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Wedding Wreaths

Updated on June 25, 2014

WEDDING WREATHS ADD BEAUTY

Wreaths have a long history as part of important celebrations. In general, wreaths have been steeped in symbolism from those used at the first Olympics and into the Christmas wreaths. There is no question that the flowers, greenery and other adornments of a wedding wreath are gorgeous and add beauty to the wedding festivities. Wedding wreaths bring a creative quality to the celebration. Using fresh or silk flowers can add another dash of color to the event.

Although Laurel Wreaths can be traced back to Greek mythology and the ancient Roman Olympic Games, they can still be found in weddings in today's world. Frequently used to decorate for a bridal shower or the wedding ceremony, wedding wreaths add their own unique touch. These wreaths can also be worn by the flower girl or other members of the wedding party.

The use of the wreath will determine the type and color of the flowers. Stunning wedding wreaths can be purchased or handmade. While the flowers and adornments are spectacular, the deeper beauty comes from the symbolism of the wreath. You will find wedding wreaths in circular and heart shapes.

A LITTLE WEDDING WREATH BACKGROUND

In ancient Greece, the brides wore a crown (wreath) made of flowers, herbs or garlic bulbs. The herbs and garlic were believed to have magical power that would repel evil spirits.

Another old wedding tradition was the flower ceremony. It is refreshing to know that it lives on, modified and updated, in our modern world. With the passing of time, we would expect some changes and differences. There may be some traditionalists who still practice the original ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, the minister presented an ivy wreath and explained the marriage and ivy connection. Ivy represents fidelity and marriage. Then the friends and family of bride and groom added flowers or sprigs of plants that had appropriate symbolic meaning related to marriage; for example, sprigs of rosemary or lavender represent remembrance and love. Of course, the circular shape of the wreath is symbolic of everlasting life.

18K White Gold Braided Fern Style Men's Concave Comfort Fit Wedding Band (6mm) Size-12.5c1
18K White Gold Braided Fern Style Men's Concave Comfort Fit Wedding Band (6mm) Size-12.5c1

Unique and beautiful, he'll love the white gold wreath braided men's wedding band

 
Bridal Wedding Tiara Crown With Flower Wreath 26086
Bridal Wedding Tiara Crown With Flower Wreath 26086

Absolutely beautiful! The bridal wedding tiara crown comes in a keepsake box to be saved as a lasting memory of this special day.

 
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CREATE YOUR OWN WEDDING WREATH

For the creative bride to be, making wedding wreaths may be the perfect option. Select the shape and type of wreath form and decide on colors. Using good quality silk flowers can be just as beautiful as fresh flowers and the wreaths can be completed well in advance of the wedding. There are so many available adornments that the wreaths are sure to be unique. Add some lace or ribbon for a finished look and you have an exquisite wreath.

The great thing about creating your own wreaths is that you will have one more cherished memory of the wedding preparations. Wreaths can be used as pew decorations or can decorate the walls, doorways, arches, walkways or can be placed on tables as centerpieces with candles in the center of the wreath.

One of the most beautiful wreaths I have seen was decorated with seashells for a beach wedding. The possibilities are endless! For the budget conscious, this is also a great way to save some money.

MAKE THIS UNIQUE WREATH FOR A BRIDAL SHOWER

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TRADITION OF FLOWER GIRLS

Not only are these young flower girls adorable, they represent the connection between the bride’s youth and womanhood. Many times the flower girl wears a wreath on her head and carries a basket with flower petals.

Flower girls have been part of the wedding ceremony since Greek and Roman times. Those first flower girls scattered grain and herbs to represent fertility. The flower petals in baskets became popular during the Victorian Era.

When considering the role of the flower girl, there are several decisions to be made:

1) What will be tossed? Flower petals, leaves, confetti?

2) Can real flowers be used? You may need to use silk flower petals.

3) What is the size of the flower girl? If she is very small, a large basket may be an accident in the making.

4) Be sure you have a practice session with the little one and don’t expect perfection! You can be sure, she’ll be doing her very best.

After you have made your selections, relax and enjoy watching this little girl as she leads you down the aisle.

Thanks for visiting - please share your ideas and comments

HAVE YOU MADE A WEDDING WREATH?

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    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      cool idea with the combination of pretzels, pearls, laces and ribbons.

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      wreathmaker 5 years ago

      @norma-holt: Thank you so much!!

    • norma-holt profile image

      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Nicely done lens and good pics. Featured on Vlessed by Skiesgtreen 2012 and also on How to Have a Great Wedding Day. Hugs

    • phoenix arizona f profile image

      phoenix arizona f 6 years ago

      I've had two of these in the past. They are great for décor when done properly.