In Ancient Rome, brides carried or wore flower garlands, believing that flowers signify new beginnings, fidelity, and hope of fertility. In the Middle Ages, 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 – which fortunately is never an issue anymore in this modern-day! Later on, this tradition evolved and aphrodisiacs such as Dill were added to get the newlyweds in the right mood.
Nowadays, Bouquet is the bride’s ultimate accessory and greatly adds to the overall appearance of the day. The bride’s selected blooms are a way for her to express her personal style, taste, and personality and an essential complement to her gown. The bridesmaids who are the closest companies to the bride will carry bouquets in the same theme and generally smaller in size, to complement the bride’s appearance. Besides, as a bridal party, the bridesmaids will present in most of the wedding photos that will be treasured for many years to come and the bridesmaids’ bouquets would adorn the photos
Besides the bride and the bridesmaids, the groom and groomsmen wear buttonholes.
It was believed that these evil spirits would cause the groom to turn his heart against the bride and refuse to love her. Buttonholes traveled to England during Medieval times. … Even without their armor, these colours would be displayed on their left lapel, just as they are still worn by grooms today.
Roses and peonies are the most popular flower for weddings. This is because roses and very versatile, long-lasting, easily accessible, and comes in so many different varieties in colors and shape. Besides the fragrant of roses is something beautiful, feminine, romantic, and festive. Peony meanings include romance, prosperity, good fortune, a happy marriage, riches, honor, and compassion. In some traditions, Peony also symbolizes fertility. Thus these two beauties are still the most sought after for wedding flowers.