It's about time for me to join 'bloging' culture. So, being a Wedding florist decide (for my first blog )to put short article about symbolic flower meanings in bouquets and arrangements...
In olden times Lithuanian brides used to carry non-flowers bouquet, but tied bundles of herbs which they believed scared off evil spirits.
Rosemary had to insure fidelity,dill- passion, and sage for the wisdom. They even soaked Marigolds in rose water as a aphrodisiacs for the first night...
Only later herbs been replays ed by flowers: lilies for purity,daisies- innocence, ivy to secure loyalty, wheat - fertility, spring time brides used tree blossoms in a bouquet for luck and success. Most brides used to dry her bouquets and hang in their new home.
Very little number of today's brides choose flowers be course of their meanings, most choose what's their favourite flowers and
colours,some what's fashionable at the time or flowers just beautiful and they like them.
Flower meanings is not a prophecy. It's probably just a matter of taste, fashion or intuition... Most time the shape of the bridal bouquet and flower colours reflects our mood, dress shape and style and often in this economical climate a budget...
Their few most popular flower and what they symbolise:
Red rose- a passionate love, pink rose- friendship, white- purity
Sunflower - adoration, Calla lily- Greatness, purity and elegance
Daisies - innocence, orchids- delicate beauty, Gerber same as daisies, so their value is very similar. Her delighted different colours express optimism and joy.
Chrysanthemums and carnations was not very popular in a wedding arrangements or bridal bouquet, but for last year or so I noticed that they coming back, brides like their variety of colours and they also helps the budget. Carnations known as a symbol of pride, but their colours hides additional and different meanings:
Red Carnation -love admiration,pink- femininity,motherhood, white- noble feelings, expression of innocence. Chrysanthemums are prophets of joy and long life