Today is the first day of spring! To celebrate this glorious season, we’re highlighting a few common wedding flowers and what they mean.
Flowers symbolize a variety of emotions including happiness, jealousy, faithfulness, and even death. This is why when Princess Kate tied the knot back in 2011, she very carefully selected the flowers for her bridal bouquet.
Want every aspect of your wedding to be personal, meaningful, and romantic? Read on to find a flower that is right for you—use it in your bouquet, centerpieces, and décor!
This fragrant, tiny white blossom is often used by florists. Why? It smells great and makes an inexpensive, delicate filler. This little flower symbolizes innocence and long-lasting love. Some brides wear it in a bohemian floral crown, or bestow this charming blossom upon their flower girls.
You might like My Bridal Style: Bohemian
If you’ve ever watched a wedding movie, you’ve seen peonies. These extravagant, lavish flowers are packed with petals and associated with prosperity, beauty, and bashfulness. A bridal favorite, peonies are available in many colors including blush pink and white.
You might like My Bridal Style: Romantic
Forget Me Not
Don’t forget your something blue! These small, clustered flowers are named for the story of a knight who, just before drowning, implored his love to forget me not. These pretty little blossoms incorporate a splash of traditional blue into your ensemble and can symbolize remembrance.
You might like My Bridal Style: Classic
Roses are red… or purple, ivory, pink, crimson, orange, or even striped! This flower symbolizes love, first and foremost, and is an obvious choice for any wedding bouquet. Pick a color based on what you’d like to express—red for passion, white for new beginnings, or pink for admiration, just to name a few!
You might like My Bridal Style: Glamorous
Looking at an exotic, breezy beach for your wedding or vow renewal? Orchids have long been a favorite of brides marrying in tropical zones and are available in a myriad varieties and colors. This lovely flower symbolizes love, beauty, fertility, and refinement.
You might like My Bridal Style: Destination
Ranunculus adds dramatic color and texture to your bouquet. This flower symbolizes radiant charm and attractiveness. Due to its layered petals, this lovely bloom provides a cost-effective but similar look to roses and peonies. White, yellow, or pink varieties are most commonly used for weddings.
You might like My Bridal Style: Trendy
Brides traditionally carry stephanotis in their bouquets to symbolize marital bliss! These petite, star-shaped blooms are white and fragrant. They are best mixed in with other florals, since they are so small, and add heartfelt meaning to your wedding day.
You might like My Bridal Style: Vintage
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