In ancient cultures, the floral corsage was worn to ward off evil spirits, especially during special events such as weddings. Because flowers and herbs were also thought to protect people from illness and disease, eventually corsages and boutonnieres were worn nearly every day. However, as the centuries passed, beliefs changed and medical knowledge increased, the usage of flowers for these purposes waned and became more of a luxury. By the late 17th century, floral corsages were primarily used as a gift of courtship and romantic admiration.
Today, corsages and boutonnieres are for special formal occasions – as prom flowers, for formal events, graduation ceremonies, and even Mother’s Day. No matter what the event or celebration this spring, you can trust the designers at Nanz & Kraft Florists to create something beautiful! Although corsages were traditionally worn on the bodice of a dress, other forms of wearable flowers have become popular over the last decades. Wrist corsages are often preferred, including beautiful designs secured by bands, sequins, or even decorative jewelry. Handheld nosegay bouquets are also increasing in popularity, and some ladies have chosen to forego the traditional corsage and wear a custom floral hairpiece. Whatever your choice, you can trust us to create something memorable.
Flowers most often used for corsages include roses, lilies, and orchids, although seasonal spring flowers can also be used for colorful floral palettes. Our professional designers will be able to help you to choose the best flowers for your color scheme, as well as to offer ideas for custom flowers.
The freshest flowers and most exquisite designs in Louisville are at Nanz & Kraft Florists. From prom flowers to the perfect floral arrangement for Mom, we have everything you need this spring.