Boutonnieres & Corsages for Spring Formal & Prom

corsagesSpring 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!
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Homecoming Flowers – From the Game to the Dance

homecoming flowers

In the life of a high school student, homecoming weekend is one of the most exciting of the year. From the pep rallies to the parades; from the football game to the formal dance – there is a lot going on, and its all fun! Although over the years some of the traditional formality has faded, homecoming flowers still play an important role throughout all of the events and festivities. The floral designers at Gordon Boswell are dedicated to ensuring that you have the perfect flowers, whether that means matching the dress or showing off your school colors!

gbbllueWristlets and boutonnieres can take on a modern feel with vibrant colors, non-traditional flowers and contemporary design and color palettes. Featuring white ranunculus, blue agapanthus and white dendrobium orchids, the creations above are no ordinary homecoming flowers! And they aren’t only for school dances – these are perfect for the homecoming court, favorite teachers, or even for a group of friends to simply show their school spirit at the football game. Tell us your school colors, and we’ll design something unique and fresh just for you.

homecoming flowers Lavish pink garden roses combine with pink alstroemeria to create a delicate corsage that is surprisingly romantic and chic; while this royal purple dendrobium orchid wrist corsage is dramatically regal. And for those who prefer the classic and traditional, there is plenty to choose from as well – as evidenced in this crisp white rose corsage on a pearl wristlet. Don’t forget to bring a bouquet of flowers for the homecoming queen!

homecoming flowersNo matter your traditions, your school colors, or your personal style – the place in Fort Worth for the most beautiful and unique homecoming flowers is Gordon Boswell. This year, make a floral statement no one can ignore – we’d love to help.

The Best Flowers to Wear to Prom

shutterstock_50394988Spring is the season of prom, and with it comes the need for wearable prom flowers. As you are preparing for the season and your big date, here’s what you need to know about the flowers connected to this rite of passage.

The Tradition

Why do we give flowers to our prom date? Where did this tradition stem from? Wearing flowers is a tradition that goes back for centuries, as flowers and herbs not only warded off smells from poorly bathed individuals, but also the bad spirits people believed they faced on a daily basis.

In the early 1900s, when the tradition of school dances was in its infancy, men who took a woman to a dance would often show respect to her parents by gifting them with a bouquet of flowers. He would then pull one stem from the bouquet and pin it to her dress. As the role of parents in courting began to diminish, the tradition became for the man to present flowers to his date, and pull a bloom to pin to his lapel. Thus, the tradition of flowers given to a prom date began.

The Corsage

Cymbidium Orchid Corsage

Cymbidium Orchid Corsage

Ladies will typically wear a corsage to the prom. The corsage can be a wrist version or one that is pinned to the bodice of the gown. However, because most prom gowns are strapless or have tiny straps, it may be more practical and comfortable to choose a wrist corsage.

The flower you choose for the corsage really simply depends on your tastes. Roses are a common choice, but you can go with something different. Our Cymbidium Orchid Corsage is a particularly elegant option to consider if your date enjoys something more exotic.

The key is to match the flower to the dress for a coordinated look, or to use a neutral color, like white, if the dress color is not known. If you cannot match the dress, consider a contrasting or complementary color instead.
The Boutonniere

Dendrobium White Orchid

Dendrobium WHhite Orchid

Tradition also dictates that the man wear a boutonniere that coordinates with the corsage given to his date. Traditionally, the boutonniere was plucked from the flowers given to the female date. While this is no longer the case, it is still traditional to have the flowers match. Often, once a couple has solidified their date and outfit plans, they will shop for these flowers together. Boutonnieres are one or two smaller flowers and are worn on the lapel of the tuxedo or near the breast pocket of the dress shirt.

As you are making your selections, be sure to consider the options available from Gordon Boswell. Make your prom the best possible night with beautiful flowers from Fort Worth’s top florist.