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Wedding Bouquets

Bouquets are important elements complementing your look. There are various bouquet flowers and styles – there are bouquets made of a single flower or a group of flowers, and bouquets which include abundant flower arrangements with many flowers and leaves. 

You can view the variety of bouquet styles, and choose the most appropriate wedding bouquet for you.

Choosing your Bouquet

 

When choosing a bouquet, consider the following tips: match the bouquet style to your height. Tall brides should have short and rounded bouquets. 

Short brides should have longer bouquets creating a heightening effect in pictures. Match the colors of your bouquet to the colors of your wedding. 

Decide the types of flowers you wish to combine in your bouquet. Roses? White Lillies? Sun Flowers? 

Choose flowers fitting the design of your wedding or colorful flowers which harmonize with other colours and theme at your wedding. 

Try to pick the flowers according to season. Seasonal flowers will appear fresher and last longer. 

Decide if you want to combine leaves in your bouquet. Make sure the flowers you insert have no stamens, so they do not stain your dress.

Here are the meanings of some flowers to help you decide.

Meanings of Flowers


           The meanings associated with various flowers and plants.

 

 

 

Flowers have been irresistible to painters through the ages. These days we've lost much of the symbolism associated with them, but earlier painters chose flowers to convey very specific messages about their subjects. The meaning associated with a specific flower differs between cultures; the symbolism for each given here is from Western European culture unless specified otherwise.

Bamboo: A symbol for longevity (it's always got green shoots) as well as strength and grace (it bends readily but doesn't break easily). In Chinese philosophy the straight stem of bamboo symbolises the path towards enlightenment, the segments of the stem being the steps along the way.

Carnation: A symbol of betrothal or engagement. In China, a carnation is a symbol of marriage.

Chrysanthemum: The national symbol of Japan, 'mums are a symbol for long life.

Clover leaf: The three divided leaves of clover (also known as shamrock or wood sorrel) represent the Christian Holy Trinity of God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The national symbol of Ireland and of Ireland's patron saint, St Patrick (his feast day is 17 March). Four-leafed clovers represent luck.

Daisy: The most basic of flowers, a white daisy is a symbol of innocence. (Free daisy stencil)

Deadly nightshade: A highly poisonous plant (Atropa belladonna) with purple bell flowers and small black berries. A symbol of deception, danger, and death.

Forget-me-not: A low-growing plant (Myosotis) with small, usually blue flowers . As the common name suggests, a symbol of a plea for remembrance. "Forget me not" are supposed to have been the last words of young man who fell into a river and drowned while picking these flowers for his lover.

Honeysuckle: A less-common symbol of love. Also of generosity.

Iris: Associated with death as Iris was a Greek goddess of the rainbow, which she used to travel down to earth with messages from the gods and to transport women's souls to the underworld. The three upright petals and three drooping sepals are symbols for faith, valour, and wisdom.

Jasmine: This strongly scented, white flower is used as a Hindu symbol for love.

Lily: Symbolises purity, chastity, and innocence. White lilies represent the purity of the Virgin Mary. The Angel Gabriel was often painted presenting Mary with a white lily when he announced to her that she would give birth to the Son of God.

Lotus: A common symbol in Asian art, the lotus symbolises birth and rebirth through the fact that the petals open when the sun comes out and close when the sun sets. Also a symbol for fertility, creation, and purity. The long stem symbolises our connection to our origins, while the flower represents the enlightenment to which we aspire.

Mistletoe: Standing under the mistletoe at Christmas gives anyone the opportunity to kiss you.

Orchid: A symbol of perfection. The spots on an orchid sometimes represent the blood of Christ.

Poppy: A symbol of death. Red poppies are a symbol of Remembrance Day (11 November), which commemorates the dead of the First and Second World Wars.

Rose: To symbolise love and passion, use red roses. For virginity and purity use white roses. To symbolise jealousy and infidelity, use yellow roses. In Catholicism, red roses are a symbol of the Virgin Mary.

Rosemary: Included in funeral wreaths as a symbol of remembrance and in wedding bouquets as a symbol for fidelity. It's said that if you touch a lover with a sprig of rosemary, they'll be faithful.

Sunflowers: As a flower which blindly follows the sun, sunflowers have become a symbol of infatuation or foolish passion.

Thistle: A thorny plant with a beautiful flower, the national symbol of Scotland. It's thorns symbolise both evil and protection. In Christianity it represents the suffering of Christ.

Violet: Symbolise faithfulness, humility, and chastity.

 

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