Wedding Wednesday | Fragrance

Yes, I know my wedding was over 2 years ago now, two years and 2 days to be exact, but there is one thing that I would highly recommend to you brides planning your wedding. I think it's often overlooked, but I guarantee you won't regret it.

Smell is one of the most powerful senses involved with memory. This has been shown by numerous psychological studies, and because of this I want to encourage you to pick a new scent for your wedding day. Or maybe for any wedding related activities.

I'm not sure where I got the idea from, but I painstakingly deliberated on scents for several weeks before deciding. I think I actually spent more time on this than picking my dress. I finally decided on Flora by Gucci. It is inspired by the Flora scarf which was exclusively designed for the Princess of Monaco. I didn't know any of this at the time, but I love it even more now.


I wore this perfume on my wedding day and every day of our honeymoon. I pulled it out the other day and after spraying a bit on, I immediately was taken back to …

Spending time with my favorite ladies while getting ready to say I do.

Ecstatically walking down the aisle as Mrs. Caitlin Cleland.
Celebrating with some of our favorite people in the world
The dance-off that occurred between the ladies and gentlemen.

Nighttime strolls along Parisian streets where surprises greeted us everywhere. We had no idea the Eiffel Tower twinkled at night.
 Looking out our window in Paris and thinking just a few walls away some of the greatest artwork in the world is displayed, including The Mona Lisa.
 The fantastic foods that we found at every turn.
 And the feeling of sheer joy walking through the Hall of Mirrors.

Spending our last day in Paris soaking in the views.  
Exploring the Colosseum and the Roman Forum imagining how they looked in their glory days.

 Learning how to make authentic Italian pasta from scratch

 The overwhelming feeling of experiencing the Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel

So in summary ladies, make it a priority to find a special fragrance for your day. I promise you you won't regret it!

Linking up with Kristyn from Chits & Giggles.
Wedding Wednesday


  1. I loved seeing all your wedding and honeymoon photos!!! I totally agree with your - your fragrance is such an important part of your day!! I did the same thing as you and took it on our honeymoon - now I'll always think of those times when I spray it!

  2. I want to go to Paris so bad! It's such a beautiful city...and my husband proposed on the fake Eiffel Tower in it has special meaning.
    The fragance thing is such a great way to remember the wedding. I did get a special scent (elizabeth and james, the white one) but the thing that reminds me the most of the wedding is the HAIRSPRAY! I seriously go back to the day when I use the hairspray my stylist used...
    Beardy Heart Beauty

  3. I love the idea about the fragrance! I have heard it before, but it your amazing story it really makes me want to do this!!

  4. This is so true - I love wearing my wedding day fragrance and remembering our special moments.
    Looks like you had a fantastic time in Europe! We just did a France trip for our 2 year anniversary this summer, and Italy is sure to be coming up for a future trip!


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