Re-discovering Prom & Homecoming Flowers 2: Corsages

Prom & Homecoming Flowers 2: Corsages


Florists may remember this prom specific selection guide from the John Henry Company. (published in 2009) I'm glad I bought it when I did because unfortunately it's out of print and has been discontinued as of today (they still have copies available for sale)
I was just looking through it yesterday and was amazed all over again! 
Just look at these beautiful designs... 

Prom & Homecoming Flowers 2: Corsages

Prom & Homecoming Flowers 2: Corsages



Check out the corsage below featuring a 
Pincushion Protea below..
(great statement flower)


Prom & Homecoming Flowers 2: Corsages

Here's a close up of that flower. It's an unusual flower, not only it's shape but also the texture of it- if you brush your hand along the spiky surface you'll notice it's 
much like a rubber bristle hairbrush.  

Prom & Homecoming Flowers 2: Corsages
Prom & Homecoming Flowers 2: Corsages

How fun are these? Colorful Rainbow Roses 
are not always available at a moments notice- So please 
ask your local florist about their availability. 

Prom & Homecoming Flowers 2: Corsages

Prom & Homecoming Flowers 2: Corsages

Don't want to wear a corsage on your wrist?
No problem!
Wear your flowers up and out of the way with this 
over the shoulder corsage. It's especially pretty with this
understated dress.

Prom & Homecoming Flowers 2: Corsages

Classic red roses are always popular.
here they are updated with the addition of 
orange Vanda orchids (top) and great textural elements
with interesting foliage and wire wrapped lily grass.

If these roses are too small for your taste try a composite rose. This green corsage is designed by combining the petals of 3 roses to create one big beautiful rose. 

Prom & Homecoming Flowers 2: Corsages

A closer look...

Prom & Homecoming Flowers 2: Corsages

This large single rose is SO much better than 
the bulky awkwardness that comes from forcing 
two large standard roses onto a wrist corsage with a bit of ribbon and baby's breath.. eww.
 

Prom & Homecoming Flowers 2: Corsages

Do you recognize this model? 
I posted the composite rose photo on our 
Facebook page and someone commented;
 "She looks like the girl from the movie"
I had to check it out
 I found her name (Ashley Hinshaw) in the back of the guide and what do ya know? sure enough- she's now an actress.
Here she is on Gossip Girl..

 
  
This design book is full of inspiration!
A shout out to the talented designers responsible goes to
Ted Bruehl, AIFD, Mary Linda Horn, AIFD, Jackie Lacey, AIFD and Joyce Mason-Monheim, AIFD CFD, PCFI, AzMF
 
Prom & Homecoming Flowers 2: Corsages

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