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Wedding History Series - Part 2 - The Corsage and Boutonniere

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Wedding History Series - Part 2 - The Corsage and Boutonniere

In our second installment of wedding flower history, it’s time to talk about the humble corsage and boutonniere. Boutonnieres and corsages are the finishing touches to wedding day attire and both have been around for centuries.  Originally worn in an effort to prevent disease and ward off evil spirits, corsages were typically tucked into the necklines of gowns or pinned to the fabric of the bodice. In fact, the word “corsage” originates from the French term “bouquet de corsage,” meaning a spray of flowers worn on the upper part of a woman’s dress. During the 16th and 17th centuries, corsages...

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