So, you know how you have your early adopters who embrace new technology and buy and use all the latest gadgets and really take a gamble on some of the newer gadgets on the market? They’re the go-getter type of the geek-out world. And then you have the people who wait a generation or two before buying into the new technology because they want to read the pros and cons of everything? They’re the more practical type. And then you have the people who wait so long to jump into a new form of technology so much so that it’s no longer new? That’s me with Pinterest. I first got an account I think last year but didn’t know what to do with it and quite honestly, the thought of having to learn how to use yet another website for social networking sort of make me nauseous. (I sort of feel old saying that)
I recently gave Pinterest a new shot at my attention after speaking with a friend of mine about her wedding and the different ideas she was considering. It was a slow day at the office, so I though “I bet Pinterest can help.” Holy wow, you guys. I think I finally understand what the whole hubbub is about. I think a new obsession has been born (and where exactly was it, I might ask, when I was getting married??).
Without further ado, here’s my first Pinterest Inspiration post — Creative boutonnieres! You mean, boutonnieres don’t have to be flowers? Apparently not. The sky is the limit when it comes to creative boutonnieres. Check out some of my favorites (Please note I didn’t take any of these photos. I’ll try to give credit whenever possible):
In this first one, I especially love the Domino and the tiny potted plant idea (from kjsweddings.com)
This next one is so, so pretty and 100% DIY. (from buttonslaceandlove.blogspot.com)
Love this fabric-inspired one! (and the bow tie is cute, too — I”m a huge fan of bow ties) From edytasyszlo.com
This one is so colorful and looks pretty easy to do (From katyanovablog.com)
Frank would have been all over this idea — computer chip boutonnieres! (from bridalmusings.com)
We’ve seen quite a few peacock feather-inspired weddings, so this would make perfect sense to do (from weddingbells.ca)
This one is so, so fun and I love the color scheme! (From seattlebridemag.com)
Do you remember sitting in Cracker Barrel and playing with the little wooden peg game while you waited on your food? This next one takes me back. (from thegroomslist.com)
Any Scrabble fans out there? Check this one out! Cute (Each groomsmen can have one that describes what love is from 2 Corinthians. One can be patient, one can be kind, etc.) From ohweddings.net
Super awesome: from weddingbycolor.com
Who does like pinwheels, amiright? And they’d make awesome wedding aisle markers — just sayin’ (from officialnyc.blogspot.com)
This next one is a throwback to my friend John, who’s a Captain America fan. Each groomsmen could have a different Xmen boutonniere. From community.theknot.com
Have fun, be creative and happy boutonniere-ing!