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Beautiful Corsages and Boutonnieres for Prom

Posted by Suzie Canale on Wed, May 24, 2017

Yes, kids…. It’s PROM SEASON!  I know so many of you are getting ready to slip on that beautiful sequin dress and snazzy tuxedo to enjoy a night on the town with that special someone.  Prom is a sacred right of passage for high school seniors, an evening that will live on in your memories for decades to come.  Some of us daydream about our experiences decades afterwards, believing it was one of the biggest highlights of our youth.  I know it was one of mine…


There will be photos galore to help capture this exciting time so you’ll want to look your best and plan on every detail to the “T”.


  1. Gown … check.
  2. Tux... check.
  3. Shoes… check.
  4. Hairstyle… check.
  5. Jewelry…. check.
  6. Handbag…check.
  7. Limousine…check.  
  8. Makeup… check.
  9. Dinner Reservations… check.
  10. Flowers….  Flowers?

So I noticed we hit a snag in our planning and may have forgot to order the corsage and boutonnière from our local florists?  Well, this is just catastrophic!  Who ever heard of not pinning a flower to the lapel of your handsome date or slipping on a stunning wristlet on the girl of your dreams?  It’s just not how things are done, people so let’s make sure step #10 is covered.  


In general, the blooms are bought according to the color palette the pair will be wearing but it doesn’t have to be this way for everyone.  Maybe she likes orchids or her favorite flower is a rose?  Select a variety that will go well with HER instead of panicking over the tint of fabric her dress is made out of.  For HIM, choose something that isn’t going to be too bulky because he’ll lose or damage the head for sure once the dancing gets started.  Think small roses, mini gerberas, mini callas or ranunculus as options and ask your florist what they advise will work well for the both of you.

Have a ball… BE SAFE and Enjoy Your Special Prom Evening!

Tags: Corsages, Prom Flowers, Traditions, Boutonnieres

Quick Tips for Ordering Prom Flowers in Boston

Posted by Rick Canale on Tue, May 13, 2014

C  Users rickcanale Pictures prom1May is the height of school activities and celebrations. We celebrate graduations, achievements, academic awards and our high schoolers often attend their first prom.

So many youngsters are so busy with school, sports, theatre and friends that preparing for their prom is like taking another course. You have to order prom tickets, get a dress or tuxedo, ensure a safe ride and of course plan for an after prom party. One of the last minute items often overlooked are flowers.

C  Users rickcanale Pictures prom2Exotic Flowers design studio in Roslindale and all of our Boston floral designers have been making prom corsages and boutonnieres for a combined work knowledge of over 100 years. Our local Boston flower designers have made the traidtional to the unusual.

Most popular these days are rose boutonnieres for the gentleman and rose wrist corsages for the ladies. Whether your prom is at Catholic Memorial, West Roxbury High School or Latin Academy, the staff at Exotic Flowers wants to be a special part of your prom.

Prom Flowers BostonQuick tips for quick ordering:

  • order early
  • know the dress color
  • corsages in the Boston area for schools like Boston Latin, Milton High School, Roxbury Latin and other Boston schools are pretty much $25
  • rose boutonnieres are $8
  • roses, roses, don't get fancy. roses photograph well, are trendy and offer no unwelcome surprises.


Tags: Corsages, Prom Flowers, Boutonnieres

Exotic Flowers and Boston's Top 20 Bachelors and Bachelorettes

Posted by Rick Canale on Fri, Feb 03, 2012

orchids at mistral resized 600On Monday February 6th, 2012 Exotic Flowers in Boston is proud to sponsor The Improper Bostonian's Top 20 Bachelor/ettes in Boston. The event will be held at Mistral on 223 Columbus Avenue in Boston. Along with Joseph Gann Jewelers, VisitFlorida, Equinox, Celebrity Series of Boston and St-Germain, Exotic Flowers allies itself with Boston's hottest and most captivating.

The Improper's list features the fun, the smart, the artistic and the beautiful. From the affable Chief Cheese Griller James DiSabatino of Roxy's Gourmet to the striking Julia Harte Owens of Ridgeway Philanthropy, the Improper lets Bostonians into the lives of these engaging personas. For example, meet Joselin Mane.

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Joselin attended Holderness and Northeastern, climbed the ladder at IBM and is now the Cofounder and CEO of BostonTweetUp. Joselin's Twitter stream alone is worth knowing him. He is fun, engaging and informative. Check out this shot as he digs into his goodie bag after being named a top bachelor. (ed. note the beautiful cymbidium orchid in the gift bag is courtesy of Exotic Flowers in Boston).

On the night of the event that honors these charismatic twenty, Exotic Flowers will fill the room with flowers and also create one of a kind corsages and boutonieres for these icons.

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Exotic Flowers in Boston - we are always partnering with those who share our vision statement, Reaction Guaranteed. 

Tags: Corsages, Boston Florist, Improper Bostonian, Reaction Guaranteed, Boutonnieres

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