In the early 19th century, boutonnieres—a cluster of flowers worn on the left lapel of a groom's suit jacket—were created to ward off disease, odor, and evil spirits. These days, they've become another gag-worthy trope of the modern-day marriage ritual, usually comprising starchy carnations and stiff baby's breath, meant to complement the floral arrangement that the glorious wife-to-be is holding in her arms. So what to do when you want to subvert stupid traditions but still walk down the aisle with your soul and style intact? Enter The Black Tux, a cool suit rental service, which has collaborated with Stone Fox Bride to create seven outrageously cool and bizarre boutonnieres that give real meaning to the phrase "Flower Power."
Model: Kossivi Alokpovi
Tuxedos: The Black Tux
Photography: Mikey Neff
Boutonnieres: Aurora Botanica
The “Not To Worry”
Made with eucalyptus, ranunculus, baby lilies, and a Mexican worry doll—created by indigenous people from the Guatemala Highlands, and meant to be placed underneath the pillow before bed to remove sorrows—this vibrant boutonniere is fragrant, delicate, and good for the anxious groom struck with insomnia.
Model is wearing The Light Grey Suit by The Black Tux.