Through the ages, flowers have been worn on clothing for a host of reasons. They were thought to ward off evil spirits, keep people healthy, and send covert messages to secret admirers. Corsages originated in the 16th and 17th century – the full name of the flowers was “bouquet des corsages”, but was eventually shortened to simply corsage. They were traditionally worn in the center of the bodice of the dress, then moved to one side. Boutonnieres were worn for much the same reason as the flowers, primarily to ward off illness, but as medical knowledge increased, flowers became more of a luxury item.
In contemporary times, corsages often take the form of wristlets; but flowers for formal occasions have grown to include nosegay (handheld) tied bouquets and elegant hairpieces. If you are looking for the perfect flowers for your Danvers area prom – or any other special occasion – call Curran’s Flowers.
Boutonnieres are often single flowers, and roses are the most traditional bloom to use for that purpose. Still, men can choose from lilies, mums, or even succulents for unique lapel adornment. Like the design of corsages, virtually any flower can be made into a custom piece.
Here’s a Tip: Bring in a swatch, dress or tie that you will be wearing, and let the floral designer at Curran’s Flowers choose the best flowers and complimentary colors to show off your attire! Spring gives us plenty of opportunities to celebrate and give corsages – proms, spring formals, graduation ceremonies, and even Mother’s Day! Call us to coordinate the corsage and boutonniere for your special day, knowing that you can trust Curran’s Flowers to provide the most beautiful fresh flowers available in Danvers.