15 Herb Bouquets (And What They Symbolize!)

Not only do fresh and dried herbs both look and smell amazing, but they also can symbolize just the sentiment you need for your upcoming marriage. During the Victorian era, the herbs a bride carried held serious meaning: lavender stood for luck and devotion, rosemary for remembrance, sage for a long life and thyme for courage. Well the trend of carrying herbs on your wedding day is back and prettier than ever. Here, 15 gorgeous examples…

Herb Garden Bouquet with Roses

Instead of the traditional all flower bouquet, Arlina and Dusty took advantage of Dustin’s parents immaculate garden and brought in buckets of herbs for their florist to work with. Rosemary, sage and large open ivory roses are tied together with a wide ribbon. (See all photos from the wedding)

Small Herbal Bridesmaid Bouquet

In this vintage barn wedding, each bridesmaid carried a small bouquet made from different herbs. (See all photos from the wedding)

Lavender Bridal Bouquet

A bunch of tall lavender stalks is a pretty (and fragrant) way to do an herb bouquet. Bonus points: it dries really beautifully! (See more romantic spring bouquets)

Mint and Floral Bouquet

Known for its calming effect, bright green mint is an ideal addition to a nervous bride’s bouquet.

Clematis with Mint Bouquet

Photo: Nancy Neil // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Nancy Neil

Mint forms the base of this wild homemade bouquet of clematis flowers and vines.

Simple Peony, Rosemary and Sage Bundle

Rosemary, sage and a couple of peonies are all you need for a small garden-grown bridesmaid or flower girl bouquet.

Springtime Bouquet with Sage

Photo: Abby Jiu // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Abby Jiu

Sage and mint are tucked around this full floral bouquet.

Hydrangea and Herb Bouquet

The bride carried a lush bouquet of hydrangeas, silver leaf and lamb’s ears accented with herbs like mint, sage and thyme. (See all photos from the wedding)

Leafy Green Bouquet

Sage, rosemary and lavender fill out this leafy green bouquet.

Bouquets with Rosemary Accents

Rosemary accents in the bridesmaids’ and bridal bouquets offer a subtle aroma and fun spiky dimension.

Garden Grown Bouquet

For Nora and Randy’s wedding, the bouquets were made to look like they had been gathered from gardens in and around Martha’s Vineyard. (See all photos from the wedding)

Outdoor Wedding Herb and Fruit Bouquet

The right mix of herbs in a bouquet have the added benefit of keeping away insects during an outdoor ceremony. In this bouquet, sage helps ward off flies!

Bright Orange Herbal Bouquet

Bright flowers pop next to rosemary, sage and lavender.

Hand-picked Seasonal Herb Bouquet

Photo: Mary Mack // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Mary Mack

The bridesmaids in this wedding carried seasonal hand-tied bouquets of cosmos, autumn ferns, French lavender, solidago, dill seed heads and pampas grass. (See all photos from the wedding)


See more green wedding accents!

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Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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