A bride would not be complete without a beautiful bouquet in her hand! Nowadays there are different types of trendy bouquets which add charm to the bride. Have you ever thought why bouquets are a must for weddings? There are different interesting stories behind the custom of a bride holding a bouquet during her wedding.
If flower bouquets have attracted you greatly, then before getting into the story, you would love to have a look at courses about flower arrangements where you can learn the technique to make awesome flower bouquets on your own! According to www.wikihow.com, there are different types of bouquets, and once you learn the basic skill, you can try out all the types. Now let us move on to the history!
Bouquets and evil spirits
Yes! You read it right. You might have never thought about such a connection, but the history of bridal bouquets unveils this interesting link between them and evil spirits. Human beings are always afraid of evil forces and would do anything to keep them away. The wedding is an auspicious day when evil spirits should never have an influence. So, in the past, the bridal bouquets were made of strongly aromatic spices and herbs under the belief that the power of the esoteric smell of the herbs and spices would keep the evil forces away. Sounds interesting, right?
There is enough evidence from history to go with this most popular story behind the bridal bouquets. Greek and Roman history have marriages where bride and groom used to wear garland around their neck as symbols of a new beginning, hope, and fruitfulness. So, right from the ancient times, people were aware of the need for enhancing positive energy and staying away from negative forces in an auspicious occasion such as a wedding.
Grand entry of flowers!
So, the ancient bridal bouquets were not in the form we see them now. Flowers were not at all used! But things changed later on. The wedding of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria witnessed beautiful flower bouquets with fresh marigolds. It was at this time in history that lovers started using flowers as a symbol of their love. Different types of flowers were used to convey messages secretly. So, the bouquet flowers also started to be selected based on the significance of flowers.
But not everyone followed that practice. Some brides were least bothered about the significance of each flower; they just focused on the aesthetic side and included different beautiful blooms in their bouquet. Including flowers which were edible was a practice which was followed widely. Certain herbs which were believed to improve sexual feelings were used in the bouquets and were consumed by the bride, groom and the guests during the wedding.
It was during the Victorian era that flowers became the stars in the bouquets and that practice is still continued in different forms in weddings.
Modern brides want their bouquets to be unique, and they try out various trends in them. No matter in what forms they appear, bouquets are still unavoidable items in weddings.