Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Different Kind of Bridal Bouquet

In ancient Rome, brides carried bunches of herbs in lieu of flowers to symbolize fidelity and to scare off evil spirits. While this superstitious function has been abandoned, herbs are making a comeback as a vintage-feeling, aromatic companion to the bridal bouquet. Herbs, like flowers carry special meanings. Some wedding-appropriate herbs include lavender (best wishes), rosemary (remembrance, true love), and marjoram (joyful living). Check out these ideas to incorporate this ancient bridal tradition into your own big day.

Image 1: A lavender bouquet,
Image 2: A bouquet of thyme, rosemary, and sage mixed with hyacinth and lily of the valley,
Image 3: A bouquet of mixed herbs and mums,

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ideas We Love: Boutonnieres With Flair

Check out these interesting takes on the age-old boutonniere tradition! With materials ranging from fabric and buttons to feathers and cacti, these arrangements show that a boutonniere doesn't have to just be a simple space filler, but can be a unique expression of a couple's personality, and the theme of their wedding.