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Wedding Flowers Help Tell Your Wedding Story

Jul 11, 2008
It is time to start making plans for that special day your wedding. You have been making many important decisions about your dress, veil, bridesmaid's dresses, the cake Now it is time to decide on your flowers.

If at all possible, try to book your florist about six months in advance. Prepare yourself for that first visit. A florist is there to help you create a beautiful and memorable wedding. But, your wedding is your story to tell, so think about what your style will be.

What aura do you want to create in your ceremony? Do you want the atmosphere to portray your style as pure and relaxed, earthy or dramatic? Your own style will be what sets your wedding from others. What story do you want to tell about you and your future husband?
Here are some styles to consider before you visit your florist.

Glamorous- This style is for the dramatic bride, who is not afraid to go after what she believes in. The story she will tell is that she will intensely protect her love and relationship.

Romantic- This is the fairy princess wedding. The story this bride will tell is that she is a dreamer and will offer her husband a relationship of dreams come true.

Classic- This wedding will create an aura of elegance. The story she will tell is that she is elegant and sophisticated and will create a relationship filled with love and grace.

Modern- This style is for the simple. The story this bride will tell is that their lives will be fun, trendy and not filled with obstacles that will get in the way of their true love.

Bohemian- This is the earth style. This story will be that she is a down to earth bride ready to create a healthy relationship from her heart.

Beach casual- This creates a relaxed and pure atmosphere. The story will tell a story of pure love and that they are comfortable in their love for each other.

Now that you have considered a style, you can start looking at flowers. Flowers have their own meanings. Over the years, flowers have inherited distinctive meanings. Here are some flowers along with their special meanings. You can then match a flower with your style.

Anthurium represents intense attraction.

Aster symbolizes beginnings.

Baby's Breath symbolizes everlasting love.

Calla Lily is magnificent beauty and the white means purity.

Chrysanthemums, whether gold, red or white means a good friend.

Daisies portray innocence. White with a touch of yellow means you will share your feelings.

Ivy symbolizes fidelity.

Lilacs that are purple symbolize the first experience of love.

Leaves and Foliage represent wedded love.

Orchids symbolize ecstasy.

Peony which is pink, magenta or white represents a happy marriage.

Roses that are red or white combined represent unity. Pink roses symbolize lasting friendship. Peach roses portray desire. The red rose represents passion and love, while the white rose symbolizes innocence and purity.

Tulips that are yellow represent hopeless love.

Wedding flowers are the perfect way to tell the story for you as the bride! The right wedding florist will know exactly how to help you find a magnificent way to tell your story.

So, what will your wedding story be? This is a very special time to portray your feelings and emotions about your love for the world to see. Wedding flowers are the perfect way to express these emotions with all of their own special qualities and meanings.
About the Author
Jenny Hong is a professional wedding florist and decorator and is the owner of FLORET a floral studio dedicated to the art of weddings. Jenny passionately believes that all wedding flowers and decor should be an absolute reflection of the couple being celebrated. For more wedding information just like this, visit her website at floret.ca
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