Living in the world of Etsy, Pinterest, Instagram and more it's easy to find great wedding ideas. The influx of information is great, but it can be challenging to have something at your wedding that's uniquely you. So many people gave me great ideas, one of which was choosing a wedding day fragrance. Being so consumed in what everything will look like and how it will feel, I never even considered what I should smell like. It seems like such a small detail but smell is one of the strongest ties to memory. As soon as I had this conversation I thought about all of the familiar smells throughout my life; My grams' hair, my grandmother's house and even the smell of my mother's lotion.
Smell is such an important part of life and incorporating it into my wedding details was one of the best decisions that I could have made. A lot of people wear the same fragrance but everyone's body chemistry is different, which makes even the same fragrances different on everyone. I chose two fragrances, one for my wedding and one for my honeymoon. Valentino was my scent for the ceremony and Ferragamo made the journey with me on my honeymoon. My husband also chose a wedding day fragrance, Victor & Rolf Spice Balm.
Whatever fragrance you choose, make sure that it's one that you love, it will stay with you for a lifetime. I have yet to wear my Valentino again, but I take a whiff every now and then, and it takes me right back to the day I said "I do."