Have you ever wondered why the bridal bouquet is such a widespread tradition? It is much more than just a beautiful accessory in the bride’s graceful hands. In many cultures, the bouquet of flowers has served as a talisman for the bride to ward off ill will. Over time, the bridal bouquet has evolved from bundles of garlic and dill, carried by brides of the Renaissance avoiding the Plague, to herbs and flowers with more pleasant aromas.
Wedding bouquets are also seen as an opportunity to add flavor and personality to the couple’s day. The tones and flowers used represent the energy the beaming couple embodies and wants their guests to experience. Our latest weekly tag, #bridalbouquet, invited PicsArtists to capture this essential wedding tradition. It is difficult to find any wedding shots that don’t mesmerize, and our PicsArtists certainly came away with some fantastic ones. Here is a photo gallery of some of our favorites.