Monday, March 31, 2008

Bridal Bouquet

I found an interesting tidbit on the net about the start of bridal bouquet.

Apparently, the first wedding bouquets were not made with flowers, but instead were composed of herbs. It was thought that evil spirits would be repelled by their strong aroma. Dill would be included in the mix because it was thought to promote lust! Not only that, the brides will consume dill for these alleged properties. In the Tudor era, another substance thought to put brides in the mood for love was marigolds, which were gilded and dipped in rosewater.

Huh! Who knew?!?

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