School Ball, Gala Dinners, Formal Events. Here is where you will find flowers that can be worn.
All this work is handwired, bespoke and takes time to complete, so we ask for at least 3 days notice to create your Corsage or Boutonniere.
Derived from the French words “bouquet de corsage,” which translates to “bouquet of the bodice, corsages were worn by the French, pinned to the top of their dress. During the Victorian era, women started putting flowers in their décolletage. Gentlemen, would never touch a woman’s chest, so corsages then moved to the shoulder, where it could be pinned appropriately. 21st century fashion has seen corsages move from the chest to their wrist.
The boutonniere dates back to Egyptians and Aztecs, who wore flowers to indicate who they supported in events. During the 15th century, to gesture good luck on a knight a flower would be given. The English wars were the start of men wearing boutonnieres. The appeal of boutonnieres, or lapel adornments, grew in the early 19th century, with the wearing of coats that folded at the top and had a buttonhole. Men would wear flowers as part of their business suit to work.