I hope you are keeping well.
Wedding flowers have to be one of the hardest things to choose for you wedding – they can make or break your photos – they need to match not only your personality, your dress and your venue’s decor.
We all know a picture speaks a thousand words well flowers have meanings too. Yellow roses for friendship, white roses for spirituality; in words; ‘I’m thinking of you”.
I’ve narrowed down 6 of my favourite bouquets & the meanings behind each of them.
The calla lily was named after the Greek word for beautiful — calla. It is associated with the Greek goddess Hera. According to the legend Zeus brought Hercules, his son from another women, to Hera, his wife, while she was asleep to drink her milk. When she woke up she pushed him away and drops of milk flew across the sky to create the milky way. The ones that fell on the ground grew into beautiful lilies. However, the most common meaning for calla lilies is purity, holiness, and faithfulness.
Florists often use the flowers in wedding bouquets and arrangements to tie in with their graceful and abundant meanings.
The ranunculus flower appears to symbolize charm and attractiveness across cultures and generations. In the Victorian language of flowers, the ranunculus flower tells the lady your think she is charming and attractive.
Gardenia leaves are shiny, and waxy. This is symbolic of clarity. In addition, it’s symbolic of self-reflection. In fact, many earth worshiping sects subscribe time with gardenia in meditation in order to come to the core of oneself for understanding and enlightenment.
Dutch & French Tulip
The Tulip is a classic flower of love, although it was considered more of a symbol for charity by the Victorians. The Turkish people who originally bred the flower considered it a symbol of paradise on earth, making it a part of many religious and secular poems and art pieces. The link to love and passion developed primarily in the 20th and 21st centuries, but that doesn’t detract from the strength of the symbolism behind this flower.
French tulips are prized for their longer stems and larger blooms when compared to their standard tulip relatives.
I like all of these as an option for bouquets. I would have to see them all in person before I make my decision
If anyone has any recommendations or photos of their bouquets they wish to share please, I’d love to see them 🙂