Origin of the White Floral Buttonhole Worn by the Bridegroom
About the origin of the white floral buttonhole worn by the bridegroom, history of the wedding tradition.
R. BRASCH'S 9 BEST ODDITIES
What Is the Origin of the White Floral Buttonhole Worn by the Bridegroom? "In Anglo-Saxon times, men accompanying the groom fastened their, then still buttonless, jackets with a ribbon which they pulled through holes in the lapels. The knot they tied, they were convinced, not only secured their garment around the neck but, much more significantly, would act as a love charm: tying magically together the groom and the bride."
Even though modern jackets have buttons, thus eliminating the need for ribbons, the buttonhole has nevertheless been preserved. "The white flower now pinned into it by the male members of the bridal party takes the place of the original loveknot, adding to its own fertility spell."
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