Ribbon Box Events Blog

March 28, 2011

Word of the Week: Biedermeier

Biedermeier

 

–adjective

1. noting or pertaining to a style of furnishings common in German-speaking areas in  the early to middle 19th century,
2. generally existing as a simplification of the French Directoire and Empire styles
3. usually executed in fruitwood with much use of matched veneers, and often displaying architectural motifs.
 
Origin
-named after Gottlieb Biedermeier,  imaginary author of poems published in German magazine Fliegende Blätter  beginning in 1855 

Wedding Wise: 

The biedermeier bouquet is European-influenced. The blooms are tightly structured and carefully arranged in defined rings of different colored flowers.

Image from Music City Events

 

This style of bouquet originated in Switzerland in the late 1800’s. Often rows of orange and lemon peels were added for fragrance. The symmetry has a beautiful pleasing effect on the eye, and can give off a dramatic contrast of colors!

Image from Revelevents
 
Tiffany

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