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Wedding Flowers & Their Meaning

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Anemone

Meaning:Expectation

Best For:Bouquets and arrangements

Scent:None

Native to:Fall (Japanese) to spring (Wood or De Caen)

Price Range:Moderate

Baby’s Breath

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In Nigeria we sometimes call them fillers , they are added to Roses to make the bouquet full

Meaning: Innocence

Best For: Filler in bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres

Scent: None

 

Calla Lily

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Meaning:

Magnificent beauty

Best For:Bouquets and arrangements

Scent: Lightly fragrant

In Season: Spring and summer

Price Range: Expensive

This large tropical flower is very popular in weddings.

Carnation

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Meaning: Pink represents boldness, red symbolizes love, and white indicates talent.

Best For: Bouquets, boutonnieres, and arrangements

Scent: Very light fragrance or none at all, depending on variety

Price Range: Inexpensive

 

Chrysanthemum

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Meaning: Wealth, abundance, truth

Best For: Bouquets and arrangements

Scent: None

In Season: Year-round

Price Range: Inexpensive

Floral Fact: Mums come in several varieties, which determine their size and color. The name literally means “golden flower.”

 

Daffodil

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Meaning: Regard

Best For: Garden settings, in pots

Scent: None

Price Range: Inexpensive

Daisy

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Meaning: Share your feelings

Best For: Bouquets

Scent: None

Price Range: Inexpensive

Delphinium

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Meaning: Swiftness, lightness

Best For: Arrangements

Scent: Lightly fragrant

Price Range: Moderate

Freesia

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Meaning: Innocence Best For:Bouquets

Scent: Very fragrant

Price Range: Inexpensive

Gardenia

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Meaning: Purity, joy

Best For: Bouquets and boutonnieres

Scent: Very fragrant

Price Range: Expensive

Hydrangea

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Meaning: Understanding

Best For: Bouquets and arrangements

Scent: None

Price Range: Expensive

Iris

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Meaning: A message of faith, wisdom

Best For: In arrangements or potted

Scent: Fragrant

Price Range: Moderate to expensive, depending on variety

Irises come in several sizes; they are usually blue or white, but you may find exotic varieties (including purple ones).

 

Lilac

Purple lilac and tulip bridal bouquet

Meaning: Love’s first emotions

Best For:  Filler in arrangements or as part of bouquets, depending on variety

Scent: Very fragrant

 

Price Range: Moderate to expensive

The local lilac is grown like a bush, and is used as filler because of its greenery. The French lilac is more flower-like and can be used as such in bouquets and arrangements.

Lily

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Meaning: Majesty, truth, honor

Best For: Bouquets and arrangements

Scent: Fragrant

In Season: Summer, but often imported during other seasons

Price Range: Moderate to expensive

 

 

Magnolia

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Meaning: Love of nature

Best For: Arrangements

Scent: Depends on variety

Price Range: Expensive

Magnolias are more common in Southern-style weddings, as most magnolia trees grow in the South.

Orchid

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Meaning: Love, beauty

Best For: Bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres

Scent: None

In Season: Year-round — almost always imported

Price Range: Expensive

Floral Fact: This exotic flower comes in a variety of colors and sizes.

Peony

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Meaning: Bashfulness, the American spirit of ambition and determination

Best For: Arrangements

Scent: Lightly fragrance

Price Range: Expensive

Rose

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Meaning: Love, joy, beauty

Best For: Bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, and arrangements

Scent: Lightly fragrant to very fragrant, depending on variety

Price Range: Moderate to expensive

Floral Fact: Roses are the most popular wedding flowers.

Stephanotis

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Meaning: Marital happiness

Best For: Bouquets and arrangements

Scent:  Very fragrant

Price Range: Moderate

These trumpet-shape blossoms are traditional bridal flowers, no doubt due to their meaning.

Stock

Meaning: Lasting beauty

Best For: Filler in arrangements

Scent: Very fragrant

Price Range: Inexpensive

Floral Fact: Stock can be found in many colors to complement and fill out arrangements.

Sunflower

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Meaning: Short-stemmed sunflowers mean adoration; long-stemmed sunflowers symbolize haughtiness

Best For: Carrying a single stem down the aisle; potted arrangements

Scent: None

Price Range:

Inexpensive to moderate in season

Sweet Pea

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Meaning: Pleasure

Best For: Garden setting, in vases

Scent: Fragrant

Price Range: Moderate

Tulip

White tulip bridal bouquet

Meaning: Love, passion

Best For: Arrangements and bouquets

Scent: None

Price Range: Expensive

These sweet and stately flowers can be found in a myriad of colors, but they are very fragile.

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Wow! After this long read what will be your choice of flowers to make a bouquet?

I personally suggest a dash of some relaxing therapeutic essential oils like lavender, rose, frankincense or birch or a blend of a great synergy , (best done by an aromatherapist, stating you oil preference) on a  brides bouquet, seem like the closest object during the wedding ceremony

While enjoying a life time ceremony, you’ve got a wonderful energy and emotional booster and happy secret .

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  1. I’m in love with cala lilies…. so gorgeous!

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