Wedding : flower power


The bride's bouquet: history and meaning

The bride's bouquet was created in the Middle Ages, during the Holy Wars. The crusaders are said to have brought back this tradition from their travels, the bride's bouquet being at the time composed of orange blossoms, a sign of purity and allowing a pleasant scent to diffuse. Moreover, weddings were celebrated in the spring due to the proliferation of flowers and renewal. The flowers that made up the bouquet had their symbolism, like a message directed to the future husband. The bride and groom would traditionally offer the bouquet to the gods at the end of the ceremony, a symbol of a happy marriage. At the end of the 19th century, the bride's bouquet was placed on a velvet cushion and protected by a glass bell, which made it possible to keep the bouquet throughout the ceremony. 

 

The bride's bouquet: history and meaning

 

The importance of flowers during your wedding

Omnipresent in your ceremony, flowers are the table centre-pieces to better illuminate them, near the bride with a unique bouquet, but also sublimate your wedding decoration, buttonholes, table place cards. True decorative objects, they have the power to colour the atmosphere, creating a warm and cosy universe in a natural way. If you opt for a rustic-themed wedding, it will be a good opportunity to multiply the flowers arranged in small glass jars in the style of an old jam jar for a bohemian spirit. Choose an exquisite mix of colours and varieties of flowers, without making mistakes. Indeed, each colour and flower has its own symbolism...

 

Flowers on wedding table

 

The symbolism of flowers and colours

First of all, one should avoid yellow roses, symbols of infidelity or white camellias, synonymous with a disdained love! It is also advisable not to use antamis, a sign of a finished love. 

Discover flowers and their language:

- Camellias: if you have to avoid white camellias, the others are perfectly adapted to your wedding. Originating from Japan, this flower is the emblem of romanticism. Subtle, it is used by the Lady of Camellias in Alexandre Dumas' novel, who uses it in secret to reveal her feelings and emotions,

- The sunflower for a rustic wedding for example. Arrived in Europe at the end of the 16th century, this flower means pride and admiration,

- Tulips, which evoke freshness and lightness, but symbolize perfect love. Black, it indicates that you are giving all your fortune to your partner, while red is synonymous with crazy love,

- Cornflowers sow dynamism and cheerfulness at the heart of your wedding decoration. This rustic flower is also the symbol of a tender and delicate love,

- Daisies, if your wedding is rural or natural, remind us of our children's games of removing petals to know how much the person in our heart loves us... The daisy is a sign of a timid love, but also of innocence and purity,

- The iris, known for its tender-hearted emblem, symbolizes trusting, lasting and ardent love and happiness. Iris was the messenger of the gods in ancient Greece,

- Magnolias: they evoke love of nature, dignity, cheerfulness and serenity, since they were the first flowers that monks planted around their temple.

- Peonies, especially if you get married in May or June, during their flowering. Pure, delicate, exquisite and soft, peonies symbolize sincerity, timidity, but also protect against storms and hail,

- Lilac, which reminds us of the liberty atmosphere and the light spring flowers, comes from Persia. Used to decorate the homes of newlyweds, lilac celebrates the first love emotions.

As for colours, the white at the heart of your wedding evokes purity, elegance, refinement, but also virginity. It is the most used colour in weddings for its strong symbols. Between beauty and perfection, white sublimates your decoration and sows softness on this great day. Red evokes passion, warmth, ardour and strong love. Pink, a soft and delicate colour, is very fashionable and trendy. It can easily be mixed with powder pink, copper and lace, to oscillate between sensuality and femininity. Very popular, copper is a tender illustration of the day of your ceremony.

 


Flowers in your wedding invitation

To enhance your wedding stationery, also opt for a beautiful flower or rustic wedding invitation, or a natural or liberty wedding card. Resolutely fashionable, a flower wedding stationery will bring a touch of cheerfulness and freshness. As in the garden, the flowers on your rustic wedding invitation are an inspiration to your guests for blooming life and love. Kraft paper can also be used for a natural look or a lace wedding announcement, enhanced by flowers... And one has a real crush on a very fashionable watercolour wedding invitation, which reminds us of the flowers in Monet's pretty paintings. Flower wreaths, petals or bouquets decorate your original and distinguished wedding card. We can already imagine the sun shining and the birds singing...

  Flower wedding invitations

Flower wedding cards

 

The throwing of the bouquet

Until the bouquet is thrown, the flowers sow joy on the D-Day! They accompany you until the last moment, until the throwing of the bouquet. Choose an original one that will please all your guests ! A tradition that comes to us from America, it consists in bringing singles together around the bride. The one who catches the bouquet will be the lucky one, and will get married very soon. Enough to keep this bouquet and flowers for a long time and to remember how lucky they were...