For centuries, florals have adorned clothing. In ancient cultures, herbs and flowers were believed to scare away evil spirits, protect against disease, and send secret messages to admirers. Corsages, as we know them today, arose in the 16th and 17th centuries – called “bouquet des corsages”, the name was eventually shortened to simply ‘corsage’. Boutonnieres were worn for much the same reason as corsages, primarily as a means to fend off disease. Both were worn less and less as medical knowledge increased and superstitions waned. Overall, by the 1800’s, wearable flowers were considered a luxury item and were largely relegated to courtship.
In recent years, wrist corsages have become more popular than traditional corsages. Alternate flowers for formal occasions include nosegay (handheld) tied bouquets and sophisticated hairpieces. If you are looking for the perfect flowers for your Everett area prom – or any other special occasion – call Stadium Flowers.
Boutonnieres are generally either comprised of a single flower wth stock or of two or three tiny blooms arranged so as to fit on a lapel. Roses and delicate orchids are the most traditional flowers used for boutonnieres. Still, men can opt for many interesting alternatives, such as calla lilies or succulents. Virtually any flower can be made into a custom piece.
Here’s a Tip: Bring in a color sample and the floral designers at Stadium Flowers can help you to select the best flowers and complimentary colors to accent your look.
The spring season gives us ample opportunity to celebrate special occasions and to give floral corsages – proms, spring formals, graduation ceremonies, and even Mother’s Day! Call us to design something custom or to coordinate your corsage and boutonniere for the big dance. You can trust Stadium Flowers to provide the most beautiful fresh flowers in Everett and the greater Seattle area.