beautiful Blooms


photo source: Polka Dot Bride

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photo source: Ritzy Bee

Pantone Spring 2013 Colors: Lemon Zest Wedding


“… cheerful Lemon Zest brings out a piquant taste with its refreshing, spritely greenish cast.” – Pantone

Let your wedding be showered with sunshine and happiness with the vibrant and cheery shade of Lemon Zest!

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photo source: Complete Wedding

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photo source: Southern Weddings

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photo source: Style Me Pretty

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photo source: Story Book Hearts

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photo source: Capitol Romance, One Stylish Bride

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photo source: Weddbook, Etsy

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photo source: June Bug Weddings

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photo source: Southern Weddings, Colin Cowie Weddings

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photo source: Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks


photo source: Di Bezi Photography | Wedding dress by Vera Wang