Bridal Bouquets To Frighten Away Evil Spirits
Flowers for the Bride
Wedding bouquets were originally made of strong herbs like thyme and garlic to frighten away evil spirits.
In ancient times, it was believed that the Bride was especially lucky on her wedding day. Guests would sometimes tear at her dress for a souvenir piece of good luck to take home. The Bride’s tossing of her bouquet grew from her desire to offer a good luck souvenir.
Later in European times, the Groom would gather wild flowers and herbs from the field, tie them together and present them to his Bride.
Today flowers for the Bride can be a full production of exotic flowers from far away lands to a simple hand-tied array of buds. Whatever the option selected, keep in mind the Bride needs to carry them. If she has a small ring size, a small bouquet would offer the most ease. The bouquet is a way for the Bride to introduce color that will compliment her skin tones. Carry a single flower, carry an array, carry something exotic…the focus is still the Bride.
Carla and I feel so fortunate that we were married by you. You have such a wonderful gift. The ceremony was wonderful and your presence very much put us at ease. Thank you again for officiating and giving us your kind words. God Bless You, Tommy & Carla
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