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  • Albuquerque Florist
  • (505) 881-3336
  • 3121 San Mateo NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87110

    Albuquerque Florist
    (505) 338-0038
    1416 Juan Tabo NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87112

    Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    Sat: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Sun: Closed

About us

albuquerque-florist

At Albuquerque Florist, Inc., we specialize in the finest flowers, backed by service and individual attention that has remained unsurpassed for over 40 golden years. We carry a vast selection of fresh flowers, green and blooming plants, dried and silk arrangements, balloons, gifts & plush animals as well as fruit & gourmet baskets, something for every budget. From a single rose to the most stunning wedding ensemble, our skilled staff of professional designers can make all of your special moments truly unforgettable. We have 2 NE Albuquerque locations to serve you at San Mateo Blvd and Juan Tabo Blvd. Also serving all Lovelace Hospitals, Presbyterian and University of New Mexico hospital.

The History Of The Boutonniere

29th Jul 2015

In our most recent blog, we talked a little bit about boutonnieres and how they should be worn during formal events, but have you ever wondered why they are worn that way? Where does this long standing tradition stem from? This tradition is still strong and very prominent in today’s society, however, this is not, by any means, a recent development. In fact, 

the history of the boutonniere dates as far back as the Middle Ages.

The Middle Ages

According to About.com, “a knight going into battle or entering a jousting tournament often donned a token ribbon, scarf, flower or pennant of his lady’s family crest over the left arm of his armor, where it was close to his heart.” Wearing a woman’s colors was considered to be a sign of chivalry because it signified to spectators and competitors that the knight was fighting specifically for her. Sound similar? Later on, this tradition was adapted by modern men by pinning a flower from their brides’ bouquet to their left lapel.

American Boutonnieres

Although many men view boutonnieres as being feminine, throughout the early 20th century, they were considered to be a prominent symbol of sophistication and masculinity. During this time, boutonnieres were worn as accessories, much like watches or cufflinks. Hollywood also had a huge influence on this daily boutonniere style. However, by the time the 1960’s rolled around, the daily boutonniere had fallen out of fashion. Since then, boutonnieres have only been worn during special occasions and events.

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