Wedding Flowers

Wedding flowers are an integral part of every wedding for the purpose of accenting a color scheme and décor, the statement they make, and the impression that lingers. From table centerpieces and adorning the altar to the bouquets and walkways, wedding flowers have purpose and deep importance for every wedding ceremony. This guide to wedding flowers makes selecting the proper floral arrangements for your special day an effortless task.



The Language of Wedding Flowers

Wedding flowers have meaning. In ancient Greek and Roman ceremonies, the brides and grooms were adorned with garlands to represent fertility, hope and the new life they were beginning together. During the Victorian era, the meaning behind each flower was so powerful that it became a means for sending cryptic and unspoken messages.


Flowers might have always been known as a secret language of love; however, a cryptic language, referred to as Floriography, applies a symbolic meaning for each flower. This language of flowers gives every unique species, color and shade a meaning that when placed in a specific combination creates a complete intelligible thought. Over time we have chosen our wedding flowers for reason other than just communicating a message, but the meaning behind them is absolutely timeless.


Bouquets

The bride’s bouquet makes a powerful statement, and is likely to be the most important floral arrangement you choose. It should always carry proper meaning, match theme, color scheme, and season. The bridesmaids' bouquets and the boutonnieres should always be less extravagant pieces that accent the bride’s bouquet and color scheme.


Wedding Flowers of the Season

While there isn’t a rule set in stone about the flowers you choose, if you are using real flowers, you might need to embrace the season and make a selection of wedding flowers that are in bloom. Finding wedding flowers that are out of season is not impossible, but can be slightly difficult and more costly.


Inspiration and Theme

Aside from a deeper meaning, wedding flowers provide decoration, fragrance, and intensify a dramatic effect. Your wedding flowers will shape the tone and feel of your moment. The color and type of flower chosen should match the theme and color scheme of the wedding. Developing a theme and color scheme begins with a little inspiration. Gain inspiration and ideas at an all-inclusive wedding venue with a design team that specializes in the language of wedding flowers.


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Meaning of Flowers

Azalea

Take care of yourself for Me; temperance; fragile passion


Bells of Ireland

Good luck


Bittersweet

Truth


Bluebell

Humility


Camellia (Pink)

Longing for you


Camellia (Red)

You're a flame in my heart


Camellia (White)

You're adorable


Carnation (Pink)

I'll never forget you


Carnation (Red)

My heart aches for you; admiration


Carnation (Purple)

Capriciousness


Carnation (Solid Color)

Yes


Carnation (White)

Sweet and lovely; innocence; pure love


Chrysanthemum (Red)

I love you


Chrysanthemum (White)

Truth


Daisy

Innocence; loyal love; purity


Dandelion

Happiness


Fern (Maidenhair)

Bond of love


Forget-Me-Not

True love


Gardenia

You're lovely; secret love


Heather (Lavender)

Admiration


Heather (White)

Protection; wishes come true


Iris

Faith; hope; wisdom; valor


Ivy

Wedded love; fidelity; affection


Magnolia

Nobility


Rose (Bridal)

Happy love


Rose (Hibiscus)

Delicate beauty


Rose (Pink)

Perfect happiness


Rose (Red)

Love; I love you


Rose (Tea)

I'll remember always


Rose (Thornless)

Love at first sight


Rose (White)

Innocence and purity


Rosebud

Innocent love


Rosebud (Red)

Pure love


Tulip (General)

Perfect lover


Tulip (Red)

Declaration of love


Violet (Blue)

Faithfulness; I'll always be there

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Crystal Ballroom difference found in the unparalleled elegance and uniqueness written into the design of each of our venues. The themes are as limitless as your imagination.