Modern flower girls always precede the bride down the aisle. They may carry flower baskets or spread pretty petals. Yet flower girls never fail to steal our hearts. The beautiful bride and the sweet flower girl always steal the show! Flower girls have enchanted wedding guests throughout the centuries.
The first young attendants made an appearance at weddings in ancient Rome. During that period, they carried sheaths of wheat and herbs. This bounty was associated with blessings of prosperity and fertility
During medieval times, young attendants carried garlic. It was believed that garlic would ward off evil spirits. Varied significance was given to different herbs during this period.
In the Elizabethan era, the path from a bride's home to the church would be covered with rose petals. A flower bearer followed the musicians in the wedding procession. The flower girl would carry a silver bride's cup adorned in ribbons. She would also hold a gilded rosemary branch.