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.

Silver Wired Corsage
The Boutonniere:
Source: Impulsive Flowers

Here at Matlack Florist, we love to dress up the gentlemen just as much as the ladies.  Most gentlemen like to stick to the traditional rose for the boutonniere, and if you’re looking for a little something extra, you can always add an accent flower like in the picture below. For example, if your date’s dress is blue, you can add on a few pieces of delphinium to really make your look pop.  Or if you’re trying to match with yellow, you could go for a sprig of solidago.  Just ask and we can point you in the right color direction.

If you are unsure how to pin on that boutonniere, check out our latest tutorial, or simply ask us at the counter when you are picking up!  We’re happy to show you!

The Lapel Art:

For the most unique look possible, ask about our lapel art boutonnieres.  We’ll do most anything you can come up with.  Lapel art consists of contemporary ideas in wiring and metals, jewels and crystals, artistic flower combinations, or different patterns and designs.  If you’re feeling extra brave, ask for the “designer’s choice lapel art” and be totally surprised! Either way, you’ll have the most cutting edge boutonniere at the prom.

One last thought! Prom is supposed to be fun and exciting, a chance to dress up and celebrate a year’s job well done.  So don’t be afraid to be exceptional with your accessory flowers this year.  Still having trouble deciding on the perfect fit? Leave it up to us and ask for the Designer’s Choice.  Here at Matlack Florist we love celebrating with you, and you’ll be sure to receive the best quality flowers with whatever you choose.