• Helen Costello

Bridal bouquet: History of the Bridal Bouquet

Updated: Mar 15

Did you know that brides have carried flowers going back to ancient times? The carrying of herbs and spices was used to keep away evil spirits. Ancient Greeks would wear garlands around the necks of the bride and groom, this symbolized fertility and new beginnings.

Bouquets of ivy, thistles and heather were used in Celtic times along with garland of strong-smelling herbs and spices.

In the rain of queen Victoria this tradition was changed, when Queen Victoria married Price Albert. This is when fresh flowers were introduced, this replacing herbs and spices.


Most brides have an idea of colour, and flower chose. However, bouquets come in different shapes and sizes. The style of bouquet will often be used to complement the bride’s size and dress, such as a petite bride would maybe suite a small posy or a slender cascading bouquet.

From the designing of the bridle bouquet the whole wedding can be designed such as bridesmaids, buttonholes to table centres the bridal bouquet sets the theme for the day.

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Just some Design that have been created by myself.

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