Wedding flowers are nothing new. Roman brides and grooms both wore garlands of flowers to symbolise new life and fertility and, more recently, brides wore orange blossoms in their hair to represent purity and fruitfulness. During Victorian times, lovers sent each other flowers to convey different qualities and emotions. These associations were adopted for bride’s bouquets and some brides still use them today.
When it comes to flowers, forget about fashion and choose something you like the look and smell of. Remember that scent is important, especially in your bouquet as it’s relatively close to your face! ‘Blousey’ romantic flowers such as peonies, English garden roses and hydrangeas are currently very popular, as are bouquets consisting of one flower type or colour. SImplicity and elegance seems to be the key to current flower trends, along with using wonderful ribbon to tie or bind the stems. Continue reading “Wedding Flowers”