{everlasting love: potted wedding bonboniere}

I have the pleasure of attending our friend's wedding on Saturday. I'm really looking forward to the opportunity of dressing up and getting a bit glam. Although, I'm a bit concerned about the heels I'm wearing... I've become much more comfortable in my gumboots these days!

Weddings have such a joyous feel about them, they focus on all the positive things in life like love, happiness, family and friends, beauty and hope for the future. It is always an honor to be included in one of the most special days in the life of two people.

Having organised my own wedding I understand how many elements go into making the day as special as possible for both the couple and guests. Of course, flowers were an important part of mine, but for many it is also about what to give your guests as favours for sharing the day with you.

Wedding favours have been around for centuries. They were first given to guests by wealthy European aristocrats at celebratory occasions such as birthdays, christenings and marriages. The gifts usually consisted of five almonds or pieces of candy representing fertility, health, wealth, happiness and longevity.

Wedding favours, or bonbonniere as they are otherwise known, have become more of a token of appreciation for attending the special occassion and a momento to remind you of the momentous day you were a part of. Therefore, how fitting to have something which is everlasting, just as you wish the love of the newly married couple to be. Another bonus is they can double as place-cards, so they 'kill two birds with one stone' so to speak.

{Hort Couture} would be delighted to assist happy couples with organising this important element of their special day. All styles of weddings (or any celebration) can be catered for from eco-chic, fun and funky, to uber-glamorous and sophisticated. Favours can include seeds, herbs, annuals, orchids or bulbs. Let your love grow!

Herbs in pots photo by Miki Duisterhof via here. Succulents via here & here

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