Have you decided on your bouquet yet? Will you be wearing flowers in your hair? Will your makeup blend with your colour pallet?

Tussie-Mussie from the Victorian times flowers and herbs

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A bride carrying flowers has its roots in ancient times.

In Rome

Brides carried or wore flower garlands believing that flowers signify new beginnings, fidelity and hope of fertility.

The Middle Ages

Strong smelling herbs and spices were thought to ward off and drive away evil spirits, bad luck, ill health and help cover up the bad smell of body odour

Often composed of herbs not flowers, dill was especially popular since, being the herb of lust.

Victorian Era

During this era, flowers became part of the wedding bouquet and that has continued until today.

The modern version of the bridal bouquet was popularised by Queen Victoria and she carried a tussie-mussie, a tiny round clutch of flowers. The tussie-mussie is making a great come back in 2019

Modern times

However, charming as they may have seemed, the old traditions have been almost forgotten, with brides now selecting flowers for the beauty of the colours, fragrance and shape.

The Bouquet

This is the ultimate accessory and greatly adds to the overall appearance of the day.

The bride´s selected blooms are a way for her to express her personal style, taste and personality and an essential complement to her gown.





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