A rite of passage for senior secondary students through to adulthood usually entails a celebration with their fellow students. For generations, the high school formal has been the highlight of the senior students’ calendar. Planning commences months if not years ahead to ensure that their “moment” is perfect. In Australia, it has become quite a production and certain industries take the formal and graduation seasons very seriously.
Trends change over time but, as someone working in the floral industry, its great to see that it is still popular to wear a buttonhole for the boys and a corsage for the girls. I might be a little biased but I feel they complete the outfit! It is very sweet watching a nervous young lad presenting his partner with a corsage to wear.
Creating corsages and buttonholes are fiddly. Co-ordinating the flowers, ribbon and any adornments is vital to ensuring a totally co-ordinated look with the colour and style of the dress and suit.
Florists are not the only business to be busy during high school formal and graduation seasons. For months prior, businesses such as suit hire, dress shops, hair dressers, make up artists, tanning and beauty salons and shoe stores are all required to pull the complete outfit together. Arriving in style in a highly polished vehicle is so important to the impression the student wishes to leave. Photographers snap the red carpet arrivals when all the time, effort, and energy put into the “look” is captured.
Cairns Floral Supplies creates silk corsages and buttonholes by custom order. Contact us today to book yours.