Silent, fragile, gentle, flowers are the quiet witnesses of your wedding day
A little bit of history about flowers for weddings in Italy
The practice of decorating the bride with flowers is ancient and started in the Arabic society. Brides-to-be on their wedding day were adorned with the white and gentle orange flowers symbolizing fertility. This habit, started as a wish, or better a good omen for the bride to have many children.
In Italy this tradition started between 600 and 800 AD during the Moors invasions in Sicily. Though the symbolic meaning of the bouquet changed to represent pureness and naïveté of the bride-to-be.
Wedding flowers today
Nowadays wedding flowers and bouquet have changed again according to local traditions. This is why in Italy you will likely see weddings with white as a predominant colour in flowers, and white roses are very much the first choice for their meaning of pureness and fidelity. This is not at all a rule and more and more frequently we see weddings with very coloured flowers which reflect the season and style of the wedding.
Whichever flowers, they remain the foundation to create the right atmosphere of such a magical day.
Flowers at a wedding are to be used to adorn the church, the wedding top table, each wedding table at the feast and obviously the bride, without exaggerating and sticking to the seasonality, theme and style of the wedding and of the couple and … never forget, personal taste!
There is a wide number of images of every type of wedding flowers decorations, and wedding bouquets, we tried to collect some of them from our weddings and not using a Wedding Flowers board on Piterest.
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We suggest you to follow our Wedding Flowers Board to view a rich variety of wedding flowers images and get ideas and inspiration for the flowers for your wedding in Italy – Tuscany