Flowers were originally to cover the odors of stinky people! Back in
The Day, bathing was not something done regularly, and when a whole herd of
smelly people got jammed into one room, the unpleasantness could become...
challenging. As such, lots of flowers were brought to weddings in
hopes the pleasant fragrance would overpower the unpleasant odors.
Eventually, people discovered the wonders of bathing, but the tradition of
flowers has remained.
We'll have flowers, but we promise we'll bathe
before the wedding. Hopefully (and likely) all the guests will do the
same, and there won't be any hideous odors to cover up. We're having
flowers simply because they look nice. Our flower
colors will be
yellow, peach, and white; look for roses and carnations in those colors.
Good and Evil.
As well, flowers and herbs were often used to attract good and ward
off evil (different flowers and herbs for different purposes). We
aren't interested in superstitions... we just like flowers.