Wed­ding Flow­ers

When it comes to choos­ing flowes for your big day, it may not al­ways be about looks. Cer­tain flow­ers have a mean­ing and mak­ing a de­ci­sion on what blooms will be in your bou­quet, based on their sig­nif­i­cance, is an­other way to per­son­alise your union.

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Car­na­tion

White car­na­tions sug­gest pure love and good luck, light red sym­bol­ises ad­mi­ra­tion, while dark red rep­re­sents deep love and af­fec­tion. Pur­ple car­na­tions im­ply capri­cious­ness and pink car­na­tions carry the great­est sig­nif­i­cance, be­gin­ning with the be­lief that they first ap­peared on earth from the Virgin Mary’s tears - mak­ing them the symbol of a mother’s undy­ing love.

Calla Lilies

Sig­ni­fy­ing mag­nif­i­cent beauty, calla lilies are fash­ion­able wed­ding flow­ers. They add an el­e­ment of el­e­gance and so­phis­ti­ca­tion to your wed­ding and can be used on their own to cre­ate a sim­ple, yet strik­ing bou­quet or cen­tre­piece.

Roses

By far the most pop­u­lar flower used in wed­ding bou­quets, cor­sages, but­ton­holes and ta­ble cen­tres, roses sig­nify love, joy and beauty. White roses in­di­cate in­no­cence, ivory roses show fi­delity, red roses de­pict pas­sion and dark pink roses ex­press the cou­ple’s grat­i­tude for hav­ing met one an­other.

Stephan­otis

Stephan­otis are pop­u­lar at wed­dings be­cause of their sig­nif­i­cance. Shaped a lit­tle like a trum­pet, these tra­di­tional bri­dal flow­ers sym­bol­ise mar­i­tal hap­pi­ness.

Chrysan­the­mums

These blooms are per­fect for bri­dal bou­quets be­cause they com­bine eas­ily with other flow­ers as they have no scent. The name lit­er­ally means golden flower, but the chrysan­the­mum sig­ni­fies wealth, abun­dance and truth.

Photo courtesy Hum­ming­bird Pic­tures

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