Every wedding needs flowers, and by golly have we seen some arrangements over the years. Let’s not talk about flowers for the dining tables and pew ends, let’s talk about a much more intimate bouquet… the bridal bouquet.
This has to be the most important bouquet at the wedding; a delicate (but not necessarily small!) show-stopper of an arrangement that the bride chooses to hold as she walks down the aisle.
We decided to do some reason to find out where the bridal bouquet tradition comes from. Here’s what we found out:
Well, back in 2500 BC where the oldest evidence of flower arranging is found, the ancient Egyptians used vases to arrange the sacred lotus flower with herbs, palms and irises. From here we jump to the 1600s, where brides used to hold bouquets of strong scented flowers, herbs and even garlic to hide their body odour (remember the average person back then only had a yearly bath!).
Fortunately, times have moved on and so have our bridal bouquets. Take a look at some of these bouquets below for inspiration.
A traditional cascading wedding bouquet – stunning!
A splash of colour in this purple and white number.
Impressive wedding bouquet of roses in nude tones.
Pretty in pink posy bouquets.
Vintage is back with these beautiful peach and earthy colours.
A simple hand-tied wedding bouquet.
Who would have thought of a metallic bouquet?
A gorgeous bejewelled bouquet – dazzling!
A creative wedding bouquet made from recycled paper.
Look at this amazing ice cream cone bouquet.