Flowers

Flowers are used to add beauty and fragrance to a wedding day. When choosing wedding flowers, take into account the size, architecture, and color schemes at the ceremony and reception sites. Flowers at the ceremony should establish a theme and direct the attention of the guests onto the Bride and Groom.

Flowers carried by the Bride and her Bridesmaids should continue the floral theme at the wedding ceremony. Good taste and seasons play an important role in the actual floral selections. Your FTD or Tele-Flora Florist should be able to help you out with your selections and many will help keep you within a reasonable budget too.

Folklore, traditions, and the FTD (learn much more on their website) have cultivated the following meanings for flowers:

– Red Rose – Love
– White Rose – Unity, or Purity & Humility
– Yellow Rose – Joy
– Orange Rose – Passion
– Pink Rose – Secret Love, or Grace & Sweetness
– Black Rose – Too scary to get into!
– Acacia – Friendship
– Alstroemeria – Devotion
– Aster – Elegance & Love
– Baby’s Breath – Innocence
– Basil – Hate (OUCH!)
– Calla Lily – Magnificent Beauty
– Camellia – Perfection & Loveliness
– Carnation – Devoted Love
– Chrysanthemum – Abundance & Wealth
– Daffodils – Regard, Not Love
– Dahlia – Dignity & Elegance
– Daisy – Innocence & Romance
– Dill – Lust (Can you say One Night Stand!)
– Forget-Me-Nots – My True Love Is Yours
– Freesia – Innocence
– Gardenia – Purity & Secret Love
– Gladiola – Generosity
– Heather – Admiration
– Hyacinth – Playful Joy
– Iris – Faith & Wisdom
– Ivy – Fidelity
– Marriage Ivy with White/Red Flowers – Marry Me?
– Lavender – Distrust (There’s a GREAT relationship!)
– Lily (Yellow) – Gaiety
– Lily Of The Valley – Happiness
– Lily (All Others) – Majesty & Honor
– Marigolds – Jealousy
– Mint – Virtue
– Morning Glory – Affection
– Myrtle – Joy
– Orange Blossoms – Happiness & Fertility, or Purity & Chastity
– Orchid – Love & Beauty
– Pansies – You Occupy My Thoughts
– Ranunculus – Radiant, Charming
– Rosemary – Remembrance
– Sage – Wisdom, Great Respect
– Speedwell – Female Fidelity
– Stephanotis – Marital Happiness
– Sweet Sultran – Felicity, Happiness
– Tulips – Love & Passion
– Violets – Faithfulness & Loyalty
– Zinnia – Friendship & Affection

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