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The bride's bouquet. Between history, traditions and new proposals!


The bouquet is a decorative element necessary to complete the bride's look.

But can we really consider it only this? An accessory?

As in fairy tales, we take a leap into "a long time ago ..."

In the pre-Christian age, for example, the bouquet was not composed of flowers, but of plants and aromatic herbs, used to keep evil spirits away.

The flowers begin to be the real protagonists following a legend born at the Spanish court. A beautiful girl left an orange tree as a gift to the king of Spain. The king, enthusiastic, had him set up in the castle garden so that he could enjoy its view and above all its perfume. One day, an ambassador visiting the castle saw him and fascinated by the perfume, asked the King for a twig, who, extremely jealous, refused. The ambassador determined not to give up promised 50 gold coins to the palace gardener in exchange for a sprig of the tree.

The gardener accepted, and thanks to those 50 gold coins he was able to secure a dowry and consequently a husband for her daughter. On her wedding day, the girl decided to adorn her head with orange flowers, thus paying homage to her plant that had brought her luck.

From that moment the orange blossom became a symbol of marriage and its delicate white petals a symbol of purity.

In Italy, the tradition of the bridal bouquet was consolidated in the nineteenth century, it was in fact at that time that the bouquet became the eccentric protagonist of the wedding.

Over time, we went beyond legends and traditions, and we started simply to match the bouquet to the bridal look, even if surely some incurable romantic still chooses the flowers based on their meaning.

However, whether they are red roses symbolizing passion, white peonies symbolizing a happy marriage or orchids symbolizing femininity, the fate of the bouquet remains to be launched.

In fact, custom has it that at the end of the ceremony, the bride turns her back to a group of single women and blindly throws the bouquet. However, not all brides leave it to chance to decide.

It is more and more frequent that the moment of the launch turns into a real marriage proposal. The bride will hand the bouquet to the future bride to be, a real "passing of the baton", while someone will already be kneeling behind her.

Personally I think it's a beautiful thing.

Give space to another woman on your wedding day.

Often we tend to conceive of marriage as the day when the only female protagonist should be exclusively the bride, but this is not always the case.

In short, whether by chance or by choice, the bride will end up separating from her beloved bouquet of hers.

So, our advice for all the brides who struggle to part with their bouquet of flowers, faithful companion on a special day, thanks to which to hide the shaking of the hands during the most exciting journey of their life, is to make two.


One, a souvenir to keep.

The other, a desire to be fulfilled.

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