THE HISTORY OF THE WEDDING BOUQUET
Brides carrying flowers hold roots dating back to ancient times. Brides used to carry or wear flowers in their hair or garlands, signifying new beginnings, fidelity and hope of fertility. Along with the pleasant association of the above, the sad truth strong-smelling herbs and spices were thought to ward off and drive away evil spirits, bad luck, ill health and help mask the smell of body odor. They didn't have running showers and luxury baths like today, and even river 'cleansing of the bride', had its limits. Couples often used herbs instead of flowers, and each had a significant meaning. Dill was especially popular since, being the herb of lust, and it's consumption by the bride and groom during the reception was thought to increase sexual desire. Rosemary was the herb used to wish the couple lots of children. Kings and Queens went further and had more elaborate wedding flowers to signify wealth and add fragrance to the air. Some say when royalty married, the villages could smell the flowers miles away.
When choosing your wedding bouquet, consider some, if not all of the following:
At Keepsakes Florist, we hope to stimulate the senses of all couples looking for different ways to create their wedding day. The ideas we share here, are taken from weddings we have completed and been fortunate enough to have been an integral part of. We love our couples and have so enjoyed supplying beautiful floral creations that brought their visions to life. We hope you'll enjoy our journey (both past and present) as we update our blog with more beautiful weddings by Keepsakes Florist.
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