A wedding is a ceremony where two people are united in marriage.Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions,
countries, and social classes. Most wedding ceremonies involve an exchange of marriage vows by the couple, presentation of a gift such as rings, symbolic item,
flowers, money, and a public proclamation of marriage by an authority figure or celebrant.
The bridal bouquet that the bride carries with her all day is arranged by the groom. According to tradition, she is not allowed to know what the bouquet looks like before the groom picks her up from the parental house on the day of the wedding and hands her the flower arrangement. The lovely Lisianthus, with its layered petals and glossy shine, makes a wonderful wedding flower. Add the strong but delicate colours and it is clear why Lisianthus is becoming a firm favorite with brides.
Thanks to its delicate petals, Lisianthus looks feminine and romantic whether used alone, for a more structured contemporary-looking bouquet, or mixed with other blooms for a natural ‘hand-picked’ look that’s perfect for a vintage wedding.
According to tradition, the bride should throw her bridal bouquet over her right shoulder at the end of the wedding, for it to be caught by one of the single ladies present.
The lady who catches the bouquet is the next in turn to enter into marriage. Some couples choose for a flower girl in the wedding party to enhance the aisle with flower petals. She symbolically leads the bride forward, from childhood to adulthood and from innocence to her roles of wife and mother.
The flower girl follows the maid of honor, and may carry a ball of flowers, or bubbles instead of flower petals. The flower girl may symbolize the bride as a child in her innocence, as she is typically a young girl dressed similarly to the bride. She may also symbolize wishes for fertility for the couple and the forming of their new family.