It’s a common saying for a reason: Scent is the strongest sense tied to memory. Recently, scientists have confirmed that. The way that hearing a certain song after a long time can bring back strong memories of a different time in your life, catching a whiff of something can instantly transport you back to an old memory.
Since your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, it’s so important to make sure that the scents you use in your bouquet are unforgettable and will always bring back memories of your nuptials. Read on to find out what we recommend for intoxicating fragrances in your bouquet flowers.
Mix It Up
Don’t be afraid to use several different flowers or herbs in the same bouquet. Being too matchy-matchy gets boring, quickly, and creates the kind of bland smell that one encounters in a convalescent home or dentist’s office. But you also don’t want to be too bold and overwhelming with the scents.
New York City’s most highly sought after florist, Doan Ly of a.p. bio, is a big believer in the mix and match method. Doan layered the bold scent of trailing jasmine with the quieter, but still lovely, fragrances from peonies and sweet garden roses.
If you want to stand out from the crowd and do something that sets you apart from most other conventional brides, this is the best time to embrace your hippie side. Channel some major Woodstock vibes by using natural elements to create a rustic bouquet.
For major authenticity points, don’t be afraid to get your hands a little dirty and go rummaging for the bouquet elements yourself. You can easily find geranium leaves in your (or a neighbor’s) backyard, along with the highly common gardenia leaves and Garden Roses.