Thousands of years ago, flowers were worn attached to clothing to protect people from evil spirits, especially those thought to be present at wedding ceremonies. Because flowers and herbs were also believed to ward off sickness and disease, corsages and boutonnieres eventually became common everyday wear. However, as beliefs changed and medical expertise advanced, the usage of flowers for these purposes decreased and florals became more of a luxury item.
By the late 17th century, corsages were used as gifts to gain favor in courtship. In contemporary times, corsages and boutonnieres are generally used on formal occasions – such as proms, formals, graduation ceremonies, and even Mother’s Day celebrations. No matter what your spring event, you can be sure that the professional designers at Mission Viejo Florist will create something beautiful!
Traditionally corsages were worn on the bodice of a dress, but over the years as styles have changed, corsages are also worn attached at the shoulder or waist, or as a wrist corsage. A wrist corsage is one of the most popular versions, and often includes designs secured by elastic, sequin bands, or decorative jewelry. Handheld nosegay bouquets are becoming more prevalent, and some prom attendees have chosen to forego the traditional corsage altogether and instead wear a beautiful floral hairpiece. Whatever your choice, you can trust Mission Viejo Florist to create something memorable.
Corsage flowers usually include orchids, roses, and lilies – although you can always work with one of our floral designers to create a unique and personal corsage. We can help you to select the best flowers for your color scheme, as well as to offer suggestions for custom flowers. The freshest flowers and most gorgeous designs in Mission Viejo are at Mission Viejo Florist. From prom flowers to a corsage for Mom, we have everything you need this season.