Sunday 19 May 2013

Traditions Of The Wedding: Brides Bouquet

The tradition of carrying flowers on your wedding day is centuries old and the exact origin of this tradition is unclear. They range from practical reasons to superstitious reasons but whatever the origin, the wedding bouquet is a beautiful accessory and marks a very special occasion.

It is believed that in Medieval times most brides would carry bouquets of fragrant herbs to enhance their aroma on their wedding day and to ward off evil spirits while welcoming goodness and happiness into their life. The bouquet also signified that the bride was in bloom.

As time passed by and we came to Victorian times the flowers had even more significance as couples would send each other flowers. Each flower had its own particular meaning and it is this association that is still adopted to this day by many brides. The groom generally wears a flower that can be seen in the bridal bouquet. This dates back to medieval times and the tradition of a Knight wearing his brides colours to declare his love and respect for her.

We will be continuing the Traditions Of The Wedding series and we will cover everything from the veil to cutting the cake so pop back here in the near future to check it out. 

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We are giving away a €50 Bouquet to someone on our Facebook fan page list of likes. If you already liked our fan page you will be entered into our draw. If not you can like it now to be entered into all our draws folks! You will then also be entered into any other future giveaways that we have! Like our fan page to enter the draw.

We will be celebrating our second anniversary of our shop in Erris St, Crossmolina. To celebrate we are giving away a gorgeous €50 Bouquet to one of our Facebook friends and another lovely €50 bouquet to one of our local shop customers. To be in with a chance to win simply like our fan page or spend 20e instore. Winner of the Facebook draw will be picked by random from our fan page only you must go direct to the page to like it folks !! Once you are on the list of likes for our fan page you will then be entered into all free giveaway draws in the future!! 

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The other winner will be drawn by random in store on June 7th !! Good Luck everyone!!