It is said that the practice of flower arranging was originally used in Japan to pay tribute to the gods, and the floral arrangements were therefore considered sacred. In Japan, historical records documenting the appearance of traditional flower arrangements date back to about 500 years ago. It was in the seventeenth century that followers of this new form of artistic expression started creating the rules leading to the formation of what would eventually become the disciplinary art that is now known as Ikebana. The diversity of forms and methods that were developed over time made Ikebana a much more sophisticated form of art. In the end, Ikebana has become a discipline where the stage for the artistic expression is set by the harmony achieved through the combination of natural materials (flowers, stems and branches), the container, and the lines and forms that characterize the art of Japanese flower arrangement.
There are many flowers that are popularly used for the wedding like the orchids, lilies, rubrim, daisies, carnations, freesia, violets, straw, lilac and iris. If you are confused about choosing the flowers for the wedding, you can ask the opinion of the experts _ the florists, since they would be able to guide you better. Usually the bridal bouquet consists of either white or cream flowers such as the stephanotis, orchids, roses, lilies, gardenias, carnations or sweet peaks but if you want to get bouquet complementing your gown, you can ask your florist to do so.