The Bridal Bouquet

Cymbidium wedding bouquet

July 2010 | Manila, Philippines
East Digital Studios

We gotย married in 2010 and as mentionedย in my previous posts, I personally took care of the wedding details. One of the unforgettable details about our event was the flowers. ย 

I had one specific request to our florists and the venue coordinators: DO NOT USE ROSES on my wedding day.

They can use any flowers but just not roses. And yes, I received the weird look but they accommodated my request. ๐Ÿ™‚ You might be wondering, too.

Here is the thing. I like roses and I think it is a very beautiful kind of flower but I do not like its thorns (and its symbolism). I guess it all boils down to personal preferences.

For my bridal bouquet, I requested (again) to just have cymbidiums and only the bride must have these lovely flowers.

Cymbidiums’ symbolism of virtue and morality is still recognized by enthusiasts, and in Asian cultures it is considered an honor to give or receive the Asian Cymbidium as a gift. As in ancient times, the Asian Cymbidium is considered the gift of respect and friendship.


Am I that weird? I hope not. ๐Ÿ™‚

You are my greatest adventure.

– Anonymous

xoxo berryduchess

7 thoughts on “The Bridal Bouquet

  1. I love how you describe the cymbidiums! It’s awesome that they match your personality: ))))
    They sound perfect for any special occasion… I’ll keep them in mind!

  2. Thanks Lia! ๐Ÿ™‚ these cymbidiums are bold just like my personality he he ๐Ÿ™‚ but the color made it sophisticated and elegant. Perfect for the special occasion ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. What a beautiful bouquet! I totally understand why you didn’t want roses. The flowers you used were very meaningful… I’ve never seen them before… Pretty!
    I’m sure it was a fabulous wedding and that you were a beautiful bride!

  4. Yeah ๐Ÿ™‚ i also thought about that. Nothing is really perfect and a smooth sea doesnt make a great sailor but i preferred to “minimize” the hard moments :)) i want to live, love and laugh ๐Ÿ™‚

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