Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of art is its ability to express meaning simply by existing. Artistic symbolism wordlessly inspires others, and communicates messages from the heart through beautiful design. Every Kirk Kara design is comprised of breathtaking, significant detail, and many of our details have extraordinary meaning.
For instance, one of the most exquisite ways that we express our Armenian heritage in our designs is by emulating the symbolic artistry of ancient Armenian wood carvings in our magnificent handcrafted detail. A beautiful example is found in the three leaves of each piece in our Lori Collection. The beautifully detailed leaves represent faith, hope, and love.
Weaving symbolism into your engagement and wedding is an incredible way to express your values, heritage and dreams, and one of our favorite heritage-inspired wedding symbols is the pomegranate.
In ancient Armenia, a pomegranate was given to a new bride to symbolize fertility. The blushing, fruit-bearing bride cast the pomegranate against the wall, and the tiny, scattered seeds represented her future offspring. Today, the gorgeous (and delicious!) red fruit still represents marriage, heritage, long life and abundance in cultures worldwide.
Incorporating pomegranates into your captivating celebration isn't just symbolically enthralling, it's an absolutely breathtaking addition to your decor and menu! Consider using pomegranates as part of your centerpieces, or adding them to charming floral vignettes on tables. Incorporate miniature versions of this fantastic fruit into bouquets and boutonnieres. Photograph your gorgeous engagement ring perched on the stem of a pomegranate to express your heritage and values. Paint guests' names on whole pomegranates as unique place settings, serve them as an appetizer, or use the seeds to flavor flutes of sparkling wine or champagne!
Options for including this unique and vibrant fruit are as endless as its many symbolic seeds. However you decide to use pomegranates in your wedding, take it from us: incorporating traditional symbolism is just as artistically striking as it is meaningful.