You may not know that the flowers you choose for your wedding day have a deeper symbolism from an historical perspective. Many flowers have a particular meaning that has been passed on down through the years.
Much of the traditional wedding flower meanings can be traced back to the Victorian Age. Because of the prudishness of the times, men could not just let a lady know what he was feeling, so he would send her a flower that had a special meaning instead. Back then, it was common knowledge what the flowers meant, so the woman on the receiving end always understood perfectly what the message was.
Even though most people will not understand, you can choose flowers that have a specific meaning and your day can be made even more special. We will look at just a few flowers and go over what they mean.
Roses are a popular choice for most brides and for good reason. To signify innocence, charm and beauty which is what most brides would like to portray, white roses should be used. Red roses will be sending the message of a fiery love and passion. A couple that would like to express thankfulness for finding each other, they would choose dark pink roses. Roses with ivy represent marriage fidelity which is important in all marriages.
Tulips express the deep love you feel for your future spouse and springtime is the perfect time to use these seasonal beauties. Not only are they quite beautiful but they represent undying love.
Although many people love daisies, they don’t really think about using them in a wedding. They would change their minds if they knew what they represented. Daisies stand for an innocent spirit and a deep romantic nature. If that sounds like you, you may want to consider adding daisies in the mix. Calla Lilies
In days ago, grace and beauty were the rule and these graceful flowers represented it well. If you are looking to create elegance and sophistication with a bit of charm, these flowers would work well.
For the flowers that we have discussed, we will go even farther and talk about the best way to use them for a particular theme.
Pink and white roses with ivy would be perfect for a fairy tale type theme. You could use sparkling tulle to wrap the roses in, matching the other colors in your theme.
For an elegant theme, the calla lilies are perfect. A large bouquet are quite stunning but if you wanted to go for a simpler look, a single stem would work well. Place lilies throughout the decorations and they are simply gorgeous when used in the boutonniere.
If you are having an outdoor wedding with a country theme, daisies will make your guests feel right at home. Use your wedding decor colors to tie the daisies into a bouquet. Baby’s breath works well in the arrangement.
If you are having a spring themed wedding, the tulip works best, whether the ceremony is indoors or out. Soft pastel colors combined with feathery greenery will have everyone gushing over the arrangements.
You can set the mood with the flowers you choose. You can also share a special message with the one that you love. You can explore deeper and research more if you have a special meaning that you want to convey to your love. Your wedding can be all you dreamed it be and more when you know how to plan it properly. Knowing what the wedding flower meanings are and what they symbolize can make your day even more special.