The Flower Alphabet - J is for Jasmine - Juno and Joy

The Flower Alphabet – J is for Jasmine

Jasmine feat

I have to admit I have big gaps in my flower knowledge despite loving working with blooms and before researching today’s post…well I knew zero about Jasmine or Jasminum – it’s botanical name. What I did know however is I love how it looks within a wedding flower scheme – particularly it’s trailing tendrils escaping from a hand-tied bouquet or the delicate way its buds fall if you place it on a brides head…

With a number of varieties including a pink flower (Jasminum x stephanense) a summer variety (Jasminum officinale) and winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum – the bright yellow jasmine) it’s readily available throughout the year and not only looks pretty – and in my opinion bridal without being fussy – but is beautifully scented too; a wonderful flower to include within your bouquet, in buttonholes and bigger designs such as table-scape’s, installations and more.

Associated with love, modesty and attachment – in Hindi, jasmine symbolises divine hope whilst in Thailand it signifies motherhood.

Here’s some inspiration:

j is for jasmine

I implore you to read and gawk over this post by photographer Jonas Peterson – it’s the wedding of Elora, the bride above wearing a jasmine dress…oh blimey it’s spine-tinglingly wonderful.

♥ Sarah

//Credits: Featured image: Greta Kenyon via Burnett’s Boards//Nikole Ramsay via Bridal Musings//Jonas Peterson// Nick Waugh via The Natural Wedding Company//Eve Photography via Love My Dress// Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty// Unknown via Beautiful Indian Brides…if anyone knows this credit please email so we can update x


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