A Flower for Every Reason

Flowers are beautiful things, this much you know -- but did you know that every flower has meaning dating back to the Victorian era? In the 1700s people would express themselves with color, as it was unacceptable to battle it out in public like some people do today on the daytime talk shows (you know the ones). Rather, people would express their emotions or intentions with boutonnieres and corsages. Flowers were carefully selected to convey certain meanings. For example, if a garland of roses was placed in a lady's hair, she was expressing her love for someone.

The traditional meaning of flowers still plays a great role, especially when planning the bouquets and floral arrangements for your wedding. Below you will find the significance to each flower. Enjoy!


 

  • Admiration - Heather
  • Beauty - Cala Lily
  • Be Mine - Four Leaf Clover
  • Bond of Affection- Gillyflower
  • Bridal Favor - Ivy Geranium
  • Celibacy - Bachelor's Button
  • Delicate Beauty - Hibiscus
  • Devotion - Carnation
  • Elegance - Aster
  • Excellence - Red Camelia
  • Unobtrusive Love - Hyacinth
  • Fidelity - Ivy
  • Forsaken - Anemone
  • Friendship - Acacia
  • Generous Affection - Honeysuckle
  • Gentleness - Daisy
  • Hope - Apple Blossom
  • Hopeless love - Wild Tulip
  • Humility - Freesia
  • Love - Rose
  • Majesty - Lily
  • Marital Happiness - Stephanotis
  • Mental Beauty - Clematis
  • Modesty - Violet
  • Orchid - Rare Beauty
  • Passion - Red Tulip
  • Pride - Amaryllis
  • Promise - Crocus
  • Rare - African Violet
  • Reflected Loveliness - White Camelia
  • Regard - Daffodil
  • Remembrance - Forget me not
  • Secret untold love - Gardenia
  • Sensuality - Jasmine
  • Spiritual Happiness - Geranium
  • Success - Laurel
  • Sworn Friendship - White Rose
  • Temperance - Azalea
  • Thoughts - Pansy
  • Truth - Chrysanthemum

Floral Notes

When picking flowers for your wedding, think about which flowers convey your personal style: is it the classic white rose or vibrant wildflowers? After all, this is the only day in your life that the "world" actually does revolve around you. So if your world is filled with lavender peonies, let peonies abound. Let the flower girls sprinkle peony petals on every inch of ground before you!

But if you're not already passionate for peonies or crazy for chrysanthemums, you're probably looking for a little direction in the flower department. To help, here is a list of flowers by season (remember, one of the easiest ways to save money is to select flowers that are naturally blooming at the time of your wedding).

  • Spring:
  • Anemone
  • Apple Blossom
  • Cherry Blossom
  • Daffodil
  • Freesia
  • Iris
  • Lilac*
  • Lily
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Peony
  • Quince
  • Sweet Pea
  • Tulip
  • Violet*
  • Summer:
  • Aster
  • Bells of Ireland
  • Calla Lily
  • Dahlia
  • Daisy
  • Delphinium
  • Fuchsia
  • Geranium
  • Gladiola
  • Honeysuckle
  • Hydrangea
  • Orange Blossom
  • Rose*
  • Zinnia
  • Fall:
  • Aster
  • Bittersweet
  • Celosia
  • Chinese lantern
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Dahlia
  • Fuschia
  • Hydrangea
  • Marigold
  • Montbretia
  • Zinnia
  • Winter:
  • Amaryllis
  • Camellia
  • Daffodil
  • Ginestra
  • Hyacinth
  • Mimosa
  • Orchid
  • Paperwhite Narcissus
  • Star-of-Bethlehem
  • Tulip
  • Year-round:
  • Alstromeria
  • Bachelor Button
  • Carnation
  • Daisy
  • Delphinium
  • Fern
  • Gardenia*
  • Ivy
  • Lily
  • Orchid
  • Rose*
  • Stephanotis

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