Thursday Traditions – The Bride’s Bouquet
Every bride gets the opportunity to build her bouquet for her Wedding day. Some are more intricate than others, some bigger, some brighter… but no matter the design they all hold the same meaning and are part of a long time tradition dating back to ancient times. Keep reading to find out more! You can also look here if you’re wanting to learn how to make flower arrangements for weddings as a side-income that you could look at turning into your own business if you’re passionate about beautiful flower arrangements for different events.
“The bride’s bouquet carries many quaint traditions among the different peoples of the world. Orange blossoms, a favorite of many brides, were at one time, when the Saracens carried them, though to be a symbol of fertility.
The carrying of flowers by the bride has it’s roots back in ancient times when it was believed that strong smelling herbs and spices would ward off and drive away evil spirits, bad luck and ill health. Garlic and chives were also popular for the same reason. During Roman times, this tradition was extended, with the bride and groom wearing floral garlands signifying new life and hope for fertility. The bouquet in particular symbolized a woman in bloom.
During Victorian times, flowers took on an additional significance as lover would send messages to each other using different types of flowers, with each flower having it’s own meaning. These associations were soon adopted for the bride’s bouquet and are still used today by many brides.”
Pictured above: Bridal Bouquet with traditional Orange Blossoms
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