Bridal and Bridesmaid's Bouquets
The star of the show held by a princess for a day: the bridal bouquet! Some prefer it to be more traditional, some want a splash of vibrant color and others simply want to go crazy with it’s design.
This bouquet is also very important detail-wise as it will be examined and adored throughout the day. The same touches in the finishing of the boutonnières and corsages are added to the bridal bouquet as well as the bridesmaid’s ones. The flower combination, colors and shapes are endless but there is only one that will end up being perfect for that special day and are there to guide you all the way!
The custom of bouquets has its origin in ancient times. Women carried aromatic bunches of garlic, herbs and spices to ward off evil spirits.
In ancient Greece and Rome, the bride and groom wore a garland around their necks, symbolizing new life, hope and fertility. Traditional Celtic bouquets included ivy, thistle and heather. The garland was not made of flowers but of strong-smelling herbs and spices. The strong-smells were thought to have mystical powers and meant to keep away evil spirits.
When Queen Victoria married Prince Albert, the herbs and spices had been replaced by fresh flowers, especially marigolds. Edible flowers were still included in the bouquet. The bride would carry her arrangement as she walked down the aisle. The dill from the bride’s bouquet (also known as the herb of lust), was consumed by the bride, the groom, and their wedding guests during the reception, as the herb was meant to increase sexual desire!