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Common Wedding Traditions & How They Came to Be

by Megan Ledbetter 8/17/2017 7:59 am

Have you ever stopped and thought about who was the first person to do the “traditional” thing-to-do? Have you ever stopped and thought about who was the first person to do the “traditional” thing-to-do? Who was the first bride to wear a white dress and carry and bouquet of flowers down the aisle to her soon-to-be husband who she hadn’t been allowed to see all day? Who first said, “hey, let’s throw rice at the newlyweds while they get in a car so ridiculous they are going to have to stop and clean up before they can drive any further? Well, while we were going through all the real weddings, bridals and engagement sessions following the new Fall/Winter 2017 issue of Arkansas Bride, we started thinked about trends and traditions and asking why we do what we do at weddings. While most traditions derive from symbols of good luck and attempts to scare away evil spirits, some of the most commonplace wedding practices have fascinating origins.

The History Behind the Bouquet & Garter Toss

by Megan Ledbetter 8/17/2017 4:39 am

Today, single ladies at a reception may be excited to get some free flowers or hesitant to admit they want to be the next one married. The bachelors out there may find it awkward to leap in the air to catch a lacey garment that was just taken from the bride’s thigh, or they may find it hilarious to fight over such a prize (to hold over the head of their newly married friend). Either way, the origin of these awkward traditions are far worse and top all in shock factor. These two traditions actually derived from attempts to protect the bride from the guests!

The History Behind the Bouquet

by Megan Ledbetter 8/17/2017 4:35 am

If you went to a wedding today and the bride and bridal party were not carrying bouquets of flowers you would immediately notice. But brides have actually not always carried something pretty down the aisle to meet their grooms.

Have a Green Valentine's Day With These Flower Shops

by Little Rock Soirée Staff 2/13/2017 3:07 pm

Roses are red and violets are blue, so if green is your thing, these are the valentines for you. But seriously, these florists and flower shops will help you treat your beloved or your own strong, independent self.

4 Ways to Use Flowers Beyond the Bouquet

by Maggie McNeary 8/11/2016 4:00 pm

You carefully selected the perfect wedding flowers. They’re gorgeous, they’re so you - now make sure your guests notice them. Read on for four ways to incorporate your flowers into your day beyond a simple bouquet.

7 Little Rock Flower Shops That Will Brighten Your Day

by Jess Ardrey 6/28/2016 4:46 pm

Whether you need a quick pick-me-up on your lunch break or just want to get lost for a Saturday, check out this list of some of our favorite green spots.

Beautiful Blooms: Wedding Flowers in Season This Summer

by Maggie McNeary 6/27/2016 5:19 pm

From cornflowers to zinnias, here are the flowers you need this summer.

Mother's Day: 13 Ways to Celebrate Your Mom

by Lauren James 5/10/2014 9:00 am

Have plans to celebrate your mom this Mother's Day? We have you covered! From delicious brunches and boat cruises to a night of comedy at the theater, there are plenty of ways to celebrate!

Woodland Azaleas in Full Bloom at Wildwood Park

by Lauren James 4/25/2013 8:00 am

Wildwood Park is in full bloom with the largest collection of native woodland azaleas spread throughout the park in Wildwood’s Asian Woodland Garden and Richard C. Butler Arboretum.

Want to Start Your Own Container Garden? Here's How

by Lauren James 2/27/2013 8:00 am

If you're interested in starting up your very own container garden, you're in the right place. Check out these tips on starting a garden, courtesy of Jennifer Gibson of The Good Earth Garden Center.

Inspiration Blooms: 15 Wedding Bouquets To Brighten Your Walk Down the Aisle

by Arkansas Bride Staff 6/4/2012 12:00 am

Bouquets this beautiful can inspire an entire wedding story — use these stems in various shades to create your own happy ending.

Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs Is a 210-acre Woodland Fantasy

by Hot Springs Guest Guide Staff 1/9/2012 12:00 am

At Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, you don't have to wait until the moderate spring or autumn months to enjoy the outdoors. While its official description is "botanical garden," it's much more than that.

Which Do You Prefer -- Wedding Corsages or Clutches?

by Lindsay Irvin 11/15/2011 3:45 pm

Interesting question posed by Jessica Zimmerman on her blog for A Southern Tradition. What do you think?

8 Months: Find a florist.

by Arkansas Bride Staff 9/29/2011 4:56 pm

It's time to stop and smell the roses - or peonies or calla lilies! Floral designers abound in The Natural State, follow us to find best of the best...

September Issue of Little Rock Soiree: Twice as Nice With Two Covers

by Karen Martin 9/2/2011 5:45 am

The September issue of Little Rock Soiree has two different covers. Which one do you like best? Vote for your favorite.

Dynamic Duos: 10 Bouquet & Boutonniere Duets Featuring Dazzling Floral Designs

by Arkansas Bride Staff 6/7/2011 12:06 am

These harmonious bouquet and boutonniere unions are balanced, bold and brimming with couture floral design.

Dynamic Spring Floral Duos

by Arkansas Bride Staff 12/21/2010 12:00 am

These harmonious bouquet and boutonniere unions are balanced, bold and brimming with couture floral design for your wedding day.

Smoky Sophistication: Hues for 'I Do's'

by Arkansas Bride Staff 6/1/2010 12:00 am

Eight ways you can put a modern spin on your formal wedding affair.

Petal Pairings: 9 Arkansas Florists' Dazzling Fall Bouquets

by Arkansas Bride Staff 6/1/2010 12:00 am

You and your groom are a perfect match, but what about your bouquet and his boutonniere? Nine Arkansas florists designed looks that put both sides of the aisle in sync, resulting in the makings of several harmonious occasions.

The Making of a Wedding (Alexandra Dillard & Craig Lucie)

by Lindsay Irvin 6/1/2010 12:00 am

The wedding of Alexandra Dillard and Craig Lucie was one of the largest recently held in Arkansas. And if their wedding, which included thousands of flowers, can be done, so can yours.

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