Wed­ding Bou­quets In­spi­ra­tion

Brides Essence - - Contents - Com­piled by Lols – Lols Flow­ers www.lols­func­tion.co.za

Brides have been car­ry­ing bou­quets since the mid­dle ages. Of course back then the gath­ered bunches of herbs and spices were in­tended to ward off evil spir­its and pro­tect the frag­ile, in­no­cent bride from bad luck and mis­for­tune.

Hap­pily by Vic­to­rian times bou­quets had moved on from gar­lic and dill to in­clude fresh flow­ers – of­ten made up us­ing the “lan­guage of flow­ers”. Bou­quets were gath­ered from ivy (fidelity), myr­tle (pas­sion) and roses (love).

Bou­quets re­main a spe­cial tra­di­tion to­day, with plenty of styles and vari­a­tions for brides to choose from. You can have any­thing from cas­cad­ing wa­ter­fall bou­quets to sweet, sim­ple hand tied posies. It all de­pends on the style and theme you en­vi­sion for your wed­ding – and ul­ti­mately your own sense of style and per­son­al­ity.

© Jea­nine Bressler pho­tog­ra­phy

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