Choosing your Prom Floral Accessory

By: Christine W.

It’s officially prom season! We hope you’re as excited as we are.  Here at Matlack Florist, we pride ourselves in giving you quality prom accessories whether you’re looking for a simple and elegant hand-tied bouquet, a wild and unique lapel art boutonniere, or maybe something in between.  Actually, there are quite a lot of floral options you might not have considered for your prom.  Here are a few possibilities that Matlack Florist offers to complete your perfect 2016 prom look.

The Hand-tied Bouquet:
“Shades of Coral” – Matlack Florist

Handtied bouquets are the most popular among the ladies.  This consists of a unique mix of flowers to match any look with a matching ribbon and bow.  To upgrade, there are a great deal of personalized add-ons.  For example, if your dress is extra sparkly, consider adding on some bling like jewels or crystals to the flowers as seen in this photo to the right.  For a more timeless and elegant look, check out the White Gold Handtied with calla lilies. They add a graceful and luxurious touch for the formal occasion.

The Corsage:

If you’re not into the hand-tied bouquet look, try out our wrist corsages.  There are a ton of unique possibilities.  For the actual wrist band, we carry everything from crystal to pearl to ribbon, and a whole lot more.  Come on into our shop and check out our prom section for a total and complete look on what we can offer you.  For the actual flowers, we’re showing off orchids, delphinium, and succulents to name a few, and we pride ourselves in always having an array of flower and ribbon color options to match any dress.  If you’re attending the prom in a more metallic color like silver or gold, ask us about adding on metallic wiring to the bouquet as seen in the photo below. It’s totally unique and fun. We love making super unique accessories to perfect your specific prom look, so something completely fresh, ask for the Designer’s Choice corsage.

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How To: Pin On a Boutonniere

May is a busy season in the floral industry! Between the many proms, weddings, and milestone anniversary celebrations, we often get asked:  “What is the correct way to pin on a boutonniere?”

While handling a sharp pin and delicate flowers can be intimidating, don’t worry! Simply follow the steps below and you’ll be fine!

Step One:  Position Your Boutonniere

A boutonniere should always be pinned onto the gentleman’s left lapel. Position the boutonniere slightly above the heart (or about 4 inches below the top of the shoulder.) The boutonniere stem should be roughly centered and run parallel to the edges of the lapel.

1. Position Bout

Popular flowers used to create boutonnieres include: Roses, Dendrobium Orchids, Mini Calla Lilies and Delphinium

Step Two:  Insert Pin Into Stem

Flip the lapel and push the pin through the fabric of the lapel until you make contact with your boutonniere. Push the pin into the stem of the flower at it’s thickest point right below the flower head, but do not push the pin all the way through the stem. By inserting the pin through the back of the lapel, you ensure that the pin is hidden from view.

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