Spring formals and proms give us the chance to wear flowers in a fun new way – from singular blossoms featured on their own to clusters of coordinating florals. These versatile designs can be worn on shoulder straps, on wrists, carried – or even used to decorate shoes! Corsages and boutonnieres add sophisticated beauty to your prom dress or tuxedo – so let’s have some fun dressing you up!
Whether a senior prom or a graduation ceremony, any formal special occasion can be embellished with wearable flowers. Gordon Boswell Florist has the unique floral designs guaranteed to turn heads all over Fort Worth.
Don’t forget, Mother’s Day is May 14 – and a beautiful corsage will let Mom know that you think she is amazing!
In ancient times, a corsage made of flowers or herbs was worn on the bodice of a dress to ward off evil spirits and disease. Boutonnieres served the same purpose for men. Over the years, however, these superstitions waned – and wearing flowers every day went by the wayside. By the late 17th century, giving a young lady flower to pin to her dress was considered an act of courtship and special occasion – which is how we got to our tradition of giving a corsage to your date for a formal event.
Although some corsages are still fastened to the bodice of a gown, new trends and styles have also been incorporated. Wrist corsages are the most popular wearable flowers at dances and proms, floral crowns, floral bracelets, custom floral hairpieces. floral rings, and even floral decorations to attach to shoes are often requested by women looking to express herself in a unique way.
Orchids, roses, and carnations are the most popular flowers in these arrangements for both men and women, but calla lilies and succulents are also in demand. Ribbons, jewelry, feathers, and sequins are also common elements used to add interest, texture, and embellishment. Do you want something different than everyone else? Trust our professional floral designers to create a custom corsage or boutonniere using your color scheme. You’ll love the results!
Call Gordon Boswell Flowers today for all your formal flower needs. We are ready for prom – are you?