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Wild Thing: 7 Boutonnieres, 0 Carnations

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Photo by Mikey Neff

Flower power!

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

Photo by Mikey Neff

The “Crystal Vision”
Made with selenite, spirea, ranunculus, and rose quartz—otherwise known as the “love stone” for its strong vibration of warmth and healing—this dusky sunset beauty will spread the message of everlasting union post-"I do"s.

Model is wearing The Blue Suit by The Black Tux.