National Wedding Month is celebrated in February, as romance is in the air and nuptials are on people’s minds. While June, August, and September represent months when the most wedding ceremonies are performed in the United States, February holds its own as an iconic month in the wedding industry, for many reasons. Are you planning a Baton Rouge wedding? Regardless of the month in which your wedding is to take place, take a few minute now to relax and enjoy the process. Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts is your one-stop source for flowers for every stage of romance.
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Showering rice upon the departing, newly married couple is a tradition that seems to have begun in Victorian times. Flowers were sometimes thrown, as well as shoes (satin slippers) in an older custom, but the throwing of rice — long held as a symbol of fertility — made its appearance about 1870. Confetti, little paper cutouts of horseshoes, hearts, and other motifs, also became popular to toss at the new couple. Both the rice and the confetti, however, presented some concerns. Though eaten by birds, rice wasn’t a healthful item for them, and confetti presented difficulties in cleanup. Birdseed became the accepted substitution for rice, while other traditions such as blowing bubbles became more popular. The most common, however, has become rose petals as they are a symbol for love and are affordable for any bride!
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A Wish Tree is used as an object of wishes and offerings. Wish Trees can be found in nature or can be created or arranged for a specific purpose. They have been used by many different cultures throughout time; however, recently they have become a very popular alternative to the guestbook for wedding receptions. The act of writing down wishes, hopes, or blessings creates a sense of unity among people. What better way to celebrate the unity of two lives coming together than sharing with them your hopes and blessings for their marriage! Not only is it sentimental, but the artistry of a Wish Tree is aesthetically pleasing. Yet another creative way in which a bride can show her unique personality on her special day!
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In more superstitious times, the bride and groom were surrounded by friends of similar ages, dressed in similar attire, as a way of confusing evil demons. This way the demons could not find the real bride and groom and bring them bad luck. Today’s bridesmaids dress alike, as do the groomsmen, as it is a way of confusing any who would wish the couple ill luck. This could also be why it is a tradition for the bridesmaids to carry bouquets that are somewhat similar to the bride’s.
Here are some of our bride/bridesmaid bouquets from this past weekend!