More and more people are having a scented wedding. I love that brides and grooms are tying to integrate fragrances into their wedding day; as scent is closely linked with our memories.None of the other human senses are as entwined with memories, especially those of emotions and feelings. So why not incorporate fragrances into your day to make it truly unforgettable for everyone!
Some companies have been cottoning on to the idea of creating personalised wedding fragrances. I would recommend not using artificial wedding scents, such as candles or room diffusers. Although it may seem a great idea at first to create your own personalised wedding fragrance, keep in mind that not all venues allow candles. Artificial scents can also cause headache and nausea and even influence your taste. So the once so tasty roast chicken may seem unappetizing next to the scented candle .
Herbs on the other hand do not only smell amazing, but each herb is also believed to have sentimental meaning/ power. Victorians used to call this the language of flowers (scroll down to find a list of these). You can easily incorporate eucalyptus, mint, bay leaves, lavender or many others into your wedding bouquet, table decoration or even button hole, to create your own natural wedding scent. Most herbs can be sourced locally, which means it is environmentally friendly, too!
Ancient Athenians carried mint and marigolds, which they believed to be aphrodisiacs. They also carried wheat for fertility, rosemary for the groom’s virility and myrtle for long life. European brides in the Middle Ages carried pungent herbs such as garlic and chives to ward off jealous spirits from disrupting the couple’s happiness.
YOU CAN INCORPORATE HERBS INTO YOUR WEDDING DAY IN MAY DIFFERENT WAYS :
The Language of Flowers
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