Have you decided on the flowers you will be use for your wedding and bouquet? If you haven’t yet decided, understanding the meaning of flowers before you decide might change your mind! Here are some of my favorites and their meanings.

TULIPS
“Tulips are one of my favorite flowers because of their beauty and that they represent perfect love. A nice touch to celebrate and begin your marriage. Their classic and elegant blooms are one of the most popular flowers in the world. Most often thought of with the Netherlands where they originated, their beauty conveys comfort and warmth.  They are also easily recognized and very affordable.

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PEONIES

These fluffy blooms are associated with romance and prosperity, the later a wish we all desire when we marry. With a touch of bashfulness. Even though they have a limited season to grow them here, many believe they are a good luck charm, bringing good fortune to whoever receives them. Another reason to add to your bouquet.

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RANUNCULUS
Recognized for their colorful, swirly shape they are often referred to as  “buttercups”,  symbolizing attraction, charm and radiance. Added to your bouquet, these beauties will let your recipient know that she or he is dazzled by your charms! Here is one with tulips and ranunculus.

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ROSES

This classic flower always seems to be the most popular choice for Valentine’s Day. Red roses symbolize beauty, love, romance and perfection. This iconic flower is also known for being pricey because of it’s seasonal demand at Valentine’s Day. It is interesting that most bridal bouquets include roses!

Here is one with pink and white roses and peonies.

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GERBER DAISIES

These happy buds, recognizable by their large flowering heads, are always a favorite to receive because they are available in a bevy of cheerful colorful hues. They are known for symbolizing beauty, innocence and purity. The later qualities also represent the color white worn by most first time brides to represent their virginity… Here are some gerber daisies with roses.

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And here is an idea for your bridesmaids bouquets. Choose a different color for each lady!

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ALSTROEMERIA

These Peruvian Lilies represent lasting friendship and devotion. Another reason to add a stem of two to your wedding flowers. Native to South America they feature multiple blooms per stem, which make for voluptuous hearty bouquets.

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SUNFLOWERS

These blossoms represent warmth and happiness just like it’s namesake, “The Sun”. Sunflowers stand for loyalty, and are very happy and uplifting to hold.

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CARNATIONS
Carnations with their ruffled blooms have always seemed so commonplace to me. However, they stand for fascination finding a new love.They are cheerful, hearty and very affordable.

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CASA BLANCA LILIES
Known for their heady fragrance, these white Oriental lilies stand for “beauty, class and style”. They are dramatic when added to an arrangement or all on their own.  Although more expensive then other flowers, they symbolize love, beauty, luxury and strength with a touch of exotic seduction.  They maintain their stature very well allowing for long hours at your wedding and reception.

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And here is a bouquet with just about everything in your garden!

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We hope you have enjoyed learning about the meaning of the flowers you may have been thinking about for your wedding. You can’t go wrong with adding one or all of them to your bouquet now knowing their background!

Check out these and more bouquet ideas on our Pinterest page!

Enjoy, share the wisdom, and come back soon!

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