Love in Full Bloom: Let Your Petals Represent
Jan 16, 2019 01:24 PM Back
Flowers add curb appeal to a home or business. They are ideal gifts to say I’m sorry, Happy Birthday, “I Love You” and so much more…so choosing the right blossoms for your wedding day may be as simple as choosing your favorite bloom; a flower with special significance to the two of you, or as multi-dimensional as understanding the meaning of blooms you choose.

Flowers have their own language…a language of love that was developed and implemented during the Victorian era which defined each distinct blossom and gave it its very own special meaning. Favorite flowers such as the Magnolia, made ever more popular by HGTV’s beloved Joanna Gaines, is the ideal arrangement for minimalist/outdoorsy bride as it implies “love of nature”. The delicate and dainty stephanotis is a symbol of marital bliss and happiness….and of course we all know that yellow roses are an expression of friendship while bright red roses are an expression of love.

So, when it comes to expressing your love on your wedding day think about which flowers express your emotions and your sentiments best. Here are just a few heartfelt matrimonial messages your florist can help you create with the proper floral arrangement.

Great Expectations: Excited about your future? Think about walking down the aisle with an anemone arrangement. This elegant and affordable bloom is an expression of all the amazing expectations you hold for your future. It is also believed to be good luck and a flower that wards off evil. Not to mention that they are guest friendly as they are unscented, which also means no issues with allergies. Their peak season is spring through late fall.

Pure and “Simple” Petals: Want to convey a message a virtue? Think of the ever popular Baby’s Breath which conveys a message of innocence and PURE, unadulterated love. These babies may be tiny but HUGE hits with contemporary couples. Plus, they’re super affordable and in season year round.

Something “Blue”: Cornflowers are the “Something Blue” of many modern day brides and signify prosperity and friendship. Note they are also available in pink and white

Colorful Carnation Arrangements: This affordable and readily available flower has a different meaning based on the color you choose. Red carnations are, like red roses, a symbol of love, Pink carnations represent boldness and white carnations are an expression of talent.

A Touch Of The Tropics: Calla Lilies though bold (in color) are light in fragrance and despite their deep autumnal hue a spring and summer bloom that originate from Africa. They are magnificently beautiful and that’s exactly what they convey…magnificent beauty.

Cost-Effective Chrysanthemums:  Not just for fall decorating anymore. Chrysanthemums which are available in a variety of vibrant (fall) hues represent abundance, wealth and truth

Bright And Spritely Daffodils: These festive florals are the ideal choice for spring brides. Their vibrant yellow hue conveys happiness and kindness. Plus, they are fairly affordable when in season.

Declare Your Everlasting Love With Dahlias: Dahlias are an exquisite bloom, especially when in full bloom and an expression of commitment and an unbreakable bond.

Carefree Brides Love Fresias: A fresh choice for carefree brides. They offer a fresh and fuity essence and symbolize innocence. Keep in mind that these fanciful flowers are best suited for bouquets rather than centerpieces because their distinct scent may interfere with the essence of your dinner menu.

Dainty Daisies: These lovely, low-key blossoms are perfect for not only your bouquet or boutonnieres but also for distinctive décor as they signify “sharing one’s feelings”.

Tall, Dark and Purple:  Distinctive Delphiniums are sensational summer selections that stand out. They are lightly fragrant and represent swiftness and lightness.

Glorious Gardenias: Glamorous brides are opting for grand and gorgeous gardenias. These poignant and unmistakable pungent flowers are a wedding day staple and signify joy and purity.

Hearty Hydrangeas: The full and fabulous blooms are offered in a variety of vibrant hues and are a perfect pairing for summer soirees. They traditionally symbolize heartfelt emotions and understanding.

Lovely Lilacs:  These pretty purple florals are noted for being an expression of the emotions behind your first true love. Local varieties are available in the spring but Parisian lilacs are made available year round.

Unique and Inspiring Iris: This one of a kind flower is available in blue, purple and white were the quintessential choice for the ancient Greeks and Egyptians who had a particular “reverence” for the beautiful bloom which represents faith and wisdom.

Falling In Love With Lavish Lilies: Lilies have traditionally been the choice for regal summer affairs since they represent majesty, truth, and honor.

Valley Girls: Lilies of the Valley are THE traditional wedding day flower. They are dainty and delicate, offer a fresh and subtle fragrance and symbolize happiness.

Elegant Orchids:  This incredibly beautiful flower comes in an array of beautiful colors and is the quintessential symbol of beauty as well as love, fertility and refinement…the ideal bloom befitting elegant and refined summer brides.

Passionate Peonies: These abundant full blooms are one of the most romantic and whimsical selections for spring and summer brides representing love, happiness and ambition.

Magnificent Magnolias: These majestic southern beauties are the “natural” choice for warm weather brides and signify love of nature.

Love Overflowing: The Cascading Ranunculus is a bedazzling bouquet of blooms that is an expression of being dazzled by one’s charm.

Take Stock: Stock flowers are long and tall and certainly make a statement. Fresh and fragrant, affordable and offered in a variety of colors they signify everlasting beauty.

Star-Studded Flowers: The stephanotis is literally star shaped and the perfect pick for weddings since it literally means “marital bliss”.

Romantic Roses: These “basic” wedding blooms are a symbol of romance, love and beauty and always have been. They are also available year round

Sunsational Sunflowers: Sunflowers are the IT choice for summer, rustic and beachside brides. They are known to follow the sun and therefore symbolize admiration, adoration and loyalty.

Timeless Tulips: This spring bloom is the perfect pick for understated elegance and romance. These pretty petals are the perfect choice for conveying love and passion.

From A-Zinnia: Zinnias are the ideal flower for your bridesmaids since they come in a variety of colors to suit their variety of personalities and since they signify “thoughts of friends)

How Sweet It Is: The Sweet Pea is the traditional choice for spring garden galas. They are fragrant and SIMPLY fabulous and represent PURE pleasure.

Ask the expert Long Island Floral Designers at LIWeddings.com to help you come up with the flowers of your dreams!
 
 
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