Here are some beautiful legends and traditions about marriage.

An introduction to beautiful legends and anecdotes that are closely related to the happiness of the bride. One might find inspirations in these stories when arranging the wedding decorations and hospitality. Hopefully they will spice up your ideas.

Traditional customs for brides (episode 6)

The history of bridal bouquet
A bridal bouquet is a “must-have” item to the bride on her wedding day. A bouquet is a collection of flowers arranged in creative ways. In the old days of Europe, man collected flowers along the road on his way to propose to a woman. The flowers represent true love from a man to a woman. The woman took out one flower from the bouquet and put it in breast pocket of the man’s shirt if his proposal was accepted. This was the tradition of a bridal bouquet and a groom’s boutonniere.

Making bridal bouquet on wedding ceremony
This is a suggestion on how you can apply this tradition on your wedding ceremony. You can pre-arrange every guest to hold a flower and ask the groom to collect the flowers from each guest to make a nice bridal bouquet. After receiving the bouquet from the groom, the bride has to take one flower out from the bouquet and make it a groom’s boutonniere. This can be one of the alternatives to candle lighting ceremony at a wedding party.

Bridal bouquet shapes
There are many different styles of bridal bouquet, the common ones are: round bouquet, cascade (waterfall shaped) bouquet, oval shaped bouquet and clutch (hand-tied) bouquet. You can choose different styles to match with the venue and the dress.
Round bouquet: A round bouquet looks cute and lovely and it is suitable for both wedding dress and night gown.
Cascade (waterfall shaped) bouquet: Roses and lilies are commonly used in cascade bouquets. The bouquet is roundish at the top and pointy with trails at the bottom, shaped like waterfalls. This is a traditional, formal and gracefully designed bridal bouquet which is suitable for church weddings.
Oval shaped bouquet: Also known as teardrop bouquet which was designed with the idea of happy tears from the bride on her wedding day.
Clutch (hand-tied) bouquet: A clutch (hand-tied) bouquet is a loose-tied arrangement with simple gatherings of flowers tied with ribbon. The stems are usually left exposed. It is an easy and natural style of bouquet that the bride can easily handle. This style is suitable to accessorize neat and simple wedding gown.

More articles about interesting wedding customs are coming soon…