You want your wedding day to be special all the way around. Flowers become an
essential part of that day creating a beautiful and lasting impression of fragrance and
romance. All weddings, small intimate occasions or large formal ordeals, are not complete
without the serenity of flowers.
|The Bridal Bouquet
Traditionally, the bride carried a bouquet of white flowers (usually white lilies), but in
today's society color is popping in. After choosing the colors of your wedding, bring a
swatch to your florist so they may be able to match flowers. Also, keep in mind several
aspects: The style of your dress and your personal features such as height. The ceremony
whether it be formal or not so formal. Whether you would like a ribbon tied about the
bouquet or individual long stem roses.
Their flowers should compliment their dresses as well as the brides bouquet. All bouquets
should match, the only exception being the maid of honor whose may be slightly bigger or a
slightly different style.
Traditionally, the best man and ushers wore a single bloom of a carnation where the groom
wore a different color (usually white). All blooms are worn on the left lapel. Roses can
be an alternative.
Depending on the location of your ceremony, floral decorations could add extra elegance.
Most common are arrangements placed on the aisles posts (pews), on window sills, the alter
or front stand. For Jewish ceremonies, place four arrangements on the corners of the
The reception hall is the perfect opportunity to go flower crazy! Table tops, center
pieces and backs of chairs are all game. Accents around the display cake or arched over
the entrance gives any location a romantic holiday feel.
A red rose holds a simple message of "I Love You". Everybody knows that
one, but did you know that other flowers also have hidden meanings? Here's a list of
flowers and there romantic meanings.
|Amaryllis ~ Splendid Beauty
Bachelor's Button ~ Blessedness
Blue Violet ~ Faithfulness, Modesty
Bluebell ~ Constancy
Buttercup ~ Riches
Camellia ~ Perfect Loveliness
Daffodil ~ Regard
Daisy ~ I share your feelings
Forget me Not ~Don't Forget
Gardenia ~ Joy
Honeysuckle ~ Genuine Affection
Ivy ~ Fidelity
|Jasmine ~ Grace, Elegance
Jonquil ~ Affection Returned
Lily ~ Purity
Marigold ~ Sacred Affection
Mimosa ~ Sensitivity
Myrtle ~ Remembrance
Orange Blossom ~ Purity
Red Chrysanthemum ~ I Love You
Sweet William ~ Gallantry
Violet ~ Modesty
White Lily ~ Purity, Innocence
Wood Sorrel ~ Joy
Flowers, flowers, flowers! If you would like a different approach, consider using balloons!
Balloons always add spice to any and all occasions!
They are a colorful and inexpensive decoration.
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