Ancient Flowers

Hello everyone!

My name is Cat- I’m the new social media fairy here at Enchanted!  Our lovely Carolyn is off becoming a kickass lawyer, so now I’ll be the one sharing my thoughts with you!

Anyway, Happy Thursday! I hope its turning out to be a magnificent one for you! I cannot believe August is already here…insane!  This summer is just flying by.  The fairies are busy prepping for this weekend’s Beautiful Bride Expo at Green Valley Ranch.  Hope to see some of you there- I can’t wait!

As we all know, flowers are ESSENTIAL for a wedding. Duh!  They make that special day just a bit brighter…but have you ever wondered how it all started?  Here are a few interesting facts about the origins of flowers at weddings!

{     This custom started off more as a spiritual tradition.  In ancient times, brides used to carry a bundle of strong smelling herbs and spices (like garlic, basil, and rosemary) to ward off evil spirits.

{     In the early days of Rome, both bride and groom would wear garlands as a symbol of love and happiness.  These garlands were adorned with mostly garlic, so no bad spirits would follow them into their new union.

{     In ancient Greece, the bride would wear a crown made from plants and flowers. This was considered a gift from nature.

{     In one tradition, a ‘kissing knot’ made out of roses and rosemary is hung above the bride and groom at their reception table.  This ‘kissing knot’ is made to bring good luck to the couple, as well as everyone sitting with them at their table.

The use of herbs and spices has lost touch in the world of modern day weddings.  Today flowers are used more for decorative purposes than spiritual.  Either which way, everyone loves flowers at a wedding!  I, personally, love the idea of the use of herbs.  Basil makes my nose happy!   

Have an amazing weekend everyone!

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