Wedding florals play a significant role in setting the tone, enhancing the ambiance, and adding beauty to a wedding ceremony and reception. Different types of flowers and floral arrangements can convey various meanings and evoke different emotions, and provide varied elements to enhance your decor. Take time to explore the limitless diversity of florals and floral designs, as you plan ahead for your own Special Day!
Roses: Roses are classic and timeless flowers often used in weddings, symbolizing love, romance, and beauty. Different colors of roses can also have specific meanings. For example, red roses represent passionate love, while white roses symbolize purity and innocence, pink roses symbolize admiration and gratitude.. And of course you can easily request a bouquet of roses in all colors of the rainbow - perfect if your wedding includes a Pride theme!
Peonies: Peonies are popular for their large, lush blooms and represent prosperity, happiness, and a happy marriage. They are often used in bouquets and centerpieces, particularly in spring weddings, and symbolize a luxurious, ambitious and prosperous life together. Blooming in a variety of colors: pink, red, orange, yellow or white... adding peonies to your reception decor will also bring a sweet, natural fragrance to your festivities.
Lilies: Lilies are elegant and sophisticated flowers that symbolize purity, devotion and majesty. White lilies are associated with purity and virtue, pink lilies convey admiration and prosperity, while white are associated with virtue, and also represent the purity of the couple's love for each other.
Tulips: Tulips are graceful flowers that come in a wide array of colors, each carrying its own symbolism. Generally, tulips represent perfect love and are associated with springtime and new beginnings. Throughout history, this flower has also represented power and wealth, and at one time the bulbs became the most sought-after commodity in the Netherlands. Today, many floral designers make use of the height of tulips to create offset designs and eye-catching settings with these unique and well-loved blooms. The range of their color variations runs the spectrum, and these versatile flowers pair well with both modern and classic wedding themes.
Sunflowers: Sunflowers are a recurring favorite, popular in rustic, outdoor and seasonal weddings. They symbolize happiness, joy and positivity, as well as loyalty and longevity. Their large blooms greet with an almost friendly cheerfulness, adding an immediate sense of familliarity. Sunflowers also tend to evoke a feeling of the organic, adding a strong connection to Nature.
Calla lilies: Calla lilies are sleek and elegant flowers, with a distinctive trumpet shape, that symbolize magnificent beauty, sophistication, purity as well as rebirth. They are commonly used in contemporary and minimalist wedding arrangements.
Peacock feathers: Although not a floral element, peacock feathers are often used in wedding arrangements to add a unique touch. They symbolize elegance, prosperity, and good luck.
Baby's Breath: Baby's Breath, with its delicate white flowers, is commonly used as a filler in bouquets and floral arrangements. It represents innocence and everlasting love. Also commonly used in boutonnieres.
Orchids: Orchids are exotic and luxurious flowers that symbolize love, beauty, and strength. They are often used in tropical, Asian or modern-themed weddings and can add an air of elegance and sophistication to any arrangement.
Lavender: Lavender is a fragrant, long-stemmed flower that symbolizes devotion, serenity and tranquility. It is often used in rustic or bohemian weddings and can create a calming atmosphere. Its distinctive light purple color paired with its subdued green leaves provides a favorite base for building many color palettes. The unique textured look of lavender adds to its functionality and versatility with decor elements and creative designs.
Hydrangeas: Hydrangeas are voluminous flowers that come in a lush variety of colors: blue, violet, white, pink, green. The round, snowball-like blooms are sometimes multi-colored and certainly multi-hued. Hydrangeas symbolize gratitude, grace, heartfelt emotions and sometimes abundance as well. They can create a soft and romantic ambiance to your celebration.
Daisies: Daisies are simple and cheerful flowers that symbolize loyalty, innocence and new beginnings. They can create a whimsical and youthful vibe in wedding decorations. Like sunflowers, they immediately evoke a sense of familiarity and a rustic connection to Nature.
Other blooms... such as gardenias or jasmine, may also be used in your floral displays for not just their appearance but also their fragrance. Adding a hint of natural aromatics to your celebration is a lovely, simple way to enhance your guests' experience and build another layer of enjoyment to your festivities. Our sense of smell is one that carries memories for us: enhancing the joy of Your Special Day with deliberately chosen scents is a pleasurable way to intensify the intentions you wish to create and remember!
These are just a few examples of the meanings associated with popular wedding florals... But the choice of flowers ultimately depends on personal preferences, cultural significance, budget, the overall wedding theme and color choices, and the desired ambiance you wish to create for Your Special Day.
And remember to include florals in to your celebration simply because they are actually your favorite blooms... or because these particular blossoms were present at the front doorstep of your first apartment together... or in your favorite grandmother's garden... or because the particular flower represents a quality that you highly value, or wish to infuse in to your marriage. Enjoy exploring the diversity of options, and natural connections that florals implicitly offer!