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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 These are some of the most popular flowers with their traditional meanings:Ivy - Eternal fidelityRose (red) - Love, PassionRose (white) - WorthinessLilac (white) - Youthful innocenceDaisy - Innocence etc. Why does the bride carry a bouquet? Another old and popular customfor carrying a bouquet, was to wardof evil spirits. It was believed that strong smelling herbs and spices would ward off and drive away evil spirits, bad luck and ill health. Garlic and chiveswere also popular for the same reason. During Roman times, this tradition was extended, with the bride and groom wearing floral garlands signifying new lifeand hope for fertility. The bouquet in particular symbolised a women in bloom. During Victorian times, flowers took on an additional significance as lovers would send messages to each other using different flowers, with each flower havingits own meaning. These associationswere soon adopted for the bride's bouquetand are still used today by many brides. Today brides carry bouquets, because: bouquets are pretty. They are used to express yourself through the flowers themselves. One of the reasons that bridescarried bouquets was bornout of the necessity of trying to smell pretty on that special day.During the 15th century, people took their yearly baths in May and would generally get married in June. Just to be safe, brides carried bouquets to mask the smell of body odor. HyVisionDecor
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