Complete Your Formal Look By Wearing Boutonnieres In Des Moines

When looking for Boutonnieres in Des Moines look no further than Boesen The Florist. Your local Des Moines florist can help you pick out the perfect boutonniere for the groom and all of the members of your wedding party.

Boutonniere is a French word and the English translation means buttonhole as a boutonniere was just a single flower that was placed in the buttonhole of a man’s suit or tuxedo. Originating in the 16th century, a boutonniere was used to ward off disease, evil spirits and bad smells. At one time, it was common for a man to wear a boutonniere every day. Today, boutonnieres are used to match the ladies corsage or to complete the look of a couple and are mainly used for formal events such as weddings or proms, funerals or homecoming events. The buttonholes of men’s suits and tuxedos are no longer made to secure a single flower so the boutonnieres of today are now pinned to the man’s left jacket lapel.

The flowers used for boutonnieres are often white carnations although other colors can be used to complement other garments that are being worn. Certain boutonniere flowers are also customarily worn to connect with certain events, people or days.

A red rose boutonniere is associated with St. George’s Day the patron saint and is worn by Englishmen during a day of feast.

Old Harrovians often wear blue cornflower boutonnieres in Des Moines. Old Harrovians are formal pupils of The Harrow School in the United Kingdom.

Primrose boutonnieres are worn for Disraeli’s birthday. Benjamin Disraeli was the first Earl of Beaconsfield and a British Prime Minister.

Artificial red Poppies are worn for Remembrance Day or Armistice Day, which is a memorial day to remember members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

Orchids are worn and associated with Joseph Chamberlain who was a British politician.

When looking for Boutonnieres in Des Moines, a florist can help you pick out the color and style to match your look or to match the colors of your formal event. Whether it is a single white rose, single white calla lily or berries and fern curls, you are sure to find the perfect boutonniere for any occasion.

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