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:
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.
//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