Boutonnieres & Corsages

Wedding flowers that your bridal party wears are known as boutonnieres for the men and corsages for the women. Boutonnieres are generally worn by the groom, groomsmen, and fathers, stepfathers and grandfathers of the bride and groom. Corsages are typically worn by the mothers, stepmothers, and grandmothers of the bride and groom. They come in various shapes, sizes and colors. But before we mention our gorgeous designs for boutonnieres and corsages, let’s review the tradition of wearing them. Where did this custom come from? The word “boutonniere” is French and refers to a flower worn in a button hole of a suit or tuxedo’s left lapel. Wearing a boutonniere became popular early in the 20th century. To find out why brides carry bouquets and why grooms wear flowers, we have to travel back in time to ancient Greece where bridal bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages were worn to ward off diseases, bad smells and – believe it or not – evil spirits.

At Branford Flowers in Branford, CT, the designs for boutonnieres and corsages are limited only by your imagination and the availability of selected flowers. The trend is toward smaller flower arrangements for boutonnieres using common flowers, such as roses or stephanotis. Keep them simple, yet interesting, by using berries, fiddleheads and twigs. Flowers for corsages can include orchids, sweetheart roses, freesia, stock and white button mums just to name a few. Corsages are larger than boutonnieres and are worn either as a pin-on arrangement, or as a wrist corsage (wristlet).

If this seems too confusing, no worries. Call Jennifer at 203-488-7770 for a free consultation. She’ll answer your questions about boutonnieres, corsages and all your wedding flowers.

I just wanted to let you know that the flowers you did for my wedding were gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your vision, and truly capturing the essence of our wedding day.

Kate

We so enjoyed working with you. Your arrangements were so beautiful and detailed, and got compliments all night long. We can’t thank you enough for the extras you threw in, and for your general enthusiasm and the fun you brought to the day. We never would have gotten all those boutonnieres pinned on without you!

Patrick

Thank you for all your help and hard work in making our wedding day beautiful. It was a pleasure to work with you during the planning process and thank you for being so patient with my many emails and changes. I love, love, loved my bouquet, the girls and boy’s flowers and of course Sally’s (dog) collar. The centerpieces turned out just as I had envisioned them. I plan to use your shop whenever I need floral arrangements in the future.

Heather

The flowers were amazing and so beautiful in every respect. Everything looked so beautiful at Lighthouse Point. We received so many compliments over and over again for how beautiful everything looked. Can’t say enough how much we loved everything you did!!

Marianne

Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding and providing us with gorgeous flowers and centerpieces. You were such a joy to work with, always made me feel at ease about my decisions! Thank you so much.

Rachel

…thank you for the beautiful flowers at our wedding. We couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out and the bouquets were absolutely perfect. You really captured exactly what we wanted. I loved especially how the flowers complimented the bridesmaid’s dresses – they really looked great. Thank you also for being such a pleasure to work with and being so accommodating to our limitations. Thank you so much for everything!

Jess

…thank you for the beautiful flowers at our wedding. We couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out and the bouquets were absolutely perfect. You really captured exactly what we wanted. I loved especially how the flowers complimented the bridesmaid’s dresses – they really looked great. Thank you also for being such a pleasure to work with and being so accommodating to our limitations. Thank you so much for everything!

Pam

Our celebration was spectacular and the flowers took everyone’s breath away! Thank you so much for your hard work and especially your vision!

Susan

Thank you so much for an outstanding job on our wedding flowers. The arrangements were so in keeping with our Victorian theme!

June

Thank you so much for adding such amazing colors and accents to our wedding day. The bouquets were stunning and the wreath centerpieces were so warm and inviting. Your artistry and care were so evident – the flowers simply popped, creating such a beautifully elegant and autumnal scene. You were so generous with your time. We truly appreciate all the color and beauty you brought to our day!

Sarah

Thank you so much for our beautiful flowers. They were absolutely perfect! You made our dreams come true!

Liz

…you were able to create bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, displays all of which were exactly as we pictured! Your timely delivery and attention to detail made a busy morning run smoothly. It was a pleasure working with you… and I thank you for your artistic and communicative efforts.

Laureen

…thank you for the beautiful arrangements for my shower. I thought you did a fabulous job and everyone commented at how lovely they looked. You are so creative and I am so glad that we decided to work together.

Melissa

We just wanted to say thank you again for all your beautiful hard work on our wedding flowers! We loved everything and our guests were filled with compliments! It was so nice working with you and we will be sure to call you with any future needs!

Pam

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Ellie

THE FLOWERS WERE ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. You did an amazing job and I will refer you to anyone and everyone. You read my mind and your prices were reasonable, but most of all everything looked perfect.

Melissa

Thank you so much for everything regarding our wedding. We loved everything about the flowers and appreciate your expertise and advice.

Nick

Thank you so much for all you did. The flowers were perfect! Just like I dreamed!

Vicki

Our most sincere thanks for the absolutely beautiful job you did on the bouquets and flower arrangements for our wedding. We appreciated all of our guidance in choosing the right mixture and your selections were perfect. Thank you so much for making our special day so fragrant and beautiful.

Laura

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