Memorable occasions are made even more special when you include flowers and long-standing traditions. During the spring, one such tradition is the wearing of corsages for proms, Mother’s Day, or graduations.
The word corsage is French in origin and was strictly translated as “the bodice of a dress”. The flowers worn were called the “bouquet de corsage,” and over time, the term was shortened to simply “corsage.” In contemporary times, corsages are also worn on the wrist, held in place by beautiful wristlets or bracelets. Whichever your preference, you can be sure that Bagoy’s Florist & Home will provide the perfect floral accompaniment to your attire.
History of the Corsage
Although we love wearing flowers because of their beauty and fragrance, ancient cultures had much more practical reasons for adorning themselves with florals. They believed that flowers and herbs warded off evil spirits and illnesses, and flowers were worn as good omens for wedding ceremonies and other momentous events. By the 16th century, wearing flowers was nearly an everyday occurrence, and even men wore a single flower in their lapel (known as a boutonniere) on a regular basis. However, as beliefs began to change, and medical knowledge advanced, flowers became a luxury item. By the end of the 17th century, corsages were primarily offered to young ladies from the men they were courting and were the acceptable gift when going out to a special occasion.
Corsages are still a traditional gift when heading to spring dances, or to prom. They are also popular to give to Mom on Mother’s Day, or to a graduating senior on her big day. Celebrate any special occasion with a corsage. Whether you are accenting a dress or giving your mother a little more jazz to her outfit with a Mother’s Day corsage!
Bagoy’s Florist & Home has gorgeous corsages designed from roses, lilies, and orchids – but we can make any custom design you can imagine! If you have a special Anchorage occasion this spring and are in need of wearable flowers perfect for the event – including boutonnieres – give us a call! Get a corsage or boutonniere this spring-summer and make your outfit pop! Call or click for prom or Mother’s Day corsages. We will ensure that every event is beautiful.