When I learned Ikebana as an adult, I was really fortunate to have had an old_fashioned sensei (instructor) who not only taught me the theory and techniques, but also immersed me in the respectable manners and ways of the good old days. It is through my sensei that I learned that Ikebana goes beyond the typical art form, and that it is more of a way of life; in fact, Ikebana is also known as kado, which literally means "the way of the flower."
Flower decorations are used as accessories too like boutonnieres that are worn by grooms, attendants, ushers and bride and groom's fathers. They are made from single or several small buds and are worn on the left lapel of the jacket. Corsages can be worn in a variety of styles like pin_on, wrist or handheld and are made of either a single bloom or a small cluster of blooms.