Not only do fresh and dried herbs both look and smell amazing, but they also can symbolize just the sentiment you need for your upcoming marriage. During the Victorian era, the herbs a bride carried held serious meaning: lavenger stood for luck and devotion, rosemary for remembrance, sage for a long life and thyme for courage. Well the trend of carrying herbs on your wedding day is back and prettier than ever. Here, 15 gorgeous examples…
Herb Garden Bouquet with Roses
Photo: Cluney Photography
Instead of the traditional all flower bouquet, Arlina and Dusty took advantage of Dustin’s parents immaculate garden and brought in buckets of herbs for their florist to work with. Rosemary, sage and large open ivory roses are tied together with a wide ribbon. (See all photos from the wedding)
Small Herbal Bridesmaid Bouquet
Photo: Simply Bloom Photography
In this vintage barn wedding, each bridesmaid carried a small bouquet made from different herbs. (See all photos from the wedding)
Lavender Bridal Bouquet
Photo: Elizabeth Messina
A bunch of tall lavender stalks is a pretty (and fragrant) way to do an herb bouquet. Bonus points: it dries really beautifully! (See more romantic spring bouquets)
Mint and Floral Bouquet
Photo: W. Scott Chester
Known for its calming effect, bright green mint is an ideal addition to a nervous bride’s bouquet.
Clematis with Mint Bouquet
Photo: Nancy Neil
Mint forms the base of this wild homemade bouquet of clematis flowers and vines.
Simple Peony, Rosemary and Sage Bundle
Photo: Jemma Keech
Rosemary, sage and a couple of peonies are all you need for a small garden-grown bridesmaid or flower girl bouquet.
Springtime Bouquet with Sage
Photo: Abby Jiu
Sage and mint are tucked around this full floral bouquet.
Hydrangea and Herb Bouquet
Photo: Allyson Magda Photography
The bride carried a lush bouquet of hydrangeas, silver leaf and lamb’s ears accented with herbs like mint, sage and thyme. (See all photos from the wedding)
Leafy Green Bouquet
Photo: Christina Bernales
Sage, rosemary and lavender fill out this leafy green bouquet.
Bouquets with Rosemary Accents
Photo: Flory Photo
Rosemary accents in the bridesmaids’ and bridal bouquets offer a subtle aroma and fun spiky dimension.
Garden Grown Bouquet
Photo: Jocelyn Filley Photography
For Nora and Randy’s wedding, the bouquets were made to look like they had been gathered from gardens in and around Martha’s Vineyard. (See all photos from the wedding)
Outdoor Wedding Herb and Fruit Bouquet
Photo: Johnny Jaquez
The right mix of herbs in a bouquet have the added benefit of keeping away insects during an outdoor ceremony. In this bouquet, sage helps ward off flies!
Bright Orange Herbal Bouquet
Photo: The Memory Journalists
Bright flowers pop next to rosemary, sage and lavender.
Hand-picked Seasonal Herb Bouquet
Photo: Mary Mack
The bridesmaids in this wedding carried seasonal hand-tied bouquets of cosmos, autumn ferns, French lavender, solidago, dill seed heads and pampas grass. (See all photos from the wedding)
See more green wedding accents!
> Check out these edible escort cards (Yummy take-away basil? Yes, please)
> See how to use herbs in a vintage escort card display (from Yifat Oren!)
> Browse 100s of beautiful green bouquets for inspiration
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