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I often wonder how brides decide which flowers they will incorporate into their wedding day. I, personally, consider flowers to be one of the most important aspects of any wedding. But there are truly thousands of varieties to choose from...how is a bride to decide? Should your decision be based solely on ... read more

I often wonder how brides decide which flowers they will incorporate into their wedding day. I, personally, consider flowers to be one of the most important aspects of any wedding. But there are truly thousands of varieties to choose from…how is a bride to decide? Should your decision be based solely on color, seasonal availability, personal preference, tradition or perhaps something a bit more meaningful? When I began researching bridal flower trends, I discovered that each and every type of flower has an actual meaning.

Want to know more? Below is a list of the most popular flower meanings:

Alstroemeria…aspiring
Amaryllis…dramatic
Anemone…fragile
Apple Blossom…promise
Aster…contentment
Azalea…abundance
Baby’s Breath…festivity
Bachelor Button…anticipation
Begonia…deep thoughts
Black-Eyed Susan…encouragement
Camellia…graciousness
Carnation
pink-gratitude
red-flashy
striped-refusal
white-remembrance
yellow-cheerful
Chrysanthemum
bronze-excitement
white-truth
red-sharing
yellow-secret admirer
Cosmos…peaceful
Crocus…foresight
Daffodil…chivalry
Delphinium…boldness
Daisy…innocence
Freesia…spirited
Forget-Me-Not…remember me forever
Gardenia…joy
Geranium…comfort
Ginger…proud
Gladiolus…strength of character
Heather…solitude
Hibiscus…delicate beauty
Holly…domestic happiness
Hyacinth…sincerity
Hydrangea…perseverance
Iris…inspiration
Ivy…fidelity
Jasmine…grace and elegance
Larkspur…beautiful spirit
Lavender…distrust
Lilac…first love
Calla Lily…regal
Casablanca …celebration
Day…enthusiasm
Stargazer…ambition
Lisianthus…calming
Magnolia…dignity
Marigold…desire for riches
Nasturtium…patriotism
Orange Blossom…fertility
Orchid…delicate beauty
Pansy…loving thoughts
Passion Flower…passion
Peony…healing
Poppy…consolation
Queen Anne’s Lace…delicate femininity
Ranunculus…radiant
Rhododendron…beware
Rose
pink-friendship
red-passionate love
red & white-unity
white-purity
yellow-zealous
Snapdragon…presumptuous
Star of Bethlehem…hope
Stephanotis…good luck
Statice…success
Sunflower…adoration
Sweetpea…shyness
Tuberose…pleasure
Tulip
pink-caring
purple-royalty
red-declaration of love
white-forgiveness
yellow-hopelessly in love
Violet…faithfulness
Wisteria…steadfast
Yarrow…good health
Zinnia…thoughts of friends

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… and you probably know that a specific flower is also associated with your birth month. I have enclosed that list below for your reference as well:

January – Carnation
February – Violet
March – Jonquil
April – Sweet Pea
May – Lily of the Valley
June – Rose
July – Larkspur
August – Gladiolus
September – Aster
October – Calendula
November – Chrysanthemum
December – Narcissus

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Whether you choose your wedding flowers based on color, aroma, personal preference or their actual meaning, flowers are a great way to transform any space and also help create a cohesive look from ceremony to reception.

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