BM L. and I went shopping on Sunday morning at the farmer's market. I was hoping to find some nice local in-season flowers.
I was really disappointed. There was a lousy selection and not a lot of variety or great colors. We did find some neat flowers that I'll be attempting to self-bouquet and posting about later. I've also been totally intimidated by the idea of boutonnières (can't even spell it) and thinking that making them is totally terrifying and we'll just have to suck it up and pay for them or skip them altogether.
Then this morning, I saw this.
It's rosemary, sage, lavender, thyme, and oregano (I think.) These are all things we saw at the farmer's market on Sunday! They look super easy (bunch and tie. done. pretty much what you do when you shove spices in a turkey.) Plus, I can shove the leftovers in a turkey and it will be delicious. Also, the tutorial uses blueberries but we could fall them up (and tie them into our colors...) with some cranberries instead. I like that they are manly, simple, and not-prom-ish.
I'm not sure if they "go" with the crazy flowers I bought yesterday, but they would "go" with simple carnation bouquets (cheap and last forever. We could make the bouquets a week in advance!)
(Okay, so this is carnations, iris and statis. We would probably go with some more "fall" ish colors, like dark burgundy, or go really wedding-y with white carnations and then some lavender.)
What are you doing for flowers or bouts? Are you, like me, a little intimidated by the idea of DIY boutonnières? And would a carnations, rosemary, cranberries, and lavender bouquet be weird, or just weird enough to be totally awesome?