Herbs have held sacred meaning at weddings as far back as Ancient Greece, when Athenian brides wove mint and marigold into their hair as an aphrodisiac, and carried sprigs of wheat and marjoram to symbolize fertility. In the Victorian era, lovers exchanged coded bouquets, deciphered through floral dictionaries that contained the symbolic meaning of just about any herb and flower imaginable.
For the modern bride, herbs can add a poignant touch of ancient wisdom to the ceremony – herbs also hold up well and dry beautifully as a lifelong keepsake.
Here are five simple ways you can incorporate herbs into your celebration:
1) Herbal Satchels