16 Awesome Non-floral Boutineers

Not ever bride needs flowers. Maybe feathers, maps, antique keys, or comics are more your things. Confused? See if these 16 non-floral boutonnieres give you any ideas.

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Castle Hill – Epitome of a Newport Sea Side Venue

Castle Hill is the venue on the hill for the city by the sea. With historic old-world charm and all the grace of an upscale Newport venue. Surrounded by ocean views and sweet breezes, Castle Hill perfectly combines the effortless charm of a backyard party with the elegance and formality of a 5 star hotel. It’s the best of both worlds. Surrounded by hydrangeas and perfectly weathered shingles Castle Hill is the epitome of New England perfection.

Ever dream of siting by the sea with your new spouse? Castle Hill has the perfect spot. A large lawn with adirondack chairs galore, bridal party and guests can relax with a drink and some ocean views. If you’re dreaming on an intimate 50 person party or a high-society 300 person gala, Castle Hill is your venue. Ceremonies can be held inside or outside. Their custom sail-cloth tent makes the outdoors feel as luxurious as indoors.

The fun doesn’t end with the reception, guests can reserve rooms or whole beach houses. Just a few feet from the sand, you and your guests can wake up, roll out for morning coffee by the sea, and get ready for the festivities. Sounds like perfection.

*Photos from the Castle Hill website

Finishing Touches for Your Gown

New York based designer Leanne Marshall, created the Fontaine Top, a 3/4 sleeve sheer embroidered with beads top, designed to go over a strapless gown. Each piece is hand made and is available for customization.

This sheer top slips right over your existing gown adding pizzaz to a plain piece. With the handy buttons on the back, you can take it on or off as you please. Where was this when I was shopping for my gown!

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Does your gown have a special finishing touch? Are you looking for one? Share your inspiration in the comment box below.