When my wife and I were engaged, I was given one very important task (in addition to showing up): pick out the attire that myself and my groomsmen would be wearing. That’s not entirely true, but for the most part, Katherine did an amazing job of planning all the other large and little details of the wedding as well as including me in the decision processes when needed, but this one task was my really responsibility.
She also knew how much fly fishing meant to my family and I, so she suggested tying some larger colorful flies, and matching them with a appropriate flower to create our own custom boutonnieres (clearly, I married the right woman!):
I did a little research and found these beautiful gold brooch fly hooks, designed with a cap over the hook point and an attached pin, perfect for using with a boutonniere once the tying was complete. I highly recommend them. They’re a little hard to tie due to the pin, but it’s worth it to have everything all-in-one and ready for attachment to whatever you want (boutonnieres, hats, vests!)
When I first scoured the world wide web for ideas about this style of boutonniere, there was almost nothing on the internet. Now there are a few Etsy posts six years later that allow you to place orders, but there’s still not a lot of information out there.
Here are some of my own creations:
It really helped make our special and added a little touch of ourselves to the photographs. If you love fly fishing, and want to include something like this in your wedding, I highly recommend it. And if you can tie your own flies, then it could be even more special for you.