By Kristina, Bel Aire Florist
What does your Selection of Flowers Actually Mean?
Today when we are planning our wedding we are free to choose our flowers based on our personal preferences. Maybe a certain flower has sentimental meaning, maybe we are looking for our arrangements to complement our theme colors and possible we are limited somewhat by what is available in the area where our wedding is and what time of year it is.
Whatever influences our choices it’s hard to picture a wedding without flowers. They add so much to the decor and flowers at a wedding is a centuries old tradition. The type of bouquet a bride chooses tells so much about her.
Types of Flowers and the Historical Meaning
Did you realize though that at one time different types of flowers and plants came to represent emotions and carried specific meanings? The Society of American Florists has compiled a list on the meanings of flowers from several different sources. For fun, you may enjoy seeing a few:
- Azalea: Abundance
- Baby’s Breath: Festivity
- Bachelor Button: Anticipation
- Daffodil: Chivalry
- Holly: Domestic Happiness
- Ivy: Fidelity
Though fun to look at, today we aren’t confined to these traditional meanings but flowers can still convey personal meaning. At Bel Aire Flowers we are dedicated to helping you present the right meaning behind your flower choices.