I was so excited that my son got invited to a prom this year! He has high functioning autism AND has been homeschooled since after 5th grade, so I didn't think he'd ever go to one. I hope he has a great time! (I'm nervous and a tad anxious, you'd think it was me going!) His date's dress is mostly orange with some peach edging the V neck and down the front. She's going to wear silver shoes. I picked up my son's tux yesterday. So handsome!! It's black, with a silver-gray vest and peach stripey tie. (My daughter likes it, she says it looks like a creamsicle. LOL)
I knew right away I wanted to make the wrist corsage. I've agonized over it, but it's finally done! I used faux flowers. My friend Christy generously sent me all these materials: the bead corsage bracelet, orange & peach ribbons, package of pearl stems, and a package of silver w/rhinestone hearts.
It's a good thing my son's date doesn't have stick arms like me. Or she'd have to wear it halfway up her arms so it wouldn't roll over! Here's one more picture of it all packaged up in a recycled strawberry container. LOL
I ended up doing my son's boutonniere, too. His date's mom brought the flowers to a florist she's known for years who did it quickly for her and this is the result.
I would've used the bud that was a bit open but what did I know? Til I looked up boutonnieres with roses and sure enough... I'm not seeing them with closed buds! Oh well. Anyway, I thought the florist used way too many leaves and there was nothing else to it, so I totally took it apart and redid it. (Mom was perfectly fine with my redoing it and the florist hadn't charged her anyway.) I wrapped silver ribbon around the stem - got the idea after seeing some of the boutonnieres online. Now, I don't know just yet if I'm going with or without the peach ribbon but here's a pic of it both ways. I guess they don't usually have ribbon like that but I thought maybe to go with the peach in her dress. I think it'll end up being without.